Board of Trustees
May 10, 1999
Others Present: Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Muench
President Bergen called the meeting to order and welcomed Jane Heuring,
newly appointed by the Mayor as the Council representative to the Board.
The minutes of the April 13, 1999, meeting were reviewed. Bergman
moved approval, Ducklow seconded and the motion passed. Schuessler moved
approval of the April 1999 bill register and Bergman seconded. The motion
Dawson presented the grants awarded by the APL Foundation for approval by the Board.
1. Young Adult program kick-off event 800
4. Summer Library Program presenters 1,113
1. Spanish language materials 3,000
2. Books on Compact Disc 2,500
4. Children's CD-ROMS 1,200
Special Planning Committee - Schuessler
Schuessler reported that the Planning Committee
had discussed results of the Focus Groups and surveys to target library
priorities. Library section heads met with Himmel and Wilson to review
service responses and discuss goals. The next meeting of the Planning Committee
will be May 17.
Dawson reported that several parts of the Wisconsin Library Association agenda are looking positive within the Joint Finance Committee, including BadgerLink and restoration of TEACH Wisconsin program funds. Funding for Library Systems is still in jeopardy and Dawson encouraged Board members to contact legislators on behalf of increasing funding for systems.
Dawson reported that the Library Section Heads have met to brainstorm the year 2000 budget. Further details will be forthcoming; Dawson noted that the Board should probably plan to schedule a Finance Committee meeting in July.
Dawson mentioned that later in the year there
are three policies that should be reviewed and if necessary updated: the
Internet policy, the materials policy, and the finance policy.
Bloedow commended all involved in the Library Plaza Dedication. The meeting adjourned at 6:20 PM.