Virgin Islands Olympic Committee Library...Virgin Islands USA...Proposal by Wallace Williams

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Virgin Islands Olympic Committee Library...Virgin Islands USA...Proposal by Wallace Williams
Wallace Williams, The Territorial Librarian/Director Libraries, Archives and Museums (Retired)
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St. Croix, Virgin Islands USA
The Virgin Island Space
Virgin Islands Council on the Arts Project
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The Virgin Island Space
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The Virgin Island Space
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W ALLACE D. W ILLIAMS MALS C ONSULTANT P.O. Box 222720 Christiansted, St. Croix, V.I. 00822 340 643 2557 wallacewillia Virgin Islands Olympic Committee VIOC/VIOA Library History By Wallace Williams, MALS, OLY August 2013 In 1989 Hurricane Hugo devastated the Virgin Islands, particularly St. Croix and its public libraries. Then I was the Head Librarian/Coordinator for St. Croix Public Libraries. My task was to oversee spe cific aspects related to repairing the damaged libraries. To that Library function also as the VIOC Library. There was no formal agreement for this project, on my retirement in 2007, the library also functioned for a couple VIOC meetings in the VIOC Library. The collection of reading materials in the VIOC Library Collection included: publications of the VIOC Executive Office received from numerous sources like th e IOC, IOA, PASO, and international federations; publications from individual member federations of the VIOC and their international federations and miscellaneous materials from a variety of sources. Since my retirement from the position, the collection has been removed from the shelves and boxed and stored at the FWPL. VIOA LIBRARY PLAN shall include: The VIOA Librar y Philosophy The VIOA Library Policies /Procedure s The VIOA Library Collection /Resource Development The VIOA Library Physical Plant The VI OA Library Service The above includes also the incorporation digitized and electronic resources as relates to the VIOA Library; the archives of the VIOC and its member federations , not limited to access to IOC, international federations and major games, world championships, regional games and championships of regional organizations and federation and national federations and sports organizations and Government sports activities . I a m prepared to establish the VIOA Library relative to the above (at cos t) . In the meantime and as per the instructions of the VIOA Executive Director I have sought an estimate on the construction of wooden shelving for location on King St. in Christiansted , St. Croix, V.I.


The shelving described in this proposal will acc ommodate several hundred volumes. This shelving is free standing thus making it possible to relocate them as necessary. Ideally other pieces of furniture will be required. Upon further discussion/review with VIOC Board, I will move forward in developing the VIOA Library. W w


W ALLACE D. W ILLIAMS MALS C ONSULTANT P.O. Box 222720 Christiansted, St. Croix, V.I. 00822 340 643 2557 wallacewillia To: The Virgin Islands Olympic Academy From: Wallace Williams, MALS Date: August 25, 2013 Subject: VIOA Library Proposal Part 1 (Shelving) As per your request this is a proposal for shelving for the proposed VIOA Library to be lo cated on Kng St. in Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands Scope: The physical elements of the library will initially be limited to the display/storage of hardbound and softbound reading materials generated by the VIOC/VIOA executive; the VIOC Member Fe derations and those materials germane to the history and archival nature of the V.I. Olympic movement. The space is quite limited and to this point only wall space was considered for the purpose of the library as indicated in the diagram attached. Opti ons: 1] Hire a cabinet maker to produce basic shelving for the designated space which includes the following rooms: Room north of the office where the sink is located x 12 sealed sheets of wood. This would include 22@ hand made stand alon e shelf units which could be relocated as necess ary . 22 units to include: material, sanding, sealing, painting, construction (labor) Cost: $8,000 2] Purchase like quality mass manufactured shelving to match specs in #1 Cost: ? 3] purchase/acquire used shelving (with the unlikelihood of fitting the wall space as required. Cost: ?