Americas Regional Council
Director, Resource Sharing Alliance NFP
Kendal is the Director of the Resource Sharing Alliance NFP (RSA) multi-type library consortia in central and west central Illinois. RSA is a consortia of 143 Public, School, Academic and Special libraries serving about 1 million patrons in 195 locations. Kendal started as the RSA Director in August 2005. As Director, Kendal worked hard to ensure automation and patron holds are available to as many libraries, large and small, as possible. Since 2005, RSA has added over 70 libraries and branches to the shared automation system.
Prior to joining the library world, Kendal spent 20 years in the US Air Force working at all levels of maintenance, systems installations, training, curriculum development and management of various communications-electronics systems and networking. During that time he worked at all organizational levels from line worker all the way up to managing his career field at Communications Head Quarters level.