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Polaris Library Systems experiences unprecedented growth in 2012

Press Release: Polaris Library Systems [December 4, 2012]

Copyright (c) 2012 Polaris Library Systems

Abstract: Polaris Library Systems continues to experience record growth in 2012, to date adding over 23 contracts, representing 675 new libraries. Those 675 libraries represent a 243% increase in the total number of new libraries added in all of 2011.


SYRACUSE, N.Y., November 28th, 2012 — Polaris Library Systems, a trusted provider of technology solutions that help public, private and academic librarians serve their communities, continues to experience record growth in 2012, to date adding over 23 contracts, representing 675 new libraries. Those 675 libraries represent a 243% increase in the total number of new libraries added in all of 2011.

New Polaris ILS customers and their previous ILS systems include:

  • Boston Public Library, MA (Horizon)
  • Columbus Metro Library, OH (Discovery Place), Worthington Libraries, OH (Discovery Place), and Southwest Public Libraries, OH (Discovery Place), joining Central Library Consortium, OH
  • Illinois Heartland Library System, IL (Horizon, Dynix and Millennium)
  • New Orleans Public Library, LA (Horizon)
  • Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library System, FL (Horizon)
  • Wilton Library Association, CT (Horizon)
  • Uniontown Public Library, PA (Follett) and Eva K. Bowlby Public Library, PA (Athena), joining Citizens Library, PA
  • Pinnacle Library Cooperative, IL (Symphony)
  • Central Arizona College, AZ (Horizon)
  • Altoona Public Library, IA (Horizon)
  • Ontario City Library, CA (Horizon)
  • Waukesha County Federated Library System, WI (Symphony and Millennium)
  • Allan Hancock College, CA (Voyager)
  • US Army Heritage & Education Center, PA (Aleph)
  • Hesston Public Library, KS (Follett), Oxford Public Library, KS (Not Automated), Wellington Public Library, KS (Horizon), and Southwestern College, KS (EOS), joining South Central Kansas Library System, KS
  • Lebanon Public Library, OH (InfoCenter)
  • Clarkson University, NY (Horizon)
  • Library Consortium of Eastern Idaho, ID (Horizon)
  • New Mexico State Library, NM (Horizon)
  • Orion Township Public Library, MI (Horizon)
  • East Palestine Memorial Public Library, OH (Follett)
  • University Canada West, British Columbia (Not Automated)
  • Aurora Public Library, IL (Library.Solution)
  • Glendale Public Library, AZ (Horizon)
  • Farmers Branch Manske Library, TX (Symphony)
  • Inland Library System, CA (Symphony)
  • Osceola County Library System, FL (Symphony)
  • Upland Public Library, CA (Symphony)

To support the significant increase in new libraries, Polaris has also added 16 new staff members across all areas of the business—support, implementation, development, marketing, and sales. These staff members will work to sustain Polaris's continued level of excellent customer satisfaction and industry-leading product innovation and development.

"Polaris welcomes these libraries, and we are excited to be working with each one of them," said Bill Schickling, president and CEO, Polaris Library Systems. "Our unprecedented success this year is directly related to our focus on delivering superior service and technology solutions to libraries. We are rewarded with their business, but the real reward for us is seeing how we're helping libraries connect with their communities."

About Polaris Library Systems

Polaris Library Systems earns the highest customer satisfaction ratings by focusing on one goal: helping librarians better serve their communities. A true technology partner, Polaris uses a deep understanding of libraries and patrons to thoughtfully design products and services that meet today's most challenging needs. Over 2,000 public, private and academic libraries count on Polaris automation platforms to maximize time and resources, reduce costs, boost productivity and improve patron satisfaction every day. Polaris is dedicated to providing unique, reliable solutions that empower libraries to build better patron relationships and a productive, bright future. Visit www.polarislibrary.com for more information.

Publication Year:2012
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Issue:December 4, 2012
Publisher:Polaris Library Systems
Company: Polaris Library Systems
Products: Polaris
Subject: System announcements -- selection
Permalink: http://librarytechnology.org/ltg-displaytext.pl?RC=17464
Record Number:17464
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2012-12-04 09:38:37