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The Future: Meetings of the Southern System Planning Panel

August 3rd, 2010

Each of the Systems (Lewis and Clark, Lincoln Trail, Shawnee, and Rolling Prairie) have appointed members to the Southern System Planning Panel. The first meeting of the appointed panel will be held on Thursday, August 12 from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. The location is the Knights of Columbus Hall in Effingham at 1501 W. Fayette. Directions are simple: take exit 159 from Interstate 57/70 go east on Fayette; the Hall is on the right with a stop light at the intersection where you turn.

The agenda for this meeting is being developed and will be posted on the Cooperation Today website (http://www.cooperation2day.org) before the meeting. If you have any questions or comments on the agenda, please leave them on the website or contact one of the RPLS panel representatives.

The Rolling Prairie Library System Board will be meeting on Tuesday August 17 at 1 PM at the RPLS Headquarters. A section of the agenda for this meeting will be dedicated to questions and discussion with member librarians about the planning process.

Looking ahead, you can also mark your calendars for Tuesday September 14th for the second meeting of the Southern System Planning Panel. It will be held at the same place and time as the Aug. 12th meeting. These are open meetings and anyone may attend.

The entire RPLS Board and staff encourages you to read and add comments to the documents on the Cooperation Today website, to attend meetings, and to ask questions. The future of library systems and libraries is in our hands. Everyone can and should help to shape the new entity that is being created.

Beverly J. Obert, Executive Director

Rolling Prairie Library System
A Library for Librarians
Helping Libraries Serve Illinois Citizens

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