SYRACUSE, New York, July 25, 2002 – To manage the system migration for an increasing number of new customers Gaylord Information Systems (GIS) is announcing the hiring of two implementation managers with significant experience in library automation. Chris Erickson, formerly with Dynix, and Ann Lorish, previously with Endeavor, have assumed responsibilities working closely with Gaylord customers as they implement the Polaris integrated library system.
Erickson has been involved with managing, training and installing software systems in the library and information industry for over seventeen years. During the thirteen years he was employed at Dynix/Ameritech, he worked with hundreds of libraries in the United States and worldwide, in training, installing and supporting Dynix and Horizon clients. Prior to joining Dynix, Erickson held positions at the Brigham Young University Library and the Library of Congress. He holds Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Masters of Library and Information Science degrees from Brigham Young University.
While working for Endeavor Information Systems Ann Lorish was responsible for implementation and training on the Voyager Library System. Prior to joining Endeavor, she worked at several libraries providing reference and research assistance and managing system administration. Lorish holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University.
“GIS is experiencing rapid customer growth, accelerating our need to ramp up our implementation team with the best people in the industry,” commented GIS President Katherine Blauer. “Chris Erickson and Ann Lorish are representative of the high-quality staff we have at GIS. Their technical expertise, coupled with their commitment to superior customer service, ensures the smoothest possible implementation for our new Polaris customers.”
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.