A number of years ago, the Naval War College Library was faced with an
A76 study.  Bob Schnare and his staff worked very hard to justify
getting an exemption, which we did.  If you can head it off before it
even takes place, that's the best situation to be in.

Lucille M. Rosa
Head, Tech Services
Naval War College Library
686 Cushing Rd.
Newport, RI 02841-1207
401-841-6562 (fax)

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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

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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
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

Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202)
707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask]

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.