NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES

March 12, 2001

 

PRESENT: J Gross, Chairman; Doug McDonald, Vice-Chairman; Holly Eddy, Treasurer; Murray Levin, Vice-Treasurer; Rich Koeck, Member; John Barrett, Director; Marija Sanderling, Assistant Director.

 

EXCUSED: Pat Skinner.

 

GUESTS: Shirley Beaulieu, Lois Freeston, Mary Lee Underhill.

 

J Gross called the meeting to order at 7:09PM.

 

MINUTES: Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to approve the Minutes of the February 13, 2001 meeting aswritten.

 

TREASURERíS REPORT: Holly Eddy reported that with 16.7% of the yearpassed that 10.2% of the budget has been expended. The Treasurerís report was placed on file.

 

DIRECTORíS REPORT: John Barrett reported that 8,703 items were in circulation in February. There are 5,817 registered patrons. Volunteers logged 79 hours in February. The entryway counter showed that 5,496 patrons visited the library during February.

 

John reported that staff members Lois Freeston, Diane Mayr, Jane McCue, Elaine Rittenhouse, Marija Sanderling, Carolyn Shea, and Beth Strauss have signed up to attend various workshops, conferences, and courses.

 

John reported that he continues to gather estimates and monitor several ongoing maintenance issues including a front door bell and exteriorlighting. John reported that town maintenance was very attentive to keeping the pathways and parking area clear of snow during the recent storms.

 

John reported that FLOW has approved up to $1500 for the purchase of a diecut letter machine for the library. On March 27, 2001, FLOW will ††sponsor a program titled An Overview of Childrenís Literature.Registration is required for admittance to this program.

 

John reported that both performances of Debbie OíCarrollís Irish Magic Show were very well attended on March 1st. Members of the Libraryís High School Advisory Board helped Jane McCue and Beth Strauss celebrate Dr. Seussís birthday on March 10th. Diane Mayr has prepared abook and photograph display in celebration of Womenís History month.

 

Author Jean Trounstine will present Shakespeare Behind Bars on March 26th.

 

The Directorís report was placed on file.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Murray Levin reported that planning meetings have begun in preparation for the 2nd Annual Driving for Books Golf Tournament to be ††held on August 20, 2001.

 

Murray Levin expressed Board appreciation to retiring Board member Doug McDonald for his administrative expertise and years of service on the Board.

 

Doug expressed his pleasure to have served and wished the Board continued success.

 

Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to enter Non-Public Session to discuss personnel in accordance with RSA 91-A:3. J Gross polled the Board: Doug McDonald, yes; Holly Eddy, yes; Murray Levin, yes; Rich Koeck, yes; J Gross, yes.

 

John Barrett, Shirley Beaulieu, and Mary Lee Underhill remained in attendance.

 

No action was taken in Non-Public Session.

 

The next regular Trustees meeting will be held at the Library on Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 7PM.

 

Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to adjourn at 8:27 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Jena Day, Recording Secretary