Norcross, GA -- July 7, 2009. Equinox Software, Inc., "The Evergreen Experts," welcomes Grace Dunbar as its newest Project Manager. She will play a key role in ensuring smooth and successful migrations for libraries moving to Evergreen, the highly scalable open source library software. Dunbar will also assist in the demonstration and training of new Evergreen applications for current and future users.
Dunbar has a Masters in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and most recently served as the Head Librarian for Savannah College of Art and Design. When not hard at work, she is an avid knitter who is also teaching herself to play the banjo.
Dunbar says, "I am excited to be joining the wonderful team here at Equinox. My career has quickly led me to the conclusion that embracing open source is important for the long-term survival of libraries. Empowering libraries to take an active role in the ownership of their ILS allows them to take control of their future, and I'm proud to be a part of that."
Brad LaJeunesse, Equinox company president, added, "Dunbar’s arrival comes at a time of tremendous growth for open source in libraries and Evergreen in particular. We are excited to see Dunbar join us in this newly-created position!"
Evergreen is powerful, highly scalable open-source library software. While Evergreen is best known for its unique ability to meet the needs of very large, high-transaction, multi-site consortia, Evergreen also elegantly scales down to the smallest library sites.
Since its debut in September 2006 as the software powering the 270-plus libraries of the Georgia PINES consortium, Evergreen has earned acclaim and praise from users worldwide, including a Technology Collaboration Award from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Evergreen now supports hundreds of libraries of every type—public, academic, special, and school media—in 12 states and 2 countries.
For more information about Evergreen, including a list of all known Evergreen installations, see http://evergreen-ils.org.
About Equinox Software, Inc.
Founded by the original Evergreen designers and developers, Equinox Software is a growing team of skilled professionals who provide comprehensive support for Evergreen, the consortial-quality, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox develops, supports, trains, migrates, integrates, and consults on Evergreen, and engages with the rapidly expanding Evergreen community. Equinox also offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers.