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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board/Foundation Minutes August 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
August 8, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible, Michelle Onstott, Libby Soucie and Amy Riggs.
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.

  • Fundraiser for Friends of the Library being held at Sam and Louie’s on August 21st.
  • Runza’s Great Books for Great Kid’s is August 23rd.
  • Puzzle contest to be held in October.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Michelle.
APPROVED: All
Financial Reports and bills: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the bills for the July 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All
Old Business:

  •   The Board has met the required number hours for accreditation.

New Business:

  • Purchase of a new Bookmobile was discussed.
  • Library accreditation was discussed. Renewal is in September.
  • New Budget was reviewed.
  • A motion was made by Amy to approve a survey for patrons to fill out regarding the library hours. The motion was seconded by Sandy.
  • APPROVED: ALL
  • The Board will proof read the strategic plan and return to Sherm before the September meeting.
  • There was a motion by Michelle to update the Libraries technology plan. The motion was seconded by Amy.
    APPROVED: ALL
  • There was a motion by Michelle to update the Advocacy and Marketing policy. The motion was seconded by Libby.
  •  APPROVED: ALL
  • There are plans to open up the seating area. Add some different shelving and some different outlets to better serve our patrons.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: September 12, 2016
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 5:20

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Foundation
August 8, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible, Michelle Onstott, Amy Riggs and Libby Soucie.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 5:20 pm.
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Michelle to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2016 meeting.
The motion was seconded by Sandy.
APPROVED: All

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

Old Business:

New Business:

Next regular meeting will be held September 12, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:25.

Board/Foundation Minutes July 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
July 11, 2016

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

  • Friends group has a chair, painting and birdhouses to be auctioned off at the Night of Hope August 12.
  • Back to School Book Drive –August 2016
  • Library card sign up month will be held in September.
  • Friends of the Library week-October 16-22

 

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the June 13, 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Sandy. APPROVED: All

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

Old Business:

  • Board watched another short video required for CE hours that are needed by August 2016.
  • AC units are fixed.

New Business:

  • There will be no Orphan train program this September.
  • We did not receive the NLC grant for the Makerspace but have been selected to be a satellite campus. Nebraska Library Commission is applying for NSF grant.
  • Sherm will meet with Ed to begin the Budget process. Spreadsheets have been handed out and will be projecting a 5 year budget.
  • The Libraries 3 year certification is up for renewal.
NEXT REGULAR MEETING: August 8, 2016
THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 4:15

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Foundation
August 8, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible, Michelle Onstott, Amy Riggs and Libby Soucie.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika. Absent: Meeting called to order at: 5:20 pm.
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Michelle to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Sandy. APPROVED: All
Financial Reports and bills: A motion was made by Amy to approve the bills for the July 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Michelle. APPROVED: All
Old Business:

New Business:

Next regular meeting will be held September 12, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:25.

Board/Foundation Minutes June 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
June 13, 2016

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

  • Friends group agreed to pay for new counter top for the 2 remaining book cases.

Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2016 meeting.
The motion was seconded by Sandy.
APPROVED: All

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

Old Business:

  • Board watched another short video required for CE hours that are needed by August 2016.

New Business:

  • Summer reading has had a bit of a slow start. The movie only had about 29 in attendance. Next year we will be sure to avoid scheduling on KSID “Cruising Night”.
  • A motion was made by Amy to close the Library on July 2 for the Alexandria conversion to a stand-alone version that will allow the library much more flexibility. The motion was seconded by Sandy.
  • The maker space program is moving ahead. They have come up with the name Sidney Create and are working on a logo.
  • The WLS director position was offered to a candidate from South Dakota who later declined to position so it is back interviews again.
  • There are currently 2 AC/Heating units out in the library. The thermostat is on order for the unit in the children’s area and parts are on order for the unit above the staff area in the back. The Library will be using JT Heating and Air Conditioning.

Next regular meeting will be held July 11, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:45.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Foundation
June 13, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible, and Amy Riggs.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika. Absent: Michelle Onstott, and Libby Soucie
Meeting called to order at: 4:50 pm.
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the May 9, 2016 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 May 2016 meeting.
The motion was seconded by Sandy.
APPROVED: All

Old Business:

New Business:

  • Minutes of the January meeting will be taken over to Security Bank and Libby’s name will be added to the Foundation/Board accounts.

 

 Next regular meeting will be held July 11, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:55.

Board/Foundation Minutes May 2016

Sidney Public Library
Board Meeting
  May 9, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Michelle Onstott, Libby Soucie and Amy Riggs
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Kelley Dible
Meeting called to order at: 4:10 pm.
Friends Report given by: Sherm.
             Discussion will be held regarding the SRP movie night that will take place on June 3.
Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the April 11, 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Michelle.
APPROVED: All
Financial Reports and bills:
A motion was made by Michelle to approve the bills for the April 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All
Old Business:

  • New counter top for the book shelves has been installed. Sherm will request more funds from the FOSPL to replace others.
  • Board began watching short videos required for CE hours that are needed by August 2016.

New Business:

  • Weeding of the standard sized non-fiction section has been completed. Oversized will be weeded next and then they will be combined.
  • WNCC will be lending the library their hydroponics setup to be used this summer for the SRP.
  • 5 classes of 3rd graders toured the library and other city entities April 16.

 

Next regular meeting will be held June 13, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:50.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Foundation
May 9, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Michelle Onstott, Libby Soucie, and Amy Riggs. Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent: Kelley Dible
Meeting called to order at: 4:50 pm.
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the April 11, 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Michelle.
APPROVED: All
Financial Reports and bills: A motion was made by Michelle to approve the bills for the April 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: All

Old Business:

New Business:

  • Minutes of the January meeting will be taken over to Security Bank and Sandy’s name will be added to the Foundation/Board accounts.

 

Next regular meeting will be held June 13, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:55.

Board/Foundation meetings April 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
April 11, 2016

Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible, Michelle Onstott, Libby Soucie and Amy Riggs .
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Eileen Nightingale and Franki Beeken
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:05 pm.
Friends Report given by: Sherm.

  • National Library week is this week. Friends group is supplying coffee and cookies and brought in lunch for the staff.

 

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

Old Business:

  • Sherm passed all his comps.
  • Board approved proceeding with the work on the Smith Room.

New Business:

  • The board will be watching short videos to help meet the recommended CE hours for board certification.
  • Eileen, Franki, Sandy and Stephanie all attended the PLA conference in Denver April 6-8 and reported on activities they attended

 

Next regular meeting will be held May 9, 2016. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:30.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Foundation
April 11, 2016
Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible, Michelle Onstott, Libby Soucie, and Amy Riggs.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Eileen Nightingale and Franki Beeken.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:30 pm.
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Amy to approve the minutes of the March 14, 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: All

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

Old Business:

New Business:

  • A motion was made by Amy to proceed with Smith Room renovations. The motion was seconded by Libby. 

Next regular meeting will be held May 9, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:35.

 

Board/Foundation Minutes March 14, 2016

 

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
March 14, 2016

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

  • Dr. Seuss’s birthday was a huge success.

 

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

Old Business:

  • Weeding is still ongoing in the non-fiction section.

New Business:

  • Book sale total for February $245.40
  • Sherm has been appointed to the Kids Plus board.
  • We plan to advertise Zinio and One Click Digital in the next month. They are new databases for downloadable magazines and audio books.

 

Next regular meeting will be held April 11, 2016. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:30.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Foundation
March 14, 2016
Board Members Present: Sandy White, Kelley Dible and Amy Riggs.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, and Anne Marie Gilmore. Absent: Michelle Onstott, Libby Soucie.
Meeting called to order at: 4:30 pm.
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the February 8, 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Amy.
APPROVED: All

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

Old Business:

  • Received bids from Sidney Glass and Scott Nienhuser for work to be done in the Smith Room.

New Business:

Next regular meeting will be held April 11, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:50.

Board/Foundation Minutes February 8, 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
February 8, 2016

Board Members Present: Michelle Onstott, Sandy White, Kelley Dible and Libby Soucie. Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Eileen Nightingale, Sandy Nelson and Amy Riggs.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by: N/A
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2016 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Michelle.
APPROVED: All
Financial Reports and bills: A motion was made by Michelle to approve the bills for the January 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All
Old Business:

  • Sherm and Amy Riggs are on the agenda for the City Council Meeting for her approval on the board. Amy will finish Vickie’s term that expires December 2016
  • Still waiting for the bid for work to be done in Smith Room.
  • There still has been no response from Day and Night Plumbing regarding the roof damage.

New Business:

  • Book sale total for January $251.65.
  • Work is being continued on the Non Fiction weeding.
  • Sherm updated lighting and hung posters in the restroom hallway and removed wiring poles for computers. Wireless cards were installed for those computers.
  • A motion was made by Sandy to leave the Panhandle Library Consortium and run our own instance of Alexendria. The motion was seconded by Michelle.
    Approved: All
  • Sherm will take a week of vacation to finish his comps in March.

 

Next regular meeting will be held March 14, 2016. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:35.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Foundation
February 8, 2016

Board Members Present: Michelle Onstott, Sandy White, Kelley Dible and Libby Soucie. Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Sandy Nelson, Eileen Nightingale and Amy Riggs.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:35 pm.
Approval of Minutes:
A motion was made by Michelle to approve the minutes of the January 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 January 2016 meeting. The motion was seconded by Libby.
APPROVED: All

Old Business:

New Business:

Next regular meeting will be held March 14, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:45.