Syracuse, NY, September 19, 2011 - Polaris Library Systems, a leading provider of library automation technology, announced today that Steven Nielsen will assume the role of Vice President of Product Management as of September 27.
Steven began his library career as a technical services clerk at Utah State University's Merrill Library. He went on to become fiscal officer for the Merrill Library and Learning Resources Program, responsible for all financial and administrative functions. While at Utah State, Nielsen wrote or co-wrote several articles and a book on automation in libraries, and completed a master's degree in public administration.
In 2002, Steven left academia to join Dynix in their efforts to build better library systems to serve both librarians and library users. While there, he was employed in several customer service and product development positions until promoted to Senior Vice President for Product Management.
Most recently, Steven was library director for Bettendorf Iowa Public Library. While there, he earned a master's degree in library science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
"I am very excited to join Polaris," said Nielsen. "I appreciate the customer focus and the dedication of the company to both the library industry and to library users."
"The addition of Steven to our senior management team will allow Polaris to continue to develop innovative solutions that help libraries serve their communities," said Polaris president and CEO Bill Schickling. "Steven's history of involvement in this industry with customers as well as with product development will prove extremely valuable as we continue to collaborate with librarians to navigate the changing landscape."
About Polaris Library Systems
For over thirty years, Polaris Library Systems has served libraries with time-saving technology, from its first circulation system in the mid-1970s through its third-generation Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS). In addition to its library automation systems, Polaris Library Systems offers workflow analysis, database enhancement, wireless access, and network services to libraries. For more information about Polaris Library Systems visit http://www.polarislibrary.com/.