PLS Business eNewsletter - April 2013




Upcoming Events

Sign up to attend one of these great events.

4/11 - Moore - Open for Business Book Discussion

4/11 - Shawnee - Customer Essentials

4/17 - Norman - Brown Bags and Books Discussion

4/24 - OKC - Business Connections Discussion Group

5/2 - OKC - REI Women's Business Breakfast

5/9 - Norman - Entrepreneurship 101

5/9 - Moore - Open for Business Book Discussion


team of five business meeting


Financial Fitness

The Pioneer Library System is among the public libraries and systems nationwide that have been selected for a Smart investing@your library® grant from the American Library Association and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation

Inside its libraries, PLS offers free informational brochures and guides on such topics as saving money for college, building a better credit report, keeping a budget, and fighting investor fraud. This information is also available through the PLS site at

Check out these valuable resources and Get moving toward financial freedom.


Business Book Review

Organizing for Your Brain Type

It doesn’t matter how well you walk the path, if it’s not your path.  Katherine Benziger, Ph. D.

After many years of trying to walk the well-manicured, visually perfect path of organization my mom created for herself while dragging me along, I became “organizationally free” once I read Organizing for Your Brain Type.

Once I began to read I couldn’t stop from the excitement of learning that I am not unorganized simply because my piles are not in color coded folders in drawers hidden away or that my desk isn’t totally cleared off.  I already had a system of organization that was somewhat working for me.  I just needed to fine tune it a bit.  The greatest take away from this book was the freedom I gave myself to try different organizational tools to find what makes my life function smoothly.   And even though some tease me for lugging around my trusty, Franklin planner or for accidentally leaving my “brain” in a co-workers car, I know this is the best daily organizational tool for me. 

So pick up a copy of this book, take the tests in the front and back, and see your organizational world open up for you.  Or better yet, check out the entire book kit to take back to your place of work, church group or committee to learn more about what makes your cohorts organizationally tick.

Heather Thompson
Business Outreach Coordinator


Business Book Discussion Kits

The Pioneer System has business book discussion kits that can be checked out and used with your company or group.  We have over thirty titles by well-known authors like John Maxwell and Ken Blanchard.  The kits include at least ten copies of the book and a discussion guide.  The guide includes reviews and sample discussion questions to get you started.  There are also articles on the author and subject. 

For more information on any of our business services, please feel free to contact:

Heather Thompson - Moore, SOKC and Pottawatomie County

Phil Clark - Norman, Noble and McClain County

The Business eNewsletter is a monthly emailing from the Pioneer Library System, headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma.