"Summary of SELCO/SELS Board Action"
Summary of SELCO/SELS Board Action Quarterly Board Meeting April 22, 2003 SELCO Special By-laws Committee Report • Approved Bylaws Language Change as proposed and recommended by the Special Bylaws Committee. This bylaws language has also been endorsed by the SELCO Advisory Committee. Article II. Section 1, Membership M. Provide public lnternet service. N. Create or purchase no different integrated library system (ILS), intending of the SELCO/SELS Board of Directors. If the SELCO/SELS Board of Directors grants approval, then for each SELCO ILS function the member public library wishes to access, the to connect directly with the SELCO Integrated Library System, without the written approval member ILS must have an equal function that adheres to standards found in “Current Standards for Integrated Library Systems”, a SELCO document that is updated regularly by the SELCO/SELS Board of Directors. After requesting a direct system-to-system connection with a SELCO ILS function and reaching an agreement on appropriate technology, costs and procedures, the member public library will bear the costs of establishing interoperability. Rochester Public Library Request for By-laws Change • Approved the December 18, 2002, request from Rochester Public Library (which was tabled at the January meeting) to interface with the SELCO automation system with their standalone system. Technology Policy Committee • President Allan Nilson, announced the members of the Technology Policy Committee as follows: Roger Lonning - Albert Lea Public Library & Freeborn County Fran Johnson – Dodge County Gretchen Schade – Rushford Public Library Allan Nilson – Zumbrota Public Library Nominating Committee • The following individuals volunteered to serve on the Nominating Committee: Ross Leuning – Owatonna Public Library & Steele County Jayne Hager Dee – Northfield Public Library & Rice County Don Regelman – Red Wing Public Library Review SELCO and SELS Strategic Plan Goals • Approved updates to the SELCO and SELS Strategic Plans for the following Goals: SELCO Governance – Lorin Pohlman, Kenyon, Board Liaison SELCO Communication – Dan Heins, Austin & Mower County, Board Liaison (report presented by Ann Hutton in Dan’s absence) SELCO Direct Service – John Talcott, Kasson, Board Liaison SELCO Communication – Jayne Hager Dee, Northfield & Rice County, Board Liaison Board Member Liaisons • Appointed SELCO Strategic Plan Board Liaisons as follows: SELCO Member Needs – Betsey Nichols, Mabel SELCO Marketing – Marcy Irby, Faribault Legislative Funding • As the legislative sessions is nearing an end, and proposed cuts in funding could greatly affect libraries, the Board authorized the following letters to the Minnesota Senators and Representatives: Supporting an alternative proposal for possible LGA reduction, which is a more even distribution of these funding cuts. Supporting and continuance of Maintenance of Effort.