MARINet Governing Board

Minutes (Approved)

Thursday, May 15, 1997
2:00-4:30 p.m.

Mill Valley Public Library

Board members present: Gail Haar, Marin County Free Library; Anne Montgomery, Mill Valley Public Library; Mary Richardson, Sausalito Public Library; Vaughn Stratford, San Rafael Public Library.

  Others present: Deborah Mazzolini, Belvedere-Tiburon Community Library; Philip Youngholm, MARINet Project Manager.

 1. Approve minutes of meeting of April 8, 1997

 The minutes were approved as submitted.

 2. Adoption of agenda

 The agenda was adopted as submitted.

 3. Time for public questions and comment

 No members of the public were present.

 4. Renewal of San Anselmo contract

 The Board agreed to renew the existing contract with San Anselmo for one year, on the existing terms.

 5. Holds on new books

 Deborah Mazzolini pointed out that DRA has the ability to declare certain items holdable only within the owning library. She asked if the same ability could be implemented in INNOPAC. The Project Manager answered that it couldn’t, and asked if the Board wished to approach Innovative Interfaces with a proposal to develop such an ability in return for payment. No action was taken.

6. Approve loan rule for items borrowed from NBC libraries

The Board approved the proposed new uniform loan rule for items borrowed from NBC libraries: loan period of 21 days, no renewals, fine of 25 cents per day with maximum of $7.00, default replacement cost of $50.00, processing fee of $6.00.

7. INNOPAC Partners software and MALC

The Board agreed that it was desirable to implement the Partners software with the Marin Academic Library Consortium, in order to demonstrate good faith to the Marin Community Foundation. The Project Manager will find out if the Partners software is configurable on a port-by-port basis. Vaughn Stratford will arrange a meeting between the Board and MALC to agree on the issues involved in implementing the software (for instance, to agree on what staff will tell patrons about the availability of MALC items found through searches on MARINet).

8. Volunteers for help with patron remote access

The Board decided to table this project after it was returned from the Adult Services Committee with an unfavorable report. MARINet staff will continue to offer limited assistance to patrons who are having trouble with access from home or office.

9. Possible grant request to Marin Community Foundation

The informal meeting of April 29 produced no definite list of funding requests. Gail Haar will ask the Marin Community Foundation about the status of the $8,000 grant for the telecommunications study, since this money was never requested by MARINet. The Board agreed that the Foundation should be invited to an informational/planning session some time after INNOPAC Partners is implemented, to demonstrate what MARINet has accomplished and to discuss what the Foundation might fund in the future.

10. Staffing

Gail Haar reported on the status of the recruitment for the Systems Manager. She submitted a schedule, including the following:

  May 30 Recruitment closes

June 25 Oral Board

July 3 Interviews begin


11. Joint Powers Agreement

 The Board discussed the most recent comments from their Counsels, and agreed upon a draft for final review by each Counsel.

 12. Future meetings

 The Board set future meetings for Thursday, July 10, 2:00 p.m., at Civic Center, and Friday, August 8, 9:15 a.m., at Sausalito Public Library.

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