Materials Added week of 12/11/17

Workgroups:

  • Agenda for 12/18 meeting of the ILL/ILS workgroup
  • Agenda and minutes from 12/12 meeting of the Technology workgroup

Steering Committee:

December PLSR Highlights

Upcoming events

  • Members of the Steering Committee will update the community on their work and the chairs of the Human Resources and Funding subcommittees will share what their groups have been working on at the December 19th Virtual Q&A, 12-1pm.

Steering Committee

  • A timeline for the activities the Steering Committee will undertake to get to their recommendation to DPI was updated.
  • Two groups of collaborators will be involved in the above activities. One group, the Core Recommendation Collaborators (CRC), will be a small group of individuals who will assist with the drafting of the recommendations.  The other will be a larger group that will work on refining the draft with the Steering Committee.  The Steering Committee will review a job description and application for these groups at their January meeting.
  • Roles for above timeline were also considered. WiLS will continue as the project managers, but will not be involved in designing processes, facilitating meetings, or any decision-making.  They will be taking more of an administrative support role and will act as a resource for the results of the workgroups.  Russell Consulting will be the facilitators for this phase.  The Steering Committee will have an increased role in writing, creating agendas, etc. The Steering Committee voted to have WiLS and Russell Consulting bring proposals for this work to the January meeting.
  • Two minor revisions were made to the “Expectations of Steering Recommendations” document.
  • The committee briefly reviewed three documents of information provided by systems that will be used to inform the development of its recommendations. The documents are part of the December 7, 2017 meeting materials and are PLSR System Background and County Relationships, System Director Duties Covered in Workgroup Models, and System Director Duties Related to Administration.
  • The focus group process is being coordinated by Russell Consulting. Three focus group sessions will be held: in the Northeast part of the state on January 9th, in the Northwest on January 10th and in the South Central part of the state on January 11th.  Russell Consulting will present information and initial observations about the focus groups to the Steering Committee at their January 18, 2017 meeting.  Based on the results of the focus groups, Russell Consulting will develop a survey that will go out to the public library and library system community from February 12th to 26th.

Workgroups

PLSR Steering Committee Q & A – Tuesday, December 19 12 – 1 PM

Bring your lunch and your questions to the upcoming Q & A session where members from the PLSR Steering Committee will update the community on their process and the Chairs of the Human Resources and Funding subcommittees will share what their teams have been working on.

There will be time to answer questions, especially those related to Steering work and subcommittees, but questions on other topics are welcome. You are encouraged to submit questions prior to the meeting using the Contact Form.

Here’s how you can join the meeting:

From your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/212659509

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 212-659-509

Materials Added week of 12/4/17

Workgroups:

Steering Committee:

PLSR Steering Committee, Human Resources Subcommittee – Agenda / Public Notice of Open Meeting

Date: December 12, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Subcommittee members will attend via GoToMeeting.

Public Audience Location:
Lakeshores Library System, 29134 Evergreen Drive #600, Waterford, WI, 53185
The public may also attend/listen via GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting Information:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/825307085
Phone: +1 (872) 240-3212; Access Code: 825-307-085

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Discussion to establish quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of Minutes: November 8, 2017
  5. Old business
    • Assignment to help with workgroup model cost preparation: how to calculate the benefits percentage for employees
      The group has been collecting information from systems about benefits. We will discuss what has been collected so far, what we’ve learned and what is left to do.
    • Issue Tracker review
      • Additions since last meeting
      • Other issues to add
      • Discussion: Plan for gathering other issues
        At the last meeting, the Subcommittee discussed some ideas for a plan to collect issues more widely. The group will discuss and finalize a plan.
      • Discussion: Prioritization of issues
        At the last meeting, the Subcommittee discussed some ideas for prioritization. The group will discuss and finalize a plan.
    • Subcommittee workbook: Summary of other changes made between meetings
  6. New Business
    • Determine benefits percentage to recommend to the Steering Committee
      Based on the information gathered from the systems, the Subcommittee will determine a benefits percentage to recommend to the Steering Committee.
    • Brainstorm other concerns, information to be collected, and possible activities
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Next meeting date
  10. Adjourn

PLSR Community Update – Additions to the PLSR site

We would like to thank all of you that have been asking such great questions and offering your feedback. It is helping the workgroups strengthen their models and the Steering Committee to understand the needs of the library community.

If you would like to see the sorts of questions that have been asked and answered, look at the new section of the PLSR site, What Has Already Been Asked. We have just added the General/Overview section that covers process and Steering Committee questions. Using real feedback from the community, we will keep this page up to date with the questions that are asked of the workgroups and Steering Committee. While it may not be comprehensive, it will reflect the most recent and most commonly asked questions.

You can ask questions and offer feedback to specific workgroups, the project managers or the Steering Committee using the Contact Form.

Materials Added Week of 11/27

Workgroups:

  • Agenda for 11/30 ILL/ILS meeting

Steering Committee:

12/7/2017 PLSR Steering Committee Agenda / Public Notice of Open Meeting

The PLSR Steering Committee will meet on Thursday, December 7, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The full meeting agenda is available and the call-in information for those that would like to join the meeting remotely is on the agenda and at the end of this post.

The Steering Committee will be discussing the following documents:

Other items on the agenda include an update on library director focus groups, discussion about potential IMLS grant, and reports from subcommittees.

The public may attend in-person or listen via GoToMeeting.

Public Audience Location:
Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481

GoToMeeting Information:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/261612069
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 261-612-069

November PLSR Highlights

Upcoming events

  • There will be a December 19th Q&A from 12-1 PM which will focus on the process change related to including stakeholders and the subcommittees’ work.

Steering Committee

  • The Steering Committee would encourage everyone to provide specific feedback on the models now, as this is the time to do that as the workgroups are tweaking things. Feedback can be submitted using the Contact Form on the PLSR website and the workgroup WLA presentations can found on the site as well.
  • The group reviewed the Expectations of the Steering Committee Report document and further discussed what process they will undertake to get to recommendations.
  • The Steering Committee approved a proposal for a set of focus groups with library directors. Held in late December and early January, the focus groups will be asked questions around governance, administration, and accountability.  Russell Consulting, who will be conducting the focus groups, will also be selecting participants based on those who complete a selection form.
  • At the December meeting, the Steering Committee will consider information related to the focus groups, more updates from the subcommittees, results from the system director duties survey, results from the county relationships survey, and work on developing next steps from the process.

 

PLSR Steering Committee, Funding & Cost Standards Subcommittee – Agenda / Public Notice of Open Meeting

Date: November 29, 2017
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Subcommittee members will attend via GoToMeeting.

Public Audience Location:
Fond du Lac P.L. Director’s Office, 32 Sheboygan St, Fond du Lac, WI 54935
The public may also attend/listen via GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting Information:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/341222693
Phone: (646) 749-3112; Access Code: 341-222-69

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of Minutes: October 30, 2017
  5. Old business
    • Review status of information gathering from systems.
    • Determine next steps.
  6. New Business
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Next meeting date
  10. Adjourn