Today’s Date: 07/14/2014
Job Closing Date: 08/15/2014
Job Title: Summer Reading Presenter for the State of Kansas
Anticipated hours per week: Other
If ‘other’ please explain… We are seeking a Summer Reading Regional Presenter for the Seven Regional Library Systems of Kansas
Institution Kansas State Library-Seven Regional Systems
Library Location: 7 locations within Kansas over a two week period
Website (if applicable): http://nwkls.mykansaslibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/RFP-Cover-Letter-and-RFPdocx.pdf
Duties / Job description:
Request for Proposal: Summer Reading Workshop Presenter
Summary and Background:
The Kansas Librarians for Children and Youth are accepting proposals for the 2015 Summer Reading Workshop Presentations. The Summer Reading Workshop Presenter performs seven presentations across Kansas in March of 2015. The workshops are for adult library employees and volunteers with varying degrees of expertise in youth services. At each location, presentation time varies; the general time frame for workshop presentations is from three to four hours. Presenter provides programming ideas and practical advice on running a summer library program to enhance the children’s and teen’s library experiences while incorporating the CSLP yearly theme. Presenter utilizes both the CSLP resources and external recourses within her/his program.
Presentations include ideas and advice that will apply and work successfully with many ages and in all kinds of library situations including: range in sizes, staff levels, and budgets, as well as differing space for programming, creativity and educational level of staff, and degrees of enthusiasm for program. If selected, specific details and a full outline must be distributed to all seven locations two months prior to the presentation. Proposals must be submitted no later than August 15th.
Workshop Purpose and Description:
Presenter must understand and meet the goals of the workshop, which are founded on the CSLP themes and materials:
1. to develop children’s and teen’s interests in reading for pleasure
2. to encourage and motivate children and teens to improve their reading skills
3. to encourage use of all library resources
4. to increase awareness of libraries
Workshop Measurable Outcomes:
1. Every participant present will have at least one programming idea that they will use.
2. Ideas from the CSLP manual will be presented.
3. When ideas are presented from the CSLP manual, they are demonstrated or expanded in some way.
4. Ideas will be presented that are not drawn from the CSLP manual.
5. Ideas and activities will be presented for early literacy, school aged, and teen programs.
6. Enthusiasm and excitement for the theme will be generated through the presentation.
7. Audience members will be engaged and asked to actively participate with presenter, whether through demonstrations, crafts, or sharing own ideas. (Other ideas: book trailers, book talks, etc.)
8. Books will be recommended in relation to specific programs and activities.
9. Handouts will be available for ideas presented.
10. Presentation will incorporate innovative ideas from current library practice.
Request for Proposal and Workshop Timeline:
All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 5pm CST- August 15th. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from August 16th – September 12th. If additional information or discussions are needed with any potential presenters during this time frame, presenters will be notified. Presenter selection will be made by September 15th. Upon notification, contract negotiation with presenter will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed by September 30th. Presenters not selected will be notified by September 30th.
Workshop Timeline for 2015:
Tuesday, March 3—CKLS: Great Bend
Wednesday, March 4—NWKLS: Oberlin
Thursday, March 5—SWKLS: Dodge City
Monday, March 9—SCKLS: Hutchison
Tuesday, March 10—NEKLS: Topeka
Wednesday, March 11—SEKLS: Iola
Thursday, March 12—NCKLS: Manhattan
Presenter is responsible for her/his own travel to and from Kansas and in between site locations for the seven presentations in late February and early March. Regional offices will cover the costs for hotel and meals the evening before that site’s presentation.
National Presenter with Library Background and an attached resume which includes years of library experience in either public or school libraries and work with youth and or children’s programming. References from previous Library workshops across the country also requested.
Will out of state candidates be considered? Yes
Salary Range: $12,000.00
How to apply? July 14, 2014-Seeking a Summer Reading Presenter for the State of Kansas
Summer Reading Regional Presenter for the Seven Regional Library Systems of Kansas
Sponsored by: Kansas Library Consultants for Youth (KLCY)
Dear Prospective Presenter:
You are invited to submit a proposal for the Summer Reading Regional Presenter in accordance with the requirements set forth in the attached request for proposal (RFP).
We are seeking a Qualified Summer Reading Presenter for the seven regional library systems of Kansas. All proposals in response to this RFP are due no later than 5pm CST- August 15th. Evaluation of proposals will be conducted from August 16th – September 12th. If additional information or discussions are needed with any potential presenters during this time frame, presenters will be notified. Presenter selection will be made by September 15th. Upon notification, contract negotiation with presenter will begin immediately. Contract negotiations will be completed by September 30th. Presenters not selected will be notified by September 30th.
Melendra Sanders and Mary Boller will be the points of contact for all inquiries, questions and correspondences. Thank you for your time, effort, and interest in our statewide workshops.
Melendra Sanders and Mary Boller
Melendra Sutliff Sanders Mary Boller
Youth Consultant Children’s and Talking Book Consultant
North Central Kansas Library System Northwest Kansas Library System
629 Poyntz Ave. 2 Washington Square
Manhattan, KS 66502 Norton, Kansas 67654
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