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Board/Foundation Minutes July 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
July 9, 2018

Board Members Present: Jane Holechek, Jen Ramsey, and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Sandy Nelson, Eileen Nightingale
and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Sandy White, Libby Soucie
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • FOSPL had movie night on July 8.
  • All member meeting will be held July 9

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Ami to approve the minutes of the June 11, 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 June 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:

  • Summer Reading program is going well. The program wraps up on July 24.

New Business: 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: August 13, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:15.

 

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
July 9, 2018

Board Members Present: Jane Holechek, Jennifer Ramsey and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Eileen Nightingale, Sandy Nelson and Stephanie Mika

Absent: Libby Soucie, Sandy White

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:15.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Ami to approve the minutes of the June 11, 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 June meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • Maker Space furniture has been installed.

BUSINESS NEW:

  • The Extension Office purchased a rotary cutter for the laser.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  August 13, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:25pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes June

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
June 11, 2018

Board Members Present: Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Ami Jaggers.

Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Jennifer Ramsey, Libby Soucie,
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • SRP kickoff held May 31 was a success.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Jane to approve the minutes of the May 14, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: All

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

 Old Business:

  • There have been no new roof leaks.
  • HVAC still isn’t working properly.
  • The Library will still be receiving funding from E-rate for the Internet access although we opted for a faster speed we will have to pay a little more.  There will be no funding for the phone due to discontinuation of that funding.

New Business:

  • Chautauqua camp started on Monday and will continue through the week for area children.
  • $725 was raised by the Kid’s Korner day care center to be used for Book Mobile repairs.
  • The new Virtual Realty system is set up and been popular with the kids and adults.
  • Budget time is upon us. Nothing on changes that will need to be made. 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: July 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:10.

Sidney Public Library
FOUNDATION
June 11, 2018

Board Members Present: Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Ami Jaggers.

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

Absent: Libby Soucie, Jennifer Ramsey

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:15.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Ami to approve the minutes of the May 14, 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 May meeting.  The motion was seconded by Ami.
APPROVED: ALL

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • Maker Space furniture will be installed June 18. We will be invoiced in July.

BUSINESS NEW:

 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  July 9, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:25pm.

Board/Foundation Minutes April 2018

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Library Board
April 9, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Ami Jaggers.

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

Friends Report given by: Sherm

  • The Friends will be having a DJ and have a dance party for the SRP kickoff which will be held May 31.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Ami to approve the minutes of the March 12, 2018 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All
Financial Reports and Bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for the March 2018, meeting.  The motion was seconded by Jane.
APPROVED: All

 Old Business:
New Business:

  • The roof is currently being replaced.
  • The Chautauqua will be held in Sidney June 11-14. Plans include an author visit and a historian group will be presenting programs here at the library.
  • We made bookmarks that will promote the library and the makerspace to be in the “swag bags” to be handed out at the Girls day out to be held April 14.
  • The Library will demonstrate the 3-d printer during the Spring Expo on April 14-15. People will be able to print custom bubble wands and there will be cell phone stands available to the public. 

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: May 14, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:22

Sidney Public Library
April 9, 2018

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Jane Holechek, Sandy White, and Ami Jaggers.

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

Absent: Jennifer Ramsey.
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER AT:  4:25.

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

BUSINESS OLD:  

  • Maker space furniture has been ordered and hopefully will be installed in June. Electrical
    outlets were moved to accommodate the new furniture

BUSINESS NEW:

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: May 14, 2018
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT:  4:30pm.

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.