PLSR in the New Year – Dates to get on your calendar

Happy New Year! The next few months of the PLSR process are going to busy ones. In fact, you will probably be seeing a lot more communications asking for your feedback and participation. Here are the BIG moments that you might want to get on your calendars (we know how fast everyone’s time gets booked up):

Core Recommendation Collaborator (CRC) Application Period – Using a simple online form, community members can apply to be part of a small team to help craft core recommendations with the Steering Committee and/or to be part of a larger group that will offer feedback. Application period is January 22 – February 9.

Post-Focus Group Survey – Directors, staff, and Board members of libraries and systems will be invited to take a survey to learn what different stakeholders think about system services, governance, regional connections, local control, and other topics. Survey will run February 12-26.

Workgroup Report Feedback Period – Workgroups will submit their reports to the Steering Committee on April 2 and an open comment period will run through April 23. All community members are encouraged to offer feedback for Steering Committee and CRC consideration.

Steering Committee Report Feedback Period – All community members will be able to review the Steering Committee’s working recommendations and offer feedback. The comment period will be June 11 – July 20. This is a critical feedback period and you are encouraged to schedule time, with staff and/or with Boards, to review the recommendations. If invited, Steering Committee members will try to attend meetings to explain the process and recommendations and to learn from community partners. However, please make these requests as soon as possible to increase the possibility of a Steering member being available to attend.

Besides these important dates, you will also hear from the PLSR process with meeting materials, updates, and more. We hope this won’t be overwhelming but want to make sure the library community is informed of and involved in the PLSR process.