Southwest Michigan Library Cooperative
Date: 10 July 2008
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Portage District Library
300 Library Lane
Portage, MI 49002
1. Call to order: The meeting was called to order by President Jennifer Ray at 7:45
following a demonstration of MyLibraryDv by Jim Keating of Recorded Books and the
Early Literacy Station by Michael Mok.
A. Roll Call: (Attendance was taken from sign up sheets)
The following members from public libraries were present:
Ann Perrigo Allegan
Fred Kirby Benton Harbor
Judy Berry Berrien Springs
Kristina Knezic Berrien Springs
Carol Richardson Bridgman
Kate Thomas Buchanan
Jennifer Ray Cass
Tim Wiggins Cass
Meg King-Sloan Comstock
Jackie Goodman Dowagiac
Ann Greene Eau Claire
Donna Kowalewski Galesburg
Sue Robinson Galien
Stephanie Daniels Hartford
Ann Rohrbaugh Kalamazoo
Chris Roussel Lawton
Dina Reilly Lincoln Twp.
Chris Nofsinger Marcellus
Nancy Studebaker Niles
Teresa Stannard Parchment
John Mohney Paw Paw
Christine Berro Portage
Lawrence Kapture Portage
Kay LaPierre Richland
Mary Kynast St. Joseph
Erik Nieman Three Oaks
Lois Hartman Watervliet
The following members from other library types were present:
Lauren Matacio Andrews University
Dennis Kreps KIA
2. Approval of the agenda:
C. Richardson made a motion to approve the agenda. There was support. Motion
3. Minutes of the April Council meeting:
L. Hartman made a motion to approve the minutes. There was support. Motion
4. Unfinished Business:
Service reimbursement plan deadline is 9/15.
5. Committee Reports:
A. TAG-T. Wiggins reported the committee will be meeting soon.
B. Sunshine-D. Kowalewski reported that no action was taken.
6. New Business:
The following libraries will begin terms on the 2008-2009 SMLC Board:
Class I & II Climax/Lawrence
Class III Parchment
Class IV Otsego
Class V Benton Harbor & Cass
MCACA Minigrant deadline is 8/1. Money is available from the Michigan Council of
Arts and Cultural Affairs for programs.
Two public access computers, purchased with the remaining funds from the Bill and
Melinda Gates Foundation grant, were awarded in a random drawing to the
Galesburg and Eau Claire libraries.
The next Public Library Director’s meeting should be held in August. Anyone wishing
to host the program should contact Jennifer.
The next meeting will be held on October 9 at 7 PM at the Cass District Library.
Jennifer declared the meeting adjourned at 9:20 PM.
Minutes taken by: