DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS, USA Oct. 25, 2000: Endeavor Information Systems welcomes Marjorie Bloss as the Manager of Training Services. Bloss comes to Endeavor after over 11 years at the Center for Research Libraries, where she was Vice President for Library Operations. Well known in library circles, Bloss brings experience in almost all aspects of the library, including authorities, acquisitions, cataloging, interlibrary loan, serials and operations management.
Bloss is currently a member of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Standing Committee on Serials and Publications and the chair of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC). She has been involved with the ALA Serials Section and served four years on the IFLA Professional Board. She has received recognition as chair of the Illinois OCLC Users Group (IOUG) and as the 1988 winner of the Bowker-Ulrich's Serials Librarianship Award. Bloss has presented and published on serials and cataloging topics nationally and internationally.
"It's very nice to be at the forefront of library technology," explains Bloss, who holds a B.A. from the University of Rochester and an M.L.S. from Case Western Reserve University. "In considering this position, I liked the combination of Elsevier and Endeavor -– the technical expertise of Endeavor coupled with the content of Elsevier. Today's researchers like the idea of one-stop shopping. They want to find citations, identify publications, pull up the actual article and print it off from their PCs."
Bloss has already worked with the Endeavor training staff to create a balanced training schedule that accomodates customer implementation timelines, training staff availability and the increasing costs of travel. She anticipates keeping the training staff well-educated on the array of Voyager enhancements with every new release and the additional product offerings developed by Endeavor for the changing library marketplace.
"Marjorie Bloss is very well respected in the library world. Endeavor is proud to be able to integrate her level of professionalism, expertise and creative approaches with our Endeavor training staff and the total Endeavor experience for our customers," comments Jim Meisse, Endeavor Director of Customer Service. "We are happy to have Marjorie leading our training staff. She has creative ideas to continue to provide top-notch training for our Voyager customers around the globe."
Endeavor Information Systems, based in Des Plaines, IL, was founded in September of 1994. Over 775 academic and research libraries of every size have chosen Endeavor's high performance library system. Endeavor offers a complete line of library solutions for traditional and digital collections. Visit Endeavor at www.endinfosys.com for more information.