NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES
January 9, 2001
PRESENT: J Gross, Chairman; Doug McDonald, Vice-Chairman; 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 7:08 PM.
MINUTES: Upon motion by Murray Levin 1 second by Rich Koeck, the
Board voted to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2000 meeting as written.
Upon motion by Murray Levin, second by Rich Koeck, the Board voted to
elect Holly Eddy to serve as Board Treasurer.
Upon motion by Holly Eddy, second by Rich Koeck, the Board voted to elect
Murray Levin as Vice-Treasurer.
Upon motion by Holly Eddy, second by Rich Koeck, the Board voted to move
the March Board meeting to Monday, March 12, 2001.
TREASURER'S REPORT: The Board discussed updating bank signature cards,
and generating monthly account reports. Upon motion by Doug McDonald,
second by Murray Levin, the Board voted to authorize that Holly Eddy
research and renew a maturing CD. The Treasurer's report was placed on
DIRECTOR'S REPORT: John Barrett reported that 6,146 items were in
circulation during December, bringing the total circulation to 103,054
items for year 2000. There are 5,600 registered patrons. Volunteers logged
64.50 hours during December, bringing the year-to-date total to 1032.25
volunteer hours. The entryway counter showed that 4,382 patrons visited
the library during the montr-1 of December, bringing the April through
December total to 52,389 visitors.
John reported that the Budget 2001 Public Hearing is scheduled for
January 15, 2001 at the Town Hall.
John announced that newly hired Assistant Library Director/IT
Librarian, Marija Sanderling, will begin work on Tuesday, January 16th.
John invited Trustees and Staff to meet informally with Marija at 5PM on
Friday, January 19th at the library.
Upon motion by Murray Levin, second by Holly Eddy, the Board voted to
approve the hiring of Marija Sanderling as Assistant Library Director/IT
John reported that several maintenance issues and projects are
currently being addressed.
John reported that the first selections for the new music collection
are being processed and will soon begin circulation.
John reported meeting with Youth Services Librarian, Beth Strauss, and
FLOW Children's Room Enhancement Project representatives.
John reported that December's “Food for Fines” generated many
boxes of food and $454 cash for The Shepherd's Pantry.
The Director's report was placed on file.
Murray Levin reported that $2,687.91 had been distributed to the Library from proceeds raised
at the Driving For Books Golf Tournament. Murray expressed thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors
who made the tournament a success.
The next regular Trustees meeting will be held at the Library on
February 13, 2001 at 7 PM.
The meeting adjourned at 8:59 PM.
Jena Day, Recording Secretary