County Boards to Vote on the Merger in the Coming Weeks

Merger – County Schedule Document

MWFLS – ESLS MERGER PROPOSAL — COUNTY BOARD ACTION

These are the proposed dates of merger discussion and action within the four counties:

DODGE: Monday, June 27 – The Dodge County Library Planning Committee met and approved forwarding the merger resolution on to the full Dodge County Board.
Tuesday, July 5 – The Dodge County Executive Committee met and unanimously approved the merger resolution and forwarded it on for a full Board vote on July 19.
Tuesday, July 19, 7:00 pm – The full Dodge County Board will review and vote on the proposed merger resolution in Juneau at the County Administration Building.

DODGE COUNTY HAS PASSED ITS APPROVAL

WASHINGTON: Wednesday, July 6 – The Washington County Library Services Board met and unanimously approved the final plan and merger resolution, forwarding them for review and action by the county’s Administrative Committee on July 21.
Thursday, July 21, 4:30 pm – The County’s Administrative Committee will meet to review, discuss and hopefully vote on the merger resolution. The meeting is at the Washington County Courthouse in West Bend.
Tuesday, August 9, 9:00 am – The full Washington County Board will review and vote on the proposed merger resolution in West Bend at the Washington County Courthouse.

DODGE COUNTY HAS PASSED ITS APPROVAL

OZAUKEE: Wednesday, July 20, 9:00 am – This meeting has been cancelled.
Wednesday, August 3, 9:00 am – The Ozaukee County Board will meet and hear a presentation on the proposed merger and resolution by Amy Birtell. It is hoped that the Board will take action on the resolution due to the cancellation of the July 20 meeting. This meeting will take place in Port Washington.

DODGE COUNTY HAS PASSED ITS APPROVAL

SHEBOYGAN: Wednesday, July 27, 4:00 pm – The County’s Executive Committee will review information regarding the merger and a support resolution in the County Courthouse in Sheboygan.
Tuesday, August 16, 7:00 pm – The full Sheboygan County Board will meet to consider the resolution to support the merger. If regular protocol is followed, the Board will refer this matter back to the Executive Committee (which will have already reviewed). It is hoped that perhaps the Board will take final action on the resolution. This meeting will take place at the County Courthouse in Sheboygan.
Tuesday, September 13, 7:00 pm – If the County Board did not vote on the resolution on August 16, the matter will come back for consideration at this meeting, which is held at the County Courthouse in Sheboygan.

Prepared 6/29/16
Updated 8/08/16

Merger Exploration

The Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System is currently exploring a potential merger with the Eastern Shores Library System. I have created a new website (mwesmerge.org) for that purpose and it can be found by clicking this link:

New Merger Website Here

Please visit that page to stay up to date on this exciting process.

If you want to find information about the MWFLS Internal Merger Committee, please see this page:

Internal MWFLS Merger Page Here

The trio Library Catalog

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After undergoing some late year restructuring, the Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System comprises 17 libraries within Dodge and Washington Counties. Library patrons will experience excellent service and accessibility to items, either from the library or from the convenience of their home using the library’s website. Access to OverDrive for e-content will be one click away.

Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System is making this possible with the SirsiDynix BLUEcloud platform that will move the library experience to the next level of technology.

IT Support Policy

Mid-Wisconsin Federated Library System IT Support Policy

The purpose of this policy is to define the parameters of the services provided to MWFLS System libraries in the provision technical support of a shared online integrated library system (ILS) and its related services and hardware.

Support Service Hours:
• Regular: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
• After Hours: Libraries requiring assistance for critical support issues only may call (920) 786-7041 after regular service hours.

Support Service Categories
Support requests will be prioritized for follow-up according to the following categories:

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Help Desk and Service Request Procedures

Please enter your library helpdesk ticket at support@mwfls.org

If you are not able to e-mail please call (920)786-7041.

Please incude the following infomation:

A.  Your name/phone/email

B.  Your location

C.  Type of problem

D.  Description of the problem.  Please be as precise as possible.  Describe your problem by considering these followng items:  What are the symptoms of the problem, what are you trying to do, what should have happened, what actually did happen, has the function worked before, have you made any recent chages to the system, such as installing additonal hardware/software, can you recreate the problem.

E.  Indicate if this is the first report, a repeat request, a continual problem.

During non-regular support hours, if there is any unexpected incident such as power outages, please notify the MWFLS support as soon as possible.