NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES
February 13, 2001
PRESENT: J Gross, Chairman; Doug McDonald, Vice-Chairman; Holly Eddy, Treasurer; Rich Koeck,
Member; Pat Skinner, Member; John Barrett, Director; Marija Sanderling, Assistant Director/IT Librarian.
GUESTS: Lois Freeston, Diane Mayr.
EXCUSED: Murray Levin, Vice-Treasurer.
J Gross called the meeting to order at 7:15 PM.
MINUTES: Upon motion by Rich Koeck, second by Holly Eddy, the Board voted to approve
the minutes of the January 9, 2001 meeting as written.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Holly Eddy presented reports on all current financial accounts. Upon
motion by Doug McDonald, second by Rich Koeck, the Board voted to grant Treasurer, Holly Eddy,
authority to select accounts most advantageous to the Library. The Treasurers report was placed on file.
DIRECTOR’S REPORT: John Barrett reported that 8,616 items were in circulation in January. There
are 5,697 registered patrons. Volunteers logged 97.75 hours in January. The entryway counter showed
that 5,672 patrons visited the library during January.
John reported that many maintenance issues are being addressed in a timely manner.
John reported that the new CD Collection is ready for circulation.
John reported that FLOW has requested the annual library “wish list” for their consideration.
FLOW’s CREP committee continues to workout final details for the children’s room.
Upcoming important library dates include the library being closed President’s Day, February 19th,
and the Irish Magic Show to be held on March 1st, at 1 PM.
Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Pat Skinner, the Board voted to approve the
selection of Choice One Communications to serve as telecommunications provider and that
the system run dually for several months.
The Director’s report was placed on file.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Board welcomed Marija Sanderling to her position as Assistant
Director/ IT Librarian. Marija reported that she has had a productive first month getting into the library environment.
J Gross reported that the 2nd annual Driving for Books Golf Tournament has been scheduled
for Monday, August 20, 2001. After the success of the first tournament, the Board is pleased that
plans are in progress for another great day of golf and fund raising.
The Personnel committee is gearing up to prepare their six month review of John Barrett.
The Board discussed the need for the Personnel committee to formulate a plan for staff reimbursement.
The Board discussed gathering information to begin the long range planning process.
The Board encouraged John to pursue an art exhibit by Amylynne Baker-Santagate for April.
Pat Skinner expressed the Board’s thanks to Doug McDonald for his years of service.
The meeting adjourned at 9:12 PM.
Jena Day, Recording Secretary