Syracuse, NY (March 7, 2002) – Gaylord Information Systems (GIS), a division of Gaylord Bros., Inc., today announced that the Paulding County Carnegie Library (Ohio) has successfully implemented the Polaris® integrated library system for its next generation library automation solution.
Describing the implementation, Library Director Susan Hill commented, “Within two hours of our opening I caught a library clerk dancing at a terminal. I asked her what was going on and she simply said, ‘I just love this.' Our staff is taking to Polaris like ducks to water. They have smiles on their faces and have even started figuring out shortcuts,” she added.
The Paulding County Carnegie Library upgraded to Polaris from Gaylord's GALAXY system. Hill encouraged other GALAXY libraries planning to upgrade to train their staff in the use of Windows before migrating. “Once staff are comfortable with minimizing windows and moving windows to the task bar, their transition from GALAXY to Polaris will be much smoother,” she said. All Paulding County staff were skilled in the use of Windows before installing Polaris.
Located in northwest Ohio, the Paulding County Carnegie Library serves a rural population of 20,000 through the main library in Paulding and branch libraries in the villages of Antwerp, Oakwood and Payne, Ohio. The library was established in 1916 with a grant from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation.