NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
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
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.
Carl and Chris are continuing to work on the Expansion Presentation for CIP which will be here before we realize it.
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
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
Draft subject to approval