Meet Richard Thau, President

Our Caique-Group team players utilize out-of-the-box thinking with tried-and-true professional skills. We believe in implementing "the best of the old and the best of the new." We strive to be on the cusp of new trends and ways to organize and manage organizational dynamics effectively and creatively. Guided by our leadership, we've got a foundation for success that's set for years to come. 

 

Our Client Strategy

We help our clients achieve and retain the greatest possible success. 

Beyond The Box

We strongly believe in delivering innovative strategies to your ideas.

Featured Services

Forward Thinking

Our team members are skilled individuals with solid professional track records.

Sensible Solutions

We provide you with practical and creative solutions for your organization.

Welcome To The Caique-Mersey Group! 

"All Together Now ... YOu have an idea ... we have a strategy" 

The Caique~Mersey Group Welcomes You!


THE LIBRARY, INFORMATION, RADIO, MUSIC AND BUSINESS SERVICE FIRM 
TO LEAD A BETTER LIFE.
The Caique~Mersey Group, LLC  PO Box 555  Nottingham, PA 19362  610.932.1940
Your Group Team Leaders: Richard Thau, President & Joyce Wemer, Vice President

The Caique-Mersey Group: The Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm


PO Box 555 Nottingham, PA 19362

 

Fostering a Proud Association with The Library Community, The Radio-Broadcasting Community, The Business Community and The Public Service - Community Partnership - Regional Development Sector: Cornerstones of the Political, Economic and Social Fabric of Society.

 

Organizational leadership for libraries, information centers, radio stations, local media outlets, small business, non-profits and the public/community service sectors involves creativity, flexibility and nontraditional thinking.


Based in the expanding “Megalopolis” region on the Mason-Dixon Line, we present a central experience with such regional communities as those located in: Greater Philadelphia–PA–NJ–DE ~ Greater Baltimore–MD–DC–VA ~ Greater New Jersey–New York–New England ~ West Coast & currently expanding into the American heartland including the WV~OH~KY~TN~MI~IN~IL~WI~MN~ND-SD~IA~MO-NE-KS & FL & TX corridors.


“My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” --Steve Jobs

 

Career Library: Directors, Managers, Practitioners, Educators, Advocates, Consultants; Radio Industry Business Persons/Broadcasters; Business Professionals.

 

Links/Access/Communication Portals:

 

https://sites.google.com/site/linktothecaiquegroup/

 

http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group


https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group-library-information-radio-music-business-service-firm?trk=nmp_rec_act_company_photo

www.caiquemerseygroup.com

 

Richard Thau, President

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-thau/14/3b3/469


Joyce Wemer, VP

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joyce-wemer/1b/9b0/69a

 

Georgie Wood, Lead Managing Staff Practitioner

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/georgie-wood/90/b94/5b9

 

Rita Rigby, Staff Practitioner

www.linkedin.com/pub/rita-rigby/96/947/196


Supporting “The Best of The Old and The Best of The New” as we “Integrate Solid Old School and Creative New School” elements into contemporary and progressive 21st Century agency and organizational paradigms for our partners, clients, and friends.

The progressive, vital and essential organization/agency/entity needs to:

 

--Recognize the importance of the political, economic and social diversity of towns, cities, counties and regions.

 

--Accept the need for changes in the organizational dynamics of organizations.

 

--Join/Create the new partnerships/collaboration with other institutions.

 

--Create innovative partnerships with a variety of agencies, organizations and entities.

 

--Agencies need to orient ourselves outwardly in order to become a major hub of “community communications.”

 

--All stakeholders need to act as creative, progressive and flexible agents of change.

 

A Caique-Group Professional Summary of Services:

--Menu 1: Fostering a Proud Association with The Library Community, The Radio-Broadcasting Community, The Business Community and The Public Service ~ Community Partnership ~ Regional Development Sector: Political, Economic and Social Cornerstones.

--Menu 2: The Caique-Mersey Group “Cares.” ‘Caique Cares’ ~ a public service program initiative of The Caique~Mersey Group

--Menu 3: The Library Beatles Fan Club / The Library Scruffs.  The public service/non-profit vehicle that brings professional people that profess their love for “The World of Libraries” and “The World of Radio” and “The World of Popular Culture” and “The Beatles Universe” together.

--Menu 4: Business/Real Estate/Community/Private Sector Interests.   Supporting progressive, creative, flexible and productive agencies and organizations as model mission-driven regional/community-based entities having customer/client focused missions.

--Menu 5: The Business Incubator: A Group Initiative. An evolving program to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies and/or non-profit/educational/public service organizations through an array of support resources and services.

~~~Supporting “The Best of The Old and The Best of The New” as we “Integrate Solid Old School and Creative New School” elements into contemporary and progressive 21st Century agency and organizational paradigms for our partners, clients, and friends.

 

~~~Join with The evolving Caique-Mersey Group in this effort for  Civic/Community Engagement fosters Community Revitalization as it contributes directly to community well-being.

 

~~~Follow us on various social media platforms

 

Libraries and other entities are striving to keeping pace with political, economic, technological and social changes partly because the definition of organizational missions have changed.

 

Organizational leadership for libraries, information centers, radio stations, local media outlets, small business, non-profits and the public/community service sectors involves creativity, flexibility and nontraditional thinking.

 

The act of reinvention for the sake of sustainability is a necessary component for short and long-term success.

 

Working with The Caique-Mersey Group: The Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm is a key in insuring success for the relevant and vital organization as our collegial partners help define a community, encourage civic pride, and invest residents with a sense of ownership. 

 

These organizations and entities are at the heart and soul of a town, city, county or region and reflect the value residents place on education, business, culture, quality of life, and freedom.

 

PO Box 555 Nottingham, PA 19362

www.caiquemerseygroup.com

information@caiquemerseygroup.com

 

Working with The Caique-Mersey Group: The Library, Information, Radio, Music, & Business Service Firm is a key in insuring success for the relevant and vital organization as our collegial partners help define a community, encourage civic pride, and invest residents with a sense of ownership. They are at the heart and soul of a town, city, county or region and reflect the value residents place on education, business, culture, quality of life, and freedom.

We Act As A Community Bridge:

Aim ~ To bring diverse people~~including local government officials & stakeholders & organizations with different perspectives together in order to build stronger communities.

Visionaries: Aim ~ To lead efforts to develop a broad & inclusive community vision.

The Community/The Region as a Main Hub of Democracy: Aim ~ The Epicenter where democracy, civic engagement & public discourse happen.

Economic vitality: Aim ~ To focus on making towns, cities,   counties and regions economically stronger through education, workforce development & economic growth.

Actions local governments, libraries, local media outlets, businesses & public service agencies together: Aim ~ To create strong, quality of life & focused communities to include: Contemporary skills to provide a foundation for long-term economic success; Connecting people with job opportunities & the skills they need to succeed in today’s workforce; Supporting & growing small businesses which assist in long-term economic growth; Leveraging public spaces & facilities as catalysts for development; Providing accessible resources for all community/demographic groups.

Outlook. We need to transform and create what libraries can be in the digital age. Darwin’s axiom: The species that survive are not necessarily the smartest or fastest, but the ones who best adapt.

 

Libraries and Library communities

The sector is quite diversified from a national perspective. It is a mirror of America: have and have-nots. Many will grow, prosper and evolve. Many will not. There must be a serious movement begun to insure progressive organizational/operational structures are in place in order to insure intelligent adequate and consistent funding and resource allocation from the local, county, state and federal level. All levels of government need to be in-sync with one another to insure success.

Libraries need to be centers of learning and civic discourse. Libraries need to complete the American promise of learning for all, and we need them more than ever in our rapidly changing communities. The society is replete with a growing diversity and culture. Cities need to be entrepreneurial by nature, the gateway between areas north and south. Towns, Cities and Counties need to have growing tech communities with talent. Libraries can be a powerful element binding people to regions.

Libraries should play a role an area’s potential or real progressive growth momentum.

Libraries have long been portals to new worlds, unlocking vast storehouses of knowledge. Now, in our digital world, when knowing things in real-time can spark an explosion of innovation, libraries are even more important. They’re essential. We owe it to our future to take advantage of the possibilities.

 

Radio and Local Media and Business

These entities in general must make changes in order to endure and grow and evolve progressively into the 21st century. If radio is going to survive, it needs to get back to being live, local and getting involved in the community. Radio works best when it talks to individuals on a one to one basis. Radio broadcasters face being squeezed off the dial as stereo makers offer an array of new apps with thousands of new listening options in new cars. A far cry from local AM/FM sets of the past, the latest units not only offer satellite or HD radio, but apps that bundle signals from Internet radio broadcasters across the country. The result is that conventional broadcasters are being forced to adapt by emphasizing quality local or targeted content, working different distribution channels or maybe becoming part of a bundle themselves. The competitive path will only get tougher as the newest stereo units arrive either through new car purchases or the aftermarket. AM/FM broadcast technology, will be much more under the gun as content is now king. Having a good signal and a transmitter does not guarantee that a radio station will be successful. The large array of listening choices is hastened by the arrival of Internet-based radio that allows shoestring upstarts to compete against big-money broadcasters, much as magazines and newspapers are under assault on the Web by bloggers and other content creators.

 

The Future

Agency Administrators, Managers and Staffers can deal with evolutionary environments with one of two mindsets: one can do nothing and continue with a status-quo mentality of “doing business as it has always been done” or one can engage in a serious planning process that involves the organization & the community/marketplace in sustained smart discussions about what the organization in question could and should become.

Every community/regional service area is most unique and so is every working agency. The smart planning process will ultimately provide the framework for all stakeholders to work together to create a functional & dynamic vision of the future and a clear understanding of its evolving role in reaching its ideal developing operational structure.

The future is constantly unfolding, relentless, and happening whether we want it to or not. It will happen whether or not members of the library, information, radio, media, business, music, government and non-profit sectors agree to participate.

We encourage and hope that the right decisions are made. Working with a progressive framework and strategy in place is ultimately the correct and essential move.


Profile: Richard Thau

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-thau/14/3b3/469

President, The Caique-Mersey Group, LLC

The Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm

Meet Richard Thau:  Our team pairs out-of-the-box thinking with tried-and-true professional skills. We believe in implementing "the best of the old and the best of the new." We strive to be on the cusp of new trends, technologies and ways to organize and manage organizational dynamics effectively and creatively. Guided by the leadership of our President, Richard Thau, we've got a foundation for success that's set for years to come.

*A Career Library: Director, Manager, Practitioner, Educator, Advocate, Consultant; Radio Industry Business Person/Broadcaster; Business Professional.

*An extensive background working with a geographically diverse group of unique library, information, and media communities nationwide.

*Experience in the Organization, Management, and Dissemination of Library, Information, and Media Services in all sectors: Library Director, Manager, Practitioner, Consultant,  Educator, Advocate, Business, Public Relations/Marketing Specialist; Budgetary, Personnel, Training, Public Services, Technology, Social Media, Collection Development, Administration, Management, Planning, Organizational dynamics, Outreach, Programming, Human Resources, Instruction, Building/Cyber Planning, Fundraising, Decision-making ability, Common sense, People skills, Vision, Strategic planning {A "Change Agent"}, Dealing with stress, Customer service, Workplace politics, Cyber-planning, Cultural diversity, Reference, Problem-solving, Multi-tasking, Community, Project Manager, Event Developer, Information Specialist

*Business Librarianship Subject Specialist

*Media/Broadcaster/Business Ownership/Terrestrial Radio Station Operations/Advertising/Production.

*Popular Culture Subject Specialist

*An advocate for “embedded librarianship” in all sectors: Aims for both analysis and synthesis and not simply delivery; The relationship with constituents should be built on trusted advice as well as service delivery

*Political Science/History Subject Specialist

*Experience with community partnerships/assessments

*Experience in crisis management: Use the crisis as a catalyst to find efficiencies and overall improvement for the organization

*Supports the importance of the library role of providing critical-inquiry skills

*Progressive team-based change agent

*Community Development/Community Partnerships

I have been fortunate enough in my professional career to have acquired a very diverse and unique set of skills as a result of working in a variety of library settings: county library systems, city library systems, stand-alone public libraries of both a municipal and non-profit structure as well as a community college.  I also honed my skills as a business owner/operator in the radio broadcasting industry.  More specifically, I have had the opportunity to serve as a library leader involved in a successful library referendum voter process in Boonton, NJ; as a CEO and broadcasting practitioner heading a regional media company in New England; have served as an Assistant Director and Head of Reference for a multi-branch public library system during a library revitalization program (West Haven, CT), procured a learning opportunity as a Director of a stand-alone library in South Jersey (Pennsauken, NJ), participated as part of a library management team jump-starting a library building project (Dover, DE), have worked as a hands-on Branch Manager for an award-winning multi-branch public library system (Chesterfield, VA) and as a hands-on Director for a ‘transitioning ‘Haverford Township Free Library (PA). Throughout the years, I have had a mainstay presence and enjoyed undertaking various roles as a Library Professional, a Broadcast/Media Person, a Business Person and a Public Service Advocate as President of The Caique-Mersey Group: The Library, Information, Radio, Music, & Business Service Firm.

Profile: Joyce Wemer

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joyce-wemer/1b/9b0/69a

*A Career Library: Director, Manager, Practitioner, Educator, Advocate, Consultant; Music; Media; Radio Broadcaster; Business Professional.

*An extensive background working with a geographically diverse group of unique library, information, and media communities nationwide.

Harford County is a growing community of nearly 250,000 residents. It is conveniently located between Baltimore and Philadelphia and is strategically located on the I-95 corridor along the shores of the scenic Chesapeake Bay. The vibrant area offers a premier library system, picturesque beauty, bustling urban centers, historic harbor towns and a variety of world-class cultural and sports amenities. 

Access ~ Information ~ Service ~ Anytime ~ Anywhere. Since its founding in 1945, the Harford County Public Library continues to grow and evolve. It provides a myriad of services for all the citizens of Harford County and its Maryland environs. As a manager and member of the dynamic Harford County Public Library team, key responsibilities include the organization, management, and dissemination of progressive library and information services.

Harford County, Maryland is part of the Greater Baltimore Region and is strategically located on I-95 in the heart of the East Coast located halfway between Baltimore Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Harford County Public Library {HCPL} serves a customer/client/citizen base of all ages.

Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.  

Libraries are transitioning as dynamic forces are in play in our society and around the world. Flexibility and creativity are key.

Experience in the Organization, Management, and Dissemination of Library, Information, and Media Services in all sectors: Library Director, Manager, Practitioner, Consultant, Consortium Leader, Educator, Advocate, Business, Public Relations/Marketing Specialist; Budgetary, Personnel, Training, Public Services, Technology, Social Media, Collection Development, Administration, Management, Planning, Organizational dynamics, Outreach, Programming, Human Resources, Instruction, Building/Cyber Planning, Fundraising, Decision-making ability, Common sense, People skills, Vision, Strategic planning {A "Change Agent"}, Dealing with stress, Customer service, Workplace politics, Cyber-planning, Cultural diversity, Reference, Problem-solving, Multi-tasking, Community, Project Manager, Event Developer, Information Specialist

*Media/Broadcaster/Business Ownership/Terrestrial Radio Station Operations/Advertising/Production.

*Music/Music Librarianship/Beatles/Popular Culture Subject Specialist

*An advocate for “embedded librarianship” in all sectors

*Experience with community partnerships/assessments

*Experience in crisis management: Use the crisis as a catalyst to find efficiencies and overall improvement for the organization

*Supports the importance of the library role of providing critical-inquiry skills

*Progressive team-based change agent

*Community Development/Community Partnerships

Over 25 years of experience with a diverse group of geographically-unique library, information, and media communities nationwide.


Meet Joyce Wemer, VP


Our staff members here at The Caique-Mersey Group come from an impressive range of backgrounds and education. Our staff’s diversity lets us find the best solution for making your ideas successful. We come from a variety of disciplines and career paths, ensuring that our approach considers all angles. Basically, whenever you have an idea,we produce a strategy to make that idea work. We won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied.

Avocation: The Fifth Beatle

Ardently devoted to the "universe known as The Beatles." Seeking all knowledge which is known, the sum of what has been perceived, discovered, or inferred; information, lore, wisdom, known facts, ideas, and skill that have been imparted; erudition, instruction, and learning.

The Library Beatles Fan Club/The Library Scruffs

The public service/non-profit vehicle that brings together people that profess their love for “The World of Libraries” and “The World of Radio” and “The World of Popular Culture” together with that of “The Beatles Universe.” 

Through a developing and evolving array of social media platforms, communications, library programs, exhibits, meetings, events, collectibles, music conferences, tours, and the like, The Library Beatles Fan Club: aspires to progressively promote, develop and grow to meet the rising expectations of its nascent membership base.

Submit upcoming library and community-centric Beatle oriented events and programming to Joyce Wemer, The ‘Fifth Library Beatle Scruff’ at:

information@caiquemerseygroup.com

They will be posted on our various social media platforms.


The Caique-Mersey Group:: The Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm

PO Box 555 Nottingham, PA 19362

 

Fostering a Proud Association with The Library Community, The Radio-Broadcasting Community, The Business Community and The Public Service - Community Partnership - Regional Development Sector: Cornerstones of the Political, Economic and Social Fabric of Society.

 

Organizational leadership for libraries, information centers, radio stations, local media outlets, small business, non-profits and the public/community service sectors involves creativity, flexibility and nontraditional thinking.


Based in the expanding “Megalopolis” region on the Mason-Dixon Line, we present a central experience with such regional communities as those located in: Greater Philadelphia–PA–NJ–DE ~ Greater Baltimore–MD–DC–VA ~ Greater New Jersey–New York–New England ~ West Coast & currently expanding into the American heartland including the WV~OH~KY~TN~MI~IN~IL~WI~MN~ND-SD~IA~MO-NE-KS & FL & TX corridors.


“My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” --Steve Jobs

 

Career Library: Directors, Managers, Practitioners, Educators, Advocates, Consultants; Radio Industry Business Persons/Broadcasters; Business Professionals.


Links/Access/Communication Portals:


https://sites.google.com/site/linktothecaiquegroup/

 

http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group


https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group-library-information-radio-music-business-service-firm?trk=nmp_rec_act_company_photo

www.caiquemerseygroup.com


Richard Thau, President

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-thau/14/3b3/469


Joyce Wemer, VP

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joyce-wemer/1b/9b0/69a

 

Georgie Wood, Lead Managing Staff Practitioner

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/georgie-wood/90/b94/5b9

 

Rita Rigby, Staff Practitioner

www.linkedin.com/pub/rita-rigby/96/947/196


Supporting “The Best of The Old and The Best of The New” as we “Integrate Solid Old School and Creative New School” elements into contemporary and progressive 21st Century agency and organizational paradigms for our partners, clients, and friends.


@ THE CAIQUE-MERSEY GROUP

2006-2015



The Caique-Mersey Group:

 

The Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm


PO Box 555 Nottingham, PA 19362

 

 

Fostering a Proud Association with The Library Community, The Radio-Broadcasting Community, The Business Community and The Public Service - Community Partnership - Regional Development Sector: Cornerstones of the Political, Economic and Social Fabric of Society.

 

Organizational leadership for libraries, information centers, radio stations, local media outlets, small business, non-profits and the public/community service sectors involves creativity, flexibility and nontraditional thinking.

 

Based in the expanding “Megalopolis” region on the Mason-Dixon Line, we present a central experience with such regional communities as those located in: Greater Philadelphia–PA–NJ–DE ~ Greater Baltimore–MD–DC–VA ~ Greater New Jersey–New York–New England ~ West Coast & currently expanding into the American heartland including the WV~OH~KY~TN~MI~IN~IL~WI~MN~ND-SD~IA~MO-NE-KS & FL & TX corridors.

 

“My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” --Steve Jobs

 

Career Library: Directors, Managers, Practitioners, Educators, Advocates, Consultants; Radio Industry Business Persons/Broadcasters; Business Professionals.

 

Links/Access/Communication Portals:

 

https://sites.google.com/site/linktothecaiquegroup/

 

http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group


https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group-library-information-radio-music-business-service-firm?trk=nmp_rec_act_company_photo

www.caiquemerseygroup.com

 

Richard Thau, President

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-thau/14/3b3/469


Joyce Wemer, VP

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joyce-wemer/1b/9b0/69a

 

Georgie Wood, Lead Managing Staff Practitioner

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/georgie-wood/90/b94/5b9

 

Rita Rigby, Staff Practitioner

www.linkedin.com/pub/rita-rigby/96/947/196

 

Supporting “The Best of The Old and The Best of The New” as we “Integrate Solid Old School and Creative New School” elements into contemporary and progressive 21st Century agency and organizational paradigms for our partners, clients, and friends.

The progressive, vital and essential organization/agency/entity needs to:

 

--Recognize the importance of the political, economic and social diversity of towns, cities, counties and regions.

 

--Accept the need for changes in the organizational dynamics of organizations.

 

--Join/Create the new partnerships/collaboration with other institutions.

 

--Create innovative partnerships with a variety of agencies, organizations and entities.

 

--Agencies need to orient ourselves outwardly in order to become a major hub of “community communications.”

 

--All stakeholders need to act as creative, progressive and flexible agents of change.

 

A Snapshot: The Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm<> Organizational leadership for libraries, information centers, radio stations, local media outlets, small business, non-profits and the public/community service sectors involves creativity, flexibility and nontraditional thinking.

National | State | Local <>The Maryland Library Community, The Virginia Library Community, The District of Columbia Library Community, The Pennsylvania Library Community, The Delaware Library Community, The New Jersey Library Community ~ Camden County ~ Pennsauken Free Public Library System ~ Gloucester City Library, Morris County ~ Morris County Library, Boonton Holmes Public Library, Parsippany Public Library System ~ Lake Hiawatha Branch, County College of Morris ~ Library [LRC], Madison Public Library, Rockaway Borough Free Library, St. Elizabeth's College ~ Library, Highlands Library Cooperative ~ New Jersey Library Network, American Home Products ~ American Cyanamid ~ Corporate Library, Connecticut~ West Haven Public Library System, Eastern Washington University ~ Spokane Public Library ~ Rowan University ~ Glassboro ~ Music Library, WGLS, The Gloucester City Public Library ~ The Veterans Administration ~ The new York Library Community ~ KPMG Peat Marwick ~ Ernst & Young ~ Deloitte & Touche ~ Dillon Read ~ The Port Authority of NY/NJ ~ Corporate Business Libraries ~ New York City Board of Education ~ Queens County Supreme Court [Civil] ~ Shearman & Sterling ~ Skadden Arps Slate ~ White & Case ~ Sullivan & Cromwell ~ Davis Polk & Wardell ~ Debevoise & Plimpton ~ Wilkie Farr Gallagher ~ Cadwalader ~ Wachtell Lipton ~ Associated Library Service ~ Law Libraries ~ Special Libraries ~ New York City ~ Queens Borough Public Library System ~ Central [Jamaica], Richmond Hill, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens Hills Branches ~ Brooklyn - The Brooklyn Business Library; Indiana ~ Indiana University, Bloomington ~ IU Music Library, IU Business Library, Indiana University School of Library & Information Science ~ Arizona ~ Monroe County Public Library, Arizona State University ~ Hayden Library ~ Maine~ Central Maine Community College, Auburn Public Library, Lewiston Public Library, Thompson Free Library, Guilford Free Library, Abbott Memorial Library, Bangor Public Library, Kentucky~ Louisville Public Library, Lexington Public Library ~ Ohio ~ Columbus Metropolitan Library, Colorado ~ Rangeview Library District, Maine ~ Piscataquis ~ Piscataquis County Chamber of Commerce, Penobscot County Region ~ Greater Bangor ~ Mid-Maine Media, Inc. ~ WDME-FM, WDME Radio, D-103 Radio, Central and Northern Maine's Hometown Radio Outlet; Mainely The Beatles-Radio Syndication," "Greater Bangor Area Regional Libraries Public Service Media Outlet," WMTR, WMTR Radio, WDHA, WCBS-FM, Sirius XM Satellite Radio, Indiana University Radio ~ WIUX, WFIU, WBAL, WINS, WTOP, WBZ, WRVA, KYW 1050, WQMF-FM, WSOX-FM, WNEW-FM ~ WIBZ ~ ~ Ryan Homes ~ Nissan ~ Royal Caribbean ~ Wagner Associates ~ WaWa ~ Google ~ Microsoft ~ The Caique-Mersey Group ~ "Caiques Care" ~ Pro-Bono ~ Outreach Consulting Services, "Library Beatles Fan Club," "Library Scruffs" ~ The Liverpool Public Library ~ Public Interest Groups, Abbey Road on The River, The Fest for Beatles Fans, Liverpool Productions, Beatle Pilgrimage Tour, The "Beatles Universe" Coalition of Organizations and Special Interest Groups ~ Citadels of knowledge & Cultural Production, Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Managing Library Operations and Personnel, Team Building, Project Management, Customer Service Awareness and Expertise, Interpersonal Written and Verbal Communication, Public Speaking, Group Facilitation, Training, Advocate, Business, Public Relations/Marketing Specialist, Budget Planning, Personnel, Training, Public Services, Technology, Social Media, Collection Development, Administration, Planning, Information Specialist, Organizational dynamics, Outreach, Programming, Human Resources, Instruction, Space analysis, Planning, Fundraising, Decision-making ability, Common sense, People skills, Vision, Strategic Planning, Dealing with stress, Workplace politics, Cyber-planning, Cultural diversity, Reference, Problem-solving, Multi-tasking, Community Partnership Development, Community Assessments, Business Ownership, Radio Broadcaster, Promotions. Event Developer, Radio Station Company Operations, Advertising, Production, Promotions, Business Librarianship / Music Librarianship / “Beatles Universe” / Political Science / History / Popular Culture / Subject Specialties, Career Library: Directors, Managers, Practitioners, Advocates; Information-Specialists; Additional Career Business Experience procured from the Radio Broadcasting / Media Sectors;

 

Associated Links:


Boonton Holmes Library / Review Notes:1990-1995 https://sites.google.com/site/richardthaucasestudies/


Mid-Maine Media/WDME Radio Notes: 1995-2001 https://sites.google.com/site/radiorichardthaujoycewemer/


West Haven Public Library / Pennsauken Library / Dover Public Library / Chesterfield County Library /

Notes: 2000-2009 https://sites.google.com/site/richardthauopreviews/


Haverford Township Free Library/Notes: 2009;2010 https://sites.google.com/site/richardthauhtfl20092010/

https://sites.google.com/site/linktothecaiquegroup/

 

http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group


https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group-library-information-radio-music-business-service-firm?trk=nmp_rec_act_company_photo


www.caiquemerseygroup.com

 

Richard Thau, President

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-thau/14/3b3/469


Joyce Wemer, VP

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joyce-wemer/1b/9b0/69a

 

Georgie Wood, Lead Managing Staff Practitioner

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/georgie-wood/90/b94/5b9

 

Rita Rigby, Staff Practitioner

www.linkedin.com/pub/rita-rigby/96/947/196

 

  

A Caique~Mersey Group Library Snapshot -- Elements of a Good Library Organization

 

--Strategic Planning: The Evolving Nature of the Public Library

--Training

--Quality Management: Develop the Staff; Evolve the Library Structure; Use a Committee Structure.

--Customer Service

--The Agency needs to be Focused and Enduring

The Strategy

--A Service Delivery Plan

--Information Services (Reference), Youth Services, Public Services, Technical Services, Readers Advisory, Programming, Customer Service, etc.

--A Customer Service Approach

--A Technology Plan - Communication devices; library products/services; tools for staff and public

--A Collection Plan

--A Building/Infrastructure Plan

-- Staff Development/Performance Plan

--A Marketing Plan/Public Relations

--Quantitative documents to support the direction taken

The Philosophy

--Values Shared by Government, Education, Business, Non-profits sectors; Communities, Citizens, Staff, Library Advocates.

The Image

--Noticeable technical presence – current and up-to-date tools

--Modified core collection presentation; develop a stronger consumer driven collection; giving our customers what they want.

--Striking marketing practices – simple yet effective promotions

The Library Product

--Trained staff – who do their job effectively within a good working environment

--An inviting facility – one that is an effective staging place

--An effective cyber facility – one that is an effective staging place

--Information Services (Reference), Youth Services (Children, Teen), other evolving demographic units as needed; Readers Advisory, Programming, Customer Service – services that get the job done

--Information collections and tools

Funding Mechanisms

--Budget – Federal, State, County, Local Levels 

--Collaborative Partners: Library Stakeholders (Citizens, Friends of the Library, grant/fund raising partners, organizational partnerships, etc.)

The Point 

--Developing the Library as a destination point/a fun place for customers and a good work environment for staff.

 

A Caique~Mersey Group Radio Station Snapshot -- Elements of a Good Radio Media Outlet Organization:

 

--Though the radio station business model is a relatively complex one, operating a successful radio station is not that much different than operating any company or organization that aims towards being successful. But since a radio station company does have detailed nuances that one is not likely to find in many other businesses, there are some things that one can do to ensure that the entity is a successful and profitable radio station business. 

-- Have a sales-heavy marketing department. Make sure that one has a capable and experienced team in place that can make sales calls for the radio station and can solicit advertising spots and sponsorships. This is the life-blood of commercial radio, therefore ensuring that there is a constant stream of income for the business is essential. 

-- Don’t over-hire in other areas. This means eliminating or not hiring additional staff if you don’t need them. Staff should have the ability to wear “many hats.” Extra staff can cut heavily into the budget and can be a very big money and time waster. Creating partnerships with local colleges that have broadcasting and media departments can be very helpful to the radio station from a personnel as well as a public relations perspective. 

-- Be sure to include diverse genres in your advertising and marketing campaigns. As long as the sponsors aren’t in direct conflict with the nature of your station’s personality, always try to include a variety of advertising clients. This gives the media outlet the opportunity to reach more audiences and markets. 

-- Always have promotions in-place. This keeps listeners tuned in and listening (to ads) and also encourages them to “refer a friend.” 

-- By staying ahead and aware of new developments in various consumer markets, the radio station should be better able to gauge what the audience and communities so served wants and desires to listen to. This can help the company in designing future marketing campaigns

--Successful radio stations (especially those in smaller-sized markets) are not always rated by how much glitz and appeal they have, but more on how they affect their radio listening communities/marketplaces with their music, news, information, etc. If you keep the radio station connected to what’s going on around a progressive local community, county, region and the nation, one should always have a faithful listener base who will tune in to see what the station media outlet has to say. Radio can be a medium for all seasons. While some media display sharp peaks and valleys in their ability to attract and hold audience attention, Radio's consistent levels of audience should reach across all four quarters of the year. Whether your marketing goal is short-term impact or long-term share maintenance, Radio's historical stable audience base represents a platform for your brand's message.

 

Caique-Mersey Group Roles


The Library Consultant: Caique-Mersey Group personnel have developed expertise from administrative, managerial, and practitioner roles in libraries, information centers and information-centric organizations. They provide common sense and practical ad-hoc insights, skills, and knowledge in such areas as direct public service provision, marketing, consulting, advertising, public relations and a variety of support services to agencies, organizations, and companies in the library, information, media and business fields.

The trend to reform the structure, form and function of the library is a reality for many progressive change agents and agencies in this day and age in “library-land.” The movement towards a physical library collection to continue to evolve to a digital combined state is real; the trend to expanding the overall digital library collection is apparent; and the real and /or perceived desire and need to demonstrate greater value to the communities so served will take libraries being planned, constructed now, and those being renovated to eliminate shelf space in favor of other space use. Digital creation labs, community use rooms, {theatres, auditoriums, learning galleries, production/business corridors and the like, etc} and expansions of seating and reading areas are just a few ways that libraries will be finding new uses for their current spaces. The importance of the physical collection will be maintained by most for the foreseeable future. The increase use of newE-reader tools and affiliated resources, along with budgetary challenges set to continue for the foreseeable future, as well as standard constraints of limited library physical space limitations; always a factor for most library operations; will ultimately see the trend of putting fewer physical objects on library shelves. In so doing, it will mean that it will be easier for library administrators/planning personnel to present creative-use agendas that will showcase new library space venue flex-use elements thus creating a positive outcome involving the likely trend of having more vital spaces being made available for the implementation of newer library services, activities and purposes for our changing communities and public.

 

Libraries are transitioning as dynamic forces are in play in our society and around the world.  Though the schism continues to widen somewhat from the perspective of “library-have” and “library have-nots” location to location, the library sector as a whole continues to show powerful pockets of dynamic progress and growth; creative, innovative, and charismatic are some characteristic descriptors of these libraries located throughout the nation. The successful library of the future will be a hybrid manifestation of two linked types – a key physical location within the heart of the “community” so served and the “electronic-cyber platform” where one will interactively use the library agency and its resources effectively from any remote location. The professional career “librarian” will continue at the core of the library enterprise and the “librarian” will be among the community cornerstone partners within the framework of the general community.

 

The Radio Consultant:Firm professionals have developed expertise from roles as Owner/Operators of commercial radio stations and from various managerial and practitioner roles in the radio broadcasting field and in other related information/library-based agencies in the private and public sectors.  Caique~Mersey Group personnel provide common sense and practical ad hoc insights, skills, and knowledge to radio stations and media companies seeking to plan new initiatives, develop strategic planning, refresh current programming or implement marketing campaigns. Radio must make changes if it hopes to endure in the 21st century. If radio is going to survive, it needs to get back to being live, local and getting involved in the community.

Business Division: A growing division of The Caique-Mersey Group manages Radio/Media/Information/Business/Real Estate project engagements for a diverse group of private sector oriented organizations & individuals. The Caique-Mersey Group Real Estate Advisory arm provides information, consulting and practical services to its clients with an emphasis on the rental/leasing/purchasing, maneuvering and sale of residential and/or investment properties. We seek to service our clients' varying real estate needs ranging from the rental/purchase of single family residences to the acquisition of commercial properties. We are an organization that is continually aware of new community real estate investment opportunities as they become available in the markets that we serve.

Additional Roles: The “Caiques Care” ~ non-profit/public service real estate arm is dedicated to strengthening and revitalizing the neighborhoods and communities that we encounter within the regions that we serve. As such, one important mission is to strengthen the physical, social, and economic fabric of the community by being a catalyst for sustainable development and community building.

Pro-bono service opportunities available to libraries, information centers, small business and non-profit/community–centric organizations. These agencies have helped open new possibilities for education, workforce development, and civic participation. They are strong community anchors that together with community organizations create a network of learning and community development within a region.

Join with the evolving Caique-Mersey Group in this effort for civic/community engagement fosters community revitalization as it contributes directly to community well-being.

Today's Caique~Mersey Group: The Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm's LLC origins began to evolve soon after having absorbed resource elements of Mid Maine Media, Inc.: 1995-2001 ~ A New England-based media company that had interests in Broadcasting, Information, Advertising, Community Partnerships, Public Service & Community Development.

The firm initially was referred to as The Caique-Group: 2002-2006. WDME ~ WDME RADIO ~ WDME-FM ~ Mid-Maine Media ~ Richard Thau / Joyce Wemer: CEO's.

https://sites.google.com/site/radiorichardthaujoycewemer/

At the core of the company, WDME-FM had a recognizable broadcasting history in Central and Northern Maine. Noted for its unique mix of music, news, information, and sports, D-103 strived to be known as the “hometown radio station for the region.”

Central and Northern Maine’s hometown radio station was licensed to Dover-Foxcroft, the County seat of Piscataquis County, the second largest county in Maine. Piscataquis from a geographical perspective is larger than the State of Connecticut. In addition to this challenging prime charge, the outlet aimed to serve Penobscot County which included Dexter, Newport, and the Greater Bangor area and a few adjacent areas in Somerset (Pittsfield), Hancock (Bucksport), and Waldo (Winterport) Counties.

With Maine being the programming backdrop for WDME-FM, station ownership understood the concept of maintaining and blending local and regional programming with that of national programming from the perspective of community/regional development and partnership as well as from a basic/ practical business perspective.

The promotion of Central and Northern Maine’s public libraries by WDME’s Richard Thau and Joyce Wemer {both CEOs were professionally trained library and information science professionals having graduated from the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science Graduate School in Bloomington, Indiana} was one example of a public service commitment that proved most successful socially and economically for region and company {the hometown libraries were given pro-bono on-air time to promote both library events and community events.

The company also had an active Information/Research Retrieval Business-Line Division.

Mid-Maine Media’s WDME Radio: “The Radio Station” proudly projected the continuous interest and fascination of the most influential group in modern music history as Joyce ['The Voice'] Wemer produced and hosted the program: “Mainely the Beatles” which was aired on a weekly basis. The show featured content related to the expanding “Beatles Universe.” The radio show included Fab 4 recordings, solo recordings by former members of the Beatles, cover versions of songs written or performed by the Beatles or the former members thereof; music by close associates of the music of the Beatles, such as Yoko Ono, Joey Molland, Billy Preston, Billy J. Kramer, Gerry Marsden, and the children of members of the band, news, features, and interviews related to the Beatles, former members and associates; and interviews with experts on Beatle/music history and trivia. This program/radio series was to ultimately be syndicated for part of its run and would receive a national award.

Mid-Maine Media began to increase broadcast content from local, regional and national sources that would be popular and relevant to a local or regional audience.  Central & Northern Maine’s suburban and rural communities were often overlooked by larger local radio broadcasters.

The "Mid-Maine Matters" program with owner Richard Thau was an interview, talk, and information-based show which aired daily.

 

The Caique-Mersey Group:

The Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm


PO Box 555 Nottingham, PA 19362

 

Fostering a Proud Association with The Library Community, The Radio-Broadcasting Community, The Business Community and The Public Service - Community Partnership - Regional Development Sector: Cornerstones of the Political, Economic and Social Fabric of Society.

 

Organizational leadership for libraries, information centers, radio stations, local media outlets, small business, non-profits and the public/community service sectors involves creativity, flexibility and nontraditional thinking.


Based in the expanding “Megalopolis” region on the Mason-Dixon Line, we present a central experience with such regional communities as those located in: Greater Philadelphia–PA–NJ–DE ~ Greater Baltimore–MD–DC–VA ~ Greater New Jersey–New York–New England ~ West Coast & currently expanding into the American heartland including the WV~OH~KY~TN~MI~IN~IL~WI~MN~ND-SD~IA~MO-NE-KS & FL & TX corridors.


“My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.” --Steve Jobs

 

Career Library: Directors, Managers, Practitioners, Educators, Advocates, Consultants; Radio Industry Business Persons/Broadcasters; Business Professionals.

 

Links/Access/Communication Portals:

https://sites.google.com/site/linktothecaiquegroup/

http://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group

https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-caique-mersey-group-library-information-radio-music-business-service-firm?trk=nmp_rec_act_company_photo

www.caiquemerseygroup.com

Richard Thau, President

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/richard-thau/14/3b3/469

Joyce Wemer, VP

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/joyce-wemer/1b/9b0/69a

Georgie Wood, Lead Managing Staff Practitioner

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/georgie-wood/90/b94/5b9

Rita Rigby, Staff Practitioner

www.linkedin.com/pub/rita-rigby/96/947/196

 

Supporting “The Best of The Old and The Best of The New” as we “Integrate Solid Old School and Creative New School” elements into contemporary and progressive 21st Century agency and organizational paradigms for our partners, clients, and friends.



@ THE CAIQUE-MERSEY GROUP


 

2006-2015

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