Appleton Public Library
Board of Trustees


March 13, 2000

Present: Bloedow, Heuring, Loebach, Parker, Schuessler
Excused: Bergen, Bergman, Ducklow, Dunlap
Others Present: Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Muench

The meeting was called to order at 5:07 PM. The minutes of the February 14, 2000 meeting were reviewed; Heuring moved approval, Parker seconded and the motion passed. Bloedow moved approval of the bill registers and Loebach seconded. The motion passed.

Salary Adjustments
Bloedow moved "adoption of the 3% general pay adjustment for year 2000 as adopted by the Appleton City Council, and performance adjustments consistent with the pay plan and personnel policy. Non-benefited staff shall have a one-time step increase of 3% after one year of employment with recommendation of their supervisor. These changes shall be effective January 1, 2000 for benefited staff and Feb. 27, 2000 for non-benefited staff." Parker seconded and the motion was approved.

Director's Report
Dawson distributed copies of the 1999 Appleton Public Library Report to the Board. As required by Wis. Stat. S.43.58(6)(c), the Board considered a resolution on system effectiveness. Loebach moved approval of the statement: Through their work with the OWLSnet automation network, through their contributions to the APL planning process, through their ongoing willingness to consult and plan jointly with APL administration, through their support for APL collections and continuing education, and by consistently demonstrating concern for the quality of library service for all system residents, the Outagamie Waupaca Library System has demonstrated leadership and effectively met library needs and their statutory responsibilities. Parker seconded and the motion carried.

Dawson distributed copies of his goals for the year 2000. Loebach moved to accept the goals as written, Parker seconded. The motion passed.

Kelly demonstrated the new automated web-based catalog system that will be installed in mid-April. In conjunction with Library Week, April 9th through April 15th, there will be press releases, advertisements on the radio, and many promotional events to promote the new capabilities of the new system.

Despite some review, this policy has not been substantially changed or revised since 1977. Dawson distributed copies of proposed changes and asked that the Policy Committee meet before the next Board Meeting in April to make recommendations.

On the first floor of the library is an exhibit featuring the art work of 16 Wisconsin artists with various disabilities. During National Library Week, on April 10th, we will invite several local artists to a reception at the library. A choir from the Oshkosh area will perform. This will also be the Library's annual volunteer recognition.

Other Business
Bloedow moved to adjourn the meeting, Loebach seconded. The meeting adjourned at 6:05 PM.