Library Board Meeting ~ December 19 2013

Oshkosh Public Library Board of Trustees

Agenda – December 19, 2013

Library Lower Level Meeting Room, 106 Washington Avenue


Call to Order  4:00 p.m. Public Comment

Consent Agenda (Action required)


(All items listed under the consent agenda will be enacted by one motion. There will be no separate discussion of these items unless a request is made prior to the time the Board votes. Items removed from the consent agenda will be considered under New Business)


1.   Minutes of the regular meeting of November 21, 2013

2.   Regular funds vouchers payable totaling $234,258.39

3.   Capital improvements funds vouchers payable totaling $3,512.50

4.   Special funds vouchers payable totaling $3,291.58


Old Business

         5.   2014 Budget – The Library Director’s memo, included as Exhibit A., discusses implications for the 2014 library budget in light of the budget amendment passed by the Oshkosh Common Council on 12-10-2013. (Action not required; dependent  upon the will of the board)

         6.   Library bylaws – Consideration of suggested changes to the bylaws pertaining to the Board’s Finance Committee was tabled until this meeting. Exhibit B. contains changes discussed by board members at the 11-21-2013 meeting. (Action required: decide whether to approve the proposed changes to the bylaws.)


New Business

         7.   Personnel policy revision – Exhibit C. contains a proposed revision to the library’s personnel policy pertaining to leaves of absence. The recommended change (underlined in Exhibit C.) is a clarification that brings the library policy in line with that of the City of Oshkosh.


Information – November 2013 (Action not required)


8.   Revenues

9.   Expenditures

10.   Library highlights

11. Monthly statistics

12. Donations

13. Personnel changes

14. Library development plan status report.


Library Directors Report (Action not required)


Library Board Discussion, Direction to Library Director & Future Agenda Items


Trustee Reports, Comments


15. Finance Committee Update (Hummel)




Next meeting January 30, 2014, 4:00 p.m.