– DIY Consumer Advocacy

So you’ve decided to purchase some materials for your library.  Which vendor should you use?  What should you pay? What should you ask for?

The answer to all of these questions and more will soon eventually be found at .  I write a more detail explanation of why I made the site on my personal blog here, but basically I wanted a one-stop shop for librarians to communicate and educate each other about Library/Vendor Relations.

No more sitting on our hands and feeling powerless.  We do have a power – knowledge. And by sharing it, we can help make the vendor/librarian relationship more profitable (not necessarily in a $$$ sort of way)  all around.

It’s in a very rough outline form right now, but hey….librarians are awesome at organizing things! This should be no problem, right?  Well, the wiki will only be as good as what we put into it.  I encourage (read:BEG) you to register and drop whatever knowledge you have.  About anything related to Libraries and Vendors.

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One thought on “ – DIY Consumer Advocacy”

  1. I look forward to seeing how this project works out. I am not a big fan of the word ‘vendor’. They are salesmen and we are customers. We should be treated like every other customer and not be charged more because the word “librarian” is in our job title.

    By the way, I think that your podcast rules!

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