Board Minutes 2001 08

Minutes of the LION Board Meeting
August 28, 2001

 

PRESENT: Donna Lolos, BRB; Valerie Harrod, DUR; Marie Shaw, ELH; William Deakyne, ELY; Bridget Quinn-Carey, ESX; Sandy Ruoff, GUI; Sandy Long, MAD; Roxanne Moreau, MRD; Tara Borden, MTC; Mary Fiorelli, Chuck Giles, OLY; Elsie Jenkins, NWC; Betty Page, STC; Karen Roesler, WAL; Jan Day, WBR; Lew Daniels, WSB; Nancy Wardell, GUI/Circ.; Cornell McNair, NWC/PAC; Ed Murray, Mark Hewes and Rick Widlansky LION. Absent (excused): MDT, HAD, LED, NLN; ABSENT: MDF

I. CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order by Sandy Ruoff at 9:35 a.m. at the Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, Old Lyme, CT.

II. ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA: None

III. PUBLIC COMMENT: None

IV. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES: Valerie Harris moved and Jan Day seconded a motion that the minutes of the June 26, 2001 meeting be approved. Motion passed.

V. TREASURER'S REPORT: June and July 2001 treasurer's reports were presented. Ed reported that June was at 90% spending at 100% of the year; July was 7% spent at 8% of the year. Larger expenses included rent, frame relay and terminal purchases.

VI. DISCUSSION/ACTION ITEMS:

1. DISASTER PLAN
Ed outlined salient points of plan that had been distributed to members. Marie Shaw moved to accept the plan and Elsie Jenkins seconded the motion. Brief discussion included suggestion of creating a telephone tree. All voted in favor. MOTION PASSED.

2. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT POLICY
Ed reviewed policy draft to accommodate the new e-book collection from NetLibrary. Valerie moved to accept the policy with changes as listed; Mary Fiorelli seconded.
Changes:
1. The word 'circulation' in Section II, item #4, changed to 'use'.
2. PAC Committee (or subcommittee) will be responsible for
collection development.
All voted in favor. MOTION PASSED.

3. PURCHASE OF NEW PIX FIREWALL
Ed and Rick outlined the need for a new firewall machine. The current machine is obsolete and the operating system is no longer supported by Cisco. Other benefits include:
· New PIX would enable Virtual Private Network (may be a factor
if/when Connecticut Education Network is implemented).
· VPN would enable working on network from remote locations
· Small sites benefit from cost savings of VPN
No day to day changes will be noticeable with installation of new firewall. May be short downtime when installed.
Jan Day moved and Valerie seconded a motion to approve the purchase of the new PIX firewall. All voted in favor. MOTION PASSED.

4. NetLibrary update.
Ed and Mark reported that Newington may be interested in joining in the NetLibrary trial with LION when the system is working better and PAC/selection issues are more concrete and detailed. Another update will be presented in October. Sandy Ruoff requested that Mark set up another date for NetLibrary training for LION library staff to attend.

VII. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

a. Systems Manager, Rick Widlansky:
· August 10th storm damage at several libraries (esp. Middletown and Essex) have kept him very busy repairing PC's and network components.
· Paul Nelson is back in the office after his 6 week medical leave.

b. Associate Director, Mark Hewes:
· Mark distributed a report of the item and title counts. Both are down due to the removal of all Pequot and Community College records.
· Karan Conover and Mark are reindexing and upgrading many records in the database.

c. Director, Ed Murray:
· Newington may be interested in have LION staff install 30 PC's – a potential fund enhancing project.
· Russell Library will start using DebtCollect service on Sept. 4th


2. Committee Reports
None

VIII. OLD BUSINESS
None

IX NEW BUSINESS
Announcements:
· Suzanne Risley has been appointed Director of Mitchell College Library.
· Anne Penfield is the Acting Director and LION representative at Brainerd/Haddam.
· ART – Administrators Round Table, September 26th, Durham Library, 10-12.

IX ADJOURN
Marie moved and Karen seconded a motion to adjourn.
Meeting adjourned at 11:15 a.m.


NEXT MEETING OCTOBER 23, 2001 RUSSELL LIBRARY 9:30 A.M.


Respectfully submitted,


Bridget Quinn-Carey, ESX
Secretary

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