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1999 NOLA Spring Planning Retreat
on Thursday May 6, 1999
at McMenamy's



Help NOLA Hit a Grand Slam

WHEN: Thursday, May 6, 1999
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration begins at 8:30
WHERE: McMenamy's
325 Youngstown - Warren Road (RT 422)
Niles, OH
WHO: Who is invited? YOU are.
We are encouraging everyone in our NOLA member libraries to come and participate.  YOUR input is extremely valuable as we plan for our preferred future.   Register today.
Plan to attend the 1999 Spring Planning Retreat.  Your input is critical to us.
WHAT TO WEAR: That's easy - what you would wear to a baseball game.  CASUAL is encouraged.

Who will facilitate the planning retreat

Remember Mary Merrill from the 1998 retreat?  She is recognized as a dynamic and creative speaker.  She has received numerous awards for her outstanding contributions to the profession of volunteer administration, including the designation of the "Star Trainer" at the 1998 Points of Light National Community Server Conference.  She has worked with library boards, grass roots volunteer organizations, national foundations, financial institutions, and social service organizations.

Why a NOLA Planning Retreat

NOLA is at a crossroads.  The Spring we need to make decisions concerning our preferred future and develop strategies to move us in that direction.   The current year (July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999), is the last year that the State Library will be setting aside funding specifically earmarked for the state's Regional Library Systems.  For NOLA, that will result in a loss of almost $217,300 in federal funding each year.

Like all libraries, Regional Library Systems are undergoing a great deal of change.  NOLA has been a change agent in the area of new technologies.   We have offered excellent technology training programs and consultation services to the members.  We now have a Digital Collection Service Center in operation, the first in this state in a Regional Library System.  NOLA also offers a wide variety of continuing education programs for libraries and staff working in different types of libraries and in different departments.  We also offer a series of programs for trustees.  Because of NOLA and other Regionals, staff in public libraries received quality OPLIN training during the past two years.

Like last year, Regional Library Systems are a crossroads.  They must continue to reinvent themselves.  They must find new sources of funding.  They must decide what they do well and use those services to generate income.  They must decide what they want their preferred future to  be and develop strategies to achieve that future.  The NOLA Board and the staff can't do this work alone.  We need YOU.   Join us on May 6 as we plan our future TOGETHER.  Come prepared to join the dialog and bring your ideas/ needs/opportunities for the future of NOLA.

What's Cooking
Picnic Foods
Directions to McMenamy's
Coming from the North or South
Using Route 11, exit at Route 82 (west) and follow to Route 46 exit.  Turn left on 46 and follow to Route 422 and turn left.  McMenamy's will be on the left (approx. 2 miles)

Coming from the West
Using Route 422, exit at Route 5 and 82 bypass (east)
Follow Route 82 to Route 46 exit (exit to right)
Follow Route 46 to 422 and turn left.
McMenany's will be on the left (approx. 2 miles)

Register for This Event



NOLA Regional Library System
4445 Mahoning Ave
Warren, OH 44483

Phone: (330) 847- 7744
Fax: (330) 847- 7704
Email: [email protected]

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