Project to Revise National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Standards and Guidelines Getting Underway
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (part of the Library of Congress) plans to hire the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), an ALA division, to revise the Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
The current version of the standards and guidelines were published in 2011.
The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS/BPH) within the Library of Congress (LOC) requires developing and revising standards for library services for specialized library activities in accordance with the specifications listed in the attached draft statement of work (SOW).
LOC intends to issue this requirement as a sole source purchase order to a company called the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) of Chicago, Illinois. Any firm that wishes to be considered for this requirement must submit a capability statement that demonstrates its ability to meet all the requirements described in the attached draft SOW.
Details about the project can be found in a statement of work document that’s available here and also embedded below.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.