RICHARD THAU: "RUN TO OUR STATION....OUR GROUP PROVIDES THE SPIRIT AND THE KNOW-HOW WHICH ENABLES COLLEAGUES TO HELP REINVENT THEIR ORGANIZATIONS TO BE SOMETHING MORE...."

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The Caique~Mersey Group

 

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

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


A Diversified Grouping of 21st Century Professionals.

Radio Industry/Radio Broadcasters/Local Media Sector ~ Business ~ Advertising ~ Public Relations/Marketing ~ Real Estate ~ Business Development ~ Public Service/Non-Profit ~ Community Partnerships/Community Development ~ Education ~ Hospitality ~ Music ~ Event Planning

 

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

 

Based in the expanding "Megalopolis" territory on the Mason-Dixon Line, we present a central experience with such growing regional communities as those located in Greater-Philadelphia-PA/NJ/DE & Greater-Baltimore-MD/DC/VA & Greater New York/New Jersey/New England & Washington State & Arizona as well as currently expanding into the contiguous WV/OH/KY/TN/MI/IN/IL/WI/MN/IA/MO and Florida and Texas Corridors.

 

PO Box 555    Nottingham, Pennsylvania 19362    610.932.1940

 

http://www.caiquemerseygroup.com

 

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

 

Richard Thau: President

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

 

Joyce Wemer: Vice President

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

 

The Core:  Supporting progressive, creative, flexible and productive "Library Agencies" and "Radio Station/Media Companies" as model mission-driven regional/community-based entities having customer/client focused missions.

 

Whether you are a stand-alone public library or a single radio station or are a larger library system or have multiple radio stations, we focus on each organization’s specific needs.

 

With the The Caique~Mersey Group, we will create a customized action plan to address your individual community or marketplace situation.

 

Public Service:  Pro-bono service opportunities available to public libraries and non-profit library/information/media agencies. For millions of Americans, library and radio media outlets 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 libraries, radio stations, and the non-profit sector contributes directly to community well-being.


The Vital Role:

*These cornerstones of the community are inherently progressive, creative and forward thinking

*They play an important role in helping all demographic sectors develop skills

*They act as repositories of the accumulated understanding of society and beyond

*They exist as an all-important neutral community/regional “gathering place” for the free exchange of ideas, culture, and entertainment

*These vital and essential entities help define a community/region, encourage civic pride, and invests residents with a sense of ownership. In addition, they are at the heart and soul of a town, city, county or region and reflect the value residents place on education, culture, quality of life, and freedom.


The growing business division of The Caique-Mersey Group: A Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm. The Division manages Radio/Media/Information/Business/Real Estate project work/engagements for a diverse group of private sector oriented organizations, entities & individuals. Pro-bono service opportunities are available to public libraries and other non-profit library/information/media/public service/community oriented agencies and organizations that open new possibilities for education, workforce development, and civic participation. Civic/Community Engagement fosters Community Revitalization as libraries, radio stations, and the non-profit sector contribute directly to community well-being.

 

Meet Richard Thau, President

 

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.


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

 

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.


*Based in Megalopolis on the Mason-Dixon Line, a core experience-base is presented secured from working in such Regional Communities located in Greater-Philadelphia--PA--NJ--DE & Greater-Baltimore--MD--DC--VA & Greater New York--New Jersey--New England; Washington State; Arizona; & currently expanding into the MO-IA-MN-WI-IL-MI-IN-KY-OH-WV and Florida and Texas corridors.

 

*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 Specialist/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 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 and a Public Service Advocate as President of The Caique-Mersey Group: The Library, Information, Radio, Music, & Business Service Firm.

 

Meet Joyce Wemer, VP


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


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. ----An extensive background working with a geographically diverse group of unique library, information, and media communities nationwide. With a primary interest in the Maryland Library Community; based on the Mason-Dixon Line; a core service record has been procured with experience with the Regional Communities of the Greater-Philadelphia-PA-environs; the Greater-Baltimore-MD territory; the Greater New Jersey-New York-New England quadrant; Washington State & Indiana


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

With a primary interest in the Maryland Library Community; based on the Mason-Dixon Line; a core service record has been procured with experience with the Regional Communities of the Greater-Philadelphia-PA-environs; the Greater-Baltimore-MD territory; the Greater New Jersey-New York-New England quadrant; Washington State & Indiana


----Experience in the Organization, Management, and Dissemination of Library, Information, and Media Services in all sectors. --Highly effective, experienced professional with exceptional administrative, personnel, program planning, training design and implementation, and public relations capabilities. Exemplary organizational skills with abilities in multi-tasking and leadership. Creative and flexible personality with sense of humor enhancing open, encouraging and cooperative management style.


-----An extensive background working with a geographically diverse group of unique library, information, and media communities nationwide. With a primary interest in the Maryland Library Community; based on the Mason-Dixon Line; a core service record has been procured with experience with the Regional Communities of the Greater-Philadelphia-PA-environs; the Greater-Baltimore-MD territory; the Greater New Jersey-New York-New England quadrant; Washington State & Indiana.

 

Specialties--Strategic Planning, Organizational Development,  Managing Library Operations and Personnel, Team Building, Project Management,  Customer Service Awareness, 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, Music Librarianship Subject Specialist, A ‘Beatles Universe’/ Popular Culture/Music History Subject Specialist.

 

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 Caique-Mersey Group, LLC Business Division


A growing division of The Caique-Mersey Group: A Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Firm -- The Division 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.

The Group is also in the process of developing a Business Incubator Program. An evolving program initiated by The Caique-Mersey Group, LLC designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies and/or non-profit/educational/public service organizations through spin-in or spin-out business opportunities, creating jobs and wealth and community revitalization. Sectors may include media, arts, tourism, creative industries and services/professional. Most common incubator objectives considered.

 

A Public Service Advocate as “Caiques Care”

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.

 

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.


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, LLC

“For The Benefit of The Library, Information, Radio, Music & Business Service Community”

PO Box 555 Nottingham, PA 19362

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

www.caiquemerseygroup.com

 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.

 –We bring a deep experience base to the conference table as we have worked with and for a diverse group of geographically-unique library, information, media, business and non-profit/public service communities nationwide.

–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~~Washington State~~Arizona & currently expanding into the WV~OH~KY~TN~MI~IN~IL~WI~MN~IA~MO and Florida and Texas corridors. 

Richard Thau, President

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

Joyce Wemer, Vice President

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

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.

Key Issues in Library Agency Evolution

-Role of libraries in the future

-The values expressed in library service

-The need to re-envision library service

-Libraries as community hubs

-Regardless of the community served (public, school, academic, or special), the emphasis is now that the library must be intricately involved in the community it serves and devote considerable effort in determining the needs and priorities of that community. This theme includes emphasis on the importance of networking and collaboration with governing bodies and community organizations or constituent groups.

-The need to “rebrand” libraries

-Libraries need to “think differently” about their mission and their future. 

-The need to rebrand the library as essential to the community it serves. 

-The new integration of technology and space, particularly the space created by the replacement of print resources with more current online resources.   

-Libraries are critical to the development of communities that can support positive evolution as a species.  Key to that is for libraries to be a trusting safe space where people from different backgrounds can come together and contemplate/discuss/problem-solve – libraries must play a role in building trust among community members who may not initially see themselves as equals/partners.

-Education as a growth area for public library service and an opportunity for school and academic libraries to expand and innovate their services – and a challenge for all libraries to be ahead of the curve as education curriculum and practices change.  Public libraries, traditionally called the People’s University, can be expected to expand this role since they have the “space, access, and infrastructure” and because both formal continuing education and informal learning are expanding.   Baby boomers, healthy and often with available time, are eager to engage in formal courses.   Maker spaces, more prominent in public than other types of libraries, offer individual experiential learning opportunities with the library serving as site and the librarian as facilitator and navigator.   Immigrants and entrepreneurs were singled out for particular attention.

-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. 

-Libraries will continue to evolve.

-Libraries are transitioning from a place to consume things to a place to produce things.

-Libraries are becoming a laboratory for freelance jobs.

-Funding mechanisms for libraries will continue to evolve, with many offering premium services.

-Libraries will obtain new sources of income by charging for “premium” services that require more librarian work or feed user convenience.

-The future of the library will depend upon specialization.

-Need to accelerate library innovation and rethinking.

-Promoting literacy, particularly in children and youth

-Building communities the library serves

-Protecting and empowering access to information

-Preserving and/or creating cultural heritage

-Supporting economic development and good government

-Education and training of library staff

-Determining the proper skill set and characteristics for future libraries

 

Radio and Local Media and Business in general must make changes in order to endure and grow and evolve progressively into the 21st century.


As an example, 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. These are interesting times


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. 

Supporting real, progressive, creative, flexible and productive Agencies & Companies" as model mission-driven regional/community-based entities having customer/client focused missions is an integral part of "The Caique-Mersey Group" philosophy.

To repeat in summary fashion: 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. 

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