Amigos/MLNC Merger Update

from Dr. Anne Prestamo, Chair of Amigos (

We are pleased to report to current Amigos members that the members of the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) have strongly approved the motion to merge MLNC into Amigos. This positive action represents the first of two critical steps required to move forward with the merger, which can only occur if Amigos members also approve it.

Amigos Voting Representatives received voting materials late in March. As a reminder to those designated as Voting Representatives of Amigos member institutions, directed proxy ballots for the May 9 election are due at Amigos by 5:00 p.m. CDT tomorrow, April 27, by mail, fax, or online. The Amigos Board of Directors encourages all Amigos members to support the merger.

Our vote will be finalized during the May 9 Member Business Meeting. Some Voting Representatives have not submitted a proxy and have indicated in their registration that they will vote during the meeting. The meeting and the election will be conducted live online beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9.

Please let Bonnie Juergens, President and CEO of Amigos ( or me know if you have questions concerning this action.