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

Workgroups

Steering Committee

Upcoming events

  • In September, the Steering Committee will be doing a series of in-person sessions around the state to present the progress of the process, to answer questions, and to collect feedback from the community.
  • Each Workgroup will share updates on their models at WLA in Wisconsin Dells. These sessions will be video recorded and made available on the PLSR website. Steering Committee members will be at a booth in the Exhibits Hall for the library community to ask questions, chat about the project, and offer feedback. Schedule for sessions and booth is now available.

Steering Committee

  • The dates and times for the November/December Regional Meetings have been set.
  • The Steering Committee began to discuss their activities after the workgroup report is received and updated activities on their timeline as a result.
  • The Committee to dates for their meetings and upcoming Q&As, all which can be found on the PLSR site calendar.
  • The Funding and Cost Standards Subcommittee has met twice. Members are gathering data from systems, which will be organized so gaps can be identified. The subcommittee will bring their findings for discussion at the next SOMBAW meeting, September 29 in Madison.
  • As part of their model proposals, the workgroups will be supplying a rough budget for their area. The Steering Committee discussed some issues around budgeting for staff and moved that the Project Managers work with a professional HR consultant to help with costing staff.
  • The Steering Committee voted to change the quorum to 6 for the committee of the whole. This change will allow for discussions on topics without the full quorum being present.  The full quorum will need to be present to approve anything.
  • The Steering Committee felt it important to communicate, as the workgroups are preparing their sessions for WLA, that although workgroups will be sharing more about their models, nothing is set in stone, even within the workgroups. These are works in progress.

Workgroups

This year at the WLA Conference at the Kalahari in the Wisconsin Dells, all seven workgroups will share the progress they have made in developing their recommendations and will ask for feedback from the library community. Questions and comments are welcome.

Come to one or come to all and if you can’t make it to a session or the conference, no problem. The sessions will be video recorded and shared on the PLSR website afterward and your feedback is welcome at any time.

If you are attending WLA, come by the Exhibits Hall where members of the Steering Committee will be available to answer questions, chat about the project, and listen to your feedback. There will be members at the booth Wednesday and Thursday during no-conflict times and lunch hours.

Here’s the session schedule, along with booth times for easy access.

 Interested in speaking with or having a Steering Committee visit you? Send an email at steeringcommittee@plsr.info and we’ll find the time!

Workgroups

  • Minutes for the 9/7/2017 Collections workgroup meeting have been posted
  • Agenda and minutes for the 9/12/17 Technology workgroup meeting have been posted
  • The latest progress updates have been added to each of the workgroup pages

Steering Committee

Virtual Q and A – Tuesday, September 19th, 12-1 PM

Join members of the Steering Committee for a lunchtime virtual version of the upcoming Regional Meeting presentation on Tuesday, September 19th. You will learn about the background for the PLSR project, where the project is at right now, and what the next steps look like. In particular, the Steering Committee will discuss the importance of equity in the PLSR process and its outcomes with meeting participants.

Connection Information:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/721746117

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 721-746-117

The Steering Committee will be holding regional meetings, sharing the virtual Q & A presentation and allowing for in-person conversation, September 18 – September 29 at 10 locations around the state. Library and System directors, staff, and trustees are all welcome to attend these meetings. See the schedule of locations to find a meeting near you!

The PLSR Steering Committee Events subcommittee meeting scheduled for Monday, September 11 has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 12th at 11 AM.

Date: September 12, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Subcommittee members will attend via GoToMeeting.
Public Audience Location: IFLS Office
1538 Truax Blvd. Eau Claire, WI 54703
The public may also attend/listen via GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting Information:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/934363197

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 934-363-197

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of August 14, 2017 minutes
  5. Old business
    • September regional meetings: review feedback from other steering members and finalize various documents of the toolkit for the regional meetings.
      • Review and update slide deck and presentation outline
      • Review and update committee members’ roles document
      • Review and update FAQ document
    • WLA
      • Discuss booth needs
      • Discuss what is needed to share with Steering members as far as their participation expectations at WLA.
  6. New business
    • Nov/Dec regional meetings: discuss and brainstorm needs for these meetings around the state that will focus on what workgroups shared about their models at WLA.
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Adjourn

Workgroups

Steering Committee

 

The PLSR Steering Committee will meet on Thursday, September 14th, starting 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 topics on the agenda include a review of the September regional meeting toolkit, communications review, and subcommittee reports.

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

Attend/listen via GoToMeeting:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/170591493
Phone: (646) 749-2113; Access Code: 170-591-493

Date: September 13, 2017
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 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/525854149
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112, Access Code: 525-854-149

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of Minutes: August 16, 2017
  5. Old business
    • Review status of information gathering from systems
    • Discuss next steps with information gathered
    • Determine goals for meeting with SOMBAW on September 29
  6. New Business
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Next meeting date
  10. Adjourn

This meeting has been rescheduled for September 12 at 11 AM. See new Public Notice for updated connection information.

Date: September 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Subcommittee members will attend via GoToMeeting.
Public Audience Location: IFLS Office
1538 Truax Blvd. Eau Claire, WI 54703
The public may also attend/listen via GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting Information:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/394772389
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112, Access Code: 394-772-389

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of August 14, 2017 minutes
  5. Old business
    • September regional meetings: review feedback from other steering members and finalize various documents of the toolkit for the regional meetings.
      • Review and update slide deck and presentation outline
      • Review and update committee members’ roles document
      • Review and update FAQ document
    • WLA
      • Discuss booth needs
      • Discuss what is needed to share with Steering members as far as their participation expectations at WLA.
  6. New business
    • Nov/Dec regional meetings: discuss and brainstorm needs for these meetings around the state that will focus on what workgroups shared about their models at WLA.
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Adjourn