Aloha Community Library Association Selects EnvisionWare Suite™
Atlanta, GA, March 26, 2013 – EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library-efficiency solutions, announced today that Aloha Community Library Association, in Oregon, has selected the EnvisionWare Suite™ for computer and print management.
Located in a suburb of Portland, Aloha was once one of the most populous, unincorporated areas in Oregon without a library. In 2011, community members formed the Aloha Community Library Association to meet the demand for both library and community services. The library is 100 percent donor-funded and is operated by an expansive group of volunteers, including a network of public and school librarians.
“The outpouring of community support for the library has been amazing,” said Aloha’s board president, Doug Hoy. “It has been a completely grassroots effort to establish and run a full-service library through volunteers and donations. Since we opened the doors eighteen months ago, we’ve steadily increased hours and services. We’re now open twenty-nine hours per week with three volunteer staff on hand at all times.”
In addition to offering programs and materials, the library has six public access computers for catalog searching and Internet access. Recently, the library purchased the EnvisionWare Suite to manage computer time and printing services and fees.
“Without an IT staff, we needed a computer and print management system that would be very easy to use and manage, particularly by a rotating group of volunteers,” said Hoy. “The EnvisionWare Suite is intuitive and reliable, and frees up our staff to assist in other areas.”
“Aloha is a wonderful example of the power of libraries to bring a community together,” said EnvisionWare CEO and co-founder Mike Monk. “We’re proud to be a part of this unique experience and to help them offer more through self-service technology.”
EnvisionWare is a leading provider of self-service and library-efficiency solutions. Today, over ten thousand libraries use EnvisionWare products to enrich the service offerings of their libraries and to empower their customers to do more for themselves. EnvisionWare offers twenty-two systems, including PC Reservation® computer management, LPT:One™ print control, OneStop™ for self-service circulation, RFID/AMH and the new 24-Hour Library. For more information about EnvisionWare, visit www.envisionware.com.