On March 27, 2018 delegations will be making presentations to the Regina Public Library Board on changes to the Film Theatre, the Prairie History Room and change management at the RPL.
The RPL Board meeting will be held at the Regent Place Branch, 331 Albert Street, Tuesday March 27 at 4:30 pm. https://www.reginalibrary.ca/locations/regent-place
Please arrive early to ensure seating is available.
RPL Board – agenda March 27, 2018 The agenda is also available at https://www.reginalibrary.ca/about/leadership/board-meetings-2018
All the presentations are in this document RPL Board – delegations Mar 27, 2018 and also available at https://www.reginalibrary.ca/…/files/2018-03/DELEGATIONS.PDF
There will be several statements related to the Film Theatre.
FRPL’s presentation, which is the last one in the document, contains follow-up on a number of items, and discussion of the Prairie History Room, change management at RPL and the Film Theatre.
Please come out and support the Film Theatre and other recommendations for improvements in library services!
If you can, stay after the delegation presentations to hear Agenda items #8 and #9. The manager presentations are usually quite interesting, showing how their department is organized, recent accomplishments and future plans. For a long time FRPL has been encouraging the Library Board to have more openness and information in the public portion of their meetings, and they have responded and included these manager presentations and other discussions in the open part of the meetings.
8. Manager Presentation
a. Physical Plant → THERE COULD BE NEWS ON THE CONDITION OF CENTRAL LIBRARY BUILDING
b. Information Technology → LIKELY SHOWING THEIR NEW IDEAS FOR THE FUTURE PROJECTS AND INVESTMENTS IN TECHNOLOGY
9. Information Items
a. Former Albert Branch Building → THE RPL IS TRYING TO SELL THE BUILDING TO SOMEONE WHO WOULD USE IT FOR A COMMUNITY-RELATED PURPOSE
b. RPL Inspires Update → THIS IS THE SURVEY THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE PUBLIC RESULTS FOR
Want to help out FRPL? Stay and hear these presentations and take some notes and pass them along to the Friends of the Regina Public Library to share with others.
FRPL ‘s letter to City Council re the RPL budget, the mill rate increase, or lack thereof, to be approved by City Council on Feb. 27th. FRPL to City re RPL budget 2018 – final
The RPL budget can be found here on pages 65 to 85 RPL budget 2018 pages 65 to 85
Biblio Files: A History of the Regina Public Library will be launched on Saturday October 28 at 3 pm at the Central Library in Regina.
Sign up here for the publisher University of Regina Press’ Facebook event page
FRPL AGM Sat Oct 21, 2017, 1:30 PM, Artful Dodger, 1631 11th Avenue. It’s been a significant year for libraries in the province. Topics include: Central Library, Prairie History Room, new Albert Library, RPL Strategic Plan, Provincial library funding, FRPL Events, History Book launch
As has been known for quite some time that this would happen, the Albert Library building is now up for sale, as the library functions will now move into the new Mâmawêyatitân Centre shared facility.
Here is a news article
This is the RFP with details
1. The petition calling for funding cut-backs has regularly been presented in the legislature by MLA Carla Beck. A copy can be downloaded here https://savesasklibraries.ca/action-centre Petition_Libraries_2017_03_24 Save Sask Libraries petition instructions Mar 28, 2017
2. The petition calling for a referendum on restoring library funding is well on its way to getting the 125,000 signatures required to legally force a referendum. See the website at http://www.votelibrarypetition.ca/ Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/librarypetition/
VOTE Library Petition VOTE Petition FAQs VOTE Library Petition signing instructions
Volunteers are need to assist in this process by collecting signatures at public events.
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Thanks to library supporters for all the letter-writing, phone calls, petition signing and attending events. The government is now in the process of reviewing its budget on library funding! There may be Cabinet meetings concerning the budget this weekend – so keep on contacting your MLA!
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On Friday April 7 at 12 noon, people from around the province are gathering at the offices of MLAs to show their support for libraries.
Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/114435322428072/
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