NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Minutes

Present: Joan Griffin, Chairman, Mary Lee Underhill, V Chairman, Mark Branoff, Treasurer. Chris Monterio, Assistant Treasurer and Carl Heidenblad, Director. Excused were Wendy Keller, Anne Marie O’Neil, Carolyn Webber, Lois Freeston and Diane Mayr

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:15 PM by Chairman Joan Griffin

Minutes: The minutes for the March 18, 2008 were approved

Correspondence: A thank you note was received from Pat Skinner thanking the Trustees for her reception held on March 8, 2008

REPORTS:

Financial: Mark stated that 22% of the budget has been spent 25% of year has elapsed

Director: Carl presented his monthly report for March 2008

Circulation: As of the end of March 17,834 items had been loaned, a 6.6% increase from the previous March. The First Quarter circulation was 49,357 items. This is the second year in a row where during the first quarter of the year we circulated more that 15,000 items a month.

Registration: There were 43 new registrations in March.

Internet Use: 651 uses in January, 574 in February and 724 in March.

People Counter: 6521 visits were counted in March

Collection Size: Our collection size is currently at 80,723.

Sunday Usage: Continues to improve steadily and may need more staffing on Sundays.

Building and property maintenance.

Shelving: Have not been able to find a good match for the laminate used on the other shelves in the children’s room.

ESI is getting quotes on electrical work in preparation for the Strawberry Festival.

OLD BUSINESS:

Carl and Chris are continuing to work on the Expansion Presentation for CIP which will be here before we realize it.

NEW BUSINESS:

The Personnel Committee will meet on May 12th – the time to be decided.

The Staff Appreciation Party on May 16th was discussed and trustees volunteered food items for the party

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Trustees Meeting: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @ 7:00 PM

Staff Appreciation Party: Friday, May 16,2008 @ 6:30 PM

ADJOURNED: The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Joan Griffin

Draft subject to approval