NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES
April 3, 2000
J Gross at 7: 15 P .M opened the meeting.
Present: J Gross, Chair; Doug McDonald, Vice Chair; Pat Skinner; Debbie Desrochiers;
Ed Richards; Richard Koeck
Excused: Holly Eddy
Motion: Moved by Pat Skinner seconded by Debbie Desrochiers to go into non-public
session to discuss personnel. The chair polled the board: J Gross, yes; Doug McDonald,
yes; Pat Skinner, yes; Debbie Desrochiers, yes; Ed Richards, yes; Richard Keck, yes.
Also present were: Geri King, Ph.D., mediator; Kathy Hutchins, Library Director,
Alberta Corvi, Beth Strauss, Karen Frey, Carolyn Shea, Elaine Rittenhouse, Barbara Nagle,
Kimberley Monterio, Lois Freeston, Michael Miloro and Diane Mayr.
Concerns of the staff, director and Board regarding the operation of the library
were identified and discussed. Major issues discussed included communications,
decision-making and job expectations.
The board outlined three goals they would like to accomplish:
1. Provide effective service to the community.
2. Have a positive and productive work environment.
3. Effectively utilize the resources available to the library including
It was the consensus of the Board and staff to meet again with Dr. King on April 13, 2000
to continue to discuss the issues identified and develop a plan to begin to address the problems.
No official Action was taken during non-public session.
Motion: It was moved by Pat Skinner, seconded by Debbie Desrochiers to exit non-public
session and adjourn. The chair polled the board: J Gross, yes; Doug McDonald, yes;
Pat Skinner, yes; Debbie Desrochiers, yes; Ed Richards, yes; Richard Keck, yes.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 P.M.
Douglas B. McDonald