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Board of Trustees Meeting Agenda
Irvin L. Young Memorial Library
431 W. Center Street 
Whitewater, WI 53190
Mon, Jun 15, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)

Our Mission: We will have the space and the stuff to do the things that you want
Our Values: Safe & welcoming; Trust; Diversity; Fun; Lifelong learning and creativity; Making connections; Service excellence

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Call to Order and Roll Call


Election of Officers


Review of Committee Charters and Appointment of Members for 2020-2021

The board will review the charters and appoint new members for the upcoming year.

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 on Adding Wi-Fi Hotspots to the Library Collection

Information from other libraries in Bridges on costs are that they spend $120 per year per hotspot for data.  We would be able to get some initial hotspots through a grant.  

Over the years that other libraries have had them, these are the most commonly mentioned pros and cons:
Pros: Very popular.  They are always checked out
Cons: Some patrons try to work the system so that the hotspots are continually being checked out to the same handful of people in a given community.  Some of the hotspots were catching on fire a few years ago.  If a patron refuses to return a hotspot, Mobile Beacon/Sprint must be contacted and the data turned off for that unit's contract.

The cost per circulation is $2.40.  In comparison, an extremely popular DVD's cost per circulation is about $0.53.

New Business


Review and Re-Approval of Patron Privacy and Confidentiality Policy


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

July 20, 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.