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 Village of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

MEETING MINUTES

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Present:
Janet Dake, Peggy Haas (via phone), Kathleen Lysaght, Corey Golla, Carole McGibany
Absent:
Jenna Merten, Vacant
Staff Present:
Karol Kennedy, Ellen Rohr
Attendees:
Kristina Schmitt
             
1. Call to Order by President Lysaght at 6:05 PM.
             
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 last regular board meeting
             
b. Approval of the Library expenditures
  Motion by Member Janet Dake, second by Library Board President Kathleen Lysaght to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Approved.
  Vote: 5 - 0
 
Other: Member Jenna Merten (Absent)
  Village Trustee Vacant (Absent)
             
3. New Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. Waukesha County Library Standards Certification
  Motion by MF School District Superintendent Corey Golla, second by Member Carole McGibany to approve the Waukesha County Library Standards.  Approved.
  Vote: 5 - 0
 
Other: Member Jenna Merten (Absent)
  Village Trustee Vacant (Absent)
             
b. Circulation Policy - Library Card Eligibility
  Motion by Member Janet Dake, second by Member Carole McGibany to approve the Circulation Policy changes as presented.  Approved.
  Vote: 5 - 0
 
Other: Member Jenna Merten (Absent)
  Village Trustee Vacant (Absent)
             
c. Appreciation and Farewell to Trustee Janet Dake - This was Janet Dake’s last Library Board meeting. We are extremely grateful for her 10 years of service. The Library Board members thanked her for her service.
             
d. Nominations for Library Board Officers - Kathleen Lysaght accepted the nomination for the office of President. Peggy Haas was nominated for the office of Secretary/Treasurer. Additional nominations may be made next month before elections.
             
4. Unfinished Business - Items for Discussion/Action/Possible Approval:
             
a. Library Improvement and Funding Plan - Karol Kennedy reviewed the Library Improvement and Funding Plan with board members. Carole McGibany voiced a concern for the mural. She recommended we discuss our plans with Joyce Winters.
  Motion by Member Janet Dake, second by Member Peggy Haas (via phone) to approve the Library Improvement and Funding Plan as presented, including a request to be made to the Village for funding of the maintenance and replacement items.
  Vote: 5 - 0
 
Other: Member Jenna Merten (Absent)
  Village Trustee Vacant (Absent)
             
b. NEA Big Read - Menomonee Falls Public Library was awarded an NEA Big Read grant in the amount of $15,000. The NEA Big Read in The Falls book will be "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel. Programs will be held in February and March 2020. Kennedy shared articles that appeared in local papers announcing the receipt of the grant.
             
5. Trustee Education: Trustee Training Week information was given to the board members.
             
6. President's Report: President Lysaght again thanked Janet for her service to the Library.
             
7. Director's Report - attached.
             
a. Correspondence - Trustees were asked to save the date for the Annual Trustee Dinner on September 25.
             
8. Trustee's Report: No Report
             
9. School District Report: Golla reported they hired a new Middle School principal for the upcoming year, Dan Gebauer. He informed the group about Virtual Reality Goggles that are new to the school district. The district was recently visited by a group from Lebanan. The group was there to observe and learn principles of continuous improvement.
Kennedy announced that the School District has scheduled four Family Library Nights this year. Students and their families visit the library to check out books and meet with staff from their schools.

Amma Otechere recently received the Young Woman of Tomorrow Award from the Women and Girls Fund of Waukesha County. Recipients can donate their award to a charity of their choice. Amma chose to donate the $1000 award to the Library.
             
10. Friends' Report: There was a presentation in honor of Rightie Pappenheim and her years of service to the Library. A bench was purchased by the Friends and placed at the front of the Library in her honor.
             
11. Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 17, 2019, Library Board Room
             
12. Topics for next meeting agenda: Officer Elections
             
13. Adjournment at 7:45 PM with no further business to discuss.
Minutes transcribed by Ellen M Rohr, Business Manager
Minutes approved on July 17, 2019.

    

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