Board of Trustees Minutes
Present: Bergman, Bloedow, Chandler de Young, Ducklow, Nagler, Schuessler
Others present: Dawson, Kelly, Lemke, Muench, Nitz
President Bergman called the meeting to order at .
John Purvins, a library patron, addressed the Board with his concerns
regarding the circulation of the Encyclopaedia
Britannica. His preference would be
to have the encyclopedia placed on the Reference non-circulating shelf.
Bloedow moved and Ducklow seconded approval of the minutes of the October 9, 2002, meeting. The motion passed. Ducklow moved to approve the October, 2002, bill register Schuessler seconded, and the motion passed.
The Planning Committee met on October 29th and discussed the Board retreat to be held Nov. 22nd. The agenda for the retreat was included in the Board mailing. Foundation members will not be attending. The five-year facilities plan will be expiring in 2004.
Michael Nitz, Technical Services Supervisor, explained how the materials budget is allocated. Kelly stated that selection of materials for purchase is done in several ways; book catalogs, printed material, electronic formats and keeping informed of current events. The selection process is broken down among several staff members with each one reviewing the available resources in particular collection areas and recommending material to be purchased. Nitz oversees the entire process and Technical Services staff submits the orders to vendors for purchase. Library patrons can make suggestions on materials to be purchased through the web or at any service desk in the library. Approximately 95% of the materials recommended by patrons are ordered and placed in the collection.