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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

Board/Foundation minutes March 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
March 13, 2017

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Libby Soucie, Amy Riggs and Lisa Davis.
Also Present:
Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika and Brandon Summer                                     from Telegraph.
Absent: Jennifer Ramsey
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Sherm.
The Dr. Seuss celebration was a success.
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Lisa. APPROVED: All
Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Amy to approve the bills for the February 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All
Old Business:
The window in the Smith Room has been removed. Kevin Kubo will be possibly be helping Sherm finish the room.
• The Fax line has been moved to the desk out front. Sherm will also be checking with DP Electronics for the installation of a panic button.
New Business:
The Library has received its AED device. All full time staff has gone through the training.
• April 15th will be a STEAM program. Sherm will demonstrate the 3d printer.
• The library has 1,000 pairs of solar glasses to be used during the Eclipse in August. 4 elementary schools have been invited to the Library for a picnic lunch. Sherm will try to make appearances at the schools and explain the types of eclipse and eclipse safety.
• The Sidney Create open house was nicely attended.
A motion was made by Libby to close for executive session for personnel reasons at 4:17. Seconded by Lisa.

Meeting was reconvened at 4:34
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: April 10, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:35

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
March 13, 2017
Board Members Present: Amy Riggs, and Libby Soucie, Sandy White and Lisa Davis.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika
Absent: Jennifer Ramsey
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT: 4:40
Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Lisa to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: ALL
Financial Reports and Bills:
A motion was made by Amy to approve the bills for the February 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Lisa.
APPROVED: ALL
BUSINESS OLD:
BUSINESS NEW:
• Libby reported on the Audit of the Foundation checking account. All is in order.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: April 10, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 4:50

Board/Foundation minutes February 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
February 13, 2017

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jennifer Ramsey, Amy Riggs and Lisa Davis.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director.
Absent: Libby Soucie
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by: Sherm.
• The Friends are currently planning the Dr. Suess Birthday celebration to be held at the Library March 2 from 4-6 pm.
• February is Library Lovers Month. Friends are having a drawing that will be held the end of the month for children and adults. Gift certificates and Candy are provided by the FOSPL.
Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2017 meeting.
The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: All
Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Amy to approve the bills for the January 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Lisa.
APPROVED: All
Old Business:
• The window in the Smith Room has been removed.
New Business:
• Sherm will be on Swap Shop the first Thursday of the month promoting the Library and programs.
• Sherm gave the annual report to the City Council and to the County Commissioners.
• Advocacy day in Lincoln March 21st was discussed.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: March 13, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:00.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
February 13, 2017

Board Members Present: Amy Riggs, Jennifer Ramsey and Sandy White and Lisa Davis.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director
Absent: Libby Soucie,
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT: 5:00
Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: ALL
Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Amy to approve the bills for the January 2017 meeting. The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: ALL
BUSINESS OLD:
BUSINESS NEW: A motion was made by Amy to add Sandy White to the accounts at Security First. The motion was seconded by Jennifer.
APPROVED: ALL
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: March 13, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT: 5:10

Board/Foundation Minutes January 2017

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
January 9, 2017

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Jennifer Ramsey, Amy Riggs and Libby Soucie.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by: Sherm.
Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2016 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 December 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: All
Old Business:
New Business:
• Sherm demonstrated the new telecommuting system.
• The Board approved the Annual Report.
• After discussion the board decided that there will be no laptops loaned for out of library use.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: February 13, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:30.

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
January 9, 2017

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

Absent:

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:30

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Jennifer to approve the bills for the December 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:
BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: February 13, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:45

Board/Foundation minutes December 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
December 12, 2016

Board Members Present:  Sandy White, Kelley Dible, Amy Riggs and Libby Soucie.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Eileen Nightingale, Franki Beeken and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Jennifer Ramsey
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Sherm.

  • Pancakes for Santa fundraiser will be held December 17 at Applebee’s. Tickets are available at the Library, from FOSPL members and will be available at the door.
  • Lisa sold hot chocolate at the Hickory Square on December 3. $40.00 was made.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2016 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 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:
New Business:

  • A motion was made by Libby and seconded by Sandy to approve the updated Borrower registration form.
    Approved: ALL
  • A motion was made by Sandy and seconded by Amy to approve the 3D printer policy.
    Approved: ALL
  •  Kelley Dible submitted her letter of resignation and Lisa Davis has submitted an application to fill the open position.
  • Franki has finished all of her Basic Skills Classes.
  • Still having issues with the heating unit in the Children’s area.
  • Sidney Glass will able to come and remove the false window in the Smith Room this week.
  • The Bibliostat survey is ready for be done for the year of Oct 2015-Sept 2016, visits and circulations are down again this year.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: January, 9 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:45.

 

Sidney Public Library
Foundation
December 12, 2016

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Amy Riggs, Kelley Dible and Sandy White.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Franki Beeken and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Jennifer Ramsey

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:45

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2016 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 November 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:
BUSINESS NEW:

  • Virgil Walters made a generous donation of $1,000.00
  • Sherm is checking into getting the rolls of microfilm and future newspapers all digitized. He has requested quotes from Advantage who now does our microfilm processing.
  • A motion was made by Sandy to approve $400.00 from the Foundation be able to be used to make up the difference in the purchase of items needed for the video conferencing system with $500.00 grant from CA Story.
    The Motion seconded by Amy.

APPROVED: ALL

A motion was made by Libby to go into closed session for the discussion of Staff Holiday and appreciation at 4:55.  The motion was seconded by Amy. The board reconvened at 5:00

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:   January 9, 2017
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  5:15

 

Board/Foundation minutes November 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
November 14, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible, and Libby Soucie.

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

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2016 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 October 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Sandy. APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

New Business:

  • A motion was made by Sandy to add Libby Soucie and Sherm on all accounts at Security Bank and to add Stephanie Mika for access to information only. The motion was seconded by Libby.
    Approved: ALL
  • Sherm gave his report on the Convention he attended in Colorado.
  • The Library was awarded grants from the WLS, and the Thompson Foundation.
  • Sherm has come up with some ideas for the Marketing plan.
  • The Library will be doing some advertising with the radio station and the local newspaper to promote the library and programming.
  • The Bibliostat survey is ready for be done for the year of Oct 2015-Sept 2016.
  • We are checking into getting a Verizon Hotspot to use on the bookmobile and Library.NEXT REGULAR MEETING: December 12, 2016
    THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:35.

    Sidney Public Library
    Foundation
    November 14, 2016

    Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Kelley Dible and Sandy White.
    Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
    Absent: Amy Riggs, Jennifer Ramsey
    MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT: 4:35
    Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
    APPROVED: ALL
    Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the bills for the October 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
    APPROVED: ALL

    BUSINESS OLD: 

    BUSINESS NEW: 

    NEXT REGULAR MEETING:   December 12, 2016
    THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:45

Board/Foundation Minutes October 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
October 11, 2016

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

  • Vickie drove the bookmobile through the Oktoberfest Parade and 2 FOSPL members and Stephanie threw candy and handed out bookmarks.
  • There will be a pumpkin decoration contest. Pumpkins need to be delivered to the Library the 17th of October and will be displayed until the 27th.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the September 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: All

Old Business:

New Business:

  • A motion was made by Amy to close at 3:00pm on December 31, 2016. The motion was seconded by Libby.
    Approved: ALL  
  • Sherm will be leaving for MPL Calcon on Wednesday October 26. He will attend sessions on maker spaces and Adult/Teen programming.
  • Sherm has applied for grants from the WLS, CA Story and the Thompson Foundation.
  • Printers have been moved behind the circulation desk, hoping to cut down on people making print copies and not paying for them.
  • We have purchased new die cuts and new racks.
  • Reorganization of computers is done. Patrons now have more privacy when using the computers.
  • The thermostat for the heating/AC unit has gone out. It is under warranty so another one has been ordered.
  • The police will be having an auction and the library will donate some items to it.
    NEXT REGULAR MEETING: November 14, 2016

    THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:25.
     

    Sidney Public Library
    Foundation
    October 11, 2016

    Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Amy Riggs, Jennifer Ramsey, Sandy White, Kelley Dible.
    Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika and Sandy Nelson. Absent:
    MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT: 4:30
    Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
    APPROVED: ALL
    Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the bills for the September 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Amy.
    APPROVED: ALL

    BUSINESS OLD: 

    BUSINESS NEW: 

    NEXT REGULAR MEETING:   November 14, 2016
    THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:35

 

Board/Foundation Minutes September

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
September 12, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible, Michelle Onstott, and Libby Soucie.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Sandy Nelson and Stephanie Mika. Absent: Amy Riggs
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Sherm.
    Puzzle contest to be held in October

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the August 8, 2016 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 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Michelle.
APPROVED: All

Old Business:
Sidney Glass still hasn’t come to take window out in Smith Room. Looking at other glass companies from out of town to possibly come and give an estimate.
New Business:
Inventory is about complete.
Juvenile fiction was completely weeded this summer.
A new more colorful book sale sign was purchased for out front.
ANAC traveling show will be in our library from September 7 – September 30. It showcases Nebraska artists.
Sherm purchased WiFi cards for all of the computers and regrouped the computers into pods to allow more privacy for patrons.
Sculptures have been redistributed throughout the library.
The City of Sidney will be offering a CPR/First aid training course. Sherm and Sandy will be attending.
Sherm and Lisa Davis from the FOSPL group will have a table set up at the Newcomers picnic September 22 from 5:30-7:30. Sherm will sign people up for library cards.
The Board accepted Michelle Onstott’s resignation and thanked her for her service.
An application was received from Jennifer Ramsey to fill a position on the Board.
Sandy White has been appointed to the State Library Commission.
A motion was made by Libby to go into closed session for personnel evaluations
at 4:45. The motion was seconded by Sandy.
The Board reconvened at 4:40.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:45.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: October 11, 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Foundation
September 12, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible, Michelle Onstott, and Libby Soucie.
Also Present:  Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Amy Riggs
Meeting Called to order at: 4:45 pm.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the August 8, 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Libby.
Approved: ALL

Financial Reports and Bills: N/A
APPROVED:
Old Business:
New Business:
Next regular meeting will be held October 11, 2016.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:50.