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1999 NOLA Spring Planning Retreat
on Thursday May 6, 1999
Help NOLA Hit a Grand Slam
||Thursday, May 6, 1999
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Registration begins at 8:30
325 Youngstown - Warren Road (RT 422)
||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.
||NOLA's FUTURE DEPENDS ON
Plan to attend the 1999 Spring Planning Retreat. Your input is critical to
|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
Why a NOLA Planning
|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.
|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.
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)
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