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 in-person 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 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.
  • RIO steering committee
  • Investment: Members of the RIO steering committee are expected to spend at least 3 hours a month on RIO work. This includes monthly meetings.
  • Return: RIO steering members receive up to $1500 annually in professional development funds to develop their leadership. They also gain experience in designing professional development opportunities.
  • 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 and RIO Steering 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.

Specifically, RIO:

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 RIO. Participation in RIO events and work is encouraged but optional.

The work of RIO is coordinated by a steering committee.

The steering committee can be contacted via email at infocoordinators@palni.edu.

Ongoing Responsibilities of RIO


Ongoing Responsibilities of RIO Steering


Ongoing Local Responsibilities


 

Communication


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FY 2017-2018