Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees


October 12, 1998


Present: Bergen, Bergman, Bloedow, Ducklow, Gosse, Loebach, Parker, Schuessler

Excused: Dunlap

Others Present: Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Wiltzius


Minutes /Bills

The meeting was called to order by President Bergen at 5:03 PM. The minutes of the September 14, 1998 meeting were reviewed. Parker moved approval, Gosse seconded and the motion passed. The September Bill Register was presented. Parker moved approval, Bergman seconded, and the motion passed.


Policy Committee Report

Schuessler reported that the Policy Committee had reviewed the Meeting Room, Public Bulletin Board and Literature, and Exhibits Policies, and moved to accept the policies as written. Gosse seconded and the motion passed. Board members noted their appreciation to the staff and Schuessler for the time and effort spent reviewing and editing these policies.


Committee Appointments

Bergen presented the Committee assignments for 1998-99. Parker moved to accept the recommendations, Loebach seconded, and the motion passed.


Appleton Library Foundation grants

Loebach moved that the Board accept the Grants the Foundation Board awarded to the Library at their September meeting. Parker seconded and the motion passed. Bergen will write a thank-you letter to the Foundation Board.


Director's Report

Dawson reported that the Mayor has included several supplemental requests we had submitted in the budget for 1999, including the Technology Coordinator position, the two security requests and the part-time positions funded in 1999 by the Foundation. The overall library budget request is a 7.24% increase over 1998. The Council Finance Committee will hold budget hearings on November 7; a public hearing is scheduled on November 9; Council budget adoption will be November 11. .

Dawson presented the staff's proposed 1999 Library calendar to the Board. He asked the Board to assist in a recommendation for July 5 (Monday after July 4). Bloedow moved to accept the calendar as presented, including closing on July 5. Loebach seconded and the motion passed.


Other Business

Parker discussed the Frank P. Young Scholarship for this year. The committee will report in November.

Dawson reported that Wiltzius has been elected Vice Chair/Chair Elect of the Reader's Section of the Wisconsin Library Association and Kelly has been elected Vice President/President Elect of the Wisconsin Library Association. The Board congratulated Wiltzius and Kelly.

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 PM