NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES

March 16, 1998

 

PRESENT: Patricia Skinner, Chairman; Wendy Denneen, Treasurer; Debi Desrosiers, Assistant Treasurer; Lucie Lachance, Secretary; J. Gross, Member; Kathy Ivey, Member; Douglas McDonald, Member; Diane Mayr, Assistant Library Director.

EXCUSED: Marc Lankin, Library Director.

 

Pat Skinner called the meeting to order at 7:10 PM. New Board members J. Gross and Douglas McDonald were welcomed to the Board.

 

MINUTES: Upon motion by Wendy Denneen, second by Kathy Ivey, the minutes of the February 11 ,1998 meeting were approved as amended to remove the adjournment time before nonpublic session.

 

DIRECTOR'S REPORT: The estate planning seminar was well attended. Dr. Edward Jacobs will speak on parenting on March 26th at 7:30 PM. The Derry Exchange will host an antique discussion on April 17th at 1:00 PM.

 

Work concerning the automation system continues. Installation of hardware and Internet capability are progressing.

 

Repair solutions for the worm-hole in the children's room continue to be discussed.

 

The dust and acoustical problems continue to be investigated.

 

A notice concerning the need for more library volunteers has been posted.

 

OLD BUSINESS: Debi Desrosiers will continue to investigate plans for the weathervane.

 

Debi Desrosiers reported that cabinet requirements for the Historical Collection continue to be studied.

 

The Collection Development Policy vote was tabled until the April meeting.

 

The Board discussed several ideas for the Joseph Fedorchuk memorial.

 

NEW BUSINESS: The 1998 library budget was passed at the town meeting.

 

Discussion of the Circulation Policy was tabled until the April meeting.

 

Pat Skinner requested that the Board consider people for nomination for awards to be given by the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association.

 

Upon motion by Lucie Lachance, second by Douglas McDonald, Pat Skinner was unanimously voted to serve as Board Chairman.

 

Upon motion by Debi Desrosiers, second by Kathy Ivey, Lucie Lachance was unanimously voted to serve as Assistant Chairman.

 

Upon motion by Lucie Lachance, second by Douglas McDonald, Wendy Denneen was unanimously voted to serve as Treasurer.

 

Upon motion by Lucie Lachance, second by Douglas McDonald, Debi Desrosiers was unanimously voted to serve as Assistant Treasurer.

 

Upon motion by Douglas McDonald, second by J. Gross, Kathy Ivey was unanimously voted to serve as Secretary.

 

Upon motion by Lucie Lachance, second by Wendy Denneen, the Board voted unanimously not to hold meetings during the months of July and August 1998.

 

Next Trustees meeting is Tuesday, April 14, 1998, at 7 PM.

 

Upon motion by Lucie Lachance, second by Kathy Ivey, the Board went into nonpublic session to discuss personnel issues in accordance with RSA91-A:3. Pat Skinner polled each member: Douglas McDonald, yes; Wendy Denneen, yes; Debi Desrosiers, yes; Kathy Ivey, yes; Lucie Lachance,  yes; J. Gross, yes; Pat Skinner, yes.

 

ACTION TAKEN: No action was taken.

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:33 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Jena Day, Recording