WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (Sep. 21, 2010) – The Davenport Public Library’s Eastern Avenue Branch, located in Davenport, Iowa, installed a Tech Logic UltraSort system in its newly constructed 26,000 square foot library that held its grand opening on July 10, 2010.
The new library is working with the U.S. Green Building Council to attain certified LEED status (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Green features of the library include geothermal heating and cooling, a special underfloor ducting system, energy efficient design, storm water management to reduce runoff and pollution, day lighting to reduce the use of electric lighting, and indoor environmental quality to reduce exposure to chemicals. The building is an educational energy showplace for the entire region.
"As one of the few LEED-certified public libraries in Iowa, the Eastern Avenue Branch will be an important contribution to Davenport in many ways,’’ said LaWanda Roudebush, Director of the Davenport Public Library. "This will truly be a multi-purpose branch that will not only provide education, recreation and opportunity but also will be an environmentally friendly gathering place for the community.
The library implemented Tech Logic’s UltraSort system. The system increases the efficiency of library operations by sorting items with minimal physical intervention, relieving the physical strain of sorting that is normally demanded of staff. The UltraSort system accepts items from a book drop and delivers them through a conveyor system to a 7-bin sort section, where they are automatically checked in and sorted into Tech Logic Smart Bins through the means of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Tech Logic provided all of the engineering, design, manufacturing, installation, training, and support for this project.
Tech Logic’s Executive Director, Gary Kirk, said, "Tech Logic is proud to be associated with another outstanding library building project, the new Davenport Public Library. More and more libraries are choosing Tech Logic and the UltraSort automated sorting system as a way to reduce costs associated with manual labor while managing ever-increasing circulation demands. We look forward to serving the needs of the Davenport Public Library and community for many years to come."
To learn more about Tech Logic’s products and services, contact Gary W. Kirk at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 800.494.9330, or visit www.tech-logic.com.
About Tech Logic
Tech Logic is the leading provider of innovative Automated Sorting Technologies (AST), circulation staff support tools, and patron self services for libraries. Tech Logic offers unequalled expertise, dedication to quality, and world-class customer support services.
Tech Logic provides barcode and RFID check-in and check-out systems, material return drops, AST systems, inter-library distribution systems, and patron reserve systems. Tech Logic designs, manufactures, delivers, installs, maintains, and services all of its systems.