Library Board Meeting Minutes

Appleton Public Library
Board of Trustees

March 11,1996

present: Bergen, Bloedow, Ducklow, DeVries, Bubolz, Siebers
excused: Dunlap, Baehman, Jeanette
others present: Dawson, Krumwiede


The meeting was called to order by President Bloedow at 7:05 PM. In Dunlap's absence, Bloedow appointed Bubolz as Acting Secretary. Minutes of the January meeting were presented; Siebers moved approval and DeVries seconded. The motion passed. The Bill Register for January was presented. Dawson discussed the way in which the new budget format changed the Bill Register. Bubolz moved approval of bills and Ducklow seconded; the motion passed.


Bloedow updated the Board on the search process. The Committee has narrowed the field of applicants to six who have been invited to an assessment center on March 27. The Board will have a tour and meeting with the candidates the evening of the 26th; Bergen volunteered to coordinate the reception.

Dawson reviewed status of the building project. DeVries and Bubolz reported on the Grand Re-opening Committee including a possible gala fund raiser Friday night and a speaker on Saturday with tours.

In Baehman's absence, Dawson reported that the Scholarship Committee had begun a fund raiser by soliciting donations from previous scholarship requirements. After discussion, Siebers moved and Ducklow seconded that the Committee send a fund raising letter to FOAL members. The motion passed.

Other Business

Bloedow called on Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) Director Rick Krumwiede who reviewed Wisconsin Library System law and OWLS programs and services. There was discussion of state requirements for public libraries in systems and OWLS operations.

There was discussion of the sale of the old City Hall and the effect on library service of the loss of parking. Bloedow and DeVries volunteered to meet with the Mayor to discuss the Board's concerns.

The meeting adjourned at 9:29 PM.

minutes approved by Library Board 4/8/96.

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