Adam Brooks

Adam has an M.L.I.S. and a BA in Psychology from Kent State University. He worked in public libraries for over 15 years, working up from reference to director. He has worked in both rural and major urban libraries. During his library career, he migrated 2 different libraries to Koha, and encouraged several others to do the same. Prior to his career as a librarian, Adam worked jobs ranging from busboy to labor market analyst. In his free time, he enjoys running and triathlons, fishing, camping and the Incredible Hulk.

Catch me at Kohacon20

Day 1, 2:50-3:15pm: What’s missing: Koha from a marketing perspective - Jessica Zairo and Adam Brooks, ByWater Solutions (pre-recorded talk, online)

While everyone at Kohacon20 already knows that Koha is the premier ILS on the planet, there are still thousands of libraries not yet convinced. As hard to believe as that is, the perspective from the sales side of Koha can help all of us understand what libraries are looking for as they change systems. Focus will be given to what potential partners ask about, don’t believe and ask for as developments. Marketing of Koha to the masses can be much better, but how do we do that? Shout it from the mountain top – Koha is amazing.

Day 2, 3:00-3:10pm: Support isn’t just tickets: Marketing to the believers - Jessica Zairo and Adam Brooks, Bywater Solutions (pre-recorded talk, online)

As a support provider, we obviously provide solutions and troubleshooting for all of our partners as our most important role, however, there are umerous ways we can further market Koha to enhance our partners’ experiences, and often make our support efforts easier. Learn how one support company is making and sharing news about Koha and other open source projects to hepl improve how libraries use those products.

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