Alicia is Project Manager for Geodesity.
Alicia previously served as NTLP's collection development specialist for the North Texas Libraries on the Go Overdrive Consortium She worked as a network administrator and GUI programmer and quality control tester for a software company in Dallas before moving into a career in libraries in 2005. In 2006 she started working toward her master’s degree in library science at the University of North Texas, with a focus on library services for young adults. Alicia is co-creator and the current Chair of the Maverick Graphic Novel Committee.
Alicia has over seven years’ experience working with public libraries, in almost all functions and positions, including IT troubleshooter and storytime facilitator. During her time in public libraries she worked closely with Sirsi and received training on how to maximize the potential of the library’s ILS. She was the Overdrive coordinator for her library and one of the trainers on use of ebook readers for the public. She then moved into being the collection specialist for the NTLP Overdrive consortium and is now the project coordinator for NTLP’s emergent ebook platform, Geodesity.
Often asked what super power she would have if she could, Alicia wishes for the ability to stop or manipulate time so there are more hours in the day to get everything done and still read a good book.
Gwyneth is the software developer for Geodesity. She is a semi-retired systems librarian who first started working in library automation around 1978.
She has an MLS from UNC-CH, earned in 1987 after a number of years taking courses part-time while working for TRLN (Triangle Research Libraries Network) during the development of BIS (an early online catalog). Since then, she has worked for Durham Technical Community College (implementing Winnebago), NCCU (implementing and maintaining DRA), and Duke University (maintaining DRA, implementing and maintaining Aleph, working on the design of Kuali OLE). Her most recent software development experience is with Unix (Solaris flavor), Perl and Oracle.
She has worked with MARC bibliographic, authority and holdings records (and can read MARC communications format records in hex, if necessary), as well as EDIFACT messages.
Her hobbies include genealogical research, reading, crocheting, cross-stitch, and just recently, attempting to spin yarn.
Judy, as Director of Internet Services for NTLP, has served as Project Historian and Transition Continuity Manager during periods of staff turnover.
Paul Waak was the original project architect, visionary, and godfather of Geodesity. He previously held positions at NTLP as Director of Resource Sharing and Coordinator for the Libraries for Literacy program. He left the organization in December of 2012.
NTLP Core Staff
Other NTLP staff helped the project maintain continuity, direction, and momentum during its start-up phase.
Consulting and Training