SYRACUSE, New York, July 17, 2002 – Gaylord Information Systems (GIS) announced today that Kathie Graham, manager of Polaris and GALAXY® training, will assume account manager responsibilities for nine states in the northeastern United States. Graham's territory comprises Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
As a Polaris account manager, Graham will work with libraries to identify their technology and service objectives and the ways in which the Polaris integrated library system can help meet those objectives. “We are extremely fortunate to have a person with Kathie's background and Polaris expertise as a member of our account management team,” said Marty Keeley, GIS vice president of marketing and sales. “Her knowledge of libraries and their workflow combined with her in-depth experience with Polaris makes her a valuable asset to libraries as they search for a new automation system.”
Graham joined GIS in September 1999 as a Senior Software Specialist and assumed the position of Manager, Training Services in January 2001. Before joining GIS, she served as an academic reference and instruction librarian and taught economics at the State University of New York at Oswego. Graham holds a Masters in Library Science (MLS) degree from Syracuse University, a Master of Arts (MA) degree in economics from Binghamton University, and a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Headquartered in Syracuse, New York, Gaylord Information Systems is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider and the 27-year-old software development division of Gaylord Bros., Inc., a leading supplier and innovator in the library industry for more than a century. In addition to its library automation systems, GIS offers workflow analysis, retrospective conversion and database enhancement services to libraries of all types. Thirty percent of GIS staff is composed of professional librarians, including GIS President Katherine Blauer.