The premise appears simple: libraries want to hire a consultant with the expertise their organization needs, and consultants seek interesting projects with clients that are a good fit in terms of work style and capabilities. Writing a RFP is hard work. Writing a proposal is hard work. Both require time and effort and are generally viewed with some apprehension. Having responded to literally hundreds (perhaps even a thousand!) of RFPs, I can attest: the better the RFP, the better the proposal! Here are a few tips from the consultant’s side of the desk that may help your library get the desired result.
Good ideas bubble up at the strangest times...too bad we can't blog in the shower!
Archive: June 2012
While public libraries nationwide work to make their collections more accessible and physical spaces up-to-date, a proposed renovation of the New York Public Library’s flagship branch has sent some New Yorkers into heated debate.
You’ve just been told to include Twitter in your company or organization’s social media strategy. Facebook has been hard enough to master. However will you learn the ropes of the Twitterverse? There’s no need to pick up Twitter for Dummies just yet. While getting used to this platform, start by keeping a few things in mind.
I asked the reference librarian, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.