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May PLSR Highlights

Monday, June 4, 2018

The Public Library System Redesign project (PLSR) is a community-based project to consider how to best provide public library system services in Wisconsin. Building on the work of many, its goal is to develop a plan for implementation of new models of service. The process, led by a DPI-appointed Steering Committee and coordinated by WiLS, includes a various workgroups considering new models for services. The outcome of the process will be recommendations for new models of service and how to implement these new models.
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Read on for recent PLSR updates:

Upcoming events

  • The PLSR Events Subcommittee will meet via GoToMeeting on Monday, June 4, 11 am – 12 pm
  • There will be a PLSR Steering-CRC Framework Meeting on Friday, June 8, from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm at the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main St, Stevens Point, WI 54481
  • A PLSR Steering Committee System Director call is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
  • The PLSR Steering Committee will meet via GoToMeeting on Thursday, June 28, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Steering Committee

  • The first meeting of PLSR Steering and Core Recommendation Collaborators (CRC) was held on Friday, May 18th in Wisconsin Dells to discuss the Framework of the PLSR Steering Report to DPI.  The minutes and materials created at the meeting are posted on the Steering Committee page.
  • Russell Consulting presented the PLSR Focus Group and Survey Results at WAPL.
  • A presentation was made to COLAND on Friday, May 11th. Workgroup Recommendations were summarized, governance, cost and implementation questions were shared, and next steps in the process were also topics of consideration.
  • The Steering Committee Report Feedback Period will be from June 11 – July 20, 2018

For more information and updates on PLSR, visit . If you have questions or require further information, please use the contact form.


For questions about this information, contact John DeBacher (608) 267-9225