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SEREC: Southeast Regional Evergreen Conference: Speakers

Announcing the Southeast Regional Evergreen Conference

Conference Speakers

Cal Shepard, State Library of North Carolina

Keynote Address

Cal Shepard is the State Librarian of North Carolina. Prior to this she was Program Director of Consulting Services at LYRASIS and also managed the SOLINET Educational Services Program. She was the Chief of Library Development at the State Library of North Carolina and has held several positions in public libraries starting out as a Children’s Librarian at the Nantahala Regional Library in Murphy, North Carolina. She received her MLS from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and is active in the American Library Association and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.

Bill Erickson

Web-based browser plenary

 Bill Erickson is one of those rare people with two undergraduate degrees. After graduating from the University of Georgia with a BS in English - and landing a job in the food services industry - he returned to UGA and received his second BS, this one in Computer Science.  After graduating (again), Bill worked at a company that developed email filtering software and appliances. He was thrilled when he was hired to help build Evergreen. As one of the original developers, Bill has personally written more than 30% of the Evergreen code base - more than any other individual.


Session Speakers

PINES (Georgia Public Library Services)

  • Dawn Dale
  • Terran McCanna

Equinox

  • Erica Rolfs
  • Shae Tetterton

Evergreen Virginia

  • Rose Schooff

NC Cardinal (North Carolina)

  • Jennifer Dale
  • April Durrence
  • Jonathan Furr
  • Tanya Prokrym

Speaker Bios

Jennifer Dale, Forsyth County Public Library
Jonathan Furr, Forsyth County Public Library

Jennifer and Jonathan believe they have been eating, sleeping and dreaming Evergreen for a lifetime.  In reality, they were part of the great migration of 2014 when Forsyth County joined NC Cardinal in February.  With more than 10 years of combined library experience, the two were involved in every aspect of the Evergreen transition including training, cataloging, circulation, acquisitions and resource sharing.  It is the rapid expansion of Resource Sharing, however, that has required some of the greatest flexibility to meet ever-growing demands.

Luckily, Jennifer’s education at St. Andrews College and corporate project management background (Aon Consulting, Reynolds American) along with Jonathan’s education at Wake Forest University and experience in two of the largest public library systems in the state (Charlotte/Mecklenburg, Forsyth) proved to be the right combination of skills and talent that were needed to implement an efficient and effective Resource Sharing workflow. 

The two now manage an internal process responsible for approximately 1,500 items shared across the state on a weekly basis.  In addition, Jennifer and Jonathan maintain their regular responsibilities within the Technical Services department and continue to be a part of the Forsyth County Evergreen support team charged with internal documentation, process review and ongoing training.

Erica Rohlfs, Equinox Software Inc.

 Erica worked in the Navy for six years before attending college and graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of West Georgia with a dual BA in Political Science and English. She taught high school English but felt a desire to provide adult education. Erica began her career in librarianship by volunteering at her local public library, until she received an internship at the Atlanta History Center. She moved on to take a reference position at a rural public library utilizing Evergreen.  Over the next six years, Erica's library experiences grew and matured and in 2010, Erica earned her MLIS from Drexel University. In 2012, Erica joined Equinox as an Education Specialist. Her position gives her the unique opportunity to be both traveler and librarian…and she loves it!

Shae Tetterton, Equinox Software Inc.

Shae Tetterton received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina, Columbia in 2000. Following graduation, she started her library career with Sirsi Corporation where she worked initially as a Client Care Specialist and then as Software Trainer and Project Manager. In 2005, she returned to South Carolina, taking a position with the South Carolina State Library. There she managed their Technical Services department and later served as a Project Manager for the implementation of a statewide content portal. In 2008, she left South Carolina joining the Equinox team.  Shae has worn many hats at Equinox -- giving sales demonstrations, software trainings and managing data migration projects. As more staff joined the team, she moved into the position of Project Manager, working primarily with new sites (and NC Cardinal!) migrating to Evergreen or Koha. In 2014, she was promoted to her current position as Director of Sales. Shae says her favorite part of her job is "working with the consortia who are continuing to grow. It's exciting to see how they mature with each new addition and what expertise each new library brings to the group."

Molly Westmoreland, State Library of North Carolina

Molly Westmoreland has twenty years of management experience in public libraries across the country. While working for the San Jose Public Library, she co-lead the development of Intensive Customer Service Training, made possible by LSTA funding and in partnership with Infopeople and the Peninsula Library System. Molly has presented the training to public, academic and special library staff. She is currently the Consultant for Public Library Management for the State Library of North Carolina.

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