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Kokomo-Howard County Public Library aims higher to meet local needs with OCLC Wise

Kokomo-Howard County Public Library (KHCPL) in Kokomo, Ind., has signed on to implement OCLC Wise, the first community engagement system for U.S. public libraries.

KHCPL joins a growing list of bold early adopters and is the second library to sign from Indiana. "We’re impressed by KHCPL's focus on advancing the community—especially its commitment to local partnerships to support powerful programming," said Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President, Global Product Management. "We're happy to welcome KHCPL as a Wise early adopter. As our group of library partners expands, so does our commitment to provide a seamless implementation experience and ongoing opportunities to engage and collaborate."

KHCPL’s Director Faith Brautigam is looking to the future with Wise. "What I like most about Wise is that it is, at its center, about people," KHCPL Director Faith Brautigam said. "Wise will allow KHCPL to connect and communicate with community members in natural, intuitive ways and will provide integrated data to guide us as we look to the future. Those capabilities will be an asset in creating opportunities for our community to become its best, which is our mission. Wise is a timely and powerful tool that I can't wait to add to our toolkit."

For information about this partnership or Wise, please email wise@oclc.org.