November 16, 2012 Board Meeting

Association for Rural and Small Libraries

Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, November 16, 2012
11:30 a.m. Eastern

ARSL Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Association for Rural & Small Libraries is to provide a network of people and materials to support rural and small library staff, volunteers and trustees to integrate the library thoroughly with the life and work of the community it serves.

I. Welcome and Call to Order Andrea Berstler, President

II. Approve Minutes of Sept 29/30, 2012*/** Louise Greene, Secretary

III. Treasurer’s Report Lesley Boughton, Treasurer

  • Current Financial Statements**
  • Conference Financial Report**
  • 2013 Budget Discussion

IV. President’s Report Andrea

  • Schedule a January Committee Chairs Meeting
  • Priority list of policies for Governance Committee
    • Policy Development Procedure
  • Volunteer Coordinator Position

V. Executive Committee Report Andrea

  • Review/Approval of Revised 2013 Committee Workplans*/**

VI. Steering Committee Report Becky Heil, Immediate Past President

  • Update on Board Retreat
  • Update on Focus Groups and Online Survey

VII. Conference

  • Raleigh Wrap-Up Andrea
  • Iowa/Nebraska Update Tena

VIII. Governance Committee Paul Healey, Chair

  • Policies for board review will be placed in DropBox prior to the meeting

IX. Partnerships Committee Steve Seale, Chair

  • Update on UNT PEARL Program Louise Greene
  • Other

X. Member Services Committee Jennifer Peterson & Tameca Beckett, Chairs

  • Website:
    • Photo project – Thank you to Julie Elmore!
    • Features – Committee members and board members volunteered to take lead on recruiting or creating features
  • Newsletter:
    • Will update Constant Contact so charged non-profit pricing.
    • Winter newsletter – copy deadline November 12

XI. Membership Development Committee Carolyn Petersen, Chair

  •  Update

XII. New Business


Next Board Meeting – Friday, January 18, 2013, 11:30 am Eastern Time


See also Board Minutes Archive

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