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PLM Executive Director Monthly Report _1_ - 3 March 2008

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          Executive Director Report No. 1
                         3 March 2008
PLM Executive Director Monthly Report No.1                                                                                                         3 March 2008


1. Introduction

   This first monthly report is for the period 7 January 2008 to 29 February 2008. It is set in the context of the PLM Strategic Business Plan
   and specifically the four strategic focus themes, their associated goals, and the 2008-09 Action Plan (attached).

2. Report

     Strategic Focus Themes and Goals        Activities                                                                         Deliverables/Outcomes


     Leadership and positioning                  Presentation of a range background papers to the PLM Executive Team at            Updated and accepted
                                                 the 4 February 2008 Executive Meeting, and the update of the PLM Strategic        PLM Strategic Business Plan
     1.   To take a lead role in policy          Business Plan with a 2008-09 Action Plan                                          for 2008-09 with Action Plan
          setting for public library
          development and                        Preparation of two submissions for the State Library of New South Wales: (i)      Two submissions made to
          sustainability                         Revitalised NSW.net Reference Group, and (ii) Library Council of New South        the State Library of New
                                                 Wales Public Library Policy 2008-2011: Discussion Draft                           South Wales on 29 Feb 2008
     2.   To position metropolitan
          public library interests to            Prepared for and attended the 29 February 2008 PLM Quarterly General
          Local, the NSW and Australian          Meeting at Hawkesbury City Council
          Governments
                                             Planned for March 2008
                                                 Finalise PLM Strategic Business Plan document

                                                 Submission to the ALIA Education and Workforce Summit 2008 (which will
                                                 bring together library employers, educators, researchers and ALIA members).
                                                 The PLM submission will be sent to ALIA by Wednesday 12 March 2008

                                                 Follow on discussions with the State Library of New South Wales re the two
                                                 submissions: NSW.net Reference Group - Lucy Arundel, Kathleen Bresnehan
                                                 and Joyce Azzopardi; Library Council Policy document - Cameron Morley

                                                 Monthly Administrative Review Meeting with Susanna Waller and Petra
                                                 Fowler

                                                 PLM Executive Team meeting – Monday 31 March 2008

                                                 Actions from the 29 February 2008 PLM Quarterly General Meeting including
                                                 assistance in correspondence preparation to PLM stakeholders re
                                                 Web2.0/Library 2.0, and correspondence to the Australian Government re
                                                 the cost of Broadband to public libraries


Robert McEntyre                                                                                                                                                   2
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     Strategic Focus Themes and Goals        Activities                                                                           Deliverables/Outcomes


     Member capability development               Preparation of the submission for the State Library of New South Wales:             Submission made to the
                                                 Revitalised NSW.net Reference Group which impacts on products and                   State Library of New South
     3.   To encourage and support               services available to members and their communities                                 Wales – 29 February 2008
          relevant networking,
          collaboration and joint                Attendance at two PLM Regional Meetings (South East and Northern)
          projects within the PLM
          membership                         Planned for March 2008

                                                 Input to the PLM Planning Committee (Central and Northern) for the 2009
     4.   To progress and support the
                                                 PLM/PLC Conference and Exhibition
          capability development and
          enhancement of PLM                     Submission to the ALIA Education and Workforce Summit 2008 (which will
          members                                bring together library employers, educators, researchers and ALIA
                                                 members). The PLM submission will be sent by 12 March 2008


     Stakeholder relationship                    Held meetings with a range of PLM stakeholders including:                           Information updates
     management                                      Kathleen Bresnehan, Director, Public Library Services Division, State
                                                     Library of New South Wales
     5.   To create, support and sustain             Jan Richards, Secretary, Public Libraries New South Wales – Country
          meaningful networks,                       Association (PLC)
          partnerships and                           Roger Henshaw, ALIA/PLA Partnership Officer
          collaboration with key                     Frances Sims, PLM Executive Member/Representative to PLCC
          stakeholders                               Lynn Regan, PLM Regional Representative
                                                     Noel Baum, LGSA - Secretariat to the LGSA Library and Information
                                                     Service Reference Group
                                                     Christopher Hudson – LGSA Policy Officer Cultural Development, Policy
                                                     & Research

                                             Planned/to be planned for March 2008

                                                 Meetings with Regina Sutton, CEO SLNSW; LGMA (Lia Chinnery); LGSA
                                                 (ongoing); PLC (Ewen Tolhurst); ALIA (Sue Hutley); The Minister’s Office (Ruth
                                                 Neave); The NSW Shadow Minister for the Arts; Charles Sturt University’s
                                                 School of Information Studies



Robert McEntyre                                                                                                                                                   3
PLM Executive Director Monthly Report No.1                                                                                                             3 March 2008




     Strategic Focus Themes and Goals        Activities                                                                           Deliverables/Outcomes


     Governance

     6.   To ensure a relevant                   Reviewed PLM related background documents including the existing 2006-              Familiarisation with the
          governance model that                  09 PLM Strategic Business Plan and the PLM Constitution                             history of the Association
          enables the pursuit of the PLM
          strategic direction, focus,            Discussion with Petra Fowler and Susanna Waller (PLM Treasurer) to review           Defined and agreed
          strategies, initiatives and            and update the Administrative Support arrangements for PLM                          Administrative Support for
          actions                                                                                                                    the PLM Executive and
                                                                                                                                     Executive Director
     7.   To ensure the financial
          sustainability of PLM                  Assistance to Frances Sims in the preparation of the PLM PLCC Report for            Completed PLM PLCC
                                                 the 10 March 2008 PLCC meeting                                                      Report

                                             Planned for March 2008

                                                 Commence a review and update of PLM’s policies and procedures with
                                                 Susanna Waller

                                                 Preparation for and attendance at the 31 March 2008 Executive Team
                                                 meeting


     Other Matters


     Charles Sturt University                    Related, but not PLM business per se - attended (11 &12 February 2008) a
                                                 Charles Sturt University, School of Information Studies “think tank”, at which
                                                 input elicited from PLM members was utilised, and the same input will be
                                                 utilised in the development of the PLM submission to the ALIA Education
                                                 and Workforce Summit 2008




Robert McEntyre                                                                                                                                                   4
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Attachment: PLM Action Plan 2008-09

   The initiatives and actions in the Action Plan are aligned with PLM’s four strategic focus themes and associated goals.

       Leadership and positioning


         Goals                                Strategies, Initiatives and Actions    Deliverables and Outcomes               Timeframe


         1. To take a lead role in policy         Ongoing monitoring of the          PLM positioned and contributing         Ongoing
            setting for public library            international, national and NSW    to both Australian and NSW State
            development and sustainability        environments to identify           Government policy on the Public
                                                  opportunities that benefit PLM’s   Library System that will benefit PLM
         2. To position metropolitan public       members                            members
            library interests to Local, the
            NSW and Australian                    Proactive engagement and
            Governments                           participation at relevant State
                                                  and National forums

                                                  Preparation of relevant policy
                                                  and positioning papers

                                                  Review and update PLM
                                                  communication channels
                                                  including an update of the PLM
                                                  website

                                                  Develop an Information Pack
                                                  for PLM Stakeholders including
                                                  for prospective PLM Members
                                                  and new members of the
                                                  Leadership Team




Robert McEntyre                                                                                                                                     5
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       Member capability development


         Goals                                 Strategies, Initiatives and Actions   Deliverables and Outcomes               Timeframe


         3. To encourage and support              Encourage and pursue               New and enhanced services to            Ongoing
            relevant networking,                  meaningful networks, projects      local communities via PLM
            collaboration and joint projects      and collaboration that benefit     members
            within the PLM membership             PLM members and the services
                                                  they provide to their
                                                  communities


         4. To progress and support the           Identify and access professional   Knowledge and skills capability         Ongoing
            capability development and            development opportunities and      development and enhancement
            enhancement of PLM members            programs that benefit PLM          for PLM members
                                                  members and their needs

                                                  Conduct relevant development
                                                  programs, forums and
                                                  conferences


       Stakeholder relationship management


         Goals                                 Strategies, Initiatives and Actions   Deliverables and Outcomes               Timeframe


         5. To create, support and sustain        Develop and implement a            Relevant relationships managed          To be determined
            meaningful networks,                  stakeholder relationship           that benefit PLM, its members and
            partnerships and collaboration        management plan                    the stakeholder partners
            with key stakeholders
                                                  Discussions with PLC to pursue     The formation of one NSW                Year end 2009
                                                  the formation of one NSW           organisation that will represents the
                                                  Public Libraries peak body         interests of and will be one voice
                                                                                     for all NSW public libraries


Robert McEntyre                                                                                                                                         6
PLM Executive Director Monthly Report No.1                                                                                            3 March 2008

       Governance


         Goals                               Strategies, Initiatives and Actions     Deliverables and Outcomes          Timeframe


         6. To ensure a relevant                Review and update the entire         A revised Governance Structure     Propose options and
            governance model that               PLM Governance structure, its        that supports a small, primarily   changes for review by 30
            enables the pursuit of the PLM      Working Groups and                   voluntary based Association        June 2008
            strategic direction, focus,         Committees
            strategies, initiatives and
            actions                             Review and update the PLM
                                                Constitution


         7. To ensure the financial             To identify and explore a range      Secure and sustainable funding     Year end 2008 and
            sustainability of PLM               of options for financial inputs to   sources for PLM                    ongoing
                                                sustain PLM




Robert McEntyre                                                                                                                                    7

				
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