Current Requests for Proposals (RFP)
AASL seeks a statement of interest in hosting a hybrid of the AASL 2014 Fall Forum, October 17-18.
AASL 2014 Fall Forum
October 17-18 | St. Louis, MO
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites universities, school districts, intermediate education units or similar to submit a Statement of Interest to be a satellite site of the AASL 2014 Fall Forum, October 17-18.
The AASL Fall Forum is a multi-day national institute held during non-AASL National Conference years. A more intimate event, the institute focuses on one topic of importance to the profession. The 2014 topic will focus on blended learning. Additional details about the Fall Forum topic can be found at http://www.ala.org/aasl/fallforum. Based on interest, three to four sites may be chosen to support a hybrid of the AASL 2014 Fall Forum.
Happening simultaneous to the on-site institute, a satellite site would host and facilitate the institute. Sites would view a live broadcast of the AASL Fall Forum speakers and communicate via chat with the on-site event attendees. A Site Project Manager would handle logistical details and work closely with AASL staff to ensure a successful institute. Additionally, the satellite site facilitates the group work of attendees during breakout discussion.
AASL would provide registration and event materials for satellites sites. Reimbursement for direct expenses such as food and beverage breaks would be provided through a cost-share model.
Interested parties should submit a one page letter of interest describing their ability to provide a site with the following minimum qualifications:
Site must be a school district, university, intermediate education units, or similar.
Site must attract a minimum of 50 attendees.
Site must provide a Project Manager to work directly with the AASL office.
Site must facilitate group work.
Site must provide:
A reliable high-speed Internet connection;
the ability to support Flash video or Windows Media;
a large projection screen and access to house audio mixer/sound board; and
access to support for onsite technical issues.
Any interested parties should submit a one page Statement of Interest by December 10, 2013, to Allison Cline at email@example.com.