Katie Rahman officially stepped into a new role today in the Wyoming State Library WYLD Office as the next Systems Manager. She will replace Marc Stratton, who will still be with the WSL until his planned retirement in July.
“I’m very excited to have Katie step into the system administrator job,” said Desiree Saunders, WYLD Program Manager. “It’s a huge advantage that she already has years of experience in the WYLD Office and with our library users.”
Katie joined the WSL in January 2017 as the Systems Librarian. In that position, she provided support and training, created documentation for the web-based reporting program, BLUEcloud Analytics, SirsiDynix Workflows, Circulation, Acquisitions, the WYLDcat Mobile App, and assisted with database authentication issues.
Before she came to the WSL, she worked for the Laramie County Library System from 2011 to 2014 in interlibrary loan and reference, and earned her Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University’s online program in 2016.
As Systems Manager, Katie will be responsible for the overall technical management of all aspects of the integrated library system (ILS), supporting automated system operations and related technologies for all libraries in the WYLD consortium. She’ll lead the WYLD Office support team and oversee day-to-day operations and maintenance of the SirsiDynix Symphony ILS (SirsiDynix Symphony) and the public access catalog (SirsiDynix Enterprise).
“I’ve enjoyed my time in the WYLD Office helping launch Analytics and WYLDcat Mobile,” Katie said. “I’m now ready to expand my knowledge of the integrated library system. I’m looking forward to working with WYLD member libraries on new features for the ILS and the public access catalog.”