Nesmith Library Board Trustee Minutes

January 11, 2005


Present:  Shirley Beaulieu, Chair, Joan Griffin, Vice-Chair, Sharon Scannell, Treasurer, Pat Skinner, Correspondence Secretary, Chris Monterio, Member, Lorraine Bain, Member, Carl Heidenblad, Director, Lois Freeston, Assistant Director.  Excused:  Mary Lee Underhill, Recording Secretary and Diane Mayr, Assistant Director.


Shirley called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.



MOTION: was made by Pat Skinner and seconded by Chris Monterio

            That the minutes of the December 14 meeting be accepted. The motion passed unanimously.




Director:  Carl submitted his written report and said:


Statistics for December showed that 6,728 people visited the library, 310 used the Internet, 10,548 items circulated, and volunteers contributed 106 hours.


Finance:   Sharon Scannell reported that the year end closing has not been finalized by the town so the final numbers for year end and 2005 year to date are not available.


F.L.O.W.   The Strawberry Festival Kickoff meeting will be Tuesday, February 1st at 6:30pm at the library.




Carl presented a preliminary, rough draft Operations Plan which the trustees will review over the next month. Carl would like feedback this month so he can make changes to the plan before the next meeting. Essentially, the plan will be a 3 year Operations Plan that will be reviewed and updated each year and will help the trustees to evaluate the performance of the director and the library. Carl will to continue to work with Paul Keller, a form VP at Lucent, who is helping him with the plan.



The Next Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb 8 at 7 pm.



The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Sharon Scannell

Draft subject to approval