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Small Community Libraries Round Table Business Meeting

TLA Conference - Dallas, TX

April 5, 2018

 

Meeting was called to order at 12:15 pm by Chair, Michelle Slonaker

  1. Welcome/Intro - Members present: Michelle Slonaker (Chair), Belinda Casanova (Chair-Elect), Justin Barkley (Treasurer), Russell Keelin (Alt. Councilor), Dale McNeill (ALA Councilor), Chad Hetterley (Conference Program Liaison), Lena White, Amanda Page, Maggie Bootman, Dorothy Steelman, Jamie McClean, Ginger Garvin, John Hayden, Beth Hiatt, Melanie Brumit, Jennifer Johnson-Spence, Justin Dyer, Kimberlie Evans, Amber Huff
  2. Approval of minutes dated April 19, 2017 and July 7, 2017 tabled until Assembly 2018
  3. Program Committee Report: Chad Hetterley TLA 2019 Conference will take place on April 15th-18th (Monday-Thursday). The theme is “Connecting to Innovate, Inspire, & Impact”. Program planning meeting is scheduled for 4/6/18 at 6:45 am. All program ideas must be submitted by June 20th
  4. ALA Councilor Report: Dale McNeill ; SCLRT budget appears to be in great shape, but should speak with Sharon Bowers if a budget problem arises. TLA will now be using ZOOM for virtual communications (allows for audio only connection). TLA now allows very small round table to become a discussion group by choice. Up to 25 people may create a discussion group based on topics of interest without the need for membership dues, operating procedures, etc. Provides meeting room, electronic discussion group, exists for that one conference.
  5. Treasurer Report: Justin Barkley ; Beginning balance $10,176. Income includes $1,600 in event ticket sales, Social sponsorships in the amount of $4,500. Total event costs to date $8,021. Motion by Ginger to approve the treasurer’s report, second by Belinda, motion passed
  6. Council Report: Russell Keelin ; There were 6,883 people registered for TLA 2018. Council has proposed the following resolutions:
    1. Raise recommended entry level librarian (MLIS) salary from $40,500 to $43,000 to better reflect rising consumer price index. Last increase recommendation was in 2011. Additional discussion was put forth on the desire to propose a recommended salary for non-degreed librarians and Directors. Suggestion by Michelle that this could make a good Discussion Group topic for next year. 
    2. Update unit bylaws and honor Milton Van Dusen, Jr. for his steadfast contributions to Texas Librarians, promotion of the Bluebonnet Awards.
    3. Social Media Report: Michelle Slonaker ; The SCLRT Facebook page is still active with 173 likes. This is up about 20 from last year.
    4. Awards & Stipend Winners: Recipients will be announced during the SCLRT Social at the Dallas World Aquarium. Librarian of the Year - Debbie Garza ; Advocate of the Year - Tina Nance ; Biblionix Stipend - Jamie McLean
    5. Thank You: SCLRT Social Sponsors Tocker Foundation, Biblionix, BookSystems ; Biblionix Committee: John Hayden ; Librarian of the Year Committee: Beth Hiatt ; Advocate of the Year Committee: Jennifer Johnson-Spence ; Raffle Donors: Tocker Foundation, Thorndike Press, OverDrive, Ingram Content, Chili’s, Pat McNabb, Sue Dear, Beth Hiatt, Hollis McCright, ProSource Specialties
    6. Introduction & Approval of 2018-19 SCLRT Officers: Belinda Casanova, Ingleside PL - Chair ; John Hayden, Bonham - Chair-Elect ; Michelle Slonaker - Past-Chair ; Justin Barkley, TLL Temple Memorial - Treasurer ; Justin Dyer, Hillsboro PL - Secretary Motion by Jennifer Johnson-Spence to accept the proposed officers, Ginger seconded,  motion passed.
    7. 2019 Planning
      1. Budget: Discussion on annual donation to Tall Texan fund which provides travel stipends to program participants. Motion by Ginger to discontinue donation, seconded by John Hayden, motion passed. Additional discussion regarding the desire to support participation of SCLRT members (serving small communities) Motion by John Hayden to create a SCLRT specific Tall Texan travel stipend of $100, seconded by Lena White, motion passed.
      2. 2019 Conference programming: Discussion regarding price of Social tickets - as the event has never been intended to make money, the decision to add tickets was merely a means of offsetting some of the associated costs. No changes were proposed. Discussion regarding time of Social - no changes proposed.  
      3. STREAM related ideas for programs - 1. Workshop/Panel on internet scams targeted toward elderly. 2. Workshop/Panel on how to get your community into your library. 3. Workshop/Panel on how to get local fundraising for our libraries. 4. Librarian/Friends Panel to discuss successful partnerships

Meeting adjourned at 1:17 pm by Michelle.

Created on Jul 26, 2011 | Last updated May 24, 2018