Moving Library Collections: Test-Running a shift
To be sure that your plans for the shift will work and that you have the paths done right, test run a mini shift. Get a bunch of staff to load booktrucks, push them from their origin to their destination, and unload the trucks onto the shelves. Have as many simultaneous test run shifts going during the test run as you will at the busiest time during the real shift. Use staff who are rarely in the stacks, simulating student workers or professional movers who are not familiar with the stacks.
Time how long it takes each team to move one section. Some teams will take longer due to the paths they have to take or due to workers' speed. Average them all out so you can roughly estimate the how long it takes to shift one section.