Wendy Hysko, Chris Kirby, Owen McDermott, Kim Peine, Lisa von Kann, Lucinda Walker

Next meeting:

March 13, 2015 2pm via GTM
  1. Announcements

GMLC is pleased to announce the following changes to the Board of Directors:

Wendy Hysko, President, Brownell Library (President term expires 2016, Board term expires 2016)          
Owen McDermott, Treasurer, Milton HS Media Center (Treasurer term expires 2016, Board term expires 2018)

Kim Peine, Secretary, Dorothy Alling Library (Secretary term expires 2016, Board term expires 2016)
Chris Kirby, Ilsley Library (term expires 2016)

Cindy Weber, Stowe Free Library (term expires 2018)

Richard Pritsky, Carpenter-Carse Library (term expires 2018)

It is with regret that we announce Lucinda Walker’s retirement from the board effective January 09. 2015. Lucinda has been a board member for many years and we will miss her energy, enthusiasm for Vermont libraries and vast institutional knowledge

Signatory functions will be transferred from Lucinda to (first) Owen McDermott and (secondary) Kim Peine. Lucinda will submit change request. We will look into going digital for payments.


  1. Discussion
  • Budget:
    On track with current budget. Mango billing to go out in February. LUV Proxy Hosting line item a duplicate of Web Hosting. Web hosting line will be zeroed out.

Board will discuss a resolution on the disposition of carry over monies at next meeting. Carry over funds, unless a resolution is made, can be used for any purpose.

  • Overdrive (LUV):
    Chris is working with Bywater and Overdrive to integrate Overdrive titles into the VOKAL catalog which will make item selection much easier for patrons. The SIP protocol will also be used for all VOKAL libraries. This will ensure that only patrons in good standing are allowed to use Overdrive and remove libraries from using EZProxy.
  • VOKAL:
    There are currently only three libraries left to migrate into VOKAL. We anticipate them all being done by the end of February. New libraries may be added at the discretion of the board. There is still a wait list to join.

  • Mango:
    Bills will be going out in February. Approximately 22 libraries use the service. There have been a few inquires, but no new additions.
  • Annual Meeting:
    The annual meeting is normally held in May at the VLA conference and is not well attended. Lisa will ask for comments from the GMLC googegroup for other options such as meetings in districts versus one large meeting, GoToMeeting options, etc.
  • GMLC Meeting (in person):
    The board will be holding a meeting with a luncheon following on April10th (tentative) with members that have been integral to GMLC projects to discuss plans, issues, etc. Invitations and details will be finalized within the next few weeks.
  • Web Site Development:
    Kim presented the new website design to the Board. A GoToMeeting will be setup in late January to go over access and how to make changes. The content updating will be divided among the board.