Ref Committee Meeting Minutes: Feb 2010

Tuesday February 23, 2010
2:00-4:00p.m.
Watsonville Public Library

Call to order
In Attendance – Heather Geddes (wpl), Inga Labeaune (mpl), Pamela Jungerberg (pg), Betty Mason (sb), Jean Chapin (hml), Erica Johnson (miis), Bill Rawson (Hartnell), Mary Housel (mcfl), Beata Obyzdniski (mcfl), Pam Downing (scpl), Topsy Smalley (Cabrillo)

Additions/Changes to the Agenda
–          Budget discussion

Adoption of January 2009 Meeting Minutes

Reports
—-none

Old Business
—–none

New Business

—–Budget Discussion – It was decided that the committee would make the following budget request

1.   Training:                                                                $ 3,500

$ 500               Annual Hands-on Workshop
$ 3,000            Two training Workshops**

2.   Databases:                                                            $29,856

$ 22,069          Gale databases (Public Libraries)
$ 7,787            1AccessScience (Academic Libraries)

The committee decided to ask for reduced (previous $5500, new request $3500) training funds this year since Infopeople has lowered the cost of their workshops.

—–Strategic Planning – The remainder of the meeting was taken up with a strategic planning session for MOBAC.