The new Support Services Manager, Kerrie
Goeden, Char Paglini, and Martha Van Pelt met with David Odahl of Wegner LLP on
September 20. Points of discussion
included the annual audit, bill payment, monthly financial reports, and year
end budget adjustments. The same group
met on September 26 with Wade Hanna of First Business Bank and September 27
with John Erickson of Houseman Insurance.
The meetings were to introduce Kerrie to our business partners and help
orient her to the new position.
The System Board’s allocation of representatives
was reviewed by SCLS staff since the board by-laws refer to the 2000 census
figures (Article IV; Section 2a).
Representative numbers based on the new 2010 census will not change the
make-up of the System Board. This was
confirmed with DPI.
Due to the elimination of the requirement for
maintenance of effort in 2012, member libraries will be signing new membership
agreements with SCLS. They will also be
signing new ILS and technology agreements for 2012. Copies of the new documents are included with
the board packet.
The addition of the Fitchburg Public Library
has impacted the cluster allocation of the Administrative Council and
committees. The Administrative Council
voted to realign the clusters to maintain the population balance within the
clusters. In 2012 Fitchburg will join
cluster 11. Marshall will move to
cluster 5; Deerfield and Oregon will relocate to cluster 12.
SCLS staff is working to complete their
annual visits to each member library before the end of the year. The director has her four final visits
scheduled. When they are done, I will
have visited every member in SCLS.
The ILS staff has re-vamped the ILS website
in order to streamline the way information about Koha is reported. It includes changes to the “SCLS Status wiki”,
“The Koha Known Problems” page and using the “ILS Home Page” for news items on
the ILS. The news items will be updated
Another upgrade to Koha occurred on September
21. The upgrade fixed problems with the
“Suspend All” button for holds; lost items with no holds and patrons may now log into the PAC using
the last 8 digits of their library card’s barcode. The newspaper index database is now available
via a link in LINKcat. The newspaper
database provides access to indexes of local newspapers and magazines from
Baraboo, Madison, Mount Horeb, Portage and Reedsburg.
The Kraemer Library and Community Center in Plain is
advertising for a new director. Kaia
Fry, the Director of the Deerfield Public Library, has announced she will be
retiring at the end of this year. Lee Schauer, the director for LaValle will
also take on the directorship for Rock Springs. Cheryl Becker, SCLS Public Library
Administration Consultant, will be retiring December 16, 2011. Mike Cross, Director of the Public Library
Development Team of DLTCL retired September 14.
Respectfully submitted by,
Martha Van Pelt