The Southern System Planning Panel accepted the following Mission, Vision, and Values for the new organization from the Strategic sub-committee. This document is now available for public comment and for concept concurrence. At the February, 2011 meeting the document with revisions, as appropriate, will be forwarded to the panel for approval.
The Southern System Planning panel conducted an extensive survey of the membership of the library systems from mid October 2010 to early November 2010. The response to the survey was outstanding and demonstrated the interest in the planned merger between the systems. Over 750 people took time to participate in the survey.
LTLS Demographics (PDF) posted for the Strategic Planning Committee 9.13.2010
RPLS Demographics (PDF) posted for the Strategic Planning Committee 9.9.2010
Stategic Planning committee list of todo’s (PDF) from the August 26, 2010 Conference Call.
Library Systems in Illinois are faced with financial challenges that necessitate looking at every service offered by the system. The four Southern Systems (LCLS, LTLS, RPLS, SHLS) are in a collaborative planning process to develop a new structure for library cooperation. We need your help by completing this survey in order for us to create a Strategic Plan. The link to the survey is:
We are asking you the directors, staff, trustees, and agency administrators for input and direction as we re-envision a new future. This survey provides a key opportunity for the Southern System Planning Panel to learn what is important to you. Your responses to the survey will directly impact the Strategic Plan that is being developed. The survey results will be posted to Cooperation Today (www.cooperationtoday.org) and will inform the Planning Panel members as they develop of a service program.
Please complete this survey by November 1, 2010. Your help and thoughtful comments are invaluable to us.
Please share this survey widely. We want as many people as possible to complete this. It will take you approximately 10 minutes of your valuable time but we need your help. Thank you.
Leslie Bednar, LCLS
Jan Ison, LTLS
Bev Obert, RPLS
Ellen Popit, SHLS