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Board/Foundation minutes March 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
March 12, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Jennifer Ramsey

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, and Ami Jaggers.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • Seuss birthday party was a success
  • National Library week will be held in April. FOSPL will be providing cookies and lunch for staff.
  • Members will advertise the FOSPL during Girls day out April 14.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jen to approve the bills for the February 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • A motion was made by Jen to approve Ami Jaggers as a Board member. The motion was seconded by Jane.
    APPROVED: ALL

New Business:

  • The Westerns have been moved. Moved new books and stands have been ordered that will display the new books with additional shelf space. The Audio book section was also expanded.
  • Sherm used the laser cutter to make a new sign for the Western books.

 NEXT REGULAR MEETING: April 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:40.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
March 12, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Jennifer Ramsey.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Ami Jaggers.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:40.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the February 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • A motion was made by Jane to approve $4,500 for makerspace furniture and misc. The motion was seconded by Libby.

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: April 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:45pm.

 

Board/Foundation minutes February 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
February 12, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Jennifer Ramsey

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • Seuss birthday party.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the January 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • There have been no applicants for the Board position.
  • Furniture for the Makerspace is still being discussed.

New Business:

  • The Makerspace was toured by all of the 5-6 graders.

 NEXT REGULAR MEETING: March 12, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:40.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
February 12, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Jennifer Ramsey.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:40.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the January 8, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the January 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • Libby reported on the audit. All was accounted for.  Stephanie does a nice job.

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: March 12, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:45pm.

Board/Foundation minutes January 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
January 8, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Jennifer Ramsey

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Sherm

  • Will discuss Summer Reading Program, fund raisers, and membership.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the December 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

New Business:

  • The motion was made by Jane to approve the Annual Report. The motion was seconded by Libby. Sherm will now present the report to the City Council and the County Commissioners.
     APPROVED: ALL
  • The Makerspace has been toured by all Sidney School Teachers. 4-6 graders will also be touring.  

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: February 12, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:30.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
January 8, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Jennifer Ramsey.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director and Stephanie Mika.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:30.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jennifer to approve the bills for the December 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:   

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: February 12, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:40pm.

Board/Foundation minutes Dec 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
December 11, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, Lisa Davis and Jennifer Ramsey

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Sandy Nelson, Eileen Nightingale and Stephanie Mika.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Lisa

  • 75 tickets were sold for the Breakfast with Santa.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the November 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Lisa.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Makerspace training was the week of November 20-21. There was a lot of interest from the public during the Chamber Business Hours which had over 100 in attendance.
  • Discussion for the Board/Staff luncheon which will be held on December 15.

New Business:

  • The Board accepted the resignation of Lisa Davis. Her family will be relocating to Portland.
  • The NLC Survey has been started.
  • A motion was made by Libby to approve the closing at 5:00 pm on January 5, 2018 so staff can attend the City Awards Banquet. The motion was seconded by Jen.

APPROVED: ALL 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: January 8, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:15.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
December 11, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, Lisa Davis and Jennifer Ramsey.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director and Stephanie Mika.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:20.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Lisa to approve the minutes of the November 13, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jennifer to approve the bills for the November 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:   

BUSINESS NEW:

  • A motion was made by Jane to purchase wood working equipment from Sherm’s family. The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
  • A representative from Cornhusker Industries will come in January to evaluate our needs for counter and storage space in the maker space room.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: January 8, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:30pm

Board/Foundation meetings November 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
November 13, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, Lisa Davis and Jennifer Ramsey

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director and Stephanie Mika.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Lisa

  • December 2 will be the Breakfast with Santa fundraiser to be held at Applebee’s.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the October 10, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jen to approve the bills for the October 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • MakerSpace training will begin on November 20-21
  • The Library will partner with the Chamber for a Business After hours for the Maker Space.
    Friends will help with finger foods and adult beverages will be served. This will be December 5, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • December 9th will be an open house for families to visit the Maker Space. This will be held from 10:30-12:30pm.
  • The roof has been patched.
  • New Business:
    The Board will have a Christmas Luncheon for staff on December 15.

 NEXT REGULAR MEETING: December 11, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:20.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
November 13, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, Lisa Davis and Jennifer Ramsey.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director and Stephanie Mika.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:20.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the October 10, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Lisa to approve the bills for the October 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jen.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

 

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: December 11, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:   4:25 pm.

Board/Foundation meetings October 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
October 10, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, Lisa Davis and Jennifer Ramsey

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Brandon Summers, Telegraph and Stephanie Mika.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Lisa

  • The Friends will be having the puzzle contest in November.
  • FOSPL week is October 15-21. There will be a table set up in the library with information regarding the group.
  • The pumpkin decoration contest will be held again this year.
  • December 2 will be the Breakfast with Santa fundraiser to be held at Applebee’s.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Lisa to approve the bills for the September 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • The Maker Space room is under renovation.
  • The Library will be pairing with the Sidney Create group to promote the Maker Space.

There will be an open house held for the Kids and a Chamber Business after Hours will be held at the Library.  Training will begin in November.

New Business:

  • Sherm will be attending the NLA convention in Kearney. He will be doing a presentation about the Digitalization of the Sidney newspapers.
  • The roof started leaking after further investigation was found to have sustained substantial hail damage. The claim has been turned in to insurance and Sidney Roofing will be here to patch.

 

 NEXT REGULAR MEETING: November 13, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:15.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
October 10, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, Lisa Davis and Jennifer Ramsey.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director and Stephanie Mika.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:20.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the September 11, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jennifer to approve the bills for the September 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

 

BUSINESS NEW:

  • The Electric department will be ordering light fixtures for the Maker Space.
  • Sherm will applying for the CA Story and the Thompson Grant to offset costs of the Maker Space.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: November 13, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:20pm.

Board/Foundation minutes September 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
September 11, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, Lisa Davis and Jennifer Ramsey.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Cynthia Gill, Extension Office, Chris Arent,
High School Principal, Brandon Summers, Telegraph and Stephanie Mika.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Lisa

  • The Friends will be meeting September 11 to get the books that were donated during the book drive in August ready to be delivered to businesses in town.
  • September is National Library Card sign up month. Volunteers from the Friends will go and read to the Kindergarten classes.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Lisa to approve the minutes of the August 14, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the August 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

New Business:

  • Cynthia Gill thanked Sherm and the board for supporting the Maker Space program.
  • Sherm explained that the new online digitized newspaper archive is more compatible with Google Chrome.
  • The online Chilton data base has been discontinued due low numbers in usage.

 

A motion was made by Lisa to go into closed session for personnel evaluation at 4:25.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
The Board reconvened at 4:40.

  NEXT REGULAR MEETING: October 10, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:45

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
September 11, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, Lisa Davis and Jennifer Ramsey.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director and Stephanie Mika.

Absent:
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:45pm.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the August 14, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the August 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: October 10, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:45pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes August 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
August 14, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, and Jennifer Ramsey

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director.
Absent: Sandy White and Lisa Davis.
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Sherm

  • The Friends had a chair in the raffle for the Night of Hope.
  • The annual puzzle tournament will be held October 15 at the Lodgepole Valley
    Youth Camp.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the July 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • The Library’s Budget will remain the same. The new heating/cooling unit in the children’s section will not be in this year’s budget.
  • The Eclipse party plans to be a great time with a DJ being paid for by the FOSPL.

Children from South, North and West will join us at the Library for the viewing party.

  • The Library was awarded the NLC Library improvement grant that will be used for the Newspaper digitization here at the Library.

New Business:

  • Sherm is going to speak to the Principal at Central Elementary and see if they would be willing to allow the Bookmobile to have a stop there.
  • All evaluation forms for Sherm need to be given to Sandy White.
  • Sherm will be going to the 3 elementary schools to give his Eclipse Safety Program this week.
  • A motion was made by Jane to allow the Library to be open from 1-6pm on Saturday August 19 so the staff can enjoy the Sesquicentennial parade. The motion was seconded by Libby.

APPROVED: All 

  • A motion was made by Libby to add to the Library Services policy the following: “Residents are those who live in, own property in or attend a school district located in or adjacent to Cheyenne County, Nebraska.” This change will allow the Bookmobile to continue to serve Creek Valley Elementary. The motion was seconded by Jane.
    APPROVED: All
  • Sherm will be attending the NLA Conference in October. He will be doing a presentation about the Digitization of our newspaper collection.

 NEXT REGULAR MEETING: September, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:30.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
August 14, 2017

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, and Jennifer Ramsey.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director.

Absent: Sandy White and Lisa Davis.
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:30pm.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the July 10, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jane to approve the bills for the July 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • The website for the digitized newspapers is getting closer to going live. The Foundation will cover 25% of the cost.

BUSINESS NEW:

  • Sherm is looking into putting the makerspace in the back room of the Library. There will be more discussion in regards to the Foundation paying for some of the remodeling cost.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: September 11, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:40pm.

Board and Foundation minutes May 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
May 8, 2017

Board Members Present:  Sandy White, Libby Soucie, Amy Riggs, Jennifer Ramsey and Lisa Davis.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Lisa.

  • Prizes will be provided for the SRP.
  • SRP movie kickoff will be held June 1 with the movie starting at 7:00. Wrap up party will be July 19.
  • Fundraiser with Kids Korner made $586.00.
  • FOSPL matched the funds that were collected in the Bookmobile donation box. A total of $100.00 was raised.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jennifer to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the April 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Grants that were applied for to be used for the digitization of our Newspapers and for the Maker Space have been restored by the Federal Government. Just waiting to hear if the Sidney Public Library will be the recipients of these grants.
  • There were 4 people who attended the 3d printer program in April.

New Business:

  • Sherm will have a Safe Surfing program on May 20.
  • Amy Riggs submitted her resignation to the board.
  • Sherm will be reading stories at the Sidney Gold Rush Days.
  • Kathy Gerhold turned in her resignation. The Library will be working with the Voc Rehab program this summer and will have someone working here part-time.
  • Sherm is on the Sidney 150 committee and will provide stories and games and information on the eclipse.

  NEXT REGULAR MEETING: June 12, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:20

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
May 8, 2017

Board Members Present: Amy Riggs, and Libby Soucie, Sandy White, Jennifer Ramsey, and Lisa Davis.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika
Absent:

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:20

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Lisa to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Lisa to approve the bills for the April 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:
BUSINESS NEW:

  • Sherm is going to check into investment alternatives for the CD’s.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: June 12, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:35

 

Board and Foundation minutes April 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
April 10, 2017

Board Members Present:  Sandy White, Libby Soucie, Amy Riggs, Jennifer Ramsey and Lisa Davis.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Sandy Nelson and Brandon Summer from Telegraph.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Lisa.

  • National Library week is being celebrated this week. FOSPL bought the staff lunch
    on April 11th.
  • A donation jar has been set out for the Bookmobile.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the March 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Sandy White was able to attend Legislative Day in Lincoln.
  • Sherm had another radio appearance on the radio promoting the Library.

New Business:

  • Amy gave Sherm information for different ideas for Adult Reading programs.
  • The money from the grant that was to be used for the digitization of the Sidney Newspapers is in jeopardy due to cuts by the government.
  • There will be a 3-D printer program on April 22, 2017.
  • Plant lights will be set up for youth to plant tomatoes and marigolds. Lights are from WNCC.

  NEXT REGULAR MEETING: May 8, 2017

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:20.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
April 10, 2017

Board Members Present: Amy Riggs, and Libby Soucie, Sandy White, Jennifer Ramsey, and Lisa Davis.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika

Absent:

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:20

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Amy to approve the bills for the March 2017 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Lisa.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:
BUSINESS NEW:

  • All accounts at Security Bank are current with signatures.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: May 8, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:30