Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees Minutes

June 13, 2001



Present:                  Bergen, Bergman, Bloedow, de Young, Dunlap, Ducklow, Schuessler

Excused:                Heuring, Parker

Others present:       Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Muench, Shriver, Wiltzius


President Schuessler called the meeting to order at 12:15 PM.



The library received a thank you letter from the Salvation Army acknowledging receipt of 45 boxes of food collected during the Food for Fines program, May 1st through May 22nd.



Minutes of the May 9, 2001 meeting were reviewed: Bergen moved approval, Bergman seconded, and the motion passed.   Ducklow moved approval of the May 2001 bill register, de Young seconded, the motion passed.   In the absence of Secretary Parker, Bloedow was appointed Acting Secretary to sign the bill registers.  


Director's Report

Dawson reported that Terry Bergen has been reappointed to another 3 year term on the Board and Dr. William Chandler has been appointed to a 3 year term on the Board effective July 1, 2001.


Dawson reported that over the past few weeks, Library Staff has been meeting to discuss the 2002 Budget and library needs.  He outlined a calendar of the process that leads to final budget approval by the City Council in November.  He reviewed items discussed by the staff.  The budget request will be on the agenda for approval at the July Board meeting.


Kelly demonstrated a Library Research Workstation that illustrated the many databases that can be accessed through the terminals, the online catalog, access to the Internet and word processing.  The Children's Section has a new home page and Kelly demonstrated the ease of using the site. Children can now sign up for library reading programs through the Internet.


The Appleton Library Foundation has awarded $92,500 in grants for the 2001-02 fiscal year, as follows: Materials, 14,000; Technology, 35,000; Programs, 25,000; Marketing, 11,500; Special Projects, 7,000.  Bergman moved to accept the grants, Bloedow seconded, and the motion passed.


As of June 13, 2001, over 500 children have signed up for the Summer Reading Program in Children's and 60 young adults have signed up for the Young Adult Programs.   The Children's section plans to start a program whereby a traveling trophy would be awarded to the school with the largest number of children signed up for the Summer Reading Program.



Other Business

A brochure listing areas of interest for Special Needs patrons was made available to Board members to distribute through their places of business.  Bergman requested that an e-mail be sent before the next Board meeting to announce the date and time of the meeting.


Ducklow made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Bloedow seconded.  The meeting adjourned at

 1:40 PM.