Library Board

Members:

R. David Turley, Chairman

Anne Mueller, Vice Chairman

Shari Adams, Treasurer

Robert Booz, Recording Secretary

Jane Eriksen, Chairman Emeritus

Lynn Johnson

David Foster

Kary Strickland

Meetings:  Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm

2016 Meeting Dates

January 12

February 9

March 8

April 12

May 10

June 14

July 12

August 9

September 13

October 11

November 8

December 13

Board Minutes: Current month’s minutes have not been approved:

UNAPPROVED

DURHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MINUTES

July 12, 2016

7:30 P.M.

Meeting called to order – 7:35 P.M.

Present: Shari Adams; Bob Booz, Jane Eriksen, David Foster, Lynn Johnson, Anne Mueller, David Turley and Cyndi Shirshac.  Not Present: Kary Strickland

  1. Public Comments/Communications
    1. Dog Wash
    2. Other
  1. Minutes – May 10, 2016, June 22, 2016 Jane Eriksen moved and Anne Mueller seconded a Motion to accept the May 10, 2016 minutes. Approval was unanimous. Anne Mueller moved and Shari Adams seconded a Motion to accept the June 22, 2016 minutes. The motion was approved by all except for abstentions by David Foster and Jane Eriksen.
  • Financial Reports
  1. Board – Shari Adams reported that the Board funds are in good shape with book purchases as the primary expenditures in June.
  2. Librarian – The Board welcomed Cyndi Shirshac in her new position as Library Director. She reported a small surplus in year-end expenditures in the Salary line item due to personnel changes. These are temporary and not systemic so are not expected to be repeated in the future. The Board’s previously requested non-union pay parity proposal was not approved by the Town.
  1. Librarians’ Reports
  2. Director – The Director reported that the staff all pitched in to cover for the approved absence of Karyn Leahy. The Board was also brought up to date on the continuing problems with the DeliverIT CT program (formerly known as C-Car).  Bins of books for delivery to other libraries are waiting for pickup.  Attempts to resolve these problems have not been successful.  Christine Michaud has been hired as the new Assistant Director. The Board requested that the Director prepare quarterly statistical reports rather than monthly figures as had been the case.
  3. Youth Services – The summer reading program is in full swing.
  1. Committee Reports

UNAPPROVED

DURHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

AGENDA

July 12, 2016

7:30 P.M.

 

  1. Public Comments/Communications
    1. Dog Wash
    2. Other
  1. Minutes – May 10, 2016, June 22, 2016
  • Financial Reports
  1. Board
  2. Librarian
  1. Librarians’ Reports
  2. Director
  3. Youth Services
  1. Committee Reports
  2. PALS
  3. Maintenance

New Business

  1. Staff Update
  2. Staff Development Day 9/22/16

 

  • Old Business
    1. Budget Update
    2. Board Status
    3. Library Governance
  1. David Turley, Chair