Ex Libris (USA) announced today the addition of new staff to support their rapidly growing, North American operation. The new additions include:
* Randy Menakes. Randy is a well-known, highly respected librarian and industry veteran having 15 years of experience with NOTIS systems. Randy is also well known for his active participation on standards committees and his work in the field of inter-library loan. He joins Ex Libris as a Senior Analyst and will continue his work on standards committees and ILL.
* Helen Gbala. Helen is another well-known, longtime industry veteran having also worked for eight years with NOTIS systems. Prior to that she worked for many years in academic library settings. She is very active in the area of standards and has long been active in MARBI. She joins Ex Libris as a Senior Library Consultant.
* Marlene Harris. Marlene comes to Ex Libris from Endeavor Information Systems. She is a librarian with many years of experience managing the technical services divisions of libraries. She is active in ALA and other professional associations and is a frequent presenter and writer. She joins Ex Libris (USA) as a Senior Implementation Librarian.
* Naomi Leiser. Naomi is transferring from Ex Libris Ltd. in Israel, to the US operation. Prior to that she worked as a librarian in several academic settings including Jewish Theological Seminary, NYU and Columbia University Library. Naomi joins Ex Libris (USA) as a Librarian Analyst.
* Laura Pierson. Laura is a librarian who previously worked at Wayne State University and prior to that at Ann Arbor Library. She is a member of ALA and joins Ex Libris (USA) as a Marketing Writer.
* Marie Erdman. Marie is a librarian who comes from the University of Wisconsin. There she was involved in strategic planning, project implementation and in systems. Her experience is a valuable resource in the position of Implementation Librarian at Ex Libris.
* David Ward. David comes from NewsBank, Inc. where he was a top salesperson to libraries. He joins Ex Libris (USA) as a Sales Executive and will be responsible for handling accounts in the Western United States.
"The addition of new staff members is exciting and important news for Ex Libris, our customers and prospects" said Carl Grant, President. "These are all people that are highly respected in their fields and their joining Ex Libris assures a great future for the company. For customers and prospects, it shows the company's continued commitment to growth and supporting the goals of integrity and quality by ensuring that the resources are in place to deliver our systems as promised. I think it is also important to note how many of these people are librarians and how our company stands behind its commitment to the library profession we serve."
The system marketed by Ex Libris, called ALEPH, is now in over 500 installations with more than 17,000 concurrent users in 41 countries. Ex Libris is a multi-national company with offices located around the world.