Merger Design Team to Meet
In response to the ongoing financial crisis facing the State of Illinois, five library systems have conducted joint planning discussions and have decided to seek a merger of the organizations in order to develop one strong and sustainable organization. Each library system has signed a Letter of Intent, indicating their willingness to develop one strong and sustainable organization to meet the need of their member libraries. To create this new entity, each library system board has appointed representatives to a Merger Design Team who will meet over the next nine months to create a proposal for a new library system.
The Merger Design Team will work with a nonprofit merger consultant to develop a comprehensive merger proposal including a new governance structure and the identification of core system services. The first meeting of the Merger Design Team is scheduled for Wednesday, September 1, 2010, 7 p.m. at the Metropolitan Library System.