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Approved at the March 24, 2016 Board of Trustees Meeting

SCLS Board of Trustees
February 25, 2016 12:15 p.m.
SCLS Headquarters

Present: J. Ashford, N. Brien, F. Cherney, P. Cox, M. Furgal, T. Gramling, J. Harrington, J. Healy-Plotkin, M. Hokamp, N. Hughes, J. Krems, M. McCarville, K. Michaelis, M. Nelson, R. Owens, K. Rattunde, A. Weier
Also Present:  M. Van Pelt, K. Goeden
Excused: P. Behling, J. Carter, H. Bauman, D. Heimstead, N. Long,

Call to Order: P. Cox, President, called the meeting to order at 12:18 p.m. 

  1. Introduction of guests/visitors: None
  2. Changes/additions to the agenda: None
  3. Requests to address the board:  None

 Minutes: J. Krems moved approval of the January 28, 2015 minutes.  T. Gramling noted the minutes reflected that she seconded a motion, which as an alternate with the primary present, she cannot.  A. Weier seconded the motion as amended.  Motion carried. 

Bills for Payment/Financial Statements:
M. Nelson reviewed the bills for payment in the amount of $1,608,823.82 and moved approval.  J. Ashford seconded.  Motion carried.

Presentation:  Library Alphabet Soup – M. Van Pelt:   You may view the document here.

Committee Reports: 

  1. 2016 Committee Assignments:  The current committees are posted to the website.  Thanks to the volunteers who agreed to serve.  The by-laws committee is not needed at this time.

  2. Advocacy – WLA Legislative Day:  A. Weier noted she attended Library Legislative Day and met with several legislative staff.  M. Van Pelt noted the next CW57 Talk of the Town program will address the question of “Why have libraries when we have the Internet”.  M. Nelson noted the Senate passed the “return of library materials” bill and it is on the Governor desk to be signed.  You may view the talking points summary and WLA press release for the "Return of Library Materials" bill here. P. Cox distributed a handout from the Wisconsin State Journal that addressed the issue of returning library materials and the cost affects to libraries.

Action Items:

  1. Approval of 2015 Annual System Report:  J. Harrington moved approval of the Annual System report.  A. Weier seconded.  Motion carried.

  2. Approval of Continuing Education Agreement with Arrowhead Library System:  J. Krems moved approval of the CE agreement with Arrowhead Library System.  J. Ashford seconded.  Motion carried.  It was suggested that the materials made available to Arrowhead should have written acknowledgement that they are provided by SCLS.

SCLS Foundation Report:  The committee met in January and discussed Cornerstone nominations, fund disbursement, and elected the 2016 officers.  If anyone has suggestions for the Cornerstone recipient, please email M. Van Pelt directly and provide reasons why they are being nominated.

Circulation and ILL Statistics:

System Director's Report:  M. Van Pelt noted Pamela Westby, Director of the Middleton Public Library, has accepted a job as Director of the Eau Claire Public library and her last day will be March 12th. 


Administrative Council (AC) Report:   
You may view the minutes here:

Other Business:
P. Cox thanked K. Michaelis for providing the board biographies and recommended the board review them.  He also asked the board members to email him a list of the books they are currently reading and suggested the list could be included at the bottom of the monthly SCLS board agenda.

Information Sharing: 
The next board meeting will be held on Thursday March 24th.
Meeting adjourned at 1:23 p.m. 
Heidi Moe, Recorder