BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (June 21, 1999) - The Fountaindale Public Library District has selected Sirsi Corporation's Unicorn Library Management System System to provide library users with a state-of-the-art integrated library system. According to Lydia M. Acosta, director, "Fountaindale selected the Unicorn system because it best fulfills our current needs and provides for the growth we will be experiencing in the next five years."
Located outside Chicago, the Fountaindale Public Library District currently serves 67,000 users and circulates more than 670,000 items annually. Acosta expects that number to increase rapidly over the next several years as the area continues to grow. "SIRSI's Web-based catalog will enable us to provide Fountaindale's growing user base with around-the-clock access to the library. After the system is installed, they will be able to search the library's holdings from home, office or school with ease."
SIRSI's WorkFlowsTM staff client will help librarians provide additional services to users, Acosta commented. "For example, the Outreach module will enable us to expand services to the homebound. WorkFlows will also play a major role in enabling our library staff help users find, evaluate and use information effectively."
SIRSI, the leader in library technology, is a privately held company founded in 1979, with headquarters in Huntsville, Ala. SIRSI uses the most advanced technology available to provide easy-to-use information systems for libraries, businesses and archives. With offices in major U.S. cities and subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, Latin America, the Peoples Republic of China and the United Kingdom, the company has established its Unicorn products as the leading client-server library information systems in the world.