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The regular meeting of the Winnefox Library System Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2001, in the Meeting Room at the Oshkosh Public Library by President Byron Olson.

Trustees present were: : Lurton Blassingame; Jo Dell'Antonia; Yvonne Feavel; Stephan Kaszar; Jerry Keifenheim; Robert LaBuda; Carole Marchant-Ferber; Eugene McLane; Connie Mitchler; Dorothy Nimmer; Byron Olson; James Reiland; Kay Roethel; Robert Rucks; Paul Wade; Ken Watts and Merry Whipple.

Trustees abesent were: John Bermingham; Cindy Duckert; Jackie Jurkowski; Judy Malueg; and Tom Widener

Also present were: John Nichols, Director of Winnefox Library System; Ken Hall, Winnefox Coordinator; Julie Schmude, Administrative Services Coordinator of Winnefox Library System; Richard Bowman, Oshkosh Public Library Business Manager; Karen Boehning, WALS Coordinator; Steve Process, director of Neenah Public Library; Jack Fry, director of Menasha's Public Library; Mark Arend, Field Services Librarian and Karen Lovejoy, Electronic Resources Librarian.

 
Introductions were made of those in attendance.
 
Public comments: None.
 

Lurton Blassingame moved approval of the minutes of the January 24, 2001 regular Winnefox Board of Trustees Meeting. After being seconded by Byron Olson, the motion carried unanimously.

 

Kay Roethel made a motion to approve the January 2001, and February 2001 WLS Classification of Invoices Previously Paid. After being seconded by Robert LaBuda, the motion carried unanimously.

 
A motion was made by Yvonne Feavel to approve the January 2001, and February 2001 WALS Classification of Invoices Previously Paid. After being seconded Jerry Keifenheim, the motion carried unanimously.
 

Kay Roethel moved to approve the January 2001, and February 2001 WCTS Classification of Invoices Previously Paid. After being seconded by Connie Mitchler, the motion carried unanimously.

 

John Nichols gave the Report of the Director.

 

Kay Roethel moved acceptance of the Winnefox Annual Report as contained in Exhibit A. After being seconded by Connie Mitchler, the motion carried unanimously.

 

A motion was made by Jim Reiland to approve changes to the WCTS 2001 budget as proposed in Exhibit B. After being seconded by Byron Olson, the motion carried unanimously.

 
President Merry Whipple appointed the following Executive Committee with the concurrence of the Board. President: Merry Whipple Vice President: Byron Olson Secretary: Jerry Keifenheim Treasurer: Robert LaBuda Steve Kaszar John Bermingham
 

Robert Rucks arrived at the meeting at this time.

 

Director Nichols gave an update on legislative issues and asked for trustees who would speak at public budget hearings, which are scheduled around the state in the next few weeks. Ken Hall will write and distribute "Talking Points" on these issues for use in the boards speaking to their legislators.

 

Jim Reiland moved to authorize staff to actively oppose the exclusion of libraries from the Badger Basic formula and to actively oppose the approval of UCITA legislation in Wisconsin. After being seconded by Byron Olson, the motion carried unanimously.

 
Director Nichols reported on the Library Information Technology Advisory Committee's current activities. The WISCAT catalog technology is out of date and over one-half of all libraries currently are on shared automation systems. As this number is expected to increase to approximately 90% in the next few years, Winnefox, together with the Outagamie Waupaca Library System (OWLS) and the South Central Library System (SCLS) will bi involved in a demonstration project to link their automated systems.
 

Karen Lovejoy with the assistance of Mark Arend, conducted a presentation on e-books and the Gale Health Reference Center product.

 

A motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Byron Olson, and was seconded by Connie Mitchler. The motion carried unanimously and the meeting was adjourned at 4:52 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 
Jerry Keifenheim
Secretary
Updated January 22, 2003