[AL-Directors] Transformation Update 3/5/2014

MaryKay Dahlgreen marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us
Wed Mar 5 12:23:44 PST 2014


Hello all-
I am forwarding an update I shared with OSL staff today. As you can see there is still much up in the air but I expect to have some answers after the Legislative session ends (this week?) I will provide a more in depth at that point. Please feel free to contact me with questions, concerns, comments, etc.
MaryKay

From: MaryKay Dahlgreen
Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2014 12:03 PM
To: AllStateLibrary
Cc: ALETHA; MILLER Sarah S * COO
Subject: Transformation Update 3/5/2014

Since we last met the General Government Subcommittee and the Full Joint Ways and Means Committee have met and considered the OSL request for the second year of the 2013-2015 budget as well as reviewing the joint letter submitted by DAS, OSL, State Archives, SOLL and OHS to the General Government Subcommittee.

The recommendation of our analyst from the Legislative Fiscal Office was to defer the request for second year funding to the Legislative Emergency Board which will next meet in May 2014. The recommendation of the analyst was to acknowledge receipt of the report they received in the form of the joint letter. The General Government Subcommittee accepted both of those recommendations. In the Full Joint Ways and Means Committee the report was acknowledged. Because a detailed strategic business plan was not completed the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means have directed that a legislative workgroup be formed to continue the reorganization effort and produce draft legislation for the 2015 Legislative Session.

We expect to learn the charge and membership of that Legislative Workgroup after the 2014 session is completed.

There will also be budget reconciliation to realize cost savings necessary to balance the budget. The State Librarian and Business Manager have been working with the Legislative Fiscal Office and Chief Financial Officers Office to determine where to take those cuts. Again, we expect to learn the outcome of that after the session is complete.

The OSL Board had their regular meeting on Friday February 21, 2014. One outcome of that meeting was to create three sub-committees; Budget and Strategic Planning, TBABS Endowment and Donation Funds, and Services to the Unserved and Underserved. The make-up and charges of those committees is outlined in the Board meeting minutes.

The Budget and Strategic Planning Subcommittee met on March 3rd and 4th. Board members included are Aletha Bonebrake, Chair; Sam Hall; Susan Hathaway-Marxer, and Ebonee Bell. That group will be expanded to include OSL managers and staff from each work unit in early May to develop the 2015-2017 OSL Budget. The current committee, which includes the state librarian, will be refining the strategic business plan for submission to the Emergency Board in May. That plan will be distributed to the library community at that time as well. It is based on the work done in 2012 to develop the 2013-2015 Budget Request and will be expanded to include necessary components of a strategic business plan and our plans for the future.

Our next Transformation Update will be cancelled as I will be gone from March 17th through March 27th. I will provide updates as I receive them.

MaryKay




MaryKay Dahlgreen
Oregon State Librarian
503-378-4367
marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us<mailto:marykay.dahlgreen at state.or.us>
http://oregon.gov/osl
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