Library patrons love the simplicity and convenience of CircIT self-checkout and our patented “hands-free” book drop and sorting systems. Tech Logic sorters streamline materials handling for library staff and relieve the tedium of shelf management with handheld scanners.
Tech Logic pioneered and promotes the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) for sorting systems, self-checkout, security and other labor savings. Our products such as self-checkout and automated sorting systems can accommodate electro-magnetic (EM) security and barcode scanning as well.
An American-based company, Tech Logic designs, manufactures, delivers, installs, maintains, and supports all of its library solutions from its headquarters in Minnesota.
“Libraries are not an afterthought...
Innovation is not an afterthought.
It means that we build technology that adapts to people
rather than asking people to adapt to technology.”
— Gary Kirk, President, Tech Logic
Annette Harwood Murphy is the CEO of Tech Logic and the co-founder, President/CEO, and Chairman of the Board of The Library Corporation (TLC) in West Virginia, which holds majority stock shares in Tech Logic.
Ms. Murphy has guided The Library Corporation’s strategic planning, fiscal operations, and administration since 1975. Under her stewardship, TLC has become an international company serving thousands of libraries worldwide with an array of technologically advanced automation solutions. In addition to Tech Logic, TLC’s corporate family includes CARL Corporation in Denver, Colorado (acquired in 2000).
Ms. Murphy’s professional background is in finance, software development, and systems analysis. She worked as a systems analyst and consultant in the development of accounting and office procedures. She pursued studies at the University of Georgia in Atlanta and Dekalb College in Decatur, Georgia, in Systems Analysis.
Ms. Murphy received a Doctor of Humanities degree from Shepherd University on May 20, 2006. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Shepherd University Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Charles Town Library, and the Campaign Committee of Hospice of the Panhandle. Ms. Murphy also serves on the Shenandoah Museum Council.
Gary Kirk assumed executive responsibility for Tech Logic in April 2005 after holding several senior management roles at The Library Corporation (TLC) since 1986. He has provided the leadership and vision to propel Tech Logic through tremendous growth of both its product line and customer base. Gary has served libraries for more than 25 years, managing general operations, sales, and marketing efforts, as well as developing business partnerships and alliances. He has also served as Director of TLC’s Denver operations.
In addition to his responsibility at Tech Logic, Gary continues to serve as Senior Vice President and Board Member to TLC. He studied Business Administration and Marketing at Georgia State University and Auburn University.
Eric Meyer has twenty-three years leading companies in early stage and new market initiatives, business to business development, channels and executive leadership advisory. Since 2009, Eric has served as an advisor to numerous organizations specializing in developing new or extended initiatives for high risk, climate/culture, K-16 mobile and e-learning, and school turnaround/transformation verticals. He began his work in K-12 education/technology as a senior executive for JDL Technologies, a major IT and market development firm, bringing integration services to schools via partnerships with large IT manufacturers.
Eric received his B.S. from St. Cloud State University in Journalism with an emphasis on Public Relations & Advertising. He was Chief Executive Officer and now Board Member for Quality Leadership by Design, a leading provider of Total Quality data-driven professional development services. From 2000-2005 he was President and CEO of TurnLeaf Solutions leading development of the Achievement Management System.