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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 and Florida 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 IA-MN-WI-IL-MI-IN-KY-OH-WV and Florida 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.

 

Firm Mindsets


 ---The Caique~Mersey Group, LLC adheres to the belief that 21st Century Librarian/Library Advocates/Radio/Media/Business/Public Service Advocates and Participating Professionals: a) Are creative about finding solutions to address the environment; b) Have an entrepreneurial spirit which enables one to re-invent organizations to be something more; c) Know that assisting the customer is paramount as the 21st Century customer is not the 20th Century patron; d) Embrace technology; e) Is business-like in demeanor and action. One needs to know how to research, conduct formal assessments, strategically partner, problem solve outside the box, and effectively manage, politic, and lead; and f) Know that the most important operational paradigm is to meet the needs of the communities so served. --Community/regionally focused service exists to support and contribute to a community’s political, economic, and cultural development, although each agency/station/company/organization has its own way of achieving this.

---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: A 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/region, 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.

---Supporting progressive, creative, flexible and productive organizations, agencies and companies as model mission-driven regional/community-based entities having customer/client focused missions.

 

​​Caique-Mersey Group Staff Summary


--Career Library: Directors, Managers, Practitioners, Advocates; Information-Specialists

--Additional Career Business Experience procured from the Radio Broadcasting / Media Sectors

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

Based on the Mason-Dixon Line; a core service record has been procured with experience with the Regional Communities of the Greater-Philadelphia-PA-DE NJ environs; the Greater-Baltimore-MD-DC-VA territory; the Greater New Jersey-New York-New England quadrant; Washington State & Indiana & now expanding into the WV-OH-KY-TN-IN-MI-IL-WI-MN-IA and Florida corridors.

--Experience in the Organization, Management, and Dissemination of Library, Information, Media, Business, Music, Public Services in all sectors.

--Highly effective, experienced professionals 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. 


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

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


--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.


Today's Public Library

The library's role in society is constantly changing. Libraries have needed and must continue to reconsider the role they play in society, what their purpose is, and how to implement the policies and programs that reflect the goals and objectives of the library. Different authorities since its inception in the mid-nineteenth century have defined the role of the public library in the United States. Jesse H. Sherra, a famous library advocate considered the public library to be a tax-supported version of the social library. He is famous for making famous the concept that the goals and objectives of the community determine the objectives of the public library where the library is situated. In addition, Sherra maintained that the public library was an important element in the educational system. During the 1900's, the philosophy of the public library took on the role of a humanitarian institution, focusing on the aspects of assisting the poor and underprivileged, at which time the library became aligned with democratic interests. After World War II, the purpose of the public library broadened, no longer solely focusing on the democratic goals but encompassing the goals that many people felt were necessary. In today’s world, greater collaborative partnerships as well as the integration of library-centric organizations in library operations must aim to provide a seamless and substantive fruitful discovery experience for people as they increasingly explore available resources from a variety of political, economic, and social institutions, organizations, and entities.

Today, the successful public library agency must ultimately serve as a major player in a community's identity. Together with community—staff, citizens, stakeholders, advocates and leaders, the library agency must provide vital links to the now globalized political, social and economic values and activities that every community small and large hold dear. The job of the evolving progressive library agency is not simply about presenting and providing quality information or a quality experience. The expectation is that the library needs to be a major framework/platform player assisting the direct flow of ideas and conversations and to serve as a moderator rather than as the physical/guardian of content/knowledge.


The “Best of The Old, The Best of The New.”

The progressive, vital and essential library agency needs to:

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

--Support traditional democratic concepts to insure access.

--Acknowledge the need for new verbiage to describe professional objectives which reflect the changing realities of our world and the expectations for our changing institutions.

--Embrace all types of learning objectives for a diverse society as learning is a most important part of the library mission.

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

--Recognize that technology is a tool and that real participation depends upon people, not just on technology.

--Integrate social media into the library’s mission, goals and objectives.

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

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

--Accept new obligations, accountability, and responsibilities within our institutions.

--Place a major emphasis on public value and impact.

--Embrace/Acknowledge the changing nature of authority, allowing for co-creation of content and input from both on-site and virtual participants as an ordinary part of library agency operations.

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

--Evolve the curriculum/skill sets for the training of library professionals in order to address the demands and realities of the new environment.

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

 

Concepts Supported by Richard Thau / Joyce Wemer / The Caique-Mersey Group

 

The Radio Broadcasting Industry:

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends


Improving advertising budgets will bring some much-needed relief to radio broadcasters, but increasing competition from online music streaming sites, internet-only radio stations and digital music players will hamper industry growth. To maintain profitability, operators will scramble to restructure. One bright spot for the industry will be the growth of satellite radio, which generates revenue from subscription fees on top of advertising

Radio broadcasters are fending off competition from podcasts, MP3 players and streaming radio. Traditional non-internet radio is generally geared toward a local audience, keeping a specific demographic informed of local news and weather, and providing talk shows that address local issues. Advertising using this type of radio is generally locally focused as opposed to television broadcasting advertising, which works on a nationwide level.


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

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


Library Beatles Fan Club / The Library Scruffs

The non-profit/educational/popular culture/music/community public service initiative conducted by The Caique-Mersey Group. Send us all your upcoming library-centric “Beatles Universe” Event Listings!

 

---The Caique~Mersey Group, LLC adheres to the belief that 21st Century Librarian/Library Advocates/Radio/Media/Business/Public Service Advocates and Participating Professionals: a) Are creative about finding solutions to address the environment; b) Have an entrepreneurial spirit which enables one to re-invent organizations to be something more; c) Know that assisting the customer is paramount as the 21st Century customer is not the 20th Century patron; d) Embrace technology; e) Is business-like in demeanor and action. One needs to know how to research, conduct formal assessments, strategically partner, problem solve outside the box, and effectively manage, politic, and lead; and f) Know that the most important operational paradigm is to meet the needs of the communities so served.

---Community/regionally focused service exists to support and contribute to a community’s political, economic, and cultural development, although each agency/station/company/organization has its own way of achieving this.

---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/region, 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.

---Supporting progressive, creative, flexible and productive organizations, agencies and companies as model mission-driven regional/community-based entities having customer/client focused missions.


Caique-Mersey Group Staff Summary

-- Career Library: Directors, Managers, Practitioners, Advocates; Information-Specialists


--Additional Career Business Experience procured from the Radio Broadcasting / Media Sectors


-- An extensive background working with a geographically diverse group of unique library, information, and media communities nationwide. Based on the Mason-Dixon Line; a core service record has been procured with experience with the Regional Communities of the Greater-Philadelphia-PA-DE NJ environs; the Greater-Baltimore-MD-DC-VA territory; the Greater New Jersey-New York-New England quadrant; Washington State & Indiana & now expanding into the West Virginia-Ohio-Kentucky-Bloomington,Indiana-Tennessee-Michigan-Illinois corridor


--Experience in the Organization, Management, and Dissemination of Library, Information, Media, Business, Music, Public Services in all sectors


--Highly effective, experienced professionals.


--Exemplary organizational skills with abilities in multi-tasking and leadership.

 

PO Box 555 Nottingham, PA 19362 610.932.1940

 

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 CAIQUE-MERSEY GROUP


 



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

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