Kansas Library Association Council Meeting Minutes
October 17, 2008
Abilene Public Library
Call to Order – Introductions
Meeting was called to order by President, Laura
Loveless at 10:05 a.m. Laura thanked Abilene Public Library for hosting the
meeting. Attendees introduced themselves with name, affiliations and things
to do and see in Kansas that others might not know about. (Laura Lovelace
will compile and post on the KLA website)
Members in attendance were Laura Loveless, Andrew
Evans, Rob Banks, Marie Pyko
Emily Sitz, Robin Clark, Laura DeBaun, Sharon Moreland, Margaret Knecht,
Susan Taylor, Marc Galbraith, Richard Brookman, Steven Gromatzky, Rosanne
Donna Lauffer, Connie Mitchell, Royce Kitts, Merry Bower, Mary Ann Buhler,
Joyce Armstrong, Denise Smith, Susan Moyer and Cynthia Akers.There were
excused absences from Diana Weaver and Jane Hatch. Dalene Hawthorne was also
absent with Mary Bauer in attendance for her as a guest.
Donna Lauffer moved and Laura DeBaun seconded to
approve the consent agenda which included, Minutes from July 24, 2008
meeting, Agenda approval, Financial report (1st quarter July 1 – September
30), Committee reports, Section reports, Roundtable reports and Executive
Director’s report. Motion carried.
Laura Lovelace’s report included Membership and
Promotion, Update on upcoming joint KLA/MPLA Conference and KLA Web Site
First Vice President’s Report
Denise Smith updated the group on the 2009 KLA/MPLA
Laura Loveless reported that there are 522 Individual
memberships to date generating $21,640. Our goal is 1000 that would generate
There are 53 Institutional memberships to date
generating $12,625. Our goal is 200 that would generate $26,000. There was a
discussion about the dues restructuring and encourage membership renewal of
KLA Council Treasurer, Marie Pyco presented the budget
for the Joint Conference 2009.
Laura DeBaun moved and Mary Ann Buhler seconded. Motion
Rosanne presented information about uploading KLA
Membership database to Capwiz. Discussion was held. Connie Mitchell moved to
upload the KLA Database into ALA Capwiz, name and email only, which will
allow ALA to post national legislative messages and alerts to KLA members
with the stipulation that the information not be sold or shared outside of
KLA or ALA. Robin Clark seconded. Motion carried.
Laura Loveless reported on KLA Attorney, Chuck Engle
workshop ”So Now You’re on the Board of Directors” held at 2p.m. on October
08, 2008 at the KLA office. Mr. Engle explained the responsibilities and
rights of serving as a director (Council Member) for KLA. It was stressed
that unlike our library boards, the KLA board is governed as a private
association, member only.
Report on Committee, Section and Roundtable Webpage
A special “Thank You” is in order for Anne Liebst for
Section and Roundtable Bylaws and Organization Manual
Requirements should be in alignment with KLA Bylaws. Members were encouraged
to send the revised Bylaws to Andrew Evans.
2008-2009 KLA meeting dates were set for January 30th
(Elmer), April 2nd and June 23rd to be held in
Topeka (take action on 990 filing). Meeting times and places will be
Laura Loveless, Rosanne and Denise Smith will meet and
discuss the KLA Foundation Board.
It was announced that MPLA Leadership Institute will be
held again in 2010.
Meeting was adjourned at 12 o’clock p.m.
Respectively submitted, Joyce Armstrong, Secretary