The Advisory Groups, Admin Teams, Task Forces, and the Experts Program comprise the formal volunteer units in the PALNI strategic plan. Each unit type listed has several specific focus areas. To learn more about each, reference the PALNI Groups and Committees page.
PALNI Advisory Groups are based around topical interest areas of the consortium that span beyond a single product. The groups are voluntary and open to anyone with an interest in the topics. The advisory groups are typically led by a 3 person steering committee.
PALNI Admin teams revolve around a product or particular program and have a more narrow scope than groups do. Admin teams are composed of individuals who have expressed interest in serving on the team during callouts for membership. Their existence is on an ongoing basis.
Task forces are specialized groups that exist for a specific purpose and limited time. Calls for membership of task forces will go out via specific, individual emails or broadly on the Community. Contacting a task force would be appropriate to make suggestions or ask questions about their work.
The PALNI community of experts exist to make the most of of the OCLC systems, innovate, and provide great services to our campuses. From examining workflows, 1:1 consulting, and defining enhancement and service requests, this group provides a layer of common support between each of the PALNI institutions and the vendor OCLC. The experts are available on-site, on the phone, or virtually. They can also be turned to for workshops or providing insights into new product developments and releases. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on setting up a visit or session.