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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Present:
Peggy Haas, Jenna Merten, Kathleen Lysaght, Carole McGibany
Absent:
Corey Golla
Staff Present:
Karol Kennedy, Ellen Rohr
             
1. Call to Order at 6:05 PM by President Lysaght.
             
2. Consent Agenda: Items listed under consent agenda will be approved in one motion unless any Board member requests that an item be removed for individual discussion.
             
a. Approval of the minutes of the regular board meeting
             
b. Approval of the library expenditures 
  Motion by Member Peggy Haas, second by Member Carole McGibany to approve the minutes as amended and the expenditures. Carried.
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: School District Superintendent Corey Golla (Absent)
             
3. New Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. Library of Things (LoTs) Agreement- Kennedy explained the Library of Things and some of the things that will initially be included in this collection.  
             
b. Circulation Policy Updates
  Motion by Member Jenna Merten, second by Member Carole McGibany to adopt the circulation policies as rewritten to accomodate the Library of Things collection. Carried.
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: School District Superintendent Corey Golla (Absent)
             
c. Staff Chair Replacement - Most of the chairs used by staff are nearly 17 years old. We have received several complaints from staff about health issues aggravated by sitting in these chairs. Sample chairs were brought in for staff to try. A recommendation for purchase was presented by Kennedy.
  Motion by Member Carole McGibany, second by Member Jenna Merten to approve the purchase of staff chairs at a cost of $6483. Carried
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: School District Superintendent Corey Golla (Absent)
             
d. 2020 Library Closed Dates
  Motion by Member Peggy Haas, second by Member Carole McGibany to approve the 2020 Library Closed Dates as presented. Carried
  Vote: 4 - 0
 
Other: School District Superintendent Corey Golla (Absent)
             
e. December 2019 Library Board Meeting Location - It was decided the December board meeting will be held in the Library Board Room.
             
4. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. Library Improvement Project Status Update - Kennedy will be meeting with Mark Fitzgerald and Arlyn Johnson to discuss the project.
             
b. NEA Big Read Update - Kennedy reported that plans are coming together for the NEA Big Read in the Falls. The community-wide event will will start in February.
             
5. President's Report: Lysaght complimented Carole McGibany on her Fussville presentation and also the Library Staff for putting together informative programs including the Victorian Death and Mourning program and the Milwaukee Mayhem presentation.
             
6. Director's Report: attached.
             
a. Correspondence - Kennedy encouraged members to attend the Festival of Books if they are interested.
             
7. Trustee's Report: no report
             
8. School District Report: absent no report
             
9. Friends' Report: The Friends have created a new membership brochure and bookmark to help promote the organization. The Friends are rebuilding and moving forward and are looking to build membership. While building membership they hope to find volunteers to be part of the group's leadership team.
             
10. Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 20, 2019, Library Board Room
             
11. Topics for next meeting agenda
             
12. Adjournment at 6:55 PM with no further business to discuss.
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
Minutes approved on November 20, 2019.

    

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