We know that part of your mission as a library leader is to empower library patrons and staff to focus less on circulation tasks and more on meaningful connections.
Bob Rolfe (former director of the Hennepin County Library in Minnesota) had this in mind when he co-founded Tech Logic in 1997. Under his leadership, we produced North America’s first library-specific automated material handling (AMH) system. To this day, our success is tied directly to the success of our library partners and with the library industry as a whole.
Tech Logic provides solutions that automate workflows throughout the library. Because we focus exclusively on library technology, we bring a level of customization and service to libraries that inspires our customers to choose us year after year.
In 2005, The Library Corporation (TLC) became our parent company. TLC has been a US-based and family-owned company (certified WOSB) since its founding in 1974. For over 45 years, TLC has provided solutions for all kinds of libraries—from single sites to the largest systems in the world.
Because Tech Logic has gone all in on our niche in the library industry, we have the dedicated bandwidth to truly consult with each of our existing and prospective library partners. We would welcome the opportunity to continue this conversation with you and, ultimately, to partner with you in your mission to empower your library and your community.
Since 1975, Mrs. Annette Harwood-Murphy has guided strategic planning, fiscal operations, and administration as co-founder of The Library Corporation (TLC).
TLC, Tech Logic's parent company, has been US based and family owned (certified WOSB) since its founding in 1974, and has worked closely with US libraries for the full extent of this tenure. TLC creates automation technology for libraries and school districts of all sizes, including some of the busiest libraries in the world.
TLC is built on the principles of honesty and integrity and values its relationships with its library customers. The company strives to create and maintain long-term partnerships with libraries and to ensure that each library's experience with TLC is founded on trust.
Mrs. Murphy's professional background is in finance, software development, and systems analysis. She has worked as a systems analyst and consultant in the development of accounting and office procedures. Mrs. Murphy pursued studies at the University of Georgia in Atlanta and Dekalb College in Decatur, Georgia in system analysis.
As the president of Tech Logic, Gary is responsible for company oversight and direction as well as for the negotiation and execution of contracts. Gary assumed executive responsibility for Tech Logic in April 2005 after holding several senior management roles at TLC.
Gary's leadership of Tech Logic has resulted in a drastic increase of sales, improvements to manufacturing quality control, multiple new products and services, and a world-class level of customer care. In 2017, Gary was appointed to the Board of Directors of “United for libraries”, a prestigious division of the American library Association.
Prior to his service at Tech Logic, Gary joined TLC in 1986 and served for 19 years as Senior Vice President. He also served as Director of TLC’s Denver operations. Gary majored in Business Administration and Marketing at Georgia State University and Auburn University.