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Requesting agenda items for MORE Directors Council

Any MORE-member library director may request an item be added to MORE Directors Council or advisory committee agenda. Any other committee member may request an item be added to an advisory committee agenda.

The MORE Chair shall issue a call for agenda items 10 days prior to the first Friday of each month for possible inclusion on the Executive Committee agenda, and requests must be received by the MORE chair no later than 7 days prior to the Executive Committee meeting, and 21 days prior to the Directors Council meeting. These items may be added to the Executive Committee agenda and/or referred to a MORE advisory committee in consultation with the MORE Administrator and/or IFLS Director prior to inclusion in a Directors Council agenda. The MORE Administrator will contact the requester to inform them of the status of the agenda item and the rationale behind that status.

All requests should state the requested action, a brief of overview of the purpose of the request, whether the item requires a special meeting, and whether the item should be referred to an advisory committee prior to Directors Council. Submit requests here.

Calls for agenda items Deadline for inclusion on Executive Committee agenda, 8 a.m. on:
Executive Committee meeting date Directors Council meeting date
December 27, 2021 December 30, 2021 January 7, 2022 January 21, 2022
January 25, 2022 January 28, 2022 February 4, 2022  
February 22, 2022 February 25, 2022 March 4, 2022 March 18, 2022
March 22, 2022 March 25, 2022 April 1, 2022  
April 26, 2022 April 29, 2022 May 6, 2022 May 20, 2022
May 24, 2022 May 27, 2022 June 3, 2022  
  June 10, 2022 June 17, 2022 July 15, 2022
July 26, 2022 July 29, 2022 August 5, 2022  
August 23, 2022 August 26, 2022 September 2, 2022 September 16, 2022
September 27, 2022 September 30, 2022 October 7, 2022  
November 1, 2022 November 4, 2022 November 11, 2022 November 18, 2022
November 22, 2022 November 25, 2022 December 2, 2022  

The yearly schedule of MORE Directors Council and Executive Committee meetings can also be found on the IFLS Calendar.

Questions should be directed to the MORE Chair and/or MORE Administrator.

MORE committee descriptions, membership, and meeting materials

Directors Council

The purpose of the MORE Directors Council shall be to set policies, standards and plans for the MORE system and conduct regular business of MORE such as routine expenditure, routine policies and/or emergency policies as needed, etc. Director’s Council

The Directors Council shall be comprised of the directors of the libraries of the MORE member institutions, acting on behalf of those institutions, and the director of IFLS, acting on behalf of IFLS.  The MORE Administrator and MORE System Administrator and other MORE staff shall be ex officio non-voting members of the Directors Council.

The regular meetings of the Directors Council shall be held at a time, date and place to be established by the Directors Council, but shall be held at least quarterly.  The date, time, and place may be altered provided that such decision was made at the meeting prior to the meeting in question or by emergency decision of the Chair, and provided that proper notice was given.  The Chair shall distribute notices and agendas of meetings.

A quorum of the Directors Council shall be required to conduct the business of the Directors Council.  A quorum shall be defined as the presence of members possessing at least 51% of all existing votes based on vote distribution by access points and 51% of member institutions.

Members: All directors of MORE member libraries

Officers:

  • Shelly Rae, Clarella Hackett Johnson Public Library (Sand Creek), Chair
  • Vacant, Vice-Chair
  • Samantha (Samma) Johnson, Cadott Community Library, Secretary
  • Allison Lutz, Turtle Lake Public Library, Member at Large
  • John Thompson (IFLS)

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Executive Committee

Limited to directors. Executive Committee members shall include the elected Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary; the Director of IFLS; and one Advisory Committee Chair who is appointed by the Chair of the Directors Council. The MORE Administrator and the System Administrator shall be ex officio non-voting members of the committee. The purpose of this committee is to conduct the regular business of MORE between meetings of the full Directors Council, to investigate and make recommendations regarding matters requiring the action of the full Directors Council, and to draft a prelimanary budget. Meets the first Friday of each month, more often if necessary.

Members:

  • Shelly Rae, Clarella Hackett Johnson Public Library (Sand Creek), Chair
  • Vacant, Vice-Chair
  • Samantha (Samma) Johnson, Cadott Community Library, Secretary
  • Allison Lutz, Turtle Lake Public Library, Member at Large
  • John Thompson (IFLS)
  • Lori Roholt (MORE), ex officio

 

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Bibliographic Records and Standards Committee

The Bibliographic Records and Standards (Bib) Committee is open to Directors and staff. Charged with maintaining the integrity of the MORE bibliographic database. Sets rules for cataloging and deals with questions and problems concerning the records. Meets as needed.

Members:

  • Meagan Bennett, Bloomer Public Library
  • Jon George, River Falls Public Library
  • Michelle Johnson, Hammond Community Library
  • Jenny Karls, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire
  • Bridget Krejci, IFLS Library System
  • Rita Magno, Baldwin Public Library
  • Madeline Page, Hudson Area Public Library
  • Jennifer Rickard, Friday Memorial Library – New Richmond
  • Deb Faulhaber, IFLS, ex officio
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS, ex officio

 

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January 25 [Agenda | Minutes | Meeting materials]

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Operations Committee

The Operations (Ops) Committee is open to Directors and staff. Charged with formulating guidelines and procedures for MORE circulation and resource sharing operations. Considers all system settings and makes recommendations on consortium policies. Meets quarterly.

Members:

  • Jennifer Atkinson, Menomonie Public Library
  • Meagan Bennett, Bloomer Public Library
  • Laurie Braun, Ellsworth Public Library
  • Karen Furo-Bonnstetter, Woodville Community Library
  • Michelle Johnson, Hammond Community Library
  • Heather Johnson, River Falls Public Library
  • Christine LaFond, Clear Lake Public Library
  • Leslie LaRose, Augusta Memorial Library
  • Claire Parrish, Rice Lake Public Library
  • Rebecca Puhl, Phillips Public Library
  • Jennifer Rickard, Friday Memorial Library – New Richmond
  • Pam Rudie, CH Johnson Memorial Public Library – Sand Creek
  • Christy Rundquist, Pepin Public Library
  • Tori Schoess, Hazel Mackin Community Library – Roberts
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS Library System
  • Jamie Smith, Hudson Area Public Library
  • Martha Spangler, Altoona Public Library
  • Paula Stanton, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire

 

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Resource Sharing/Collection Development Committee (RSCD)

The Resource Sharing/Collection Development (RSCD) Committee is open to Directors and staff. Charged with studying usage, finding ways to help member libraries use this information in their collection development practices and make recommendations regarding collection development for the MORE consortium; maintaining the guidelines for MORE’s High-Demand Holds project; and identifying trends in resource sharing with the goal of increasing supply, saving costs, and providing more access to the whole collection for all its members. Meets quarterly.

Members:

  • Jodi Bird, Menomonie Public Library
  • Joan Bushman, Hudson Area Public Library
  • Amy Dougherty, Amery Area Public Library
  • Michelle Johnson, Hammond Community Library
  • Leslie LaRose, Augusta Memorial Library
  • Elizabeth Miniatt, D.R. Moon Memorial Library – Stanley
  • Britta Rice, Friday Memorial Library – New Richmond
  • Megan Taylor, G.E. Bleskacek Family Memorial Library – Bloomer
  • Julie Woodruff, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire

 

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For Directors Council, Executive Committee, Bib Committee, Operations Committee, RSCD Committee information, click on the toggle to open. Links for committee agendas and meetings are in each toggle.