December 2, 2017 — In partnership with Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Tech Logic completed the installation of a seven-bin Automated Materials Handling system ahead of schedule at the new Madison Public Library. The library selected a Tech Logic UltraSort™ Automated Materials Handling system featuring both internal and external drive-up "throw and go" book drops and ergonomic SmartBins™. Customizations included a small, 7-degree turn to the internal drop, to accommodate an angled wall. A subtle but elegant job of trimming and positioning purpose-built steel fit the planned space perfectly...Read more
In partnership with Sarasota County Public Library, Tech Logic completed the installation of a nine-bin Automated Materials Handling system at the new Shannon Staub Public Library located on the campus of Suncoast Technical College in North Port, Fl. The library selected a Tech Logic UltraSort™ AMH featuring both internal and external drive-up "throw and go" book drops, ergonomic SmartBins™, and built-in fire suppression as well as a complete suite of RFID workflow tools and CircIT™ self-checkout stations...Read more
We just made our #GivingTuesday donation to support EveryLibrary and their mission to help libraries win the funding they need to serve. EveryLibrary is the only national organization focused on Election Day support for library funding. If you believe like we do that library funding matters, please join us and make a personal #GivingTuesday donation to EveryLibrary. Added bonus: Donations made through our #GivingTuedsday page are eligible for a ‘matching donation’ from the Gates Foundation. Donate HereRead more
We’re showing some shots of a gates install at the Public Library of Brookline in Massachusetts as documentary interest. Installing gates requires the means to provide connection, proper placement and post install testing. We had major help from Callan Bignoli Assistant Library Director for Technology at the Public Library of Brookline and the Village of Brookline IT folks...Read more
PEEEAAACE! (and love!) Here’s Prescott Valley Public Library Circulation Supervisor Casey Van Haren (L) and Teen Librarian Shelbie Marks showing off their new Tech Logic Gates. At bottom is a much loved member of the Tech Logic family, Scott Elwood, as Casey put it “Working late into the night.” ...Read more
Sarabeth Kalajian, the insightful and erudite Director of the Sarasota County Library System discusses planning and collaboration when implementing Tech Logic Automated Materials Handling, self-check and RFID - the most responsible choice a library can make. Tech Logic - Built By Librarians.Read more
Tech Logic Inc. announces with great sadness that co-founder Mark Frich, has died. He was 66 years old. The thoughts of Tech Logic's board, management and employees are with Mark's family.Read more
Salt Lake County Library has deployed a 7-bin Tech Logic UltraSort sorting system in its West Jordan branch. It features all the components that make UltraSort the top choice for a positive patron experience with fast “Throw and Go” induction and no confusing interface — but there’s another feature that we know drives higher patron use of the sorter that doesn’t always get implemented: placing it behind glass so patrons can see it work. MORE...Read more
American Libraries featured ValueIT™ as a "new labor-saving service" in a July online article called "Save Staff Time," written by Carrie Smith. The story recognizes how important weeded and donated materials are to raising money for friends' groups, but that it typically takes tremendous manpower to sort and price items. It highlights the benefits of Tech Logic's ValueIT™ system — saving time and generating the most revenue by determining market value.
Smith provides an excellent summary of the ValueIT™ system's process: "After the system scans a book’s barcode, the software queries a copy of Amazon’s book pricing database—updated twice daily—to determine its value. Based on a library’s parameters, high-value books can be boxed and shipped to Amazon for sale online through an account owned by the library or Friends group, allowing for a quick return on the book. When materials are sold online, Amazon deducts all shipping, handling, and fees and deposits the proceeds directly into the library’s or Friends’ account." MORE...Read more
OAKDALE, MN (07/05/2017) Gary Kirk, President of Tech Logic a Minnesota-based manufacturer of automation systems, has been appointed to the board of United for Libraries, a Trustees and Friends advocacy group.
A division of the American Library Association, United for Libraries was the result of a 2009 merger between two advocacy groups: Friends of the Library USA and the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates. The combination of these advocacy groups promotes the development of strong Trustee and Friends of the Library groups along with providing education and tools to help facilitate a stronger advocacy voice for libraries across the U.S. The combined strength of fiscal development expertise and governing expertise allows for those who advocate for libraries to have deeper insights towards strengthening libraries in their communities.
Gary’s presence on the team will provide a unique vendor-based viewpoint that will help libraries and their advocates understand how to better implement modern workflow improvement systems as well as the means to best choose and acquire the right solutions. Having informed, subject matter-based Friends and Trustee transparent implementations will lead to better patron experiences, and higher library use.Read more
OAKDALE, MN (July 1, 2017) Tech Logic, provider of sorting, self-service and RFID solutions to libraries has appointed Steve Hanulec as Director of Marketing. Steve will be charged with communicating the exceptional value of all of Tech Logic’s solutions, as well as the company’s persona, to the Library Market.Read more
Tech Logic’s newest installation gave El Paso Public Library a boost — enhancing their ability to serve patrons with powerful CircIT™ powered self-checkout.Read more
Tech Logic is proud to announce its partnership with The Gulf Gate Public Library in Sarasota, FL.
This NEW Library features improved amenities such as an enhanced meeting/ study/ conference spaces and a large teen area. Other features include reading gardens, a tech lab with an increased public computer area and a children's story time room.
Technology provided by Tech Logic includes a drive-through for book and media returns, automated sorting, RFID and self-checkout solutions.Read more
Tech Logic is proud to support Dr. David Lankes, PhD, author, scholar and speaker, as he expands the scope of his programming for libraries into a comprehensive and expanding set of community building resources through The Collaboratory.Read more
EveryLibrary, a nonprofit social welfare organization chartered to work on local library ballot initiatives, is the first and only national organization dedicated exclusively to political action at a local level to create, renew, and protect public funding for libraries of all types.
Tech Logic is supporting EveryLibrary’s efforts to provide tactical and operational support to local voter awareness campaigns, seed and sustaining monies to local ballot committees and PACs, as well as conducting direct voter advocacy in support of library taxing, bonding, and referendum.Read more
TL showed off a new look and updated brand — garnering attention from customers at national and state trade show events this year.Read more
New, sleek kiosk designs are configurable to process barcode and RFID in the same check-out session! Tech Logic's line of easily portable, modern designs come in three configurations: freestanding, desktop and wall mounted. Models feature a convenient shelf for holding books, purses, brief cases, and more.Read more
Tech Logic is pleased to announce the addition of Don Chadwick as Senior Solutions Specialist for Southeastern U.S. Don Chadwick has over eight years of experience consulting with libraries across the U.S. “I felt compelled to join the Tech Logic team was because of its leadership and reputation within the library industry," he said.Read more
TL’s new website is being designed to enhance customer product knowledge, and as a vehicle to share education, keeping PEOPLE FIRST in mind.Read more
Tech Logic "Expect More Speaker Series" to launch at ALA Midwinter in Chicago this Saturday, January 30th @ 10am
Tech Logic will launch an interactive Speaker Series titled, the “Expect More Speaker Series” including topics surrounding “How is Your Library
Navigating New Waters” and the philosophy of putting “People First”, this Saturday, January 31st from 10am -‐ noon at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Chicago, Illinois. The series will feature keynote speaker David R. Lankes, renowned author and library scholar along with industry experts, Lori Ayre of The Galecia Group and Cheryl Gould of Fully Engaged Libraries. The guest practitioner at this event will be Juliane Morian of the Clinton-‐Macomb Public Library.
For more information, please visit http://www.tech-logic.com/expect-more/.Read more