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Reference, Instruction, Outreach (RIO) Advisory Group - Statement of work
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Reference, Instruction, Outreach (RIO) Advisory Group 

Description and Statement of Work

Return on Investment (ROI)

Because participation in the work of RIO is optional, ROI will vary from person to person. Each member of RIO will have the opportunity to attend one or more meetings per year, and can also serve on task forces.

  • RIO Advisory Group Member
  • Investment: RIO’s in-person meetings generally last 5-6 hours, and are designed for high engagement professional development. Each meeting includes time for sharing with colleagues and developing relationships, as well as times focused on specific areas of learning.
  • Return: After attending a RIO meeting, participants should feel more connected to their PALNI RIO colleagues and better equipped for the work of reference, instruction and outreach.
  • RIO Advisory Forum Member
  • Investment: The RIO Advisory Forum will meet approximately 4 times a year for 1 hour to provide the Information Fluency Coordinators with strategic direction on projects and initiatives.  
  • Return: Opportunity to guide the work of RIO and contribute expertise and vision, while networking with peers.
  • RIO Task Force Member
  • Investment: Each task force meets monthly for 1 hour and generally lasts about 6 months. Work for the task force varies by task force and level of involvement.
  • Return: Opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest and/or expertise with colleagues across the state. Knowledge sharing across RIO/PALNI. Opportunity to apply for a RIO task force scholarship to support attendance at one conference tied to advancing a specific strategic goal.
  • All of PALNI
  • Return: RIO’s work provides tools and resources to all PALNI members regardless of involvement in RIO activities.

Goals of this Statement of Work

This statement of work defines the operational support provided by the RIO Advisory Group to PALNI supported institutions. The objectives of this statement of work are to:

Group Charge

RIO: Helping, Teaching, Welcoming

The RIO Advisory Group (RIO) provides resources and support to PALNI members working in reference, instruction, and outreach.

Group Membership

Anyone employed by a PALNI member school who is involved in reference, instruction, or outreach in their library is automatically considered a member of the RIO Advisory Group (RIO). Participation in RIO events and work is encouraged but optional.

Ongoing Responsibilities of RIO

Ongoing Local Responsibilities




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