HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — July 27, 2004 — Sirsi Corporation, celebrating 25 years of delivering technology "firsts" to the library community, and the Library & Information Technology Association (LITA) recently announced at the Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Orlando that Kelly Sattler of Schaumburg, Ill., was chosen as recipient of the 2004LITA/Sirsi Scholarship. Sattler holds a degree in computer science and engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and worked for the last 12 years in information technology as a programmer, team leader, and project manager in the corporate arena. "I wanted to use my technology skills in a different way and decided to pursue a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Illinois – Urbana," said Sattler. The scholarship is awarded to students at the master's degree level in an American Library Association-accredited program in library and information science. The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage qualified persons into the library automation and technology field.
"I'm excited to have won this scholarship, and I'm thankful to both LITA and Sirsi for their support of technology and librarianship," said Sattler. Sattler is already attending classes. Continued Sattler, "I'm excited and a bit nervous about my classes; however, the more I learn, the more I see how my current skill set will be a strength in my future career as a librarian. The MLIS program is challenging and rewarding."
In 2004, Sirsi Corporation (www.sirsi.com) celebrates 25 years as the strategic technology partner to more than 10,000 libraries around the world. A strong, growing company, we are dedicated to providing the library community with forward-thinking information technology solutions, including Sirsi Unicorn® Library Management System, the first lient/server-based and UNIX-based integrated library system; Sirsi iBistro and iLink, the first e-Library solutions with streaming enriched content; Sirsi Rooms, the first suite of context management solutions; and Sirsi Director's Station, the first information analysis tool for library executives. Sirsi maintains operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Australia, and China.