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MORE Committees

Requesting agenda items for MORE Directors Council

Any MORE-member library director may request an item be added to MORE Directors Council or advisory committee agenda. Any other committee member may request an item be added to an advisory committee agenda.

The MORE Chair shall issue a call for agenda items 10 days prior to the first Friday of each month for possible inclusion on the Executive Committee agenda, and requests must be received by the MORE chair no later than 7 days prior to the Executive Committee meeting, and 21 days prior to the Directors Council meeting. These items may be added to the Executive Committee agenda and/or referred to a MORE advisory committee in consultation with the MORE Administrator and/or IFLS Director prior to inclusion in a Directors Council agenda. The MORE Administrator will contact the requester to inform them of the status of the agenda item and the rationale behind that status.

All requests should state the requested action, a brief of overview of the purpose of the request, whether the item requires a special meeting, and whether the item should be referred to an advisory committee prior to Directors Council. Submit requests here.

Calls for agenda items Deadline for inclusion on Executive Committee agenda, 8 a.m. on:
Executive Committee meeting date Directors Council meeting date
February 23, 2021 February 26, 2021 March 5, 2021 March 19, 2021
March 23, 2021 March 26, 2021 April 2, 2021  
April 27, 2021 April 30, 2021 May 7, 2021 May 21, 2021
May 25, 2021 May 28, 2021 June 4, 2021  
June 22, 2021 June 25, 2021 July 2, 2021 July 16, 2021
July 27, 2021 July 30, 2021 August 6, 2021  
August 24, 2021 August 27, 2021 September 3, 2021 September 17, 2021
September 21, 2021 September 24, 2021 October 1, 2021  
October 26, 2021 October 29, 2021 November 5, 2021 November 19, 2021
November 23, 2021 November 26, 2021 December 3, 2021  

The yearly schedule of MORE Directors Council and Executive Committee meetings can also be found on the IFLS Calendar.

Questions should be directed to the MORE Chair and/or MORE Administrator.

MORE committee descriptions, membership, and meeting materials

Directors Council

The purpose of the MORE Directors Council shall be to set policies, standards and plans for the MORE system and conduct regular business of MORE such as routine expenditure, routine policies and/or emergency policies as needed, etc. Director’s Council

The Directors Council shall be comprised of the directors of the libraries of the MORE member institutions, acting on behalf of those institutions, and the director of IFLS, acting on behalf of IFLS.  The MORE Administrator and MORE System Administrator and other MORE staff shall be ex officio non-voting members of the Directors Council.

The regular meetings of the Directors Council shall be held at a time, date and place to be established by the Directors Council, but shall be held at least quarterly.  The date, time, and place may be altered provided that such decision was made at the meeting prior to the meeting in question or by emergency decision of the Chair, and provided that proper notice was given.  The Chair shall distribute notices and agendas of meetings.

A quorum of the Directors Council shall be required to conduct the business of the Directors Council.  A quorum shall be defined as the presence of members possessing at least 51% of all existing votes based on vote distribution by access points and 51% of member institutions.

Members: All directors of MORE member libraries

Officers:

  • Shelly Rae, Clarella Hackett Johnson Public Library (Sand Creek), Chair
  • Katherine Elchert, Rice Lake Public Library, Vice-Chair
  • Samantha (Samma) Johnson, Cadott Community Library, Secretary
  • Pamela Westby, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (Eau Claire), Member at Large
  • John Thompson (IFLS)

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Executive Committee

Limited to directors. Executive Committee members shall include the elected Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary; the Director of IFLS; and one Advisory Committee Chair who is appointed by the Chair of the Directors Council. The MORE Administrator and the System Administrator shall be ex officio non-voting members of the committee. The purpose of this committee is to conduct the regular business of MORE between meetings of the full Directors Council, to investigate and make recommendations regarding matters requiring the action of the full Directors Council, and to draft a prelimanary budget. Meets the first Friday of each month, more often if necessary.

Members:

  • Shelly Rae, Clarella Hackett Johnson Public Library (Sand Creek), Chair
  • Katherine Elchert, Rice Lake Public Library, Vice-Chair
  • Samantha (Samma) Johnson, Cadott Community Library, Secretary
  • Pamela Westby, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library (Eau Claire), Member at Large
  • John Thompson (IFLS)
  • Lori Roholt (MORE), ex officio

 

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Bibliographic Records and Standards Committee

The Bibliographic Records and Standards (Bib) Committee is open to Directors and staff. Charged with maintaining the integrity of the MORE bibliographic database. Sets rules for cataloging and deals with questions and problems concerning the records. Meets as needed.

Members:

  • Meagan Bennett, Bloomer
  • Jon George, River Falls
  • Jenny Karls, Eau Claire
  • Bridget Krejci, IFLS
  • Madeline Page, Hudson
  • Jennifer Rickard, New Richmond
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS, ex officio
  • Deb Faulhaber, IFLS, ex officio

 

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Operations Committee

The Operations (Ops) Committee is open to Directors and staff. Charged with formulating guidelines and procedures for MORE circulation and resource sharing operations. Considers all system settings and makes recommendations on consortium policies. Meets quarterly.

Members:

  • Meagan Bennett, Bloomer
  • Laurie Braun, Ellsworth
  • Karen Furo-Bonnstetter, Woodville
  • Heather Johnson, River Falls
  • Leslie LaRose, Augusta
  • Christine LaFond, Clear Lake Public Library
  • Claire Parrish, Rice Lake
  • Rebecca Puhl, Phillips
  • Ellen Rosenow, Amery
  • Christy Rundquist, Pepin
  • Kathy Setter, IFLS
  • Jamie Smith, Hudson
  • Martha Spangler, Altoona
  • Paula Stanton, Eau Claire
  • Joleen Sterk, Menomonie

 

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Resource Sharing/Collection Development Committee (RSCD)

The Resource Sharing/Collection Development (RSCD) Committee is open to Directors and staff. Charged with studying usage, finding ways to help member libraries use this information in their collection development practices and make recommendations regarding collection development for the MORE consortium; maintaining the guidelines for MORE’s High-Demand Holds project; and identifying trends in resource sharing with the goal of increasing supply, saving costs, and providing more access to the whole collection for all its members. Meets quarterly.

Members:

  • Kayla Campbell, Plum City
  • Katherine Elchert, Rice Lake
  • Hollis Helmeci, Ladysmith
  • Leslie LaRose, Augusta
  • Elizabeth Miniatt, Stanley
  • Shelly Rae, Sand Creek
  • Britta Rice, New Richmond
  • Joleen Sterk, Menomonie
  • Amy Stormberg, Amery
  • Megan Taylor, Bloomer
  • Maureen Welch, IFLS
  • Julie Woodruff, Eau Claire
  • Camille Young, Hudson

 

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For Directors Council, Executive Committee, Bib Committee, Operations Committee, RSCD Committee information, click on the toggle to open. Links for committee agendas and meetings are in each toggle.