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SCLS Board of Trustees

May 9, 2005 - 12:15 p.m.
SCLS Administration

Present: T. Brown, F. Cherney, R. Curtis, E. DeSmidt, J. Hanson, T. Iaccarino, A. Iwata, R. Keen, C. McGuire, N. Nelson, H. O’Donnell, G. Poulson, J. Pugh, J. Taft, P. Townsend, P. Westby, J. Wheeler, W. Zimdars

Also Present: P. Hamon, P. Davis, H. Moe
Excused: L. Davis-Brown, M. Howe, T. Patton, J. Kreten, K. Williams,

Call to Order: President J. Taft called the meeting to order at 12:16 p.m.
a. Introduction of guests/visitors and new board members: None
b. Changes/additions to the agenda: None
c. Requests to address the board: None

Minutes: T. Iaccarino moved approval of the April 11, 2005 minutes. R. Curtis seconded. Motion carried.

Bills for Payment/Financial Statements: B. Zimdars found one error while reviewing the bills for payment changing the amount to $79,071.71. He moved approval. F. Cherney seconded. Motion carried.

President's Report: J. Taft attended the annual meeting held at the Dells made a few short comments. The plan-to-plan committee met to discuss strategic planning on April 29th.

Committee Reports:

Emerging Issues: T. Iaccarino discussed the technology landscape and noted trends and implications for SCLS.

Advocacy: F. Cherney and W. Zimdars discussed their trip to Washington for Library Legislative day. Reports from each of them and K. Williams were distributed to the board for review.

Cross Border: B. Keen moved approval of the committee’s recommendation for reimbursement at $0.30 per item circulated in 2006. R. Curtis seconded. Motion carried.

Circulation and ILL Statistics: No comment.

System Director's Report:

Another delivery van was totaled. The driver was not injured thankfully, but the insurance company considers the van without much value because it had well over 300,000 miles. Unfortunately, these vans usually get another 100,000 miles before they are put out of commission.

The plan-to-plan committee for the strategic plan met April 29th. Member libraries will be sent a survey regarding strategic planning with open-ended questions pertaining to library challenges and opportunities present now and in the future.

Shawn Brommer, Youth Services and Outreach Coordinator was elected to the National Caldecott Award Committee.

Stef Morrill, Library Technology Coordinator, was elected to the WiscNet board.

Four libraries in Milwaukee County have yet to sign membership contracts and although many options have been proposed, they have not come to an agreement.

Several ILL vendor demonstrations have been set up for members of the Library Information Technology Advisory Committee on May 26th at the Pyle Center. Peter serves on this committee and will be attending the demonstrations.

The Wisconsin Public Library Consortium is contracting with Overdrive to provide audio books that can be downloaded via the Internet. WPLC is paying the cost of this project for the first six months.

Peter noted his name was provided as a contact on a brochure, which was distributed by the Barneveld Public Library, regarding Mt. Horeb Public Library charging fees for service to patrons living outside the South Central Library System starting June 1st. So far he has not received any calls.

SCLS received its second system check in the amount of $486,000.

Phyllis noted interviews for the Continuing Education position have been scheduled for May 19 and 20th.

The annual meeting received pretty good reviews. The speaker was impressed with the clothing attire – shorts – of the president of the SCLS Board, Jack Taft. The video of library patrons voicing their support of libraries, was also very popular with member libraries. This video was going to be viewed by members of the board, however, due to technical difficulties, it will be presented at the June meeting.

A delivery tour will take place following the board meeting.

Several SCLS staff will be attending the conference of the WI Association of Public Libraries in Appleton and a few will be giving presentations on various topics.

Information Sharing: None

Public Library Advisory Committee (PLAC) Report:

Multitype Advisory Committee (MALC) Report:

LINK Report:

Agenda and Minutes for the above committees can be found on the web at:

Other Business: None

Meeting adjourned at 1:16 p.m.

H. Moe, Recorder

For more information about the Board of Trustees, contact Heidi Moe.