LIBRARY OPERATIONS PLANNING
Library operations planning is essential in facilitating the development of new library positions and supporting the modernization of libraries. We help higher education institutions and indpendent libraries. Aaron Cohen Associates, LTD program studies on library staffing, organization, and leadership contributed to defining new types of library staff roles.
Over the years, we studied online library research tools, and established customer service best policies. Our practice has made a long-term impact on libary staff planning. We help institutions adapt to the evolving needs of their users in a rapidly changing technological landscape.
The identification of new library positions is crucial as libraries continue to evolve and incorporate new technologies and services. Our library consultants study the changing demands of library users and the emerging trends in the field. Our work helps institutions identify and create roles that address these evolving needs.
Leadership requires new positions that can help the library adjust to various changes, such as digital librarians, technology specialists, data analysts, instructional designers, or user experience experts. By defining these positions, we can help you contribute to the development of a skilled workforce that can effectively support the modernization efforts of libraries and higher education institutions.
In addition to defining new library staff roles, our studies of online research tools contribute to the integration of digital resources and technologies in library operations. The identification and evaluation of online research tools help librarians and staff stay ahead of the curve.
Our classroom space research started in 2000'S when we first explored digital facility and staffing models. Our planning studies were used to initiate change (USITC, AARP, BAE and Stanford University). Some of the innovative concepts included learning commons,information kiosks (SI Museum), collaborative workspace (C.W. Post), the information commons (National Agricultural Library), and video conferencing research (Argonne National Laboratories).
Our team's capabilities include: Library System Planning - Demographic and Community Planning, Library Models, Architectural Studies, Geographic Research (GIS), Digital Library / Information Technology (SAAS / DAM / OPEN SOURCE / RFID), Project Management (PMI),Organizational Development, (library science, and organizational development),Technology Integration
LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER
When planning a STEM lab or Learning Resource Center, it is crucial to gather ethnographic data related to the site's size, staffing, and programs. This data helps determine the optimal space requirements and allows for a balanced approach that considers stakeholder requirements and available institutional resources. The planning process can vary from small renovations and new buildings to comprehensive campus-wide systems.
Types of Library Projects: Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, Special Libraries, School Libraries, Museums, Business Intelligence Centers, Learning Resource Centers, Laboratories/Secure Government Areas, Multimedia, and Distance Learning, Large and Small Special Libraries, Branch Libraries, Young Adult and Children's Libraries, Information Center,