Outline of Major Changes

Following are changes to 2016-2021 System Five Year Plan of Service – Questions and Instructions

NOTES: 

  • Please expect re-numbering due to questions added or re-ordered since the 2011-16 POS. Not all instances of re-numbering are noted in this outline.
  • Instructions have been added to all questions.

Changes to All Systems – Section 1: None

Changes to All Systems – Section 2:

2.4 Advisory Groups - All Advisory Groups required by law or regulation are now listed.

Changes to Reference and Research Library Resource Systems – Section 2:
All questions pertaining to levels of membership are now in Section 2.

Changes to All Systems – Section 3:

3.11 Evaluation Results has been added to let survey takers know that a permanent URL is needed.

Changes to Public Library Systems – Section 3:

All questions pertaining to Central Library Plan and Direct Access Plan are now in Section 3. An updated Direct Access Plan is required for POS approval.

Changes to All Systems – Section 4:

  • All Elements are now numbered the same across the three systems. Since PLS has an extra Element, Construction has been moved to Element 10 to keep Elements 1-9 the same for PLS, 3Rs, and SLS.
  • Element 1 Resource Sharing – Digital Collections Access has been added to all systems.
  • Element 5 Coordinated Services - Virtual Reference & Element 5 Coordinated Services - Digitization Services are now included in Section 4 across all systems.
  • At the end of the section Revision Assurances and Revision Approvals have been added for all systems.

Changes to Public Library Systems – Section 4:

  • Element 2 Special Client Groups - 4.11 Youth Services is now classified as youth to age 18 (exclusive of early literacy programming).
  • Element 2 Special Client Groups - 4.12 Early Literacy has been added and is now classified as birth to school-age children along with their families/caregivers.

Changes to Reference and Research Library Resource Systems – Section 4:

  • Element 1 Resource Sharing – Cooperative Collection Development - 4.3 Question has been added to let the survey taker know that a permanent URL is needed.

Changes to School Library Systems – Section 4: None

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