Renee Chastain Joins Atlas Systems

Library sales veteran to head business development for Aeon special collections management


VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – July 29, 2015 – Atlas Systems, the leading provider of time-saving solutions for libraries, announced today that Renee Chastain has joined the company in the role of Aeon Business Development Manager. She can be reached at

Chastain’s career in library-related sales spans a period of almost twenty years. Prior to joining Atlas, she served as sales manager and regional sales manager for multiple library vendors, most recently for Collection HQ and Alibris for Libraries. Her role with Atlas Systems will take her into the archives and special collections fields as she introduces Aeon to a rapidly growing community of users.

“The highly positive response we’ve seen to Aeon shows that it is playing a significant role in helping archives and special collections librarians better manage their workflow,” commented Dan Specht, CFO and vice president of sales and marketing. “Renee has a deep understanding of the challenges facing today’s libraries and archives. We are delighted to welcome her to the Atlas team and look forward to her helping us continue to bring Aeon into the special collections and archives community.”

“I have spent my career working to help libraries improve service and enhance productivity,” said Chastain. “Atlas has an amazing record of developing software that does just that. Aeon has proven it can revolutionize the way special collections and archives are managed and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to get to know this community better.”

Adopted by more than fifty institutions, Aeon enhances archives and special collections user services by offering researchers the convenience of automated online requesting through a personalized web account. Aeon maximizes staff efficiency while providing unparalleled item tracking, security and statistics.

About Atlas Systems

For more than fifteen years, Atlas Systems has been exclusively dedicated to developing software, training and consulting solutions that enable libraries to transform their user services and maximize workflow efficiency. Atlas is best known for creating the ILLiad interlibrary loan management system now distributed exclusively by OCLC and used by more than 1,100 libraries worldwide. Focused on bringing the benefits of automation to library processes that have not been addressed by other software services, Atlas has introduced Ares, an electronic reserves solution, and Aeon, an online request and workflow management system specifically designed for special collections libraries and archives. For more information, visit



Dan Specht

CFO/VP for Sales and Marketing

Atlas Systems

(757) 467-7872 ext. #401