NESMITH LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

MINUTES

 

Present: Chris Monterio, Chairman, Joan Griffin, Vice-Chairman, Mark Branoff, Treasurer, Mary Lee Underhill, Corresponding Secretary, Anne Marie O’Neil, Norman Boutillette, and Carolyn Webber.  Carl Heidenblad, Director, Diane Mayr and Lois  Freeston, Assistant Directors.

 

The meeting was called to order by Chris Monterio at 7:06 p.m.

 

          MINUTES:  The minutes were accepted as written.

 

          REPORTS:

 

FINANCE:  Mark reported that at years end, 97% of the budget was spent.

Financial statements for January are not yet available.

 

DIRECTOR: 

Carl reported  

Statistics:  Circulation in January numbered 17,670 loans; an increase of 13% over last January.  There were 591 Internet users, and 6667 visitors were recorded by the people counter.  614 people visited the Library on Sundays in January.  Because the staff is in the process of removing patrons who have been inactive and whose registrations have expired, for the next few months the number of registrations will be fewer than in previous years.

Building: Sally D’Angelo met with the staff to discuss space layout in the workroom area.

Work is progressing on the lighting and boiler problems.

Technology: The installation of Follett Software is underway.

 

EXISTING BUSINESS

Board Membership:  There will be 4 vacancies on the Board in March:

Joan Griffin, Chris Monterio, and Mary Lee Underhill will complete their three-year terms; and Wendy Keller’s term has two more years to serve.

Only two individuals registered as candidates for the March 9th Town election so there are still two open vacancies: one two-year term and one three-year term.

 

 

Director’s Evaluation: 

MOTION was made by Anne Marie and seconded that the Board enter non-public session in accordance with RSA 91-A:3

Chris polled the Board:  Mark, “yes”; Joan, “yes”; Mary Lee, “yes”;  

Carolyn, “yes”; Anne Marie, “yes”; and Chris “yes”.

After giving Carl the composite of the Evaluations for his reading and signature,

MOTION was made by Mark and seconded that the Board exit non-public session.  Chris polled the Board:  Mark, “yes”; Joan, “yes”; Mary Lee, “yes”; Carolyn, “yes”; Anne Marie, “yes”; and Chris “yes”.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Celebration of the Chinese New Year will be held on Saturday, January 13th at 1 p.m.

In coordination with BIG READ NH there will be a 5-week program on consecutive Thursdays from March 4 to April 1 on To kill a Mockingbird.  Each session will begin at 7 pm.

 

The meeting adjourned at 8:09pm.

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Lee Underhill

Draft subject to approval