PLSR Update Message – 8/17/2017

Things to know:

  • Virtual Q & A Session RESCHEDULED for 8/22 9:30AM
  • PLSR Fall Regional Meetings
  • PLSR Principles of Structure Development

Q& A

Join members of the PLSR Steering Committee on Tuesday, August 22 at 9:30 AM to hear about their plan for upcoming Regional Meetings. These meetings will take place at different locations across the state in late September. Library and system staff as well as their trustees are all invited to attend.

There will be ample time in this Q&A for your questions. In fact, most of the time will be available to hear from you. It would be very helpful, though not required, if you could submit your questions in advance. You can email questions to

Here’s how you can connect to the session:

You can also dial in using your phone.

  • United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
  • Access Code: 909-757-869

Attend one of the PLSR Fall Regional Meetings

Join members of the PLSR Steering Committee at the PLSR Fall Regional Meetings from September 18 – September 29 at 10 locations around the state.  See the schedule of locations to find a meeting near you!

The meetings will begin with an update about the project, including information about the Steering Committee’s timeline and activities and the workgroups’ activities.  Each meeting will be 2 hours, and will include ample time for questions.

Library and System directors, staff, and trustees are all welcome to attend these meetings.

PLSR Principles of Structure Development

In March of 2018, the Steering Committee will receive a report of recommendations from the workgroups and will begin the work of putting together a report for DPI that will include not only these workgroup recommendations, but also their recommendations for administration, governance, and funding structures.  While the development of the recommendations won’t begin until that time, the Steering Committee is laying the groundwork for their work, including gathering information and developing the tools they will need.  One of these tools is a set of principles the Steering Committee will use to guide their work.  These principles were recently finalized, and will be included as part of the discussion at the regional meetings.