Technology Committee


June 7, 2017

SCLS Headquarters




Action Items:  Approved final 2018 technology budget proposal & notes


Present:  J. Schmidt, M. Gartler, M. Spelman (11-13) N. Myers (3), M. Heindel (7), M. Davidson (8), T. Frankland (2), L. Ingram (1), C. Danner (4), T. Herold (9-10)


(The number following each individual indicates the cluster they represent)

Also Present:
 V. Teal Lovely, M. Van Pelt, D. Jacobson

Absent: R. Mader (6), N. Rybarczyk (5)


Chair:  V. Teal Lovely; Facilitator: D. Jacobson; Notetaker: H. Moe

CALL TO ORDER:  V. Teal Lovely called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m. 

a.                  Introduction of guests/visitors:

b.                  Changes/additions to the agenda:

c.                   Requests to address the Council: None


Approval of previous meeting minutes:   M. Gartler moved approval of the April 5, 2017 minutes.  N. Myers seconded.  Motion carried.


Action Items: 

a.       Approve final 2018 technology budget proposal—2018 Technology Budget Notes:  M. Davidson moved approval of the 2018 technology budget.  T. Frankland seconded.  Motion carried.

Requests for New Service: 


a.       PLSR Technology Work Group Update:   
M. Gartler noted timelines seem to have slowed down.  The tech workgroup developed a list of services that would apply to all libraries in the state, although who or what would provide services is undefined.  Many of the things in the list resembles the high quality of services we receive from SCLS and what every library in the state should potentially have access to.  The bigger challenge will be for other parts of the state that don’t have the level of support.
D. Jacobson noted standards are being worked on, which is a big step in equality of service.  It is worthwhile and important that base line services are provided to the public from the member libraries.  The workgroups are finding that they have dependencies with other work groups and that needs to be addressed.  There are many different philosophies and views from different areas of the state.
The pace doesn’t seem to be leaning toward massive reconfiguration… it’s moving slowly and the product is going to be some sort of report and perhaps a series of recommendations. 
Is there an end date?  The goal is that all the work groups will have everything wrapped up by the end of the year.  The reports go to the steering committee with a deadline of May 2018 which will be shared with community for input.  Get it into the biennial budget for 19-20


Technology Report 6/7/2017:

N. Myers is willing to speak about digitization at tech days…they used a prison in Oklahoma.

Items from Clusters:   M. Heindel, MOO inquired if there have been any comments on the dissolution of the LSTA block grants?  Matt will forward an email to Vicki regarding the loss.  There were some questions about a prioritization of statewide projects. 

Plan for next Meeting: 
 August 2, 2017

a.       Discussion: 2018 LSTA grant Ideas with ILS Committee


Meeting Evaluation and Summary:

Meeting Adjourned at 2:00p.m.


SCLS staff is available to attend cluster meetings to share information and answer questions pertaining to this committee meeting and other departmental projects.