Director’s Association

Upper Hudson Library System
Friday, December 7, 2001 At UHLS

Attending: Jeff Cannell (APLM); Nancy Pieri (BETH); Carolyn Brook (CAST); Deborah Canzano (COHS); Bob Jaquay (COLN); Pat Nonamaker (EGRN); Barbara Nichols Randall (GUIL); Carol Gaillard (HOOF); Lenny Zapala (MEND); Pat Sahr (NASS); Sharon Hodges (PTRB); Margie Morris (POES); Judy Felsten (RCSC); Phil Ritter (UHLS); Bobbi Crowther (VAFL); Barbara Schoen (WVLT) .

Visitors: none

Meeting convened at 9:05am.

Motion (Canzano, Gaillard) to approve November 2, 2001 minutes. Carried.

UHLS: Phil Ritter

UHLS Board: P. Nonamaker

UHLS Finance: P. Nonamaker

UHLS Administration: N. Pieri

Interest Groups (now called Advisory Councils): P. Nonamaker

Services: J. Felsten
No meeting held.

Automated Services Committee: N. Pieri
Final copy of the formula for calculating member libraries’ costs for the automation system maintenance was approved. The next meeting is January 15, 2002.

Central Library: J. Cannell
Advisory Council – the same amount of money will be spent on databases - $100,000. They are trying to get the best deal.

Nuts & Bolts:
Cohoes: They will be having a magician, Michael Mills, on December 28th. Everyone agreed that he was very good.
Nassau: Dr. R U Well performed for the school. It was an excellent program about not smoking. Highly recommended. Also Pat reported that they have resolved their problem with Verizon and shared that you need to ask them to cite the FCC ruling that is holding a library to a contract.
Hoosick Falls: Town budget was passed giving the library an increase in funding from $4000 to $45,000 beginning in 2003. Community education by the library board made this a successful vote.
Poestenkill: Will be featured in the February issue of Hudson Valley Magazine.
Colonie: 1. They received a $7000 grant/gift from the Colonie Jewish Foundation to improve their collection. 2. They have put local request on the new popular videos. 3. They have purchased a system called SAM to have patrons sign up for the Internet on their own, for print management and filtering.
Guilderland: Adult Literacy Grant – funding for 20 tutors working with literacy and ESL tutoring. They are working with SUNY for expanded workshops for tutors to help them prepare their students for tests.
East Greenbush: They will not be restricting Schodack residents. The Town of Schodack doubled the amount of money they had been giving the library. Schodack is continuing to pursue chartering with Schodack.

Old Business:

New Business:

Motion (Schoen, Zapala) Meeting adjourned 10:35 am.
Next meeting January 4, 2002 at UHLS.