NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MINUTES

December 11, 2001

 

PRESENT: J Gross, Chairman; Murray Levin, Vice-Chairman; Holly Eddy, Treasurer; Shirley Beaulieu, Vice-Treasurer; Rich Koeck, Member; Pat Skinner, Member.

EXCUSED:  Mary Lee Underhill, Secretary.

ATTENDEES: John Barrett, Director;  Marija Sanderling, Assistant Director/IT.

 

J Gross called the meeting to order at 7:07PM.

 

MINUTES: The minutes of the November 13, 2001 meeting were approved as written.

 

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:   J Gross reported that FLOW will sponsor an Open House to celebrate the newly completed Children’s Room Enhancement Project on December 17, 2001 from 4PM to 7PM. Guests are invited to attend in medieval costumes.  Refreshments will be served.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Holly Eddy reported that with 91.7% of the year passed that 86.4% of the budget has been expended. The Treasurer’s Report was placed on file.

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT:   John Barrett reported that 9,536 items were in circulation in November. There are 6,480 registered patrons. Volunteers logged 105.75 hours in November bringing the year-to-date total to 1178.5 hours. The damaged entryway counter was unable to count patron visits for much of November.   There were 92 internet users in November.

 

John reported that all November programs were well attended. The Christmas social for seniors was a huge success with about 40 in attendance.  Diane Mayr and staff are to be commended for their work to bring about the event.  

 

John reiterated the information regarding the FLOW sponsored Open House to celebrate the completion of the CREP remodeling.  John reported that Beth Strauss has completed a very well done home schooling packet full of useful information.  John invited any trustee who wishes to attend the upcoming NHLTA forum “Tools to Build a Foundation of Intellectual Freedom” on January 9, 2002 to speak with him about registration.  Marija Sanderling reported the library’s domain name is http://www.nesmithlibrary.org  and encouraged everyone to check out the online card catalog at the site.

       

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:  Rich Koeck, Murray Levin, and John Barrett spoke at length on their progress as part of the Long Range Planning Committee.  Chairman J Gross read from his notes taken at one of the meetings.  The Board discussed the next steps in the year 2002 budget process.

 

Upon motion by Holly Eddy, second by Pat Skinner, the Board voted that the library be opened from 9AM to 12 noon on New Year’s Eve December 31, 2001 and that the library be closed all day New Year’s Day January 1, 2002.

 

The next regular Trustees meeting will be held at the Nesmith Library on Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at 7PM.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:35PM.

 

 Respectfully submitted, Jena Day, Recording Secretary