RESEARCH PARK, Inwood, WV, September 8, 1998. The Library Corporation (TLC), a major developer of library automation systems, today announced that Gary W. Kirk has been elected Vice President. In this new post, Mr. Kirk will assume expanded managerial and strategic planning responsibilities, while continuing his current duties as Director of Sales and Marketing at TLC.
In making today's announcement, Annette Murphy, President and Chairman of TLC, stated, "At The Library Corporation, our mission is a highly focused one: to develop state-of-the-art automation solutions that make the librarian's job more productive and the patron's use of the library more rewarding. Since Gary joined TLC twelve years ago, he has helped bring that vision to the marketplace. In addition, he has played an integral role in overseeing the company's expansion from an organization of eight people in a single location, to a multi-million dollar corporation with a worldwide presence employing over 120 highly trained professionals."
Continued Ms. Murphy, "During this period of explosive growth, Gary has also made certain that The Library Corporation continually strives to further differentiate the company's products and services by delivering an outstanding and unexpected level of service to each and every customer. The company's strong results underscore the positive impact of this strategy and Gary's ongoing contribution to TLC's performance."
Mr. Kirk joined The Library Corporation in 1986. In his tenure as General Manager, TLC approximately doubled in size every three months-from 1986 to 1990. Named Regional Sales Manager for the Southeastern United States in 1990, Mr. Kirk opened the company's Atlanta office and brought sales in that region from 5% to 30% of The Library Corporation's annual revenues in a three-year time period. Subsequently, he was named National Sales Manager in 1993, and then Director of Sales & Marketing in 1996.
Before joining The Library Corporation, Mr. Kirk was Regional Sales Manager for NAPA Automotive Supply in Tennessee where he was responsible for automating inventory control systems. Gary Kirk attended Georgia State University and Auburn University, majoring in Business Administration. He currently resides in Atlanta with his wife Kim and his three sons Mason, Brandon and Connor.
About The Library Corporation (TLC) The Library Corporation, developers of BiblioFile software, is a leading edge library automation company that has been serving the industry for more than 20 years. TLC's recent innovations include:
- Library.Solution-TLC's turnkey, fully integrated automation product that has become the fastest growing library automation system in the world. Utilizing the Windows NT™ operating system, Intel compatible hardware, an Oracle database and Internet linkage, Library.Solution offers a library's staff and patrons access to up-to-date information in a manner already familiar to them.
- Library.SolutionLITE-the recently introduced automation system tailored specifically for the needs of the single library or the small library system. Library.SolutionLITE incorporates many of the same powerful features of Library.Solution, but with hardware requirements and pricing scaled to smaller users.
- Library.Serial-a new state-of-the-art library automation system for serials management designed to work in conjunction with Library.Solution enabling libraries to receive, process and track their serials collection quickly and efficiently
- Library.Acquire-a new cutting-edge, comprehensive integrated library automation system for acquisitions management, designed to manage the entire acquisitions process including purchasing, tracking of new materials and accounting.
- TLC.Partner: an innovative fixed fee outsourcing solution providing complete central site hardware and software necessary to automate all types of libraries. With TLC.Partner, libraries simply select the system, software, features and supplemental products. TLC handles installation, training, customer support, and regular upgrades at no additional cost.
- In addition, TLC has established free access to its Cataloger's Reference Shelf via the World Wide Web. The company remains exclusively committed to enabling libraries worldwide to deliver a more satisfying and rewarding experience for their patrons.