Board Agenda – Jan. 17, 2014

Association for Rural and Small Libraries

Board of Directors Meeting

Friday, January 17, 2014

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central


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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.


2 min.   I.          Welcome and Call to Order                                                                 Tena Hanson,

****** Start Meeting Recording******                                               President


3 min.   II.        Consent Agenda

5 min.III.       Verbal Committee Reports if Pulled from Consent Agenda

10 min. IV.       Approval of ARSL Conference Locations through 2019*/**                Tena

5 min.   V.        Proposal for an ARSL Student Chapter                                               Tena

5 min.   VI.       Opportunity for Shared Booth at South by Southwest Interactive*      Tena

5 min.   VII.      Approval of Investment Policy*/**                                                      Mary Stenger, Treasurer

10 min. VIII.    Partnerships Committee                                              Cal Shepard/Gail Sheldon, Partnerships Committee Co-Chairs

Old Business

  1. Request review and approval of membership categories revised to incorporate feedback from November board meeting */**
  2. Solicit feedback on Membership categories and Benefits document**

New Business

  1. Review and solicit feedback on DRAFT revised policy on Partnerships** (Currently in front of Governance committee.)

5 min. IX.        Governance Committee                                                           Paul Healey, Chair

  • Approval of Policy on Member Conduct at Board Meetings*/**

10 min. X.        Library Juice MOU*/**           Tameca Beckett, Member Services Co-Chair

10 min.XI.      Membership Development Committee                                     Lisa Lewis, Chair

  • ARSL Brochure changes, numbers to be printed and vendor choice*/**


5 min. XIII.    Topics Identified for Board Work Session?

Next Board Meeting – Friday, March 21, 2014 — ReadyTalk

90 min.             ADJOURN BOARD MEETING


* Denotes Action Item

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