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CLOUSC Meeting Minutes 04/25/2016

Meeting Date: 
Monday, April 25, 2016

Attendees: Joni Armstrong (Chester), Susan Babcock (Tuxedo), Beth Balogh (Walden), Randall Enos (RCLS), Joanna Goldfarb (Monticello), Anna Gordon (Washingtonville), Sara Johnson (Florida), Lisa Kochik (Newburgh), Stacy Kraai (Warwick), Ruth Mallard (Liberty), Pennie Mercado (Fallsburgh), Michelle Muller (Goshen), Lisa SinClair (Cornwall),  Rhonda Somerelli (Port Jervis), Connie Treuting (Port Jervis)
Table Talk Commenced 9:35 a.m.             TOPIC: New Buildings/New Spaces
Joanna Goldfarb from Monticello Library gave the group helpful tips to use if your building is going through a renovation.  A few of the tips include; listing pros and cons of existing building, keeping ideas for different departments separate, keep older building plans to compare to new ones, budget changes, ask for storage, try to attend all construction meetings, and know that not everything will be perfect at the end of construction.
Joanna took pictures every step of the way and posted them on the library’s social media, this got the public excited about the project.  They had a great turnout at the ribbon cutting ceremony.  
Joanna shared before and after pictures of the building, we are excited to visit the library in June to see the transformation.  
MEETING Commenced 10:15 a.m.                    
Welcome and Introductions.
CLOUSC on the road
STEAM Day: Fayetteville Free Library-some highlights from the attendees; staff was encouraging and very nice, best part was playing with the technology, simple volunteer application, and great ideas to incorporate tech time into programs.
Long Island Pop Con: Joanna attended- program was geared towards teens and adults.  Session she attended was “Maker Space Pop Culture” –themed pop culture programs and programming Sphero through obstacle course or race, great product.
YSS Spring Conference:  some highlights from the attendees; Jarrett Krosoczka of the Lunch Lady series was a good speaker, he will be working on Jedi Academy.  “Story Time Stars”, a program where pediatricians give out early literacy information. Free lunch/snack program at your library, check website for eligibility and more information, this is a very easy program to start.  “Geeking your Library”-using teen volunteers to help patrons with technology.


Eric Carle Museum Trip:  Great trip, maybe we’ll do it again next year on a smaller scale.  Grace Lin was an amazing speaker. Reading Picture Books with Children by Megan Dowd Lambert is now part of the CLOUSC professional collection.
Coming up: Minecraft- May 24, 2016 at Fayetteville Free Library-Joanna will be attending, she will report back at the June meeting.
Clousc Projects
Resources-nothing to report
E-content- Randy purchasing for system, give him titles that you would like to see. Discussion of E content budgets, clarification of budgets.
2016-2017 Officers-Susan will continue with Sunshine Fund, need Chair and Secretary
    CLOUSC Award: 1 nomination so far. Send your nominations to Pennie. Submissions due by 4/29.
      Y2Kids: April 20th-Randy, Michelle, Liz and Karen attended.  Students loved table, they still enjoy writing down their favorite book.  Randy spoke about community contacts at program.  
      Luncheon: Joanna emailed invitations for luncheon, RSVP so food can be ordered.
    Mock Caldecott and Newbery Discussions Michelle informed group that they are in the early reading process now. Email Michelle if you would like to help out.
Sunshine Fund
Call for dues. Flowers and card were given to Anna.
Book Share: Summer Books
Here are a few of the titles: The Jungle Run, Ready, Steady, Go, Mr. Croc, Cheetah Can’t Lose, The Mud Flat Olympics, Unforgettable Season, A Whole New Ballgame, Crossover, Fantasy Sports, I Am Yoga, Jack at Gymnastics, Roasted Peanuts, the Baseball Card series by Gutman and the American and National League Ballpark Cookbooks by Jorgensen.
    Announcements from Randy
Book Banquets: SUNY Orange-Monday, May 2/ Mid-Hudson-Tuesday, May 10/Ulster BOCES-Tuesday, May 17.
Fall Into Books, Friday, October 28th has a new location: Salvation Army, 440 West Nyack Road, West Nyack, NY at conference center.
Preview session at RCLS through May 20th, contact Eileen Kieva.
Input on unbound galleys-group would like to keep, maybe use file folders to organize, several use for bulletin boards, displays or Accucuts
New Family Literacy grant-workshops in fall/early winter-info to come.
Using nonfiction and poetry in storytime workshop-next fall.
Libguide for Summer AccuCuts posted on RCLS website.
4-H Program-cooperative program
Let Randy know if you’re interested in mini-grants for summer
Watch for email on Newspaper insert and booklists
Sticker order for summer is in the works
Free giveaways of Little Golden or Classics-look for email
3-minutes of fame
Goshen-had an indoor nature walk, using plants/herbs with magnifying glasses.  “Discovery Monday” or “Maker Monday”-drop in STEAM program.
Port Jervis-asked if other libraries had separate FaceBook page for teens and children. Some libraries had separate pages or accounts.
Cornwall-asked what other libraries used for online registration for summer.  Event Espresso and Events Manager were mentioned.
Monticello- Had “Find the Golden Ticket” for National Library Week. Great turnout.
Newburgh- asked if anyone had PS4 controls to borrow.  RCLS has 2, other libraries ask the patrons registered for program to bring their own.  Would RCLS be willing to purchase “Award” Stickers (Newbury, Caldecott) for member libraries to use.
Walden- had Story Walk of Last Stop on Market Street.
Fallsburg-had local history bus trip for National Library Week.
Warwick-accepted award for Best Small Library. Pictures on their website.

MEETING adjourned 12:15 p.m.        

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa SinClair


Minutes Author: 
Lisa SinClair