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March 4th, 2017
Association for Rural and Small Libraries Receives 8 Bids Before Selecting Michigan’s Treeline

In its search for a full-service association management company, the Association for Rural and Small Libraries received eight applications, short-listed four companies and interviewed two before selecting Treeline Associates, an AMC Institute member based in Whitehall, Michigan, northwest of Grand Rapids.

Judy Calhoun, the association’s president and also the past president of the Arkansas Library Association, said Treeline “had the services and staff size we preferred.” Treeline lists nine staff on its website.

She added that the association published the RFP on the RFP service operated by AMC Institute, and that volunteer leaders like this method.

ARSL is a network of persons throughout the country dedicated to the positive growth and development of libraries. ARSL believes in the value of rural and small libraries and strives to create resources and services that address national, state, and local priorities for libraries situated in rural communities.

As of November, the association’s then-current budget for management services was $13,812.

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