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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.
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.
State Library Grant Implementation - Gates Foundation Public Access Computer Hardware Upgrade Program
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.
Recommended automated materials handling system for libraries under construction, provided recommendations on use of RFID and bar code technologies.
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.
Evaluated use of resource sharing tools by member libraries and providing recommendations for developing a regional resource sharing and delivery plan.
The mission of the Rural Initiative Resources Clearinghouse (Resource Roundup) was 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.