2011

Label-Less Library Logistics: Implementing Labor-Saving Practices in Massachusetts' High-Volume Resource Sharing System

This article is the culmination of my three year project with the Massachusetts regions as it pertains to their delivery operations. The paper presents important aspects and issues related to the merging of six regional library delivery services in a single statewide system that serves more than 550 libraries, that together circulate more than 15 million items annually throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The purpose of marrying the six distinct systems was to reduce redundancies and incorporate innovative features to improve library processing efficiency. Most libraries are members of one of nine separate shared integrated library systems. The paper covers the background, objectives, benefits, issues, lessons learned, and a successful request for proposal procurement process for this complex project.

2010

Cents and Sensibility: Will Your Technology Pay Off

Presentation at PLA 2010 in Portland Oregon with Gretchen Freeman (Associate Director for Technology, Salt Lake County Library) and Kathleen Smith (Projects Librarian, Fresno County Public Library)

2010

E-Rate, CIPA, and Library Filters: What You Need to Know

The requirements governing E-Rate, CIPA, and filtering in libraries is often confusing.

2009

Open Source - Free is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

First of a three-part series of webinars on open source library systems sponsored by Infopeople Califa, and the Open Source Library Consortium. The goal of this webinar was to help clarify the differences between the proprietary ILS model and the (then) new Open Source library system model, including what it means for the library staff and budget.

2009

Empowering Your Organization

Presentation at KohaCon 2009. The goal of this session is to make sure people moving to an Open Source Library System such as Koha don't treat the change as "just another migration with a new vendor." The possibilities are endless. It requires a complete culture shift to truly take advantage of the possibilities. And, its exciting! Plano, Texas.

2009

OSLS Software: Libraries are Doing it for Themselves

Second of a three-part series of webinars on open source library systems sponsored by Infopeople Califa, and the Open Source Library Consortium. The goal of the webinar was to help libraries understand why involving your organization in an OSLS project creates opportunities for delivering new services to customers and optimizing the work of your staff.

2009

Open Source ILS Add-ons

Third of a three-part series of webinars on open source library systems sponsored by Infopeople Califa, and the Open Source Library Consortium.

2009

Open Source-Open Libraries Consortium (and Related Stuff)

From a session at the 2009 Califa Vendor Fair on the Open Source - Open Libraries Consortium. There was no formal presentation. Instead, attendees were asked to choose the topics to be addressed in the short session. PPT slides were used to help answer those questions. Handouts that were available are included as the last three pages of the attached PDF.

Attendees chose the topic to be addressed from this slide.

2008

Why Libraries Should be Considering Open Source

Mini-demo at California Library Association 2008 Annual Conference, San Jose, CA.

2007

Delivery 2.0: By Any Means Necessary

Presentation at Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC) as part of their workshop entitled Any Means Necessary: Beyond Interlibrary Loans. Tampa, Florida.