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Board/Foundation/Annual Minutes Jan 2016

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
January 11, 2016
Board Members Present: Michelle Onstott, Sandy White, Kelley Dible and Vickie Ryder. Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Eileen Nightingale and Amy Riggs.
Absent: Libby Soucie.
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 December 14, 2015 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Vickie .
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and bills: A motion was made by Vickie to approve the bills for the December 2015 meeting. The motion was seconded by Sandy.
APPROVED: All

Old Business:

  • The Board approved Amy Riggs to replace Vickie Ryder on the Board. Sherm will submit her name to the City Council for approval.

New Business:

  • Annual Report was given by Sherm. (copies were given to board)
  • All adult cassettes and videos have been withdrawn. Videos were donated to the nursing home. Patrons gave donations for some of the cassettes.
  • PLA convention is coming up in April. Sherm hopes to send at least 4 staff members.

 Next regular meeting will be held February 8, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:45.

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Foundation
January 11, 2016
Board Members Present: Michelle Onstott, Sandy White, Kelley Dible and Vickie Ryder. Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Eileen Nightingale and Amy Riggs.
Absent: Libby Soucie.
Meeting called to order at: 4:45 pm.

Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Sandy to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2015 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Vickie .
APPROVED: All

Financial Reports and bills: A motion was made by Vickie to approve the bills for the December 2015 meeting. The motion was seconded by Sandy.
APPROVED: All

Old Business:
New Business:

  • A motion was made by Michelle for Sherm to replace some of the tops of bookshelves that need to be replaced. The motion was seconded by Vickie.
    APPROVED: All

Next regular meeting will be held February 8, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:
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SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Annual Meeting
January 11, 2016

Board Members Present:  Michelle Onstott, Sandy White, Kelley Dible and Vickie Ryder. Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, and Amy Riggs.
Absent: Libby Soucie.
Meeting called to order at: 4:50 pm. 

Sherm gave the financial audit on report on behalf of Libby and all was in order. A motion was made by Michelle to approve the audit. The motion was seconded by Sandy.
APPROVED: All

Vickie made a motion that Sandy White take over as Vice President and the other officers remain the same. The motion was seconded by Michelle.
APPROVED: ALL

  • President-Kelley Dible
  • Vice-President-Sandy White
  • Treasurer-Libby Soucie

The next meeting will be held in January 2017
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:05 pm.

 

 

Board/Foundation Minutes Dec. 2015

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
December 14, 2015
Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Michelle Onstott, Sandy White, Kelley Dible.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika, Vickie Morlock and Franki Beeken.
Absent: Vickie Ryder
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  November 9 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Michelle.
Approved:  All
Financial Reports and bills: A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills for           November. The motion was seconded by Sandy.
Approved:  All
Old business:
There is still furniture available in the Smith room.
New business:
The Board was shown the changes that have taken place in the Library. New paint and posters in the children’s area. Books have been shifted and merged into one section. The book sale has been cleaned up and additional shelving has been added.
Online magazine and new website is scheduled to be in use the end of January.
Storage unit is close to being cleaned out.
A new version of Quick books was purchased.
Sherm is engaged with a group looking at a Community Maker Space modeled after the UNL Innovation camp.
The E-rate forms have been filed for the upcoming year.
NLC survey has been completed.
Next regular meeting will be held January 11, 2016.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:45.

Sidney Public Library
Sidney Public Library Foundation
December 14, 2015

A meeting of the Sidney Public Library Foundation was held at 4:45 on December 14 2015. Board members present: Sandy White, Michelle Onstott, Kelley Dible and Libby Soucie.
Absent: Vickie Ryder
Also present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Vickie Morlock, Frankie Beeken and Stephanie Mika.
Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Michelle to approve minutes of the November 9, 2015 meeting.  The  motion was seconded by Libby. Approved: All
Financial report and bills: A motion was made Michelle to approve the bills of the November meeting. The motion was seconded by Sandy. Approved: All
Old Business
New Business:
Sandy made a motion to approve for Sherm to seek out bids to put in a window and get rid of the false doors in the Smith Room. The motion was seconded by Libby.
Approved: All
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5.00.
The next regular meeting will be held on January 11, 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board/Foundation Minutes Nov 2015

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
October 13, 2015

Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Michelle Onstott, Sandy White, Kelley Dible .
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika and guest, Amy Riggs.
Absent: Vickie Ryder
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:
Edible book entries are due Saturday October 17 by 10:30. Judging will be held at noon.
Financial Reports and bills: A motion was made by Michelle to approve the bills for September. The motion was seconded by Sandy. Approved: All
Approval of minutes:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the minutes of the        September 14 meeting. The motion was seconded by Sandy. Approved: All
Old business:
A motion was made by Sandy to amend Internet Safety and Use policy to not require parental permission for minors to use the internet computers. The motion was seconded by Libby. This policy will be reviewed after 90 days. Approved: All
New business: 
Head start dinner on the 6th was a success. Changes will be made to next year’s dinner. Bookmobile will have repairs done in October.
Sherm is on a committee to promote tech and broad band support in rural areas in Nebraska.
Vickie, Franki and Sherm will attend the NLA conference in Lincoln October 14-16.

**The Board adjourned at 4:45 to proceed to the Foundation meeting.  The Board resumed for closed session to discuss staff evaluation at 4:55. A Motion was made by Libby and seconded by Michelle to go into closed session. Approved: All

Next regular meeting will be held November 9, 2015.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:34.

Sidney Public Library
Sidney Public Library Foundation
October 13, 2015
A meeting of the Sidney Public Library Foundation was held at 4:45 on October 13, 2015. Board members present: Sandy White, Michelle Onstott, Kelley Dible  and Libby Soucie.
Absent: Vickie Ryder
Also present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Stephanie Mika and guest, Amy Riggs. Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Michelle to approve minutes of the September 2015 meeting.    The motion was seconded by Libby. Approved: All Financial report and bills:  A motion was made by Libby to approve the bills of the September 2015 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Sandy. Approved: All
Old Business:
New Business:
Runza Great Books for Great Kids presented the Sidney Public Library with a check for $464.76 to be used for children’s books.
Memorial funds for Zella Belle Schmale will be donated to the library for children’s books.
The next regular meeting will be held on November 9, 2015.
T
here being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:55. 

Board/Foundation Minutes Oct. 2015

SIDNEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
Sidney Public Library Board
September 14, 2015
Board Members Present: Libby Soucie, Michelle Onstott, Sandy White, Kelley Dible, and Vickie Ryder.
Also Present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, Sandy Nelson, Franki Beeken, and Stephanie Mika.
Absent:
Meeting called to order at: 4:00 pm.
Friends Report given by:  N/A
Approval of minutes: A motion was made by Vickie to approve the minutes of the August 10, 2015 meeting.  The motion was seconded by Sandy.             Approved:  All
Financial Reports and bills: A motion was made by Vickie to approve the bills for August 2015. The motion was seconded by Michelle.            Approved:  All
Old business: 
New business:
A motion was made by Libby to close until 1:00 October 3 so staff could enjoy the parade. The motion was seconded by Vickie.
Sherm will be doing his practicum in Gering in September and October.
Time Limit Manager has been downloaded to all computers. This program keeps usage statistics.
The bookmobile will have repairs done in October.
The large print western collection has been merged together in one section. Hopefully this winter all large print and paperback books will be merged together.
Sherm received word that our Strategic plan looks good and will continue to work on for the 2016 accreditation year.
The furniture in the Smith Room and the furniture from the storage shed is available. We will try to bring it to the Library and sell it at the book sale.
The Board will decide if we should still require parent’s permission in order for a minor to use the internet. It will also be decided if patrons will need a library/valid ID to use a computer.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:40. The next regular meeting will be held October 13, 2015.

Sidney Public Library
Sidney Public Library Foundation
A meeting of the Sidney Public Library Foundation was held at 4:40 on September 14, 2015

Board members present: Vickie Ryder, Sandy White, Michelle Onstott, Kelley Dible and Libby Soucie.
Absent:
Also present: Andrew Sherman, Library Director, and Stephanie Mika
Approval of Minutes:  A motion was made by Michelle to approve minutes of the August Meeting. The motion was seconded by Libby.  Approved: All
Financial report and bills:            N/A
Old Business:
New Business:
Sherm will be applying for the following grants. C.A. Story and Thompson grant. We are requesting funds to by a flat screen television to be used as an electronic bulletin board, 2 monitors and 2 stands.
The Foundation received $1,100 in donations in October.

There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 4:50. The next regular meeting will be held on October 14, 2015.