Remember to sign up as soon as possible for one of the database focus groups that are scheduled in August.
In order to be proactive regarding statewide subscriptions in Fiscal Year 2013 (August 1, 2012 through July 31, 2013), the State Library, in cooperation with the Regional Library Systems, is scheduling focus groups across the state. Your input in these focus groups will help to identify those subject areas which are considered essential for library users, both inside and outside the library. This information will serve as the basis for issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP).
All librarians, regardless of size or type of library, are invited and encouraged to attend any of these meetings. You do not have to go to a meeting in your own RLS.
All focus groups will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Dates and locations:
Lawrence, Tuesday, Aug. 9, NEKLS office, 4317 W. 6th
Manhattan, Tuesday, Aug. 16, Groesbeck Meeting Room, Manhattan Public Library;
Russell, Wednesday, Aug. 17, Russell Public Library meeting room;
Colby, Thursday, Aug. 18, basement meeting room, Pioneer Memorial Library;
Dodge City, Friday, Aug. 19, Lois Flanagan Room, Dodge City Public Library;
Wichita, Tuesday, Aug. 23, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Center, 29th & Woodlawn; and
Pittsburg, Wednesday, Aug. 24, Pittsburg Public Library.
There is no charge for attending a focus group. However, we would like to know how many will be at each location, so if you are interested in participating in one of these focus groups, please respond to Janie Rutherford, Communications Officer at:
Institution you represent:
Date and location of focus group you plan to attend:
Phone or email for emergency contact:
Thank you for participating in this statewide planning effort.