This year’s TBS Technical Services Award goes to Matt Teske, Materials Services Manager at the Indian Trails Public Library District in Wheeling, Illinois. Less than a year into his tenure at Indian Trails, Teske was tasked to play a large role in the planning, coordination and execution of the library’s move to a temporary facility during its current renovation project. His expertise in data analysis informed the decision-making necessary to select a 40 percent subset of the library’s overall collection to move to the temporary facility. His leadership, preparation and expertise allowed them to move and place nearly 100,000 items in time to open for public use in just two weeks — three days ahead of schedule. Among his staff, Teske has the reputation of being open-minded and fair, observant, logical, and efficient: important qualities for a leader in this field.
Congratulations to Matt Teske