The merger of the Missouri Library Network Corporation into Amigos and elections to the Amigos Board of Directors highlighted the 54th Membership Meeting of Amigos Library Services, held May 9, 2012. Board officers and Amigos President and Chief Executive Officer Bonnie Juergens participated in the online meeting from the Amigos offices in Dallas, while remaining Directors and meeting attendees participated from various locations.
As I reach the end of my term as Chair of the Amigos Board of Directors, I’d like to offer a number of acknowledgements. First of all, I want to thank all Amigos Members for their support of the Board's recommendations this past year. It goes without saying that this has been a historic year, given the multitude of preparations and activities surrounding the merger of the Missouri Library Network Corporation (MLNC) into Amigos, now just days from completion. From the beginning, both the Amigos and MLNC Boards believed this merger would be in the best interests of our respective memberships, offering tremendous opportunities to expand all aspects of training, discount programs, and resource sharing that have long been the strengths of both organizations. We see a very bright future for the combined organization, and I look forward to continuing my service on the Amigos Board as we all move forward together.
The Amigos Board of Directors held a scheduled meeting May 8, the day before the annual online Amigos Member Conference. At the meeting, the Board approved the proposed Business Plan and Fee Schedule for FY2013.