Ms. Farley, I recommend you contact some of the FLICC Competitive Sourcing working group members who have first hand experince with the A-76 process. They will be much more helpful to you than I am since I lack that first hand experience. Good luck in your efforts. Ann Parham Army Librarian -----Original Message----- From: Richard Werking [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 11:51 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: Competitive Sourcing: A Catalyst for Change Ms. Farley, If I'm not mistaken, both Barbara Wrinkle, who heads the Air Force Library Program in San Antonio, and Ann Parham, the Army Librarian, have considerable experience in those two services with libraries that have gone through the A76 process. Navy libraries have dealt with this as well, but as usual with the Navy there's no central office that I know of to consult on this, although James King at the Naval Research Laboratory Library and Maxine Reneker at the Naval Postgraduate School are always knowledgeable sources about naval libraries. Good luck. Richard Werking U.S. Naval Academy >>> [log in to unmask] 12/14/2004 7:43:39 AM >>> Dear Colleagues, The Technical Information Center and Library at the MSHA Academy is a specialized collection focusing on mine health and safety. We are in the middle of a streamlined A-76 study at the moment. We should hear by December 20th whether or not they have decided to keep us in-house or go to the MEO, advertise etc. Does anyone have any suggestions? Advice? This is a case where they are considering ALL library jobs including mine -- the librarian/director. This could possibly leave the Technical Information Center and Library contract being managed by a federal employee with no library education or training. Maybe this is typical -- I don't know. I would like to hear any and all experiences. There is no way that I could attend this session and I fear that it will be too late in the game to help us. Yvonne Farley Director Technical Information Center and Library National Mine Safety and Health Academy 1301 Airport Road Beaver, WV 25813 304-256-3531 -----Original Message----- From: FEDLIB: Federal Librarians Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Publications FLICC Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 9:32 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Competitive Sourcing: A Catalyst for Change--FLICC Brown Bag FLICC MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT MA2005-8 Brown Bag Series Competitive Sourcing: A Catalyst for Change Bring Your Lunch! Join your colleagues for a discussion of the competitive sourcing process including possible outcomes, how it may happen and what has to be done. Experienced librarians from a number of federal agencies will provide an overview of the process, introduce vocabulary, clarify acronyms such as MEO, SOW, PWS and COTR, and share resources. There will be opportunity for audience discussion and comments, and the program will end with a question and answer session. Date Tuesday, January 11, 2005 Time 12:30 noon--3:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 12:00 noon) Place West Dining Room, Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. Feel free to bring your lunch to this session or purchase it at the Library of Congress cafeteria (Madison Building, 6th Floor). Metro Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines) Sponsor FLICC Competitive Sourcing Working Group Registration Free--but advance registration is required. Visit the FLICC Educational Programs Web site at http://www.loc.gov/flicc/feveform.html to register online or call the FLICC office at (202) 707-4800. To view a PDF version of this Meeting Announcement visit http://www.loc.gov/flicc/ma/2005/ma0508.pdf. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask] Information Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995 Cancellations Please notify FLICC (202) 707-4800 if you are unable to attend to allow those on the waiting list a chance to register.