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
Technical Information Center and Library
National Mine Safety and Health Academy
1301 Airport Road
Beaver, WV 25813

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Subject: Competitive Sourcing: A Catalyst for Change--FLICC Brown Bag


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.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

12:30 noon--3:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 12:00 noon)

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).

Capitol South (Orange and Blue lines)

FLICC Competitive Sourcing Working Group

Free--but advance registration is required. Visit the FLICC Educational
Programs Web site at to register
online or call the FLICC office at (202) 707-4800. To view a PDF version
of this Meeting Announcement visit

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Call FLICC (202) 707-4800; TTY (202) 707-4995

Please notify FLICC (202) 707-4800 if you are unable to attend to allow
those on the waiting list a chance to register.