Training & Education

Training & Education

Our company is dedicated to expertise in educating our partners and community members. All training sessions are led by professional MLS librarians and accomplished library trainers. Our comprehensive training provides hands-on on-site, or webinar personalized training. We offer new libraries internally produced training manuals and tutorial videos, refresher webinars, and follow up training sessions. Our flexible training schedule will be adapted to meet the teaching styles of your library staff. Our Education Team provides the following:

  • complimentary ongoing training
  • live webinar and on-demand training for new releases
  • workflow analysis
  • new staff member training

Our Education Team

Kelly McElligott

Kelly McElligott

Educator

Kelly McElligott

Kelly McElligott

Educator

Kelly received her MLIS from the University of Arizona and her BA from Mercyhurst University. She has worked as a librarian in the public library sector as a cataloger, systems and adult programming. As an educator with Bywater, her focus is to help, educate, and manage change for libraries and librarians around the globe.

Andrew Fuerste-Henry

Andrew Fuerste-Henry

Educator

Andrew Fuerste-Henry

Andrew Fuerste-Henry

Educator

Andrew received his MLIS from the University of Iowa and has worked as an adult services librarian and department manager in public libraries in Iowa and Illinois. His library experience runs the gamut from designing and teaching beginners computer classes to organizing Nerf blaster capture the flag games. His introduction to Koha and Bywater was at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa, where he helped guide their selection of and migration to a new ILS.

Donna Bachowski

Donna Bachowski

Educator

Donna Bachowski

Donna Bachowski

Educator

Donna decided in 8th grade that she wanted to be a librarian, and that is exactly what she did. She earned a BA in Library Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and a MLS from the University of South Florida. She has worked in public libraries for more than 23 years, focusing on Adult Services. She currently resides in Central Florida with her husband of 20 years, who she met in a library.