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.

2008

North Suburban Library System

In-House Delivery Service Consultation

Evaluated delivery system and provided recommendations for reducing costs and planning for increases in volume while reducing staff costs.

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.

2004-2007

San Francisco Law Library

Public Access Computing Consultation

Configured desktops for public use including setting up security, installing and configuring applications and establishing backup and cloning system. Providing ongoing support as needed.

2006-2007

Rural Initiative

Resource Round-Up

The mission of the Rural Initiative Resources Clearinghouse (Resource Roundup) is to create and maintain an online archive of resources to support California's rural public library directors and staff in serving their public mission more efficiently. By seeking out and sharing examples of commonly needed documents, materials, and programs in all aspects of library operations and services, the Clearinghouse benefits rural libraries by eliminating the need to "reinvent the wheel" for every new policy, practice, procedure or project needed at the local level.

2006-2007

Santa Clara County Library

Public Access Computing Evaluation

Assisted with the evaluation of the public access computing system and worked with staff on selection and procurement.

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.