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Valparaiso Library Board Meeting

Valparaiso Library Board Meeting

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

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Library Board Meeting

Library Board Meeting Wednesday, May 18 at 8:00 p.m.

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Board Meeting Wednesday October 7

The regular meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be at the Library at 7:00 p.m. October 7. This and all regular meeting are open meetings. The public is welcome. If you have an item you want included on the Agenda, contact a Trustee or a library staff member.

Trustees meet regularly on the 1st Wednesday of each even-numbered month.

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Board Meeting Wednesday June 3

The regular meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be at the Library at 7:00 p.m. June 3 This and all regular meeting are open meetings. The public is welcome. If you have an item you want included on the Agenda, contact a Trustee or a library staff member.

Trustees meet regularly on the 1st Wednesday of each even-numbered month.

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Board Meets September 2

The Board of Trustees will meet at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 2, to consider budget priorities.

All Board meetings are open to the public. You are welcome to attend.

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Board Updates Photo Policy

Effective July 9, 2014, the Board of Trustees modified Policy IV. Privacy and Confidentiality of Patrons’ Records, Photographs and Recordings, by adding:

As a courtesy to our patrons, before taking photographs, videos, or recordings in the library, staff will announce that individuals may ask for themselves and/or their children not to be included.

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Library Policy Changes

At their regular April 1, 2014 meeting, the Valparaiso Board of Trustees adopted changes to several policies and adopted three new ones. The policies are available at:
Valparaiso Public Library Policies

The new policies include XVI Exhibits and Displays, XVII Advocacy, and XVIII Strategic Planning.

Policy revisions made changes to these sections:

  • V. Circulation – Library Cards: Types of Cards, Registration, and Account Fees (minor changes to each of these three sub-sections)
  • VI. Collection Management and Development – Current Facility and Collection (changed description to match current physical organization of collection)
  • VII. Computer and Internet Use – Access (added paragraph about use of children’s computer tablets) and Printing (changed fee to as established by Board)
  • VIII. Faxing and Photocopying (changed fees to as established by Board)
  • XIII. Policy on Acceptable Behavior (added statement about food/drink)
  • XIV. Policy on Unattended Children (changed “should” to “must” in line 2 of paragraph 2)
  • XV. Facilities – Guidelines (new section)

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Board Elects Officers

The officers of the Valparaiso Public Library Board of Trustees for the coming year are Sheila Isaacson, President; Floyd Maresh, Treasurer; and Cathy McCauley, Secretary.

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Board Meeting Wednesday Feb. 12, 7 p.m.

The regular February meeting of the Valparaiso Public Library Board of Trustees will be in the Library basement tomorrow at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. The agenda includes election of officers and consderation of proposed Policy changes and additions.

This meeting was postponed from Feb. 4, because of winter weather.

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Strategic Plan 2013-2016

After months of work, the Board last night (Oct. 1) adopted a final version of the Strategic Plan for 2013-2016. Work had already begun on goals set on Aug. 21 in a previous working version. The plan sets general goals in 8 areas, local income, facility improvements, technology, collection, public relations/marketing, cooperation/ collaboration, programming, and open hours and it includes MANY specific objectives. Staff and Trustees view the plan as both challenging and achievable, with many benefits for  patrons and the community as a whole.

You may read and download the plan at: ValparaisoPublicLibraryStrategicPlan.

Many thanks to the Community Advisory Committee for your feedback and advice: Jeanne Andelt, Harriet Gould, Jan Hygnstrom, Cheryl Ludvik, and Jean Ohnoutka.

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