Consultant Work Group Recommendations DRAFT

A draft of the recommendations from the Libraries and Service Delivery Consultant Work Group to the 2015 Minnesota Legislature will be the topic of the Work Group’s final meeting.  The meeting will be held:

Monday, January 12, 2015 from 1:00 -3:00 p.m.
Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center B, Room 17

The Working Group includes representatives from the Department of Education, regional public library systems, multicounty multitype library systems, metro and greater Minnesota public libraries, Minitex, public school library media specialists, Office of Higher Education, Association of Minnesota Counties, and League of Minnesota Cities.  Members were selected based on knowledge of libraries and library service and dedication to collaboration between library governance systems.

The Libraries and Service Delivery Consultant Work Group has spent several months reviewing options for changing library procedures and governance systems to ensure equitable and cost-effective access to library services statewide. The group’s legislative charge also requested they consider ways to increase access to emerging electronic services. The Commissioner of Education must submit a final report to the Education Policy and Finance Committees of the Minnesota State Legislature by February 1, 2015.