MLC Welcomes New Staff Member

Elaine Ross joins MLC Evergreen Staff

The Michigan Library Consortium is pleased to announce that Elaine Ross joined the MLC staff on March 17 as our new ILS Training & Support Librarian.  Welcome Elaine!

Elaine brings a wealth of experience to her new position at MLC. Before joining us at MLC, she worked for Gale/Cengage (previously IAC) for 13 years as a Customer Systems Support Engineer, Manager of RFP/Bids Administration, and Senior MARC Record Specialist. Prior to that she designed and built CAVALIR Online, a statewide union catalog for the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Elaine's experience also includes training and support for VTLS, Inc., onsite in the U.S. and Europe and remotely for countries in the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, faculty teaching positions at universities in North Carolina and Virginia, and seven years at Richmond Public Library in Virginia.

In her new position as ILS Training & Support Librarian, Elaine will join Evette Atkin on the Michigan Evergreen Team.  Elaine and Evette will work with Grand Rapids Public Library to migrate the pilot libraries to Evergreen, an open-source integrated library system.  After the initial pilot project is completed, Michigan Evergreen will be opened up to other libraries who wish to join the shared catalog. 

For information on the Michigan Evergreen project, please feel free to contact Evette Atkin, Elaine Ross, or Ruth Dukelow at MLC.  See also the Michigan Evergreen blog.

[19 Mar 2008]