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 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.

Here’s how you can connect to these meetings:
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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

 

 

Hello! The PLSR workgroups are back to work after a brief hiatus for the holidays. We’ll be posting meeting dates, agendas, notes and when applicable, recordings of the meetings. You can see them on the individual workgroup pages.

Back in December, the directors of the Resource Libraries met with the Resource Libraries’ workgroup leadership for an information gathering sessions. Notes for that meeting are now available.

Things to know:

  • Virtual Q and A Session with Delivery and Collections Workgroups is 2/14
  • Listen to past Q and A sessions
  • Sign up now for PLSR Survey Panel

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 12 pm 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.

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

Listen to past Q and A sessions
Recordings of each session are available on the Resource page of the PLSR site as well as on the appropriate workgroup page.  While you’re on the PLSR site, you can listen to information gathering sessions with other states or review documentation that has been gathered through this process.

Sign up NOW for the PLSR Survey Panel
Don’t forget! We are looking for volunteers to serve on a survey panel. As workgroups continue to develop their models, they will need to gather opinions and thoughts from the library community in a systematic way.  When you sign up, your voice will be heard on 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.

Hello!

The recording of the ILS/ILL Q and A from January 13th is available. The recording is partial due to technical difficulties, but much of the session can be heard.

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
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