2008

Palo Alto City Library

Materials Handling and RFID Analysis

Conducted materials handling analysis. Provided recommendations and projected payback periods for implementing automated materials handling and RFID technologies.

2007-2008

Peninsula Library System

Home Delivery Pilot

Managed Home Delivery Pilot project, a project funded by an LSTA grant to evaluate the cost and benefits of providing home delivery for library materials. Project was cancelled due to integration issues with integrated library system.

2005-2008

California State Library Foundation

Gates Public Access Computer Hardware Upgrade Grant Implementation

Assisted with the implementation of the Gates Foundation’s Public Access Computer Hardware Upgrade Grant for the California State Library. Duties included assisting libraries eligible to receive funds to fill out paperwork, assisting State Library personnel in completing grant applications forms and planning the distribution of grant funds.

2007-2008

King County Library System

Software Requirements Specifications for Integrated Library System

Developed software requirements specification for integrated library system to be developed on open source platform such as Evergreen. This document served as the roadmap for KCLS development efforts over the next several years.

2008

Metrowest Massachusetts Regional Library System

Statewide Delivery and Sort Consultation

Evaluated delivery operations of all six regional systems and made recommendations for optimizing services including integrating delivery operation with library system software, consolidating delivery systems and automating sort. The Final Report and Recommendations related to sorting, labeling, and workflow were also included.

2000-2008

Infopeople

Technology Consultant

Managed numerous projects including rolling out computer labs, and establishing and managing the webcast program. Developed and delivered workshops on Computer and Internet Troubleshooting. Developed and delivered numerous webcasts on filtering and RFID. See Infopeople website for archived training material and webinars.

2006-2008

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

Delivery Service Consultation

Contract began with evaluation of delivery service in the context of other services provided to METRO members. Analyzed costs associated with providing delivery and alternative approaches to improving service. Continued engagement to help METRO maintain excellent delivery service.

2008

King County Library System

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Library Sorters

Compared costs and benefits of materials handling operations between two library branches that differed only in how they used automated systems to get the work done. Demonstrated a significant savings for library using automated materials return system.

2007

Contra Costa County Library

Automated Materials Handling and RFID Consultation

Recommended automated materials handling system for libraries under construction, provided recommendations on use of RFID and bar code technologies.

2006-2007

Solano County Library

Materials Handling and Delivery Consultation

Evaluated materials handling operation including delivery and processing of deliveries at each branch, plus technical services. Provided recommendations for improving efficiency, automating sort, and reducing repetitive steps involved in processing materials. Assisted with planning for new building to house technical services and delivery operations.