2003-2006

California Library Association

Library Association Website Redesign and Technology Refresh

Implemented complete website redesign.  Made recommendations for server and desktop upgrades, network printing solutions, email managemnet.  Implemented recommendations. 

2005-2006

Berkeley Public Library

Library Website Redesign

Project manager for redesign of library website. Project included graphically redesigning website and re-architecting the library’s web-based information, integrating an events calendar using PHPCalendar, integrating Contribute for content management and assisting with Movable Type integration for blogging.

2005-2006

North State Cooperative Library System

Library Consortium Website Redesign

Managed website redesign. Project included implementation of events calendar using PHP iCalendar. Developed custom membership management system and online directory.

2004

Califa

RFID Information Forum Content Development

Provided content for, and helped develop Califa’s RFID Information Forum.

2003

Peninsula Library System

Library Consortium Delivery Consultation

Conducted efficiency analysis of Peninsula Library System’s delivery system. Made recommendations for immediate improvements and long-term planning.

2002

Online Archive of California

Project Management of Library Digitization Grant

Responsible for developing training to libraries implementing digitization projects with LSTA funding.

2001

Golden Gateway Library Network

Library Delivery Consultation

Evaluated delivery system for 188-member library network and made recommendations for improving services and reducing costs.

2014-2015

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Next Generation Library System Procurement

The Library sought assistance from The Galecia Group to procure a next generation library system.  The goal was not to simply assume that migrating from their current integrated library system (ILS) was a given but instead to explore the options currently available from ILS vendors and their strategic partners.  To that end, The Galecia Group (including Lori Ayre, Lucien Kress and Sam McBane Mulford) worked with the Library to define the requirements for what they would consider a next generation library system.  These requirements were distributed to library vendors from the integrated library system world as well as the vendors that provide critical services to library and which have critical integrations with the ILS such as automated materials handling and RFID vendors, self-service vendors, public computer and copy/print vendors, and discovery layer vendors.  The Galecia team developed an RFP and assisted the Library in evaluating the options.

Based on the findings, the Library decided to pursue a discovery layer solution and forego transitioning from their existing library system for the time being. The decision resulted in a vast improvement for the patron experience with very little disruption to staff and patrons and cost a fraction of what a full ILS migration would have cost (for an insignificant gain on the staff side).

2015-2016

The Newberry Library, Chicago Ancestors

Website Development - Chicago Ancestors - Online Historical Resource Mapping

ChicagoAncestors.org is an online map allowing users to find and share historical Chicago resources in their own neighborhood or their own family history.

2011-current

Southern California Library Cooperative

Library Consortium Website Development and Service Development Consultation

Developed a new website for Southern California Library Cooperative. The client was partway through the development of a new website when the contractor went out of business. The Galecia Group stepped in and helped SCLC complete the project. We worked with them to simplify the site to make it more manageable. We continue to provide Drupal maintenance support.