The Common Council approved the annual certification of eligibility for exemption from county library tax at their September 19, 2017 meeting.
CONTINUED SYSTEM INVOLVEMENT/AUTOMATION
The webinars presented during Trustee Training Week, August 21-25. are available online at wistrusteetraining.com/recordings.html.
The Wisconsin Library Association Annual Conference will be held October 18-20, 2017 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. There are many excellent sessions for trustees, and the conference is a wonderful way to hear what is happening in libraries around Wisconsin, and to learn more about issues and trends in the larger library world. More details are available at wla.wisconsinlibraries.org/events-conferences/annual-conference.
Board members received an invitation to the Bridges Trustee Appreciation Dinner via email on August 21.
The September issue of Bridges’ newsletter featured an article about the improvements in accessibility the Oconomowoc Public Library has made over the past few years.
FRIENDS OF OPL
The Friends annual meeting will be Wednesday September 13 at 7 pm. The next meeting of the Friends board will be Wednesday, November 8 at 7 pm. The Friends book sale will be October 13-15, 2017. As a board member, you are a dues-free member of the Friends.
The Circulation Processing Aide, Lynn Miracola, has accepted a position with another employer. An ad was posted with applications due September 13.
One of the library pages, Nicole Frank, had her last day on Wednesday August 23. Cali Jacobs was hired to replace her, and she began training on Wednesday, September 6.
Saturday September 30 will be the library’s last appearance at the Farmer’s Market this year. B. Bleck invited board members to volunteer to help.
B. Bleck began mentoring a student in Oconomowoc High School’s Advanced Placement Digital Communications Seminar. This is a unique class in which students meet outside of the school building in local businesses (including the library) and work with community partners to learn professional and project management skills. They talk weekly and meet monthly during the fall semester.