Appleton Public Library

Board of Trustees Minutes

January 9, 2002



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

Excused:              Bloedow, Heuring

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



President Schuessler called the meeting to order at 12:03 PM.


Minutes of the December 12, 2001 meeting were reviewed.  Dunlap moved to accept the minutes with a correction noting that the question about Foxley’s was asked by de Young, Bergman seconded and the motion passed.  Ducklow moved approval of the December, 2001 bill register and Chandler seconded.  The balance of $110,932 at the end of the year was discussed; Muench explained that many of the accounts have funds that are encumbered and the actual balance will be less than $10,000.  The motion to approve the bills was approved.


Frank P. Young Scholarship Committee

The committee had not met during the last month, but Wiltzius was able to explain the process thus far.  Letters have been sent to the library schools and applications are due back by February 28, 2002.  There will be two $500 scholarships awarded and the committee will meet March 5, 2002 to select the candidates they will recommend to the Board at their March meeting.


Director’s Report

Give A Child a Book” – final report

Dawson reported that there were approximately 1000 books given to the Salvation Army from the “Give A Child a Book” and the remaining 300 were given to the Emergency Shelter.


2001 Statistics, 2002 Goals

Dawson distributed the year-end statistics and reviewed the report with the Board. 


Trustee Training and Planning

Dawson asked the Board Planning Committee to meet to develop the Board’s goals and training for the year 2002.


Dawson discussed his possible goal areas for the year 2002.


Other Business

De Young suggested that the Library consider creating an annual report for 2001.  Schuessler asked Dawson to discuss with the staff how this can best be accomplished. 


Terry Bergman was appointed the official secretary and asked to sign this month’s bills.


The meeting was adjourned at 12:35 PM.