Westfall, Micheline Brown. “Using a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Select a Serials Vendor: The University of Tennessee Experience.” Serials Review 37.2 (2011): 87-92. Library Lit & Inf Full Text. Web. 1 Aug. 2011.
Abstract: In the fall of 2009 The University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) Libraries began developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a single serials vendor to acquire all periodicals/serials subscriptions. While the RFP was intended to save money by reducing service charges and standardizing invoicing processes, it also provided the opportunity for the Libraries to make the transition from print or print-plus-electronic to electronic-only subscriptions. This article describes the RFP process for the UTK Libraries and discusses some of the outcomes and lessons learned.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.