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

The Steering Committee soon will be seeking Core Recommendation Collaborators (CRC) and Model Development Conference participants to help develop its recommendations regarding the administrative, governance, and funding structure to support service model recommendations developed by project workgroups.

The application period will be January 22 through February 9 and anyone can apply – library and system staff, directors, trustees, and board members as well as people from outside the public library world. The application will be widely promoted and you will be encouraged to apply and share with others that bring useful skills and perspectives.

Look for a full announcement and link to an online application next week

Workgroups

  • Recording of 1/8 Resource Libraries workgroup meeting
  • Agenda for 1/10 Collections workgroup meeting
  • Agenda and recording from 1/11 ILL/ILS workgroup meeting
  • Agenda for 1/17 Delivery workgroup meeting

Steering Committee

The PLSR Steering Committee will meet on Thursday, January 18, beginning 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 items on the agenda include an update on the library director focus groups and creation of the writing and communication teams for the final phase of work.

The public may attend in-person or listen via GoToMeeting.

Public Audience Location:
Kilbourn Public Library, 620 Elm St, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

GoToMeeting Information:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/754428117
Phone: (571) 317-3122, Access Code: 754-428-117

Date: January 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Subcommittee members will attend via GoToMeeting.

Public Audience Location:
Lakeshores Library System, 29134 Evergreen Drive #600, Waterford, WI, 53185
The public may also attend/listen via GoToMeeting

GoToMeeting Information:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/528555141
Phone number: (786) 535-3211 Access Code: 528-555-141

Agenda

1. Call to Order
2. Discussion to establish quorum
3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
4. Approval of Minutes: December 12, 2017
5. Old business

  • Assignment to help with workgroup model cost preparation: how to calculate the benefits percentage: The group will review the summary of information from this assignment prepared by S. Ohs prior to the meeting.
  • Issue Tracker review The group will review additional suggestions for the issue tracker gathered from the system directors.

6. New Business: None
7. Public Comment
8. Meeting review
9. Next meeting date
10. Adjourn

Workgroups

  • Minutes from 11/30 meeting of the ILL/ILS workgroup
  • Minutes from 12/14 meeting of the Collections workgroup
  • Agenda for 1/8 Resource Libraries workgroup meeting
  • Agenda for 1/9 CE/Consulting workgroup meeting
  • Agenda for 1/9 Technology workgroup meeting

Steering Committee

  • Agenda for 1/8 Events Subcommittee meeting
  • Agenda for 1/8 Funding & Cost Standards Subcommittee meeting

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.

If you haven’t been able to spend time learning about PLSR or you just need a refresher, now is your chance. In this Q&A session, Steering Committee members will offer an overview by recapping information that has been shared through regional meetings and previous Q&A sessions.  This session will offer a summary of the process for those who haven’t been able to attend previous sessions and will give attendees an outline of what to expect in the coming months.

There will be time to answer questions and to help the Steering Committee members prepare, you are encouraged to submit questions prior to the meeting using the Contact Form.

Here’s how you can join the meeting:

From your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/785113637

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (669) 224-3412
Access Code: 785-113-637

Date: January 8, 2018
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/359552901
Phone: (872) 240-3212; Access Code: 359-552-901

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of November 13, 2017 minutes
  5. Old business
    • None
  6. New business
    • Discuss February 22 & 23, 2018 workgroup leadership and Steering Committee meeting
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Adjourn

Date: January 8, 2018
Time: 2:30 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 listen/attend via GoToMeeting.

GoToMeeting Information:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/888368957
Phone: (872) 240-3412; Access Code: 888-368-957

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of Minutes: November 29, 2017
  5. Old business
    • Review funding information gathered from each system
    • Determine next steps
  6. New Business
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Next meeting date
  10. Adjourn

Workgroups

  • Minutes from 12/18 ILL/ILS workgroup meeting

Steering Committee

  • Recording of 12/19 Virtual Q&A with the Steering Committee