Board of Trustees Minutes
Others present: Attorney Behrens, Dawson, Kelly, Shriver, Wiltzius
President Bergman called the meeting to order at .
Eng moved and Bloedow
seconded approval of the
Bloedow reported that the committee met and had a general discussion of the planning process. Dawson had surveyed the staff about priorities for library services. Basic services came out on top, but nothing was considered unimportant. There was discussion of how to prioritize, and how to compare with other libraries.
Dawson presented revised City policies (Workplace Violence, Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and 49 CFR part 40, Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988) for approval by the Library Board. Each had a small revision proposed by the City HR staff. Bloedow moved to accept all three. Eng seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Three new full-time staff have been hired in the last month. Ellen Peters is the new Reference Librarian and web manager. Ellen Jepson is a new Librarian in Children’s Services. Maureen Ward is the new Library Secretary.
OWLSnet will be planning a process for automated system migration to new software. The process is expected to take at least two years but should not involve significant out of pocket costs to member libraries, as OWLS has been saving monies against this need.
Barbara has been appointed as the Library
representative on the Board of Directors of the new
Friends of Appleton Library will hold their Annual Meeting next Tuesday evening, April 20 at .
Volunteer of the Year Sandra Stutz, a volunteer in Reference and a Walking Books volunteer will receive her award both at the FOAL Annual Meeting and at City Council the next evening. Mayor Hanna will read a proclamation for National Library Week, and Barbara will present the Award to Sandra.
The Governor signed AB169 last week. The Bill allows custodial parents of children under the age of 16 access to the child’s library records. This new law will necessitate a modification of our circulation and privacy policies. Staff will work with the State library staff and the City Attorney’s office to develop proposed policy changes.
March was a very busy month. Circulation is down slightly, but overall checkouts are up because interlibrary loan is way up. Reserves have increased significantly over previous years.
Bloedow, Dawson, Shriver and Wiltzius attended the Chamber of Commerce sponsored Presidential appearance.
The meeting adjourned at .