Director’s Association

Upper Hudson Library System
Friday, September 6, 2002 at UHLS

Attending: Ginny LaJuene (ALTM); Nancy Pieri (BETH); Darlene Miller (CAST); Barbara Nichols Randall (GUIL); Carol Gaillard (HOOF); Lenny Zapala (MEND); Pat Sahr (NASS); Margie Morris (POES); Judy Felsten (RCSC);Jane Minotti (SNLK); Verna Bink (SCHG); Phil Ritter (UHLS); Bobbi Crowther (VAFL)

Visitors: none

Meeting convened at 9:05am


Motion (Zapala, Gaillard) to approve August 9, 2002 minutes. Carried.

UHLS: Phil Ritter

Motion: (Felsten, Gaillard) Annual salary survey should be distributed as presented with the addition of one question to read "how many hours per week does a full-time employee work" and also the addition to the entire survey of a "not applicable" column. Carried.

UHLS Administration: N. Pieri

Meeting to be held next week.

Services: J. Felsten

No meeting

Finance Committee & UHLS Board: J. Cannell

No meeting

Automated Services Committee: N. Pieri

Nancy had questions for the committee regarding the upcoming training

Central Library: J. Cannell

No report

Nuts & Bolts:

Everyone was pleased to hear that East Greenbush’s budget vote had passed and by a very nice margin.

RCSC: Negotiated for air conditioning.

BETH: Starting construction on a curbside book return

MEND: Starting October 3rd they will have an eight part American Film series on World War II

GUIL: Renovating YA area – new furniture. Grand Opening to be held during Teen Read Week. They will be offering a public showing of Monsters, Inc & Lord of the Rings.

Old Business:

Directors’ Association Conference – please get your registration sent in to Pat Nonamaker at East Greenbush as soon as possible.

New Business:

Loss of the Times Union on Dialog@CARL. Rachel has been working with the state on this issue. Phil shared that this is a problem across the nation as newspapers are no longer willing to give away their product. Talk to Rachel if you have any questions or ideas.

Motion (LaJuene, Gaillard) Meeting adjourned 10:15 am.

Meetings for November and December have been changed back to the original dates on the first Friday of the month, as there is no longer a conflict with Epixtech training for November.

October 4 – Directors’ Association Conference at HVCC

November 1 – at UHLS

December 6 – at UHLS