Library Board


R. David Turley, Chairman

Anne Mueller, Vice Chairman

Shari Adams, Treasurer

Robert Booz, Recording Secretary

Jane Eriksen, Chairman Emeritus

Lynn Johnson

Rosemarie Naples

Mary Ryan

Kary Strickland

Meetings:  Second Tuesday of every month at 7:30

2015 Meeting Dates

January 13

February 10

March 10

April 14

May 12

June 9

July 14

August 11

September 8

October 13

November 10

December 8

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


Durham Public Library Board of Trustees


January 13, 2015

Meeting called to order at 7:30 pm.

Present: Shari Adams, Bob Booz, Jane Eriksen, Lynn Johnson, Anne Mueller, Mary Ryan, David Turley, Kary Strickland and Trish Connolly.  Absent: Rosemarie Naples,

  1. I.                   Public Comments/Communications

There was no correspondence or public comment.

  1. II.                Minutes from Meeting of December 9 , 2014

Two corrections to the minutes were noted.  Jane Eriksen moved to accept the minutes. Seconded by Anne Mueller.  Minutes accepted with changes noted.

  1. III.             Financial Reports

Trish Connolly presented the Director’s financial report.  Shari Adams discussed the analysis of C-Car funding and its effects the budget cycle.  David Turley moved and Anne Mueller seconded a motion to use an amount not to exceed $4,000.00 from the French Fund designated gift for books and media purchases for the remainder of this fiscal year.

  1. IV.             Librarians’  Reports

Trish Connolly presented highlights from the Directors Report.

  • Two grants were pursued
  • Youth Services, particularly the afternoon crowd of middle school students, continues.  The Director temporarily established a teen lounge in the Activity Room on a trial basis.  It will be staffed by a library employee for supervision.  Food will not be allowed in the room.
  1. V.                Committee Reports
  1. PALS: Restaurant solicitation for Taste of Durham is successful.  Twenty restaurants have been signed up and music will be provided in the lower meeting rooms.
  2. Maintenance: At the previous night’s town meeting, funds were allocated for roof replacement and painting.  These were welcomed as commitments by the town to the maintenance and attractiveness of the building.
  1. VI.             Old Business
  1. Strategic Plan Update: An overall of the Tactical Plan with status to date was discussed.
  2. Other:  General discussion of status of Library matters.

V.       New Business

A. Library Director Evaluation – Jane Eriksen moved and Anne Mueller seconded a motion to move into Executive Session for Personnel Matters at 9:07p.m.

Bob Booz moved and Anne Mueller seconded a motion to move out of Executive Session at 9:52 p.m.

Adjourned 9:55 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,

Robert Booz, Secretary