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

Workgroups:

  • Agenda for 11/27 Resource Libraries workgroup meeting

Steering Committee:

Now is the time for you to offer feedback to the workgroups about their models.  If you have questions or concerns, please share them with the workgroups as soon as you can.  In mid-February, they will be presenting a final draft version of their model to the Steering Committee, so it’s important that they get your feedback in order to finalize these model drafts.

If you have feedback or questions about particular workgroup ideas, you can use the contact form to communicate with specific workgroups. You are also encouraged to share your thoughts with the Steering Committee, who can be reached through the contact form as well. While your feedback is welcome at any time, the sooner you offer it, the sooner the workgroup can use it to make their ideas better.

Each of the seven workgroups provided updates about their models at WLA in October. Session video recordings along with the PowerPoint presentations and one-page overviews are available on the PLSR website. If you weren’t able to attend or if you just need to refresh your memory, we encourage you to spend some time learning about the work that has been done and what is in front of the workgroups.

If you’re not sure if the workgroups have already been asked your question, take a look at the Questions That Have Been Asked page. It has questions that have been asked of the workgroups, Steering Committee, and project managers and while not comprehensive, it does contain the more recent and most frequently asked questions.

Workgroups:

  • Minutes from 10/3 CE-Consulting workgroup meeting
  • Agenda for 11/14 CE-Consulting workgroup meeting
  • Minutes and Recording for the 11/1 ILS/ILL workgroup meeting
  • Agenda for 11/14 Technology workgroup meeting

Steering Committee:

  • Recording for the 11/8 HR Subcommittee meeting

Workgroups:

  • Minutes from 10/26 Collections workgroup meeting
  • PLSR at WLA page includes workgroup recordings, slide decks, and one-page overviews of each workgroup’s model

Steering Committee:

  • Draft minutes from 10/05 Steering Committee meeting
  • Recording from 10/30 Funding & Cost Standards Subcommittee meeting
  • Agenda for 11/8 Human Resources Subcommittee meeting
  • Agenda and Materials for 11/09 Steering Committee meeting
  • Agenda for 11/13 Events Subcommittee meeting, along with minutes from 10/09 meeting

 

The PLSR Steering Committee will meet on Thursday, November 9, 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 a review of WLA and reports from subcommittees.

Public Audience Location:
Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481
The public may attend in-person or listen via GoToMeeting.

GoToMeeting Information:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/843234485
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 843-234-485

 

Date: November 13, 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/608951173
Phone: (786) 535-3211, Access Code: 608-951-173

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of October 9, 2017 minutes
  5. Old business
  6. New business
    • Discuss planning needs for March regional meetings: dates, presenters/participants, locations, etc.
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Adjourn

Thanks to everyone that was able to attend the Workgroup sessions at WLA at the Kalahari. There were many people that went multiple sessions and some even made it to all seven! The workgroups deeply appreciate the community’s interest and dedication to staying informed and offering their feedback. The comments and questions were incredibly thoughtful and helpful.

Of course, it was not possible for everyone in the library community to attend any or all of the sessions. Therefore, with the help of Mark Ibach of the South Central Library System, each session was video recorded. These recordings, along with session PowerPoints and one-page overviews are now available on the PLSR website, all on a single page, as well as on each workgroup page.

The questions asked and the feedback given during the sessions will help the workgroups as they finalize their work. If you have feedback or questions about particular workgroup ideas, you can use the contact form to communicate with specific workgroups. You are also encouraged to share your thoughts with the Steering Committee, who can be reached through the contact form as well.

We also heard that it would be helpful to know what questions have already been asked (and possibly answered). So, we’ve created a new feature on the PLSR site that will share questions that have been asked of the workgroups, Steering Committee, and project managers. The list is not comprehensive but does contain the more recent and most frequently asked questions.

Date: November 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
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/771813829
Phone: (646) 749-3112; Access Code: 771-813-829

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Discussion to establish quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of Minutes: October 11, 2017
  5. Old business
    • Assignment to help with workgroup model cost preparation: how to calculate the benefits percentage for employees
      The group has been collecting information from systems about benefits. We will discuss what has been collected so far, what we’ve learned and what is left to do.
  6. New Business
    • Subcommittee workbook
    • WLA Debrief
    • Issue tracking list development
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Next meeting date
  10. Adjourn

Workgroups:

  • Agenda and Recording from 10/26 Collections workgroup meeting
  • Agenda for 11/1 ILL/ILS workgroup meeting

Steering Committee:

  • Recording and minutes from 10/11 Human Resources subcommittee meeting
  • Minutes from 10/10 Funding & Cost Standards subcommittee meeting
  • Agenda for 10/30 Funding & Cost Standards subcommittee meeting

Date: October 30, 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/199255269
Phone: (656) 749-3112; Access Code: 199-255-269

Agenda

  1. Call to Order
  2. Determination of quorum
  3. Acknowledgement and welcome of public attendees
  4. Approval of Minutes: October 10, 2017
  5. Old business
    • Review status of information gathering from systems and development of template to allocate revenue and aggregate cost information
    • Determine next steps
  6. New business
  7. Public Comment
  8. Meeting review
  9. Next meeting date
  10. Adjourn