Project director sought by ASCLA for LBPH Guidelines revision

Contact: Liz Markel

Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA

(312) 280-4398


For Immediate Release

January 26, 2010

CHICAGO—The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has issued an RFP for a project director to oversee revision of the 2005
Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

The Project Director will facilitate and coordinate all phases of the standards development process, including managing a working team and project advisory committee of consumers and librarians. Additional responsibilities include arranging meetings for the working team and advisory committee, scheduling public hearings and presentations before interested groups, conducting research, preparing drafts and the final copy – and handling distribution - of the standards document, planning project expenditures and managing budgeted funds.

The revision process will be funded by a grant from the Library of Congress/National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LC/NLS) to the American Library Association, and will be administered by ASCLA.
Complete instructions for the RFP can be downloaded from the ASCLA website. A proposed timeline for the project can be found in
this document, with expected project completion anticipated in October 2011.

Applicants must submit one print copy and one copy on a CD of their proposal by 4:30pm CT on Feb. 1, 2010 via mail to the American Library Association, Attention: Susan Hornung, 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL, 60611. Questions about the RFP should be submitted to Susan Hornung, ASCLA/RUSA executive director at or (312) 280-4395.

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