Request for Proposal: California State Library LSTA Five-Year Plan
The Pacific Library Partnership (PLP) is issuing a Request for Proposal for a consultant for the California State Library LSTA Five-Year Plan (2023-2027).
Per the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), each State Library is required to independently evaluate activities funded by IMLS prior to the end of the current five-year plan, and to develop and submit a plan for the next five years. These activities will take place from August 2021 through March 2022, and the final reports will be due in the beginning of March 2022. The evaluation is being completed at this time, and will be used to inform the development of the Five-Year Plan.
Please see the RFP linked below for further information and instructions. As the project partner with the State Library, the Pacific Library Partnership is coordinating this RFP, and the successful consultant will contract with PLP.
The evaluation report will be available to the planners. The report is scheduled to be completed in December.
The data currently being reviewed includes both quantitative data (including the number of programs and activities, etc.) and qualitative data (including project outcome data, feedback on the LSTA grant program provided by members of the library community, and reflections from California State Library staff).
At this time, no materials related to the current five-year evaluations are available. Should they become available before this RFP closes, they will be shared here. In the meantime, a summary of last year’s outcomes data is in the California Library Services Board packet: https://www.library.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/November-2021-CLSB-Meeting-Notice-and-Agenda-Packet.pdf
A copy of the RFP for the evaluation work currently underway may be found here.
If a person is applying for an LSTA grant outside a response to this RFP, they may also be a consultant in an applicant’s RFP response.