AAC Meeting - July 19, 2019


Friday, July 19, 2019 - 9:30am to 2:00pm

Coffee and Conversation: 

9:15 a.m.





1. Call to Order and Introductions 

2. Approve minutes of the March 15, 2019 meeting 

3. Review AAC ground rules 

4. Announcements 

  • Welcome new library directors and staff 

6. ILS Merger Update 

  • Please review the Goals and Objectives detailed on pages 3-7 of the PDF linked above 

  • Please share specific technology and resource sharing objectives you would like to see included in the next 3-year plan 

8. Recommend and adopt the next OWLSnet PC Time Management Solution 

9. Discuss book club circulation practices 

  • Does anyone mind if books for book clubs circulate for 6 weeks instead of 4? 

  • Are libraries overriding due dates for items that are past their peak in popularity? 

  • What are your thoughts on creating a “Book Club Card” similar to a Teacher Card but only for a book club. This p-type could have a 6-week loan period and the facilitator could be responsible. 

10. Discuss Lucky Day successes and snags so far 

11. Discuss Cataloging and Potential NOW Changes 

  • Are you willing to move to a centralized cataloging structure (i.e., libraries would not bring in their own records in a centralized structure)? 

  • Do your patrons care what size and/or format of an item they get (i.e., full-size hardcover vs. mass-market paperback, Blu-ray vs. DVD, etc.)? 

  • Following cataloging standards impacts the accuracy of our bibliographic database and provides a consistent outcome for patrons and staff. Will you be willing to lower our cataloging standards to complete this merger? This may mean increased time for corrected bibs, less descriptive information in records, items may not exactly align with the bib record, etc.  

  • What are you willing to sacrifice/not willing to sacrifice? 

12. Adjourn