SirsiDynix has announced it is forming a new team to deliver solutions to the K-12 market segment. These solutions include SchoolRooms—an online exploration, discovery, and learning portal for students, teachers, and parents—and a simplified library management system interface that makes it easy for library media specialists to circulate, catalog and maintain their individual collections. This simplified interface is designed with a real understanding of what is needed to operate easier and more efficiently.
Chuck Leachman, who has more than 30 years of experience with K-12 libraries, will rejoin SirsiDynix to lead the team as director of SchoolRooms/K-12 Market Solutions. He will work closely with departments throughout the company to ensure SirsiDynix solutions are interactive and aligned with educational objectives. He will also assist public libraries, consortia, state libraries, and state departments of education to understand the educational benefits of SchoolRooms and how it can facilitate a more collaborative relationship between all interested parties in better serving students, teachers, and parents, according to the announcement.
Leachman joins SirsiDynix from Sagebrush Corp., where he was strategic accounts manager. He is a former president of the Alabama Special Libraries Association and has been a frequent speaker at American Library Association, Special Libraries Association and American Association of School Libraries conferences.
Source: SirsiDynix, http://www.sirsidynix.com