Director’s Association

Upper Hudson Library System
Friday, February 1, 2002 At UHLS

Attending: Jeff Cannell (APLM); Ginny LaJuene (ALTM); Nancy Pieri (BETH); Deborah Canzano (COHS); Bob Jaquay (COLN); Pat Nonamaker (EGRN); Barbara Nichols Randall (GUIL); Carol Gaillard (HOOF); Margie Morris (POES); Judy Felsten (RCSC); Phil Ritter (UHLS); Barbara Schoen (WVLT)

Visitors: Mary Fellows (UHLS)

Meeting convened at 9:00am


Motion: (Schoen, Cannell) to approve January 4, 2002 minutes. Carried.

Pool Collection Planning Committee: Mary Fellows

Motion: (Schoen, Gaillard) The Directors’ Association approves the proposal for narrowing down the UHLS pool collections of: adult nonfiction, juvenile fiction, juvenile nonfiction, young adult fiction, easy readers, and nonfiction videos; with the provision that the libraries who deem specific collections necessary, may develop a methodology and administration for them. Carried.

UHLS: Phil Ritter

Motion: (Nonamaker, Schoen) Accept proposal to create the UHLS Technology Advisory Council. Carried

UHLS Administration: N. Pieri

Motion: (Pieri, Canzano) If possible, investigate the change of the annual dinner from the date chosen. Can it be moved to Tuesday, June 11th? Carried.

Services: J. Felsten

Automated Services Committee: N. Pieri

Central Library: J. Cannell

Nuts & Bolts:

RCSC: Trying the community advisory process and held the first of three meetings. There is a mix of members (16) from business, school, and students. Judy is surprised at how little the community is aware of services offered in the area. Also, they received two microfilm machines from Kaiser-Permanente that were offered to anyone interested.

POES: Going for a Chapter 414 and plans to be on the November ballot. Nancy Pieri mentioned that she saw the article about the Poestenkill Library in the February issue of Hudson Valley Magazine.

GUIL: Albany County Legislature passed a resolution honoring Carol Hamblin.

COLN: Has 6 book carousels to offer, good for paperbacks. Call the library. They are also working on containing viruses on their computer system.

ALTM: New website, Peter Kowalski helped Ginny to get it going and they are now beginning to publicize it.

Old Business:

New Business:

Motion: (Schoen, LaJuene) Meeting adjourned 10:40am. Next meeting March 1, 2002 at UHLS.