Director’s Association

Upper Hudson Library System
Friday, June 6, 2003 At UHLS

Attending: Jeff Cannell (APLM); Nancy Pieri (BETH); Carol Trager (BRUN); Darlene Miller (CAST); Deborah Canzano (COHS); Bob Jaquay (COLN); Pat Nonamaker (EGRN); Barbara Nichols Randall (GUIL); Carol Gaillard (HOOF); Pat Sahr (NASS); Margie Morris (POES); Judy Felsten (RCSC); Rebecca Lubin (RVLL); Barbara Kubli (STEP); Phil Ritter (UHLS); Gail Sacco (VOOR); Barbara Schoen (WVLT)

Visitors: Julian Critchfield, Chief Operating Officer, Dynix; Patti Pray, Director, Customer Relations, Dynix; Peter Kowalski, UHLS; Marcia Middleton, APLM

Meeting convened at 9:05am.

Report from Dynix:

Motion: (Sacco, Jaquay) Ask Dynix to evaluate and design network topology and UHLS should bear the cost. The cost is to be negotiated between Phil Ritter and Dynix. Carried.

Motion: (Sacco, Nonamaker) Upgrade Horizon to version 7.24 and IPAC 2.03.01. Carried.


Motion ( Jaquay, Schoen) to approve May 2, 2003 minutes. Carried.

UHLS: Phil Ritter

UHLS Administration: N. Pieri

No meeting

Services: J. Felsten

LSTA grants were passed as was Adult Literacy Grant.

Finance Committee & UHLS Board: J. Cannell

UHLS will be having annual reviews rather than audits. All previous audits have been fine and the reviews will be cost saving. The Central Library Grant was approved. 

Central Library: J. Cannell

They are at the midpoint of the strategic planning with the consultant.

Nominating Committee:

Nominations are: President – Pat Nonamaker; Vice President – Ginny LaJuene; Secretary – Margie Morris; Representative to UHLS Board – Jeff Cannell. The secretary cast one ballot for the slate.  All other committee representatives will remain the same. Gail Sacco expressed thanks to Pat Nonamaker for her hard work this year.

Nuts & Bolts:

BETH: Budget and referendum passed. They will be able to make many improvements to the library.

RCSC: Ventilation system is almost installed. They will be holding their first Garden Festival on June 7th. A new book bag is being offered.

POES & VOOR: Librarians from Russia and Bulgaria visited the libraries. They saw Poestenkill’s preschool story hour and had a luncheon at the library.

VOOR: Gail will be doing the PLS booth at NYLA and is looking for help. She is running for president of PLS.

GUIL: Joyce Carol Oates Program on July 16th. The new GUIL trustee is the director of the library at the College of St. Rose.

BRUN: Carol attended the awards dinner for the Arts Council of the Capital Region.  They are using the old Stanley’s Department Store for exhibits. Rensselaer County libraries are welcome to use it. They want to have a collaborative effort.

Old Business:


New Business:

Summer Reading Clubs – A YSS librarian expressed concern to Mary Fellows that other staff at the library were complaining about the additional work created by the summer reading club. Mary just to relay this concern to the directors.

Motion (Gaillard, Pieri) Meeting adjourned  11:10am. Next meeting July 11, 2003 at UHLS.

November’s meeting will be rescheduled from November 7th to the 14th due to NYLA in Saratoga