Services

Core Services:

The cooperative board shall provide, directly or through a written contract, services to member libraries within the cooperative area. These services are listed below:

1. Administrative Services: Administrative Services are essential to the operation of the League and to the delivery of the Plan of Service. Costs, procedures and personnel will be reviewed on an annual basis to insure fiscal responsibility. Areas of service include: Policy development, finance, personnel, grant writing and management, information technology, consultation and advocacy.

2. Continuing Education: Training on specific topics will be offered, approved by the MMLL Board on an annual basis.

3. Interlibrary Loan/ILS: The MMLL will provide cost-effective search and delivery of materials. The League will lead member libraries by exploring technology and procedures for patron-initiated ILL. The MMLL will lead member libraries by exploring ILS technology. The interlibrary loan function performed by the League will sunset by October 1, 2017. It is expected that by that time all members will participate in MeLCat or have an alternative in place for interlibrary loan. The mmll will continue to cover OCLC out-of-state interloan costs up to a limit set by the annual budget.

4. Advisory Council: Established as the key method of communication between the members, the board and administration. (See Section VI. Advisory Council)

5. Discounts: Negotiated discounts for library materials, databases, supplies, telecommunication services, and other volume-based purchases shall be achieved and offered to member libraries either by posting the direct contact information for the member with the discounted pricing, or by the cooperative paying the vendor invoice and then re-invoicing the membership.

6. Website/Listserv: Develop as a communication tool and a resource tool for member libraries and MMLL trustees including, but not limited to, minutes, policies, budgets, discount, training and grant opportunities.

7. Delivery: Pay the cost of participation in the statewide delivery system, “RIDES” for each member library. Class size I-IV will have three days of delivery paid for by the MMLL, and class size V and VI shall have five days of paid delivery. RIDES costs 7-1-16 to 6-30-17

8. Reference: Provide reference and consulting services to member libraries.

9. Disk resurfacing: CD/DVD resurfacing shall be provided at no cost to member libraries. Should the volume become too high for MMLL staff to manage within a reasonable turnaround time, a limit to the number each member may send in a specific time period may be instituted.

10. Technology support: Provide consultation on broadband connectivity, public access computing, integrated library systems, and other library technologies


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