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NOTICE OF RFP FOR VARIOUS EXEMPT SERVICES 2012

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The MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP PUBLIC LIBRARY is soliciting proposals through a fair and open process in accordance with N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4 et seq.

Responses will be opened for:

1.      LEGAL COUNSEL

2.      BOOKS PURCHASED FROM A WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTOR

3.      BOOKS AND NON-PRINT MEDIA PURCHASED FROM A RETAIL DISTRIBUTOR

4.      LEGAL REFERENCE BOOKS

5.      ADULT AND JUVENILE REFERENCE STANDING ORDER BOOKS PUBLISHED BY THOMPSON/GALE/Cengage

6.      MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS

7.      MUSIC COs, BOOKS ON CD, AUDIO TAPES

8.      DVDs

9.      BIBLIOGRAPHIC SERVICES, TRAINING AND SPECIALIZED TECHNICAL SERVICES AND PROCESSING MATERIALS

10.  LIBRARY SUPPLIES

11.  ELECTRONIC [digital] BOOKS (E BOOKS) AND ELECTRONIC [digital] AUDIO BOOKS

12.  ELECTRONIC [digital] REFERENCE BOOKS (E BOOKS)

13.  SUBSCRIPTION ELECTRONIC DATABASES

The library's 2012 budget, which was approved on December 14th by the Trustees of the library, has been posted on the webpage, under Board of Trustees/Budgets.  I've read a comment or two that was uninformed about how the library spends its money, to the effect that books are not important anymore.  Not true!   In 2012, the printed book will still be the #1 format acquired by the library, $335,000, or 57% of the entire materials budget. 

As soon as I master the tricky steps that are necessary to post more charts and graphs I will, including showing you how strong book borrowing is with our customers relative to media items.

Susan O'Neal

Director of the Library 

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