NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Tuesday, February 11, 2009

Minutes

 

Present:  Joan Griffin, Chairman; Mary Lee Underhill, Vice-Chairman, Mark Branoff, Treasurer; Wendy Keller, Secretary, Chris Monterio, Assistant Treasurer, Anne Marie O’Neil, Corresponding Secretary, Carl Heidenblad, Director; Lois Freeston, Assistant Director. Carolyn Webber was excused.

 

Call to Order: The meeting was called to order by Joan Griffin, Chairman, at 7:05 p.m.

Minutes: The minutes of the January 13, 2009 meeting were approved.

 

Correspondence: We received a card dated October 22, 2008 from Pat Skinner thanking the Board for the honor of bestowing her with the  Trustee Emeritus Award last September.

Reports:

Financial—There is no report from the Town YTD as of yet. However, for the 2008 year we spent 99% of our budget.

Nesmith Library Directors Report, February 2009

 

Overview.

 

·         Registration.    There were 61 new registrations in January. 

·         Internet uses.  550 uses in January 2009 vs 651 in January 2008. 

·         People Counter.  5959 visits were counted in January 2009. 

·         Sunday usage.   There were 328 visits in January compared to 389 visits in January, 2008. 

·      Statistics.  Volunteer Hours totaled 76 hours. Our collection size totals 81,691 volumes.

 

Building and property maintenance. 

 

Budget.

 

Technology.

 

Other items:

 

 

 

Unfinished Business

·        Strategic Planning Committee—The survey will be launched April 6th and will run through the Strawberry Festival. The committee’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 17th at 5:30 p.m.  Wendy Keller is authorized to spend the money necessary to purchase Survey Monkey’s graphics package.

 

New Business

·        Library Credit Card Policy— Mark and Chris are in the process of drafting a policy and procedures necessary prior to submitting a proposal to the Board.

·        March Election for Trustees—Wendy Keller and Carolyn Webber have signed up to run for re-election.

·        Board Officers for next year—Joan asked Board members to think about which positions they may be willing to serve for the coming year.

·        Staff Appreciation Party—possible dates of Friday, April 17th or May 15th, 2009—Carl will poll the staff to find out what type of function they would most appreciate

 

Announcements

 

·  Trustees’ Meeting—Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m.

 

·  ADJOURNED:  The meeting was adjourned at 7:55 pm

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Wendy Keller, Recording Secretary

Draft Subject to Approval