Director’s Report

June 2012

 

Denise Anton Wright and the SCLS Director attended the Dane County Librarians meeting.  Laura Page facilitated the meeting.  Topics covered included the WPLC Purchasing Pool, contracts, governance, budget, and the Koha evaluation.  Members had received their fees for the 2013 WPLC Purchasing Pool and were dismayed by the increased costs due to the reduction of the LSTA subsidy. 

 

SCLS staff met with WiLS staff twice.  Once to review the 2013 services received under the new WiLS model.  The second meeting was a joint meeting with the Staples Corporation to extend the SCLS discount model to all members of WiLS.  This partnership will be a benefit for all public libraries in Wisconsin.

 

The All Directors meeting was held July 19th. The majority of members attended, 47 out of 53, with 8 SCLS staff members.  Laura Page also attended for part of the day.  SCLS staff gave presentations on budget, delivery, technology, ILS and consultant services in the morning.  The afternoon program was devoted to the cluster section of the governance structure.  The Governance Review Work Group will collate information from the surveys given at the meeting and prepare a recommendation to the Administrative Council (AC).

 

A special AC meeting was held prior to the All Directors Meeting.  The AC voted to accept the 2 revised contracts for 2013; Agreement to Receive Technology Services from SCLS and Agreement to Participate in Shared Integrated Library System and Receive Technology Services. The two contracts were sent in the SCLS Board packet.  The SCLS Board will be voting on the contracts at the July meeting so they can be returned to members by August 1.  The AC did make one minor amendment to each contract during the meeting which I will share here since the contracts were sent to the SCLS Board before the AC meeting.

Agreement to Receive Technology Services from SCLS: 

11. SCLS, in Consultation with the Administrative Council, shall review this agreement annually.

 

Agreement to Participate in Shared Integrated Library System and Receive Technology Services

19.  SCLS, in Consultation with the Administrative Council, shall review this agreement annually.

 

Vicki Teal Lovely, ILS Projects Manager, met with Koha users from Nebraska and Colorado to discuss the formation of a national Liblime/Koha Users Group to encourage more collaboration and development partnerships.  Managers have been meeting to discuss options on the Technology Projects Manager position, salary grid, evaluations, contracts and 2013 budget.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

 

Martha Van Pelt