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Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
431 W. Center Street 
Whitewater, WI 53190
AMENDED 5/12/2020, 3:25 P.M.
Addition of 5.II Discussion of Adding WI-FI Hot Spots to the Library Collection

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Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Mon, May 18, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

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Call to Order and Roll Call


Consent Agenda


Approval of Minutes


Approval of Payment of Invoices


Acknowledgment of Receipt of Statistical Reports


Acknowledgment of Receipt of Treasurer’s Reports


Hearing of Citizen Comments

No formal Library Board action will be taken during this meeting although issues raised may become a part of a future agenda. Participants are allotted a three minute speaking period. Specific items listed on the agenda may not be discussed at this time; however, citizens are invited to speak to those specific issues at the time the Library Board discusses that particular item.

Old Business


Discussion and Possible Action on a Fine-Free Policy

Changes have been drafted to the library's circulation policy and we have put together a list of FAQs to help answer questions that the public might have that would be posted on our website.  It is the recommendation of the director that the loss in revenue from fines for 2020 and 2021 be offset from the library's fund balance.

The revisions to the circulation policy appear on pages 5-7.

New Business


Discussion of Library Procedures Relating to Public Health Issues

Based on discussions with the other members of our library system and a presentation from DPI on their Guidelines for Reopening which are a work in progress, we have started the planning for Phase One Library Service Level Three.  Attached are a draft document for patrons, a copy of the equipment and services requested from the city for the facility, a copy of the draft staff schedule, and a copy of the DPI Guidelines.  All of this is subject to change.

We have already ordered plexiglas shields for the service desk which will be installed by city maintenance when they arrive.

Discussion of Adding WI-FI hot spots to the Library Collection


Staff & Board Reports


Library Director’s Report


Adult Services Report


Youth Educational Services Report


Programming & Makerspace Librarian Report


Board Reports


Board Member Requests for Future Agenda Items


Confirmation of Next Meeting

June 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m.


*Items denoted with an asterisk will be approved on the Consent Agenda unless any board member requests that it be removed for individual discussion. It is possible that members of, and possibly a quorum of members of, other governmental bodies of the municipality may be in attendance at the above-stated meeting to gather information over which they may have decision-making responsibility; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above-stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice. Anyone requiring special arrangements is asked to call the office of the
Library Director (473-0530) 72 hours prior to the meeting.