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

The PLSR Steering Committee will be taking part in a workgroup leadership meeting January 20th, 2017, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Fitchburg Public Library.

The potential exists that a quorum of the committee membership will be part of this panel. The purpose of this meeting is to review the next phase’s timeline and workplans for workgroups.  No action by the committee will be taken at this meeting.

Things to know:

  • Virtual Q and A Session with ILL and ILS is 1/13 (This Friday!)
  • Sign up now for PLSR Survey Panel

Virtual Q and A Session with ILL and ILS is 1/13
On January 13th at 9:30 a.m., hear from ILL and ILS workgroup leadership about how their work is progressing and then ask questions and offer your feedback. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. And your questions about any of the service areas are welcome.

This session is part of a series of Q and As for you to ask questions and learn more about the workgroups.  There is one more session scheduled at this time:

  • February 14th, Noon                    Delivery/Electronic Resources

Here’s how you can connect to these meetings:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/903538181
Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.

Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 903-538-181
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 903-538-181

Sign up NOW for the PLSR Survey Panel
Looking for a way to be part of the PLSR process? We are looking for volunteers to serve on a survey panel. As the workgroups continue to develop their models, they will need to gather opinions and thoughts from the library community in a systematic way.  We’ll be using the PLSR Survey Panel for this purpose.

We’ll be surveying you about such topics as Regions of Service, Resource Sharing, Help Desk Preferences and more. We will begin surveying about these topics in March, so now is the time to sign up to receive surveys to give your input. If you join the panel, you’ll receive surveys from the workgroups and project managers. You can respond to all of them or only respond to some. This is an important way to be involved and offer your valuable feedback.

Sign up with this simple form.

Good morning,

The recording for the 12/19/2016 Steering Committee has been posted.

 

The PLSR Steering Committee will meet on Monday, December 19th, 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.

As part of the meeting, the Steering Committee will be discussing several documents, Letter from PLSR for vendors, December 2016 PLSR Project Update, and Autonomous and centralized definition table.

Each document is available for review prior to the meeting.

Public Audience Location: IFLS Office 1538 Truax Blvd. Eau Claire, WI 54703
The public may also attend/listen via GoToMeeting

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Things to know:

  • Virtual Q and A Session with Consulting and Continuing Ed is 12/13
  • Now’s the time! Workgroups need your feedback
  • 11/21 Steering Committee meeting draft minutes and recording available

Virtual Q and A Session with Consulting and Continuing Ed Workgroups
On December 13th at 12:00, hear from Consulting and Continuing Education workgroup leadership about how their work is progressing and then ask questions and offer your feedback. There will be ample time for questions and discussion. And your questions about any of the service areas are welcome.

This session is part of a series of Q and As for you to ask questions and learn more about the workgroups.  Other upcoming sessions are:

  • January 13th, 9:30 AM                 ILL/ILS – Discovery
  • February 14th, Noon                    Delivery/Electronic Resources

Here’s how you can connect to these meetings:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/903538181
Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.

Or, call in using your telephone.

Dial +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 903-538-181
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 903-538-181

 Service Model Drafts Need Your Feedback
Workgroups unveiled drafts of their new approaches to collaborative services in Wisconsin at WLA and now all of the visual presentations, along with short explanations, either in text, video, or audio form, are available on their PLSR Workgroup pages.

The workgroups truly need questions and feedback from the library community to help them decide what might need to be changed and what else they need to explain and explore in order to craft successful service models. You can use the Contact form to send feedback to a specific workgroup or share general feedback. Your feedback is always welcome, but to be the most help to the workgroups, we would appreciate your ideas for the service models by the end of December.

Steering Committee Draft Minutes and Recording for 11/21/2016 Meeting
The PLSR Steering Committee met November 21st. Draft minutes and a recording of the meeting are available for your review.

Hello,

The recording for the 11/18 Virtual Q&A with the Technology Workgroup has been posted and the 11/21/2016 Steering Committee recording is also available.

Hello!

The recording of the 11/15 Electronic Resources workgroup has been posted along with the meeting’s agenda.

Things to know:

  • Out-of-State Information Gathered
  • More resources for you – toolkit
  • Don’t Forget…Virtual Q and A session on 11/18/2016

 Out-of-State Information Gathered
One of the main principles of the PLSR process is, “Information and data should be the bedrock of the process” and in order to meet this goal, information has been gathered from in-state sources through surveys and review of data submitted to DPI as well as from out-of-state sources.

Eight states on nine webinars shared how their collaborative public library services are delivered and offered PLSR workgroups the opportunity to ask questions on a range of topics, from administration and governance to details on how delivery, continuing education, consulting and more are handled in their states. All of the webinars are available for you to listen to and have timestamps indicating major topics so you can listen to the whole recording or just the parts that interest you the most.

An out-of-state survey is also available as are several reports that the workgroups have consulted to inform their work. We can’t thank our colleagues across the nation enough for the time and effort they took to answer questions.

PLSR Toolkit
Over the late summer and the early fall, workgroup and Steering Committee members traveled to as many of the Systems as possible in order to present a PLSR Toolkit at all-director and other large meetings.  The toolkit is intended to help library directors and others learn more about the process and to present that information to others, including library staff and boards.  The toolkit materials are available on the PLSR site and include a PowerPoint presentation and accompanying script, a FAQ, and a handout describing the ways to offer feedback and stay up-to-date on workgroups and the overall process.

Don’t Forget…Virtual Q and A session
Next session is this Friday at 9:30 AM

Each month, one or more workgroups will speak about how their work is progressing and will ask for community feedback. There will be ample time for questions from the community. And, no matter what workgroup is taking part in the discussion, your questions about any of the service areas are welcome. The upcoming sessions are:

November 18th, 9:30 AM            Technology

December 13th, Noon                 CE/Consulting

January 13th, 9:30 AM                 ILL/ILS – Discovery

February 14th, Noon                    Delivery/Electronic Resources

Here’s how you can connect to these meetings:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/903538181
Use your microphone and speakers (VoIP) – a headset is recommended.

Or, call in using your telephone.
Dial +1 (408) 650-3123
Access Code: 903-538-181
Audio PIN: Shown after joining the meeting
Meeting ID: 903-538-181

 

The PLSR Steering Committee will meet on Monday, November 21st, 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.

As part of the meeting, the Steering Committee will be discussing several documents, PLSR final recommendation development ideas, November 2016 PLSR Project UpdateLSTA budget modification requests and discussion of approach to additional activities for next phaseand Discussion of Centralized and Autonomous.

Each document is available for review prior to the meeting.

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

Attend/listen via GoToMeeting
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/966190909

You can also dial in using your phone.
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Access Code: 966-190-909

Good Afternoon!

The recording for the 11/10/2016 Consulting workgroup meeting is now available.

If you could not attend  WLA Session: The Most Awesome PLSR Notable Reports Panel Ever,  we have the following posted to the PLSR site at plsr.info/resources