Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
About the Upcoming ELS and NELS Regional Library System Merger
WHEN DO THESE CHANGES WE VOTED ON TAKE PLACE?
from your Three Rivers Library System planning committee*
The current systems will cease to exist Dec. 31, 2014. At that time contracts for all current employees will also end.
Our budget request for Jan-Jun 2015 is due to the NLC by mid-November.
Plans are to start advertising for a new executive director by mid-November. Review of applicants begins upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.
Current employees are eligible to apply for the new position.
We may wait to hire additional staff until the new director is in place.
A transition plan is being developed. We are considering a variety of service models.
The transition plan includes scheduling a summer reading workshop in the northern portion of Three Rivers, planning a school librarian day at UNO, and continuing meetings for DIRECT/TARGET and CLICK.
There is a chance of keeping both offices open into the new year (2015) as the current and new boards deal with the physical assets of the systems.
One or both of the current offices will probably be closed by June 2015, although there will be a physical office located somewhere within the system.
Input from member libraries is welcomed and needed by the Three Rivers System Board has we move forward with plans to provide service to our libraries. Contact anyone on the planning committee (see below).
Three Rivers Library System planning committee members
Rose Barcal (La Vista Public Library) email@example.com
Francine Canfield (Baright Public Library—Ralston) firstname.lastname@example.org (402-331-7636 or cell 402-630-0773)
Laura England-Biggs (Keene Memorial Library—Fremont) email@example.com
Aimee Morlan (Weeping Water Public Library) firstname.lastname@example.org