2012-2013

Marin County Free Library

Materials Handling Evaluation Related to Branch Remodels

Evaluated the feasibility of implementing AMH systems in the branches and assistied with materials handling workflow optimization related to branch remodels. Project included making recommendations for new equipment, workroom layout, automation and modified workflows.

2012-2013

Salt Lake City Public Library

Salt Lake City RFID and Materials Handling Project

Lori Ayre assisted in the selection of an RFID/AMH vendor and planning for the implementation. The project included vendor selection, RFID conversion, selecting and sizing equipment (self-check-ins, self-check-outs, sorters, staff stations), planning remodels, and working with vendor. Cheryl Gould worked with the Library to help define their service model to support their goal of 100% self-check-out.  

2013

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library RFID Procurement

Lori Ayre worked with Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library to meet with Library stakeholders and clarify the short and long-term goals related to their planned RFID procurement and to learn more about the realities of RFID use in libraries. Building on this initial meeting, Ayre worked with the Library to develop an RFP and procurement plan. Ayre drafted the RFP, developed a scoring instrument, and also created a demo script and scoring instrument for the demo.  

2012-2013

Topeka and Shawnee County Library

RFID Procurement Consultant

Worked with the Library to select an RFID vendor to provide RFID tags, security gates, self-check-out machines. Assisting with RFP development, planning for demonstrations, working with staff to understand the technology and providing implementation assistance.

2011-2012

Vermont Dept. of Libraries

Catamount Library Network Open Source ILS Selection

Worked with Catamount Library Network to evaluate Koha and Evergreen, two open source ILS options, under consideration. The project included fleshing out two documents that comprehensively define Koha and Evergreen functionality, to articulate the short- and long-term objectives of the network, and then to identify the differentiating factors.  

Lori Ayre worked with the group to capture information about their needs and to help prioritize them. Ultimately, the group was able to identify for themselves the ILS choice that best met their needs.

2011-2012

Fenway Libraries Online

Procuring New Massachusetts Virtual Catalog System

This project was done in partnership with Melissa Stockton of Quipu Group. It involved developing a procurement strategy for replacing Massachusetts' current resource-sharing product (SirsiDynix URSA) and then taking the stakeholders through RFP development, evaluation and demos and eventually through to selection.  

2012

Califa

Califa E-Books Project

Provide strategic and technical consulting assistance for Califa e-books project that involves establishing an ebooks platform based initially on the Douglas County model (in which titles are owned by the library rather than leased).  Current plans include expanding the platform to support shared collections. 

2009-2012

King County Library System

IMLS Grant - Empowering Libraries with Open Source

Acted as Lead Consultant on KCLS in implementation of IMLS grant entitled Empowered By Open Source. Below is the start of the final report on the project as submitted to IMLS:

2012

ASCLA-LCIG

Consultants Give Back Drupal Website

Built consultantsgiveback.org website to support the Consultants Give Back (CGB) project that connects library representatives with consultants who are offering some free consulting at one of the conferences. ASCLA now manages the CGB project and has decided to use the ALA websites.

 

2011-2012

Sonoma, Napa and Partners (SNAP)

SNAP ILS Procurement

Developed requirements for an integrated library system. The project included providing a set of "starter requirements" appropriate for this library system and working with focus groups to finalize and prioritize the requirements. The final requirements list will be utilized in a forthcoming RFP. Working in partnership with Quipu Group.