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2016/2017 Executive Board

Chris Owens - Vice President
Director
Blanchester Public Library
cowens@blanlibrary.org
Term: 2016-2019
Rachel Gut
Deputy Director
Dayton Metro Library
rgut@daytonmetrolibrary.org
Term: 2017-2019
Cindy Sefton - Treasurer
Director
Cincinnati State
cindy.sefton@cincinnatistate.edu
Term: 2015-2018
Kristi Hale
Director
Wright Memorial Public Library
hale@wrightlibrary.org
Term: 2017-2019
Shawn Fry - Secretary
Assistant Director
Boone County Public Library
sfry@bcpl.org
Term: 2015-2018
Angela Payer
Branch Manager - Erlanger
Kenton County Public Library
angela.payer@kentonlibrary.org
Term: 2015-2018
Travis Bautz
Director
MidPointe Library System
tbautz@midpointelibrary.org
Term: 2016-2019
John Stork
Asst. Head Interlibrary Services
University of Cincinnati
storkjw@ucmail.uc.edu
Term: 2016-2019
Greg Edwards
Deputy Director
Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton Co.
gregory.edwards@cincinnatilibrary.org
Term: 2015-2018
Tracy Varner
INFOhio Library Services Specialist
Hamilton-Clermont Cooperative
tracy@hccanet.org
Term: 2016-2018

 

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Governance

 


Standing Committees

 

Executive Board

The Executive Board provides for the overall governance of the organization; create, revises, and approves all policies regarding the organization; and is responsible for the appointment of the Executive Director. Members of the Executive Board may serve on a number of standing and ad hoc committees, listed below.

 

Finance Committee

This committee will propose an annual budget to the Executive Board including dues and assessments from the supporting members. Other duties may be assigned to this committee as deemed necessary by the President.

2016-2017 Members

  • Travis Bautz, Director, MidPointe Library System
  • Greg Edwards, Deputy Director, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
  • Chris Owens, Director, Blanchester Public Library
  • Cindy Sefton, Director, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College (Chair, SWON Libraries Treasurer)

 


Ad Hoc Committees

 

Strategic Planning Committee

This committee develops a two-year strategic plan for SWON Libraries. They convene every other year to begin working on the next plan. Other duties may be assigned to this committee as deemed necessary by the President. 

Current Strategic Plan

Members of the immediate past Committee

  • Jennifer Heffron, Chair, Tri-Health Good Samaritan College
  • Dave Anderson, Campbell County Public Library
  • Kari Jones, Southern State Community College
  • Andrea Owens, Cincinnati Country Day School
  • Greta Southard, Boone County Public Library
  • Carissa Thatcher, Southern State Community College
  • Melanie A. Blau-McDonald, SWON Libraries
  • Nathan Swartzendruber, SWON Libraries

 

Executive Director Search Committee

The Executive Director Search Committee is responsible for reviewing applications and conducting interviews for the Executive Director position and recommending candidates to the Executive Board. It is usually composed of a variety of Executive Board Members including the current President.

Members of the immediate past Committee

  • Jennifer Heffron, Chair, Tri-Health Good Samaritan College (President)
  • Travis Bautz, Director, MidPointe Library System
  • Greg Edwards, Deputy Director, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County
  • Chris Owens, Director, Blanchester Public Library
  • John Stork, Assistant Head of Interlibrary Services and Access, University of Cincinnati

 

Evaluation Committee

The Evaluation Committee evaluates the performance of the Executive Director and recommends compensation and direction to the Executive Board. It is usually composed of a variety of Executive Board Members including the current President.

 

Membership & Dues Committee

The Membership/Dues Committee reviews and revises our dues structure for all Member types. It completed it's last 2-year project in 2016-2017.

Nominating / Board Development Committee

Convened by the President to oversee the training and development of the Executive Board, this committee is usually composed of the member of the Executive Board who will be retiring from the Executive Board at the end of the year. This committee also selects candidates for the Executive Board and oversees the annual election process.

 


Executive Board Meeting Minutes 

2014 Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2014-12-05 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (98.74 KB) Administration 8/6/2017
2014-10-03 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (129.96 KB) Administration 5/12/2017
2014-08-01 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (132.96 KB) Administration 5/12/2017
2014-06-06 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (133.57 KB) Administration 5/12/2017

2015 Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2015-12-01 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (178.33 KB) Administration 5/12/2017
2015-10-23 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (111.99 KB) Administration 8/6/2017
2015-8-21 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (82.59 KB) Administration 8/6/2017
2015-06-16 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (91.71 KB) Administration 8/6/2017
2015-04-17 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (140.96 KB) Administration 8/6/2017
2015-02-09 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (144.67 KB) Administration 5/12/2017

2016 Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2016-12-01 Membership Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (48.5 KB) Administration 8/2/2017
2016-11-22 Meeting MInutes.pdf PDF (125.79 KB) Administration 8/2/2017
2016-08-05 Meeting MInutes.pdf PDF (178.42 KB) Administration 8/2/2017
2016-06-10 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (111.27 KB) Administration 8/2/2017
2016-04-19 Membership Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (85.13 KB) Administration 8/2/2017
2016-04-19 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (95.99 KB) Administration 5/12/2017
2016-02-05 Meeting MInutes.pdf PDF (164.4 KB) Administration 5/12/2017

2017 Executive Board Meeting Minutes

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2017-09-01 Special Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (144.21 KB) Administration 9/7/2017
2017-08-11 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (274.78 KB) Administration 9/7/2017
2017-06-09 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (166.58 KB) Administration 7/14/2017
2017-05-17 Membership Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (352.12 KB) Administration 8/6/2017
2017-05-12 Special Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (109.62 KB) Administration 5/12/2017
2017-04-07 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (159.29 KB) Administration 8/6/2017
2017-02-10 Meeting Minutes.pdf PDF (169.11 KB) Administration 8/6/2017
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