Technology Committee Minutes

December 4, 2019 1 p.m.
SCLS Headquarters

Present: J. Foster (3), S. Kucher (5), J. Holmes (7), L. Stippich (8), M. Spellman (11-13), T. Herold (9-10)


Absent:† R. Mader (6), R. Daley (1), L. Schmiedicke (2), C. Danner (4),

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

  1. Call to Order at 1:04 pm
    1. Introduction of guests/visitors

                                                              i.      None.

    1. Changes/Additions to the Agenda

                                                              i.      Approve the 2020 calendar at the February 2020 meeting instead of the 12/4/2019 meeting.

    1. Requests to Address the Committee

                                                              i.      None.


  1. Approval of previous meeting minutes: October 2, 2019
    1. Motion: T. Herold moved approval of the October 2, 2019 minutes. †L. Stippich seconded.
    2. Discussion: None
    3. Vote: Motion carried.

  2. Action Items

a. Approve 2020 Technology Plan
i. Motion: T. Herold moved approval of the 2020 Technology Plan.† S. Kucher seconded.
ii. Discussion: V. Teal Lovely noted the goals are included in the technology plan.
iii. Vote: Motion carried.


b. Approve five year Technology Goals:

i. Motion: L. Stippich moved approval of the five year Technology Goals.† M. Spellman seconded.†

ii. Discussion: None

iii. Vote: Motion carried.


c. Approve calendar for 2020 Ė will be voted on at the February 5, 2020 meeting.

i. Motion:

ii. Discussion:

iii. Vote:

  1. Discussion:† None


  1. Requests for New Service

a. Addition of the following links to the patron desktop


2020 Census:
Discussion:† If there is a link on the desktop for the 2020 Census will people be more likely to click on it or would it be better to have a link on a homepage?† SCLS staff are looking for input.†

Comments from the tech committee:
J. Holmes:† Would you entertain a custom icon for the census?† Yes, but SCLS does not want to choose the art or the language for the shortcut.†
L. Stippich:† Because the icon would be temporary we are not voting for this to be permanent.†

T. Herold:† The homepage would be a better place for the icon.†
D. Jacobson noted SCLS has been contacted by the census bureau wanting to know how many patron computers we have available in our libraries.

J. Foster noted her cluster has been discussing this and if itís not placed on the desktop, her library will put an icon on the homepage.†

J. .Holmes noted she would like to see the census icon on the desktop to make it easier for people that may not be regular patrons to find and use the form.† It will be placed on the homepage at Sun Prairie as well.†

M. Spellman noted if the census is trying to direct people to use the census at the libraries, it should be put on the desktop.

S. Kucher noted either was is fine, but the Census is a big deal so having it on the desktop would be nice.†
The consensus from the committee was that an icon should be created for the desktop and if itís to be a custom icon, then a subgroup will need to be created to determine the name and artwork of the icon.† There is free art available for the census.

Do we want to add a permanent icon to the desktop or would a link to the libraries homepage be sufficient?†
M. Spellman noted MPL does voter registration in the library with each person individually so he doesnít feel the need for an icon on the desktop.†

J. Foster noted it would create more clutter on the desktop and her library helps patrons individually.
The consensus was not to place an icon on the desktop for



  1. Reports
    1. Technology Report †- you may view the report online.†

T. Herold inquired about the Bibliovation update schedule.† You may find it here:††

Items from Clusters:

    1. None.


  1. Plan for next Meeting: February 5th.† Approve the 2020 Calendar.

  2. Adjournment at 1:41 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.

TC Agenda 12-4-2019