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RCLS 2017-2021 Plan of Service Focus Group Sessions

RCLS wants to provide the best service possible to our member libraries. We need your input to help us plan for the future.  Therefore, RCLS will conduct 15 Focus Group sessions (five in each region) for library trustees, directors and staff to give input.  We encourage you to participate in one of these focus groups. 

The focus groups will be facilitated by Nancy M. Bolt and Debbi MacLeod of Nancy Bolt and Associates. Nancy and Debbi are both librarians with a combined total of 80 years experience. They have a broad range of skills and have worked with public libraries, public library system and library association in the US and internationally.

The focus groups are divided into five categories:

  • ŸTrustees
  • Directors and Assistant Directors
  • Adulst Services Staff (reference and programming
  • Youth Services Staff (children and teens)
  • Circulation and Technical Services Staff

Register today for one of the sessions (see below) by using the RCLS online calendar.

Registered participants will receive the Focus Group questions in advance. Refreshments will be provided 30 minutes before each Focus Group begins. The Focus Groups will begin on time and will last no longer than two hours. The groups are limited to no more than 17 participants.

We hope to see you there.

ORANGE COUNTY
RCLS Headquarters: Wednesday, September 30
Two sessions (a.m. and p.m.)

  • ŸYouth Service Staff 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • ŸAdult Service Staff 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

RCLS Headquarters: Thursday, October 1
Three sessions (a.m., p.m. and evening)

  • Directors 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Circulation/Tech Service Staff 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Trustees 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

ŸŸROCKLAND COUNTY
West Nyack: Friday, October 2
Two sessions (a.m. and p.m.)

  • Youth Service Staff 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
  • ŸAdult Service Staff 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
     

ŸSuffern: Monday, October 5
Three sessions (a.m., p.m. and evening)

  • Directors 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • ŸCirculation/Tech Service Staff 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Trustees 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

ŸSULLIVAN/ULSTER COUNTIES
Fallsburg: Tuesday, October 6
Three sessions (a.m., p.m. and evening)

ŸFallsburg: Wednesday, October 7
Two sessions (a.m. and p.m.)

  • Youth Service Staff 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. - CANCELED due to poor registration (see above)
  • Adult Service Staff 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Ÿ - CANCELED due to poor registration (see above)