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MEETING MINUTES
Board of Trustees of the Menomonee Falls Public Library
W156 N8436 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051-3140
(262) 532-8930

March 11, 2015 Regular Meeting

 
Present:
Francine Rau, Peggy Haas, Doris Barnes, Kathleen Lysaght, Kathy Finley, Jeremy Walz
Absent:
Janet Dake
Staff Present:
Jane Schall, Ellen Rohr
             
1. Call to Order - 6:00 PM by President Rau.
             
2. Approval of the minutes of the regular meeting Feb. 11, 2015.
  Motion by Member Peggy Haas, second by Member Doris Barnes Approved as printed.
  Vote: 6 - 0
             
3. Approval of invoices per list
  Motion by Member Kathleen Lysaght, second by Member Doris Barnes Approved as presented.
  Vote: 6 - 0
             
4. New Business - Items for Discussion and Approval
             
a. Discussion/Action Regarding Annual Report - Request approval of report for submission to state. - Director Schall presented an overview of the Annual Report. Circulation is down, but Children's circulation is up. This is possibly due to the change this year in the non-fiction area. Easy Chapter books are now more visible. Also, Early Literacy is being promoted with the 1000 Books before Kindergarten program. Haas asked about the jump in Interlibrary Loan between 2012, 2013 and 2014. Director Schall explained that is because we joined the Cafe system and our interlibrary loan statistics are now counted differently.
  Motion by Rep. for Superintendent (Ex Officio) Kathy Finley, second by Member Kathleen Lysaght to approve the annual report and send it to the state as required.  Approved as presented.
  Vote: 6 - 0
             
b. Discussion/Action Regarding Domain Name for Library website. It was recommended that we purchase MenomoneeFallsLibrary.org as a domain name for the new website, rather than home.mf.lib.wi.us.
  Motion by Member Peggy Haas, second by Rep. for Superintendent (Ex Officio) Kathy Finley Motion Approved.
  Vote: 6 - 0
             
5. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion Only
             
a. Discussion Only - Library Foundation - There are no updates.
             
6. President's Reports - No Report.
             
7. Director's Report
             
a. Youth Art Month - The Library hosted the public school art reception. There were 673 in attendance between 5:30-9. The parochial school art reception is April 14. A committee selects the best of show items. The teacher contacts the parents of the winning art piece. If they are willing to part with it, it is purchased and retained in the library forever. The Friends pay for framing.
             
b. Employee of the Month - none this month.
             
c. Other - There is a possibility that the 8 Jefferson County Libraries will be joining Waukesha County to create one system. If this happens, additional funding from the state will come to the new system. This in theory will bring our costs down. The county and municipalities need to approve the merge by July 1 so that Mid Wisconsin system can be notified. A merger with Jefferson county would add 500,000 items to the catalog. More information will be coming in the coming months.
             
8. Trustee's Report - Trustee Walz updated the board on village items of interest.
             
9. Friends' Report - no report.
             
10. Next Meeting: Wednesday, April 15, 2015. (third Wed. of the Month)
             
11. Adjournment
  Motion by Rep. for Superintendent (Ex Officio) Kathy Finley, second by Member Doris Barnes
  Vote: 6 - 0
Ellen M. Rohr
Business Manager

Approved by Library Board April 15, 2015

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