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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.

August 2017 Board/Foundation Minutes

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

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