NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES

December 12, 2000

 

PRESENT: J Gross, Chairman; Doug McDonald, Vice-Chairman; Debi Desrosiers,

Treasurer; Holly Eddy, Vice-Treasurer; Rich Koeck, Member; Murray Levin, Member;

John Barrett, Library Director; Diane Mayr, Assistant Library Director.

EXCUSED: Pat Skinner, Secretary.

 

J Gross called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM.

 

MINUTES: Upon motion by Debi Desrosiers , second by Rich Koeck, the Board voted

to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2000 meeting as written.

 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Debi Desrosiers reported that with 91.3% of the year passed 84.4% of the

budget had been expended. The Treasurer's report was placed on file. Upon motion by Doug McDonald,

second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to authorize the transfer of $8,000 from account # 51100 to account # 54310.

 

DIRECTOR'S REPORT: John Barrett reported that 8,229 items were in circulation during November.

There are 5,562 registered patrons. Volunteers logged 58.50 hours during November, bringing the

year-to-date total to 967.75 hours. The entryway counter showed that 5,601 patrons visited

the library during the month of November. John reported that Budget 2001 meetings are progressing well.

 

John presented an update on the search for an Assistant Director/Technology Librarian.

Several candidates are in the interview process. The Board will meet with John's

recommended candidate on December 19th at 3:30PM.

 

The Board discussed the status of several maintenance issues and projects.

 

John reported that the first selections for the new music collection have been ordered.

 

John reported that Youth Services Librarian, Beth Strauss, is keeping him informed as

to the Children's Room Enhancement Project being undertaken by FLOW.

 

John reported that the annual FLOW Holiday Craft's program was once again a huge success.

 

John reported that the FLOW sponsored event with author Andre Dubus III was attended

by nearly 100 patrons.

 

John expressed his thanks to Beth Strauss and the High School Advisory Board for organizing

the well attended High School Poetry Night on December 2, 2000.

 

Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Holly Eddy, the Board voted to

approve the 2001 holiday closing schedule as presented.

 

The Library will be closed:

Monday, January 1, 2001 (New Year's Day)

Monday, January 15, 2001 (Martin Luther King/ Civil Right's Day)

Monday, February 19, 2001 (President's Day)

Monday, May 28, 2001 (Memorial Day)

Wednesday, July 4, 2001 ( Independence Day)

Monday, September 3, 2001 (Labor Day)

Monday, October 8, 2001 (Columbus Day)

Monday, November 12, 2001 (Veteran's Day)

Thursday, November 22, 2001 and Friday, November 23, 2001 (Thanksgiving)

Monday, December 24, 2001 and Tuesday, December 25, 2001 (Christmas)

 

J Gross thanked John for his detailed report. The Director's report was placed on file.

 

Upon motion by Holly Eddy, second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to approve as a second

reading the change to the Multipurpose Meeting Room Policy as presented by John Barrett.

 

The Board discussed the process and organization of preparing a long range plan.

 

Debi Desrosiers reported that the engraving on the Joseph Fedorchuk memorial benches

has been completed.

 

Upon motion by Doug McDonald, second by Rich Koeck, the Board reluctantly voted to

accept with great regret and deep appreciation for six years of tireless service, the

resignation of Debi Desrosiers from the Board effective at the close of this meeting.

 

The next regular Trustees meeting will be held at the Library on January 9, 2001

at 7 PM.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 PM.

 

 Respectfully submitted,

 

Jena Day, Recording Secretary