State Library Branding RFP

State Library Branding RFP

Steve’s breakdown: We don’t get many of these. In fact, this will be the first in our almost 9 year in publication so don’t waste it if interested.

Here’s the Virginia Library RFP. Proposals are due Feb 19th.

RICHMOND, VA: PURPOSE: The purpose of this Unsealed Request for Proposal (URFP) is to solicit unsealed proposals to establish a contract through competitive negotiation with one or more Contractors qualified to provide Brand Messaging Strategy Services as outlined herein to the Library of Virginia (LVA or “the Library”), an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia. II.

BACKGROUND: Overview The Library of Virginia (LVA or “the Library”) is the reference and research library at the seat of government and the archival agency for the Commonwealth. Founded in 1823, the Library is the oldest historical archive in the state and provides informational, archival, and consulting services to every library and county clerk’s office in the Commonwealth, to all agencies and localities, and all citizens of Virginia. It houses the most comprehensive collection of materials on Virginia government, history, and culture available anywhere.

Through its building in Richmond and its State Records Center in Henrico County, the Library provides secure, climate-controlled conditions for its vast printed, manuscript, map, and photographic collections, which range from rare books and items dating from the founding of the Virginia colony at Jamestown to the latest government, business, and educational materials, including digital resources. The Library, among the most heavily used research institutions in the country, is nationally recognized for its excellence.

Major Products and Services: The Library provides informational, educational, and research services and products for the citizens of the Commonwealth, state and local government, non-profit organizations, and individual users around the world. LVA’s services include:

 Consulting services and training on the retention, storage, and conservation of records to 564 state and local agencies and nearly 1,500 records officers to ensure that they manage Virginia’s public records in accordance with the Virginia Public Records Act.

 Access to government records and other collections through an array of guides, finding aids, and catalogs in a variety of formats, including searchable databases and digital collections on the web.

 Information and reference services on a wide array of subjects accessible both in-person and through contacts by mail, email, and telephone.

 Educational products and programs that provide both in-person and online resources and training, including digital content, traveling exhibitions, publications, and programming for K-12 educators, students, and life-long learners.

 Extensive consulting services to Virginia’s ninety-three public library systems and to other libraries in areas such as library administration, planning for excellence, children’s and youth services, trustee responsibilities, and technology.

 A wide array of exhibitions, lectures, author talks and book signings, workshops, and other programs.

 Access to extensive digital collections and content on both the Library’s main website and the companion website Virginia Memory.

Current Audiences:

 Genealogical community

 Public libraries

 Educational community

 Civic engagement communities/government transparency supporters/media  Historical nonprofits/archival community

 State and local government

 Philanthropic organizations

 Literary community

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