There was further discussion on how the project will proceed. DeVries indicated the importance of the Library Board working with staff and Durrant-Heike. He stated we need to lay the groundwork for the project correctly, and soon, in order to speed the process and save costs.
DeVries reported that the Providence Report has been received in its final form, and the project has been completed. A cover letter from the Library Board, along with a statement from the library staff, and a copy of the Executive Summary has been included in the packet of information to City Council members for the Wednesday April 5 council meeting. Dawson noted that the Mayor will call on staff to introduce the report to Council and field questions.
Dawson asked the Policy Committee to consider a change concerning library cards. Currently, other libraries in the OWLS system use a "system" card which states that the card is good at any library in Outagamie and Waupaca Counties. By switching to use of this card, APL would save approximately $2,500 per year. Library service would remain the same as it is now. A change in the procedure concerning a lost card would have to be made; currently, one card is replaced at no charge, and subsequent lost cards cost $3.00. Implementing use of the "system" card would require that a patron be charged $1.00 each time a card was lost beginning with the first loss. Bloedow moved approval of the change, Siebers seconded. A discussion took place concerning the loss of identity for Appleton Public Library by not having its name on the card. Bubolz moved that the proposed change be presented to the Mayor for his reaction, Jeanette seconded; the amendment passed 6-1 (DeVries). The main motion passed.
Dawson mentioned that we are approaching National Library week. He encouraged Board members to attend the Friends of Appleton Library (FOAL) annual business meeting on Thursday, April 6. He also noted that award-winning Wisconsin writer Larry Watson, author of Montana, would be speaking at the Library on Tuesday April 11 at 7:00 p.m.
minutes approved by Library Board 5/95
last modified 8/2/95