November 19, 2020 Library Board Meeting

Oshkosh Public Library Board of Trustees
Agenda –   November 19, 2020
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Call to Order:  4:00 p.m    
Public Comments    
Consent Agenda: YES


1. Minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 29, 2020    
2. Vouchers Payable - $380,009.48    
New Business:    
3.  Recognition of former Library Board members: This month’s vouchers included three charitable donations from the Library Development Trust Fund to honor former library board members and to recognize their service as trustees: $100 to Lourdes Academy literacy efforts in honor of Bob Biebel; $100 to OACF Women’s Fund in honor of Kim Molitor; and $100 to Oshkosh Area United Way general campaign in honor of Amy Sitter. NO  
4. Resolution of Appreciation for Amy Sitter for service to the Oshkosh Public Library Board of Trustees YES 290
5. Staff Guest: Joe Bongers, our Head of Information Services started with OPL on March 3, 2020. He arrived just in time for the world to change radically for library services and for everything else. Joe will introduce himself and tell you what he has been working on in his first months with OPL. NO  
6. Proposed Changes to Phase One Re-Opening Plan: Two proposals for changing the Phase One plan of services are put forward in a memo from the Library Director. Proposed are: 1) allowing patrons to enter the building to pick up library materials; and 2) allowing students to use the lower level meeting rooms for reliable wi-fi internet access to virtual school activities. The current version of the Phase One plan is included in this month’s packet for reference purposes. DISCRETION OF THE BOARD 291-299
7.Proposed Changes to Behavior Rules Policy for COVID: Proposed changes to the “Temporary Library Rules Of Behavior – COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Phase One Re-Opening Period.” The changes are consistent with the proposed changes to service in the previous agenda item. If service changes are not approved, rules changes may need to be tabled until the next meeting. YES 300-301
Informational Items: NO 302-313
8. Revenues    
9. Expenditures    
10. Library Highlights     
11. Monthly Statistics , plus COVID services addendum with Hoopla stats for the year    
12. Donations    
13. Personnel Changes    
14. Correspondence    
Library Director's Report NO  
15. 2021 City of Oshkosh Budget Update - Oshkosh Common Council approved proposed levy on November 10, 2020.    
16. 2021 Winnebago County Budget Update - Winnebago County Board of Supervisors approved 2021 budget funding that included $2,000 to each county library to support access to digital resources    
17. Update on library trust funds under custody of City of Oshkosh.    
18. Strategic Planning Process Update    
19. Coming Soon: circulating puzzle and game collection with new additions.    
Trustee Reports and Comments NO  
Future Agenda Items NO  
Adjournment YES  
Next Scheduled Meeting:  December 17, 2020 at 4 pm