ATHENS, OH--February 7, 2008--LibLime, the leader in open-source solutions for libraries, announced today that Marc Roberson has joined LibLime as VP, Library Partners.
In his role at LibLime, Roberson will work with libraries to identify longterm software strategies and open-source solutions to meet their needs.
Roberson comes to LibLime from SirsiDynix, where he served as VP, Strategic Accounts. He joined Dynix in 2002, having spent the previous seven years as a regional account manager at Innovative Interfaces. In all, Roberson brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in sales and sales management, serving over 15 of those years in the library industry.
"We're thrilled to have Marc join our growing team," says Joshua Ferraro, CEO of LibLime. "Marc has industry experience and a customer focus, both of which are essential to help facilitate participation in the open-source process."
Marc welcomes the opportunity to help usher in the new era of library innovation and collaboration made possible through open source: "Who knows what libraries need better than the people who actually work in one?" he says. "Librarians have traditionally been told by software developers what they should want, how it should look and work and when they can get it. This traditional model served many well for a number of years, educating librarians on how systems operate and sometimes, to their frustration, keeping them from doing what they really wanted. Open source solutions give librarians the opportunity to implement ideas and solutions they want and share those ideas and solutions with others."
LibLime is the global leader in open-source solutions for libraries, with a mission to make open source accessible to libraries. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, LibLime educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. LibLime then facilitates implementation of open-source in libraries by providing outstanding development, customization, support and training solutions--solutions tailored to each library's needs. For more information, see http://liblime.com.