Equinox Software, Inc., the support and development company for Evergreen open-source library software welcomes Rob Herrmann and Sally Fortin to our staff. Herrmann will serve as Sales Executive and Fortin will be our Educational Services Manager.
Herrmann is a library veteran having previously worked for SirsiDynix in several areas from support and deployment, to sales. At MnLink, a Minnesota statewide consortium, he was a Systems Analyst. Herrmann is a 1999 graduate of the University of South Carolina’s College of Library and Information Science. As Sales Executive, he will play a key role in the development of new business relationships for Equinox.
Herrmann says "With libraries facing greater challenges, asked to do more with less, I am excited to join the community developing an open source solution for libraries. I am thankful to join the Equinox team and help contribute to the success of the Evergreen ILS."
As Educational Services Manager, Fortin will develop education procedures and provide training for both new and future Evergreen users. Her professional life has been spent teaching in educational contexts. She taught English composition and literature at the collegiate level for three years before pursuing a degree in library science. She was graduated from Florida State’s School of Library and Information Studies in 2008. Since then, Fortin has worked in public and academic libraries, with responsibilities in circulation, cataloging, and reference. Most recently, she was the reference librarian at Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta, where she developed library instruction for students, faculty, and staff.
According to Fortin, "I am excited to combine my enthusiasm for teaching and libraries in the position of Educational Services Manager at Equinox Software. I am eager to begin working with the community of Evergreen users!"
Evergreen is robust, 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 sustained 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 centers. Evergreen’s rapidly expanding community is now known to power live installations in 4 countries including 10 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces.
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 bring a comprehensive array of talent to continue improving Evergreen, the consortial, open source Integrated Library System (ILS). Equinox not only continues to develop Evergreen but, also consults, migrates, integrates, supports and offers hosting packages for libraries that prefer not to maintain local servers. Equinox also engages and supports a rapidly expanding Evergreen community.
For more information on Equinox Software, please visit http://www.esilibrary.com.
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