RFP: Project Director for the creation of Guidelines for Provision of Financial Literacy Education Services in Libraries

The American Library Association is seeking an individual to serve as Project Director to oversee creation of guidelines and best practices for financial literacy education (FLE) services provided by libraries, including research and preparation of guidelines and best practices documents, a roll out plan and white paper, a webinar, and measures of the success of these materials through interviews, surveys and questionnaires, as outlined in the grant narrative.

Download the complete Request for Proposal.

The Project Director will select, convene and manage two groups.  The first is a 9-member Advisory Group, including representatives from the following committed partners—the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center of Financial Security, Naperville Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, and FINRA Foundation—with other organizations invited to join during the grant year.  The second is a 4-member Working Team, consisting of the Project Director and RUSA/BRASS volunteers, which will conduct necessary research, identify, select and assemble best practices, model programs and suggested activities for the larger Advisory Group, then winnow the results into a clear, easy-to-follow framework for both the guidelines and curriculum.

The Project Director will oversee creation of the following deliverables:

  1. a final copy of national guidelines for library-based FLE;
  2. a draft copy of the FLE best practices guide;
  3. a 90-minute FLE “beta” webinar introducing the guidelines and best practices;
  4. a roll-out plan for all materials and a white paper.

For more details about the grant, please download the narrative.

Applicants for this Project Director role must email (preferred) or mail their proposals by 5:00pm CT on September 23, 2013 to Susan Hornung, RUSA Executive Director, at shornung@ala.org or to American Library Association, Attention: Susan Hornung, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Download the complete Request for Proposal.

Proposals not received by the date and time specified may not be considered and will be returned to the sender marked “LATE RESPONSE”.

Questions about the RFP or requests for further information should be addressed to Susan Hornung at the contact information listed above, or by phone at 800-545-2433, x4395.

This process will be funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the ALA, will administer the project. The project is expected to be completed by October 1, 2014.

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