Technology Committee Minutes

06/05/2019 1:00 p.m.

SCLS Headquarters
Chester Room



Present: R. Daley (1), L. Schmiedicke (2), J. Foster (3), C. Danner (4), J. Holmes (7), L. Stippich (8), T. Herold (9-10), M. Gartler, J. Schmidt (11-13),


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

Also Present:
 M. Van Pelt

Absent:  R. Mader (6), S. Kucher (5), M. Spellman (11-13),

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

Call to Order:  D. Jacobson called the meeting to order at 1:01 p.m.

  1. Introduction of guests/visitors:  None
  2. Changes/Additions to the Agenda:  None
  3. Requests to Address the Committee:  None


Approval of previous meeting minutes: 04/03/2019.

                                                             a.      Changes or corrections:  Laura Schmiedicke was present at the April meeting via phone. M. Gartler moved approval of the 4/3/2019 minutes with the changes.  L. Stippich seconded.

                                                            b.      Approved by Motion:  Motion carried.

Action Items

a.       Approve final 2020 technology budget proposal. 

i.                    Motion:  T. Herold moved the recommendation of the 2020 technology budget proposal to the Administrative Council. L. Schmeidicke seconded.

ii.                  Discussion:  V. Teal lovely noted there is a lot changing in the 2020 budget, but the overall amount is the same.  2021 budget will see increases.

iii.                Vote:  Motion carried.

Requests for New Service:  None



    1. Review updates to policies (for approval at August meeting)

After some discussion, the following suggestions were recommended:

Clarify item VII Cabling Standards for SCLS-Network PCs (b) to indicate that a minimum of Category 6 (CAT6) cable is required for new installation. 

Sun setting Smart switches – at one point in the history of SCLS we allowed the switches to be connected to the wall and have other computers connected to it.  They are difficult to maintain and troubleshoot and it’s recommended to get rid of these smart switches because at some point they will not be supportable.  They will be phased out eventually but not all at one time.
J. Holmes requested that the clusters be informed of who has them.  SCLS will be contacting each library on a case to case basis.

Double check that the “use of catalog launcher script for LINKcat” can be removed.




    1. Technology Report:  The next generation wireless has been installed at SCLS headquarters and the plan is to have them implemented at the libraries by fall.  The statewide collaboration efforts with system back-up and archive projects continue.  We received almost all the funding to start the project and are working together with 14 of the 16 library systems in the state.    

Items from Clusters:  None


Plan for next Meeting: October 2, 2019 - Approve revised policies


                                                              i.      Motion:  J. Schmidt moved to cancel the August 7th meeting.  L. Stippich seconded. 

                                                            ii.      Vote: Motion carried.


Meeting evaluation and Summary


Adjournment: 2:10 p.m.


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

For more information about the Technology committee, contact Dan Jacobson.


TC Minutes 6/05/2019