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Public Library System Models


Draft Wisconsin Public Library System service models are now available from the Public Library Service Redesign (PLSSR) work groups. The Consulting, Delivery, Electronic Resources, ILL, ILS/Resource Discovery and Technology models can be viewed on the PLSR website.  A general overview diagram explains the progress and direction of the project.

PLSR workgroups welcome questions and feedback to help determine what might be needed to further develop successful service models. A contact form is available for sending feedback to a specific workgroup or for sharing general feedback. Feedback is always welcome, but to be the most help to the workgroups, please submit ideas for the service models by the end of December. (Note: to enlarge your display of a model, use CTRL and the mouse wheel.)

The PLSR Steering Committee began to map out the next phase of the project during a facilitated process with the project managers and discussed other issues related to workgroup needs and implementation planning. Draft minutes and a meeting recording from the meeting are available for review. The Steering Committee minutes are also available for the WLA session, “A Conversation with the PLSR Steering Committee.”


Over the next few months one or more workgroups will speak about how their work is progressing and will ask for community feedback. Questions about any of the service areas are welcome during any of the workgroup presentations. 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
To connect to these meetings visit https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/903538181
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