The PLSR Project is a community-based project to consider how to best provide public library system services in Wisconsin.

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The recording of the 3/20/2017 Steering Committee meeting is now available.

The PLSR Steering Committee will meet on Monday, March 20th, starting at 1 p.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 topics on the agenda include workgroup and topic team updates as well as updates related to the PLSR recommendation development process, and a discussion of roles for recommendation development and decision-making process for workgroups and Steering Committee.

Public Audience Location: IFLS Office 1538 Truax Blvd. Eau Claire, WI 54703

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Hello! The draft minutes for the 2/20/2017 Steering Committee are now available, joining the recording of the meeting.

Topic Teams

Made up of existing workgroup members, Topic Teams are scheduled to meet in order to make decisions related to topics that impact multiple workgroups. These teams will look at information already gathered by workgroups, gather more information, survey the library community and make decisions to help workgroups move forward with their service model development.

The teams are all listed on the Topic Teams page and each will make recordings, notes, agendas, and other materials available on the site. In fact, all of the teams have met in the last week or two and their pages are up to date with meeting materials, workplans, and a list of team members.

Public Library System Redesign Steering Committee, Events Subcommittee
Agenda/Public Notice of Open Meeting

Date: March 13, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m.

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Public Audience Location: IFLS Office 1538 Truax Blvd. Eau Claire, WI 54703
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Agenda

  • Call to Order
  • Determination of quorum
  • Acknowledgment and welcome of public attendees
  • New business
    • Purpose of Subcommittee
      • Discussion of which events subcommittee will design
      • Do we want a formal statement of purpose for the subcommittee?
    • Discussion of WAPL evening event
      • What are the goals for the event?
      • How might we accomplish these goals?
    • Who should be involved in presenting/facilitating?
    • Steering Committee Summer retreat
      • Affirmation of length and purpose of the retreat
    • Set regular monthly meeting dates/times
  • Meeting review
  • Adjourn

Make sure your voice is heard:  Join the PLSR Survey Panel!

The next phase of the PLSR project is underway, and getting feedback from the user community will be critical.

The primary way feedback will be gathered in this phase is through the PLSR Survey Panel, and we hope you’ll consider joining (if you haven’t already)!

As the workgroups continue to develop their models, they will need to gather opinions and thoughts from the library community in a systematic way.  That’s where the PLSR Survey Panel comes in.

If you join the panel, you’ll receive surveys from the workgroups, topic teams, and project managers. You can respond to all of them or only respond to some.  It’ll be up to you! You can also unsubscribe from the panel at any time.

Joining the panel is an important thing you can do to make sure your voice is heard and that the outcome of this process reflects what the library community wants and needs.

Sign up today with this simple form.

Upcoming Surveys

Defining the Help Center Topic Team Survey       3/6-3/19
Regions Topic Team Survey                                      3/27-4/9
Resource Sharing Topic Team Survey                     3/13-3/26

The next phase of the PLSR project has gotten underway and perhaps you have heard the term Topic Team come up. There are several topics that touch upon multiple workgroup plans and in order to have consistent approaches and to avoid duplication of effort, four Topic Teams have been formed. They are:

Defining the Help Center
Refining and Defining Consulting and Continuing Education
Regions
Resource Sharing

These teams are made up of current workgroup members and will meet for a very limited time. The first four teams will be done with their work by WAPL, where they will present their findings. Most of the Topic Teams (and workgroups, too) will be asking for advice and feedback via the Survey Panel and there’s still time to sign up.

You can read all about the Topic Teams here and follow along with their work as well. We will be posting agendas, minutes, recordings as available, as well as any materials produced by the teams.

There will likely be at least one more Topic Team formed around Facilities later in the process. We will be sure to keep the community up to date on that as well.

 

Good afternoon!

The Steering Committee met on Monday, February 20th. The recording of that meeting is now available.

 

The PLSR Steering Committee will meet on Monday, 20th, starting at 1 p.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. Documents that will be discussed at the meeting are available for review.

Public Audience Location: South Central Library System Headquarters, 4610 S Biltmore Ln #101, Madison, WI 53718

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Things to know:

  • Update from the 1/20 PLSR Leadership meeting
  • Virtual Q and A Session with Delivery and Collections Workgroups is 2/14 (Next Tuesday!)

Update from the 1/20 PLSR Leadership meeting

Just a few weeks ago, the next phase of the PLSR project kicked off with a meeting of workgroup leads, facilitators, liaisons from DPI, and Steering Committee members. The group reviewed proposed workplans and timelines, thinking carefully about what will need to be completed to successfully offer plans for new models of collaborative services to the Steering Committee.

A new feature of the PLSR process are Topic Teams, which will meet for a short, defined period to make decisions about topics that cross many of the workgroups. The teams are made up of members of existing workgroups and the topics are as follows: Regions, Resource Sharing, Help Center, and Refining and Defining Continuing Education and Consulting. These are big topics and the teams will be asking for community feedback, via the Survey Panel, which you are encouraged to sign up for.  Findings and decisions from the Topic Teams will be ready to share with the broader community at WAPL in April.

There will be big decisions to make and a lot of work to be done in this phase. The complete timeline and workplans will be shared on the PLSR site when all workgroups and the Steering Committee have met to finalize their plans.

We also want to acknowledge that this phase will bring along with it more concerns from the community.  Some of this will be a little unnerving or let’s be honest, scary. But, please know that you will have many, many opportunities to offer feedback and to help shape the outcome and that changes that result from this process will be made carefully and incrementally.

Virtual Q and A Session with Delivery and Collections Workgroups is 2/14

Spend your Valentine’s Day (or just a small part of it) with the Delivery and Collections (formally known as Electronic Resources) workgroups for a Virtual Q and A session. It starts at 12pm and you will hear from workgroup leadership about their work. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. As always, your questions about any of the service areas are welcome.

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Good afternoon!

Agendas for the following workgroups that are meeting this week are now available:

2/8/2017 Resource Libraries

2/9/2017 Delivery

2/10 Consulting and Continuing Education joint meeting