Jane Eriksen, Chairman
Mary Ryan, Vice Chairman
Anne Mueller, Treasurer
Shari Adams, Recording Secretary
R. David Turley
Meetings: Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30
2014 Meeting Dates
Board Minutes: Current month’s minutes have not been approved:
LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Durham Public Library Board of Trustees
February 11, 2014
Meeting called to order at 7:35
I. Public Comments
A Green Committee for the town, headed by Tom Kanem, presented the possibility of putting an electrical charging station (for which a grant from Bright Ideas has been received, covering all or most costs) for electrical cars, at the library, making use of the already existing transformer. Dave Turley of the board will follow up as we get more information about use of the transformer, shape of the parking space needed, etc.
Changed 2-11 to 2-1, for the actual date of the Taste of Durham. Change noted. Moved to accept minutes, AB. MR seconded. Voted to approve, with AM and LJ abstaining because they were absent at the January meeting.
III. Financial Reports
AM has reviewed funds and expenses through 6-13 and presented to Board. No surprises.
A. Director’s Report
TC notes a modest decrease in circulation, one of the many issues to be addressed in the Library’s upcoming strategic planning session. Requests for e-readers and tech help are on the rise. Staff development pals will resume following strategic planning. TC and staff–along with Board members–continue to gather information and make site visits to aid in strategic planning.
Continued programming. More events, fewer participants and TC is investigating all possible reasons.
V. Committee Reports
TOD was a success. The financial report is not yet availableThank you to all for help, including our very helpful Library staff. Also, thanks to Katie Hughes,local restaurateur, in offering to liaise with other restaurants next year.
There is a noticeable and very unpleasant smell in the upstairs bathroom, which will require more than superficial cleaning. The downstairs bathroom door is warped and does not shut.
The damage and shabbiness of the trim and walls in the Activity Room is a concern to be addressed.
The Peach Pit Foundation would like to make a contribution to the Library and TC will explore possibilities and subsequently share the Board.
VI. Old Business
A. Board Retreat: strategic plan.
March 29. Surveys have been completed.
Is in existence and is being fine-tuned.
VII. New Business
Patrons continue to discuss plans for donations and gifts to the library.