About a month ago, SOLINET announced that the boards of SOLINET and PALINET are investigating a possible merger of the two networks.Â
Solinet is scheduling Town Hall meetings around the region and invite each of you to attend one or more meetings. At each meeting, they will overview the latest information and have an open forum for discussion. SOLINET Board members will attend many of the meetings and will share their vision and rationale for the merger.Â Â
Important: Please email Laura Crook with your name and institution and the session you wish to attend if you are interested in any of the following dates.Â Sessions in Florida are:
- April 24: Florida Library Association meeting, St. Petersburg, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Compass Room, Tradewinds Beach Resort and Conference Center
- April 30: NEFLIN, Orange Park, FL, 10 a.m.Â – Noon, NEFLIN Headquarters
- May 2: SEFLIN Meeting, Singer Island, FL (For meeting attendees only. No additional registrations accepted.)
Solinet will also continue to share updates through the new SOLINET blog dedicated to merger-related discussion and will continue to post online the FAQs submitted by members. Please check the list and submit your own questions.Â
Throughout the spring, Solinet will continue to discuss this proposal. The Board plans to vote in May on whether to recommend a vote by Governing members to approve the merger. With the Boardâ€™s approval, the proposal will go to a vote by Governing members by June 30, 2008.Â Please use one or more of these effective tools to stay informed and participate in this process.