Exploring your library’s options: The RFP and alternative evaluation processes for selecting a library system
A 30-minute Q&A with authors of "The complete guide to RFPs for libraries" on the evaluation options available for selecting a new library system.
Published in 2018, The complete guide to RFPs for libraries was written to help library leaders to understand the philosophy behind RFPs, effectively write an RFP, navigate the RFP submission process as it applies to multiple library types, and learn alternative evaluation methods that better suited some institutions.
Kirsten Leonard, Executive Director at Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)
Kirsten’s perspective is from an alternative approach to library system selection, allowing for a more flexible review and evaluation process.
Lea Briggs, Library Director at Northwest Missouri State University
Lea’s perspective is from an RFP approach to library system selection, providing an objective framework for evaluating competing proposals.
Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director, Technical Research at OCLC, also wrote a chapter in the book and will moderate the session with a research perspective.