Dave Hesse has only recently come over to working with Libraries in the last few years. Before working for Mokena Community Public Library he primarily worked in Sales and marketing with a hint of Customer service thrown in there for good measure. A few Library related projects he has done over the years include state of the art security camera system designed and installed by Brian and Dave. Our camera system even received a nod from the local police department for being as high tech and clear as it is.. Other installation projects included the induction of Smart Technologies as well as a complete over hall of the network with new Cisco IP Phones as well as a complete rewiring of all network cables in the building; Going from antiquated Cat-3 to Shielded Cat-6.
He’s also a firm believer in “sweat equity”, much better to get your hands dirty and learn how to do something the first time so if it needs to be done again your already ahead of the curve. This is a philosophy of mine that carries over to my personnel life as well. His sales and marketing background gives him a different insight in working with vendors, military background allows him to bring discipline and order to all projects he takes on. Always one to think outside the box he is able to bring up/suggest different solutions to problems.
Dave is currently working at Mokena Library as the Building Engineer/Director of Security; as well as co-heading the Digital Innovation Department. Always willing to help out other libraries and institution achieve their goals. Whether you need help selling an idea to a board, guest speaking, or providing on-site consulting; contact us or just stop by and say hello.
Dave has attended conferences including ILA, ALA, Reaching Forward South, Computers and Libraries, Internet Librarian, as well as many online webinars regarding both libraries and technology. Dave has a plethora of contacts and references in the trade’s community; and can leverage lots of opportunities and resources to meet the needs of his associates, friends, and colleagues.
Lastly, Dave has outstanding relationships big vendors such as Audio Visual Systems and CCC Technologies, as well as smaller players and constantly refers any extra technology needs to his "teammates" who provide excellent and on the spot resources and assistance.