April 28, 2022 Library Board Meeting

Oshkosh Public Library Board of Trustees
Agenda –   April 28 2022
Library Lower Level Meeting Room, 106 Washington Ave, Oshkosh


Call to Order:  4:00 p.m    
Public Comments    
Consent Agenda: YES


1. Minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 31, 2022    
2. Vouchers Payable - $286,029.23    
3. 2023 Reimbursement for cross-county rural use - The Director's recommendation for billing adjacent counties is detailed in a memo in this month's packet.    
New Business:    
4. Staff Guest:  Please welcome Children's Librarian Kallie Schell.  Kallie joined the OPL staff in January.  She will introduce herself to the Board and describe her work for the Library thus far. NO  
5.  Resolution on the Freedom to Read:  Director proposes a resolution to the Library Board as a timely reaffirmation of core principles for freedom of access to library resources and against censorship.  If the Board approves the resolution.  Director proposes updating the ALA's essential statements of principle in subsequent agenda items. YES  
6.  ALA Freedom to Read Statement:  Director proposes adoption of most recent revision (June 2004) YES  
7.  ALA Library Bill of RIghts:  Director proposes adoption of most recent revision (January 2019) YES  
8. ALA Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights:  Director proposes rescinging outdated versions of Interpretations of the Library Bill of Rights (approved by OPL Board December 1984).  Current versions of ALA's interpretations will be relied upon as resources for formulating related policy proposals and for responding to concerns raised by members of the public. YES  
9.  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Metrics: Director proposes that the Library Board approve collection and reporting of metrics in order to be in alignment with the broader City effort to track and report progress on efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in its services and operations. YES  
10. 2023 Operating Budget Preparation Calendar:  The City of Oshkosh 2023 Budget Preparation Calendar is included for the Board's information.  The Director asks the Board to consider scheduling a Special meeting to consider the Library's 2023 operating budget during the first week of August, 2022. YES  
Informational Items: NO 84-93
11. Revenues    
12. Expenditures    
13.  Library Highlights    
14.  Monthly Statistics    
15. Donations    
16. Personnel Changes    
17. Oshkosh Public Library Collection Development Policy (June 2016)    
18.  Form:  Statement of Concern About Library Resources    
19.  Article:  "Library Law:  Intellectual Freedom, Privacy, and Governance," by Kris Turner from the March 2022 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer (reproduced with permission of the author).    
20.  OPL Strategic Action Plan: Q1 2022 Update    
21. OACF Funds for Excellence Q1 2022 Report    
22. OPL Electricity usage report: January 2020 – April 2022    
23.  City Library Collective Whole Person Librarianship ARPA grant project – Staff Pre-Test Results – April 2022    
Library Director's Report NO  
24.  Trust funds transfer status    
Trustee Reports and Comments NO  
Adjournment YES  
Next Scheduled Meeting:  May 26, 2022