MOREnet Announces Exciting Partnership Proposal for a Library Member

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

MOREnet’s purpose is to be a trusted partner to its members for technology, innovation and support. To serve this purpose, we are constantly researching and exploring new technologies, processes and solutions to help our members adapt and succeed in this rapidly changing technology environment.

MOREnet has an exciting and game-changing partnership opportunity for a visionary public library member to explore what the future of library services will be and to define and implement the technologies that will support those services. The partnership will work to remove technical barriers and adopt, adapt and create a set of services to support these future library services.

With the endorsement of the MOREnet Council and the Missouri State Library, MOREnet has budgeted up to $330,000, over a three-year period, to support a research project with a public library selected for partnership. Our envisioned goal at the end of the project is to improve community library support in a sustainable environment by developing a practical approach to transforming and supporting public libraries engaged in 21st Century library services.

Interested libraries should submit a proposal describing the vision the library (and any community partner) wants to pursue and how it best meets the criteria of the research project. To learn more about the research project and the proposal submission guidelines please visit http://www.more.net/content/library-research-project. A downloadable research project solicitation can be found there along with the project schedule and eligibility requirements.

MOREnet will be conducting a Web Seminar regarding the 21st Century Library Transformation Project Solicitation from 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013. You can submit questions before Friday, May 10, by e-mailing research@more.net and we will answer your questions during the Web Seminar.

Register for the Web Seminar

Library member partnership proposals are due no later than Thursday, August 1, 2013. You may submit your proposal by e-mailing it to research@more.net.