RLRT Minutes: August 7, 2009

Rural Libraries Roundtable
Meeting Minutes

August 7, 2009
North Country Library System Service Center, Watertown, NY

 

In Attendance: Amy Degnan (NCLS), Joan Pellikka (NCLS), Angela Gonzalez (Warsaw Public Library), Kim Iraci (Pioneer Library System), Marcia Eggleston (Norwood-Norfolk CSD), Lyn Swafford (Canton Free Library), Stella Todd (Heuvelton), Carole Kupelian (Retired), Leona Chereshnoski (Osceola Public Library), Steve Bolton (NCLS), Charlote Garofalo (Reading Room Association of Gouveneur) and Penny Kerfien (Fulton Public Library).

 

I. Meeting was called to order at 10:05 am.

II. New Business

1. Carole Kupelian volunteered to be the Exhibit Coordinator (Booth Chair) at NYLA this year. Lyn Swafford has agreed to help her.

2. Carole Kupelian motioned to amend the bylaws adding the following standing committees with brief descriptions of their duties under Article IV. Lyn Swafford seconded the motion. All in favor.

1. Publications and Newsletter Committee

2. Conference Program Committee, including exhibit coordinator

3. Membership Committee

4. Awards Committee

3. Amy Degnan motioned to amend the Rural Libraries Roundtable bylaws to add the position of Past-President, who would have the duty of chairing the nominating committee. Stella Todd seconded. Joan Pellikka volunteered to chair the nominating committee for this first year. All were in favor.

4. Treasurer, Patricia Perez has stepped down. Joan Pellikka nominated Amy Degan to fill the post, Penny Kerfien seconded, all in favor.

5. The RLRT meeting at NYLA will be Friday, October 16th, from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm. It was decided that for the first half hour, meeting business will take place and RLRT sponsored Table Talks will take place during the last 45 minutes which will be split up into three 15 minute sessions.

The table talks will be –

1. Joan Pellikka will lead a brainstorming session to formulate future RLRT activity ideas.

2. Charlotte Garofalo will lead a discussion of Battle of the Books programming.

3. Amy Degnan will lead a discussion on increasing recruitment and membership of RLRT.

6. A motion was made to define a quorum as the number of members present at any RLRT meeting by Carole Kupelain, seconded, all in favor.

7. There was a recess for lunch.

8. Kim Iraci led a Long Range Planning session after lunch. Angela Gonzalez will use Kim’s notes to write a Long Range Plan Draft.

 

III. Motion made to adjourn by Lyn Swafford and Stella Todd seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 3:32 pm.

 

The next meeting will be held on Friday, October 16th, 2009, 3:45 pm, NYLA Conference, Niagara Falls.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Penny Kerfien

Rural Libraries Roundtable
Meeting Minutes

August 7, 2009
North Country Library System Service Center, Watertown, NY

 

In Attendance: Amy Degnan (NCLS), Joan Pellikka (NCLS), Angela Gonzalez (Warsaw Public Library), Kim Iraci (Pioneer Library System), Marcia Eggleston (Norwood-Norfolk CSD), Lyn Swafford (Canton Free Library), Stella Todd (Heuvelton), Carole Kupelian (Retired), Leona Chereshnoski (Osceola Public Library), Steve Bolton (NCLS), Charlote Garofalo (Reading Room Association of Gouveneur) and Penny Kerfien (Fulton Public Library).

 

I. Meeting was called to order at 10:05 am.

II. New Business

1. Carole Kupelian volunteered to be the Exhibit Coordinator (Booth Chair) at NYLA this year. Lyn Swafford has agreed to help her.

2. Carole Kupelian motioned to amend the bylaws adding the following standing committees with brief descriptions of their duties under Article IV. Lyn Swafford seconded the motion. All in favor.

1. Publications and Newsletter Committee

2. Conference Program Committee, including exhibit coordinator

3. Membership Committee

4. Awards Committee

3. Amy Degnan motioned to amend the Rural Libraries Roundtable bylaws to add the position of Past-President, who would have the duty of chairing the nominating committee. Stella Todd seconded. Joan Pellikka volunteered to chair the nominating committee for this first year. All were in favor.

4. Treasurer, Patricia Perez has stepped down. Joan Pellikka nominated Amy Degan to fill the post, Penny Kerfien seconded, all in favor.

5. The RLRT meeting at NYLA will be Friday, October 16th, from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm. It was decided that for the first half hour, meeting business will take place and RLRT sponsored Table Talks will take place during the last 45 minutes which will be split up into three 15 minute sessions.

The table talks will be –

1. Joan Pellikka will lead a brainstorming session to formulate future RLRT activity ideas.

2. Charlotte Garofalo will lead a discussion of Battle of the Books programming.

3. Amy Degnan will lead a discussion on increasing recruitment and membership of RLRT.

6. A motion was made to define a quorum as the number of members present at any RLRT meeting by Carole Kupelain, seconded, all in favor.

7. There was a recess for lunch.

8. Kim Iraci led a Long Range Planning session after lunch. Angela Gonzalez will use Kim’s notes to write a Long Range Plan Draft.

 

III. Motion made to adjourn by Lyn Swafford and Stella Todd seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 3:32 pm.

 

The next meeting will be held on Friday, October 16th, 2009, 3:45 pm, NYLA Conference, Niagara Falls.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Penny Kerfien