Board of Trustees
April 13, 1999
Present: Bergen, Bergman, Bloedow, Gosse, Parker, Schuessler
Excused: Ducklow, Dunlap, Loebach,
Others Present: Curthoys, Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Muench
The meeting was called to order by President Bergen at 5:14 PM. The
minutes of the February 8, 1999 meeting were reviewed. Parker moved approval,
Bergman seconded and the motion passed. Parker moved approval of the February
1999 bill register, Bergman seconded, the motion passed. Bloedow moved
approval of the March 1999 bill register, Bergman seconded. After discussion,
the motion passed.
Special Planning Committee
Schuessler discussed the Planning Process to date. The process is
moving very well, with focus groups and in-house survey completed and the
mail survey underway. The Committee will meet again the week of April 18.
WLA Legislative Agenda
The Wisconsin Library Association has several concerns with the Governor's budget proposal. Along with librarians and trustees from other libraries, Kelly and Dawson attended a legislative Joint Finance Committee hearing on the budget at the Brown County Library on March 23, 1999; both Dawson and OWLS Director Krumwiede testified. Dawson noted that it appears that funds for Badgerlink may be restored, but continued support for this and other library issues will be needed though the budget process.
Renewals of Wisconsin Library Trustees Association memberships are
due for Library Board members. The cost is $252.00. Dawson noted that this
is one way in which the Board can stay informed of State issues. Gosse
made the motion to renew memberships, Bergman seconded, and the motion
Dawson noted that there are two budget modifications needing Board
approval. The City Council approved that $15,000 unexpended in the 1998
Library Budget be added to the 1999 Budget as a 100% carryover for consulting
services. The Library received $3,146 in book memorial fund donations in
1998; the City will add this to the Library materials budget. Gosse made
the motion to approve the budget modifications, Parker seconded, and the
The Board reviewed a form from the Department of Public Instruction
asking how well the Outagamie Waupaca County Library System serves our
needs. Board members noted that OWLS offers leadership, effective and useful
services and expansive knowledge of technology. Rick Krumwiede is to be
commended for the flexible working relationship and efforts to understand
and meet the unique needs of APL and each system member library. Schuessler
moved that Dawson complete the form expressing the sense of the Board's
comments and authorizing Bergen to sign the completed statement. Bloedow
seconded, and the motion passed.
Bergen reported that she and Dawson had met with the Don Churchill, President of the Board of the Appleton Library Foundation, to discuss fund raising efforts that are being done in each group. Bergen noted that it is good for the two Boards to keep the lines of communication open.
Dawson mentioned the Library has APL logo shirts available for purchase by the Board members. See Carolyn for details.
Tickets for the Greg Brown concerts on June 17th are now available. There is a limit of two tickets per person. See Carolyn for details.
The Library will feature the "Shared Hearts" display in late May or early June.
The meeting adjourned at 6:00 PM.