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

Eric Infeld

Jan Wenzel

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

2019 Meeting Dates

Jan. 8

Feb. 12

Mar. 12

Apr. 9

May 14

June 11

July 9

Aug. 13 – No Meeting

Sept. 10

Oct. 8

Nov. 12

Dec. 10

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

UNAPPROVED MINUTES

DURHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

July 11, 2019

7:30 P.M.

Meeting called to order – 7:30 P.M.

Present: Robert Booz, Jane Eriksen, David Foster, Lynn Johnson, Anne Mueller, and Jan Wenzel.  Absent; Shari Adams, Eric Infeld, and David Turley.  Also attending: Christine Michaud, Library Director.

Anne Muller Acting Chair for David Turley

  1. Public Comments/Communications – None noted
  2. Minutes – June 11, 2019 – Jane Eriksen moved and Jan Wenzel seconded a motion to accept the minutes. A correction to the date of the PALS reception was noted. This was discussed and added to the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.
  • Financial Reports
    1. Board – The report on Board Controlled Funds was briefly discussed. There was a recategorization of one line item which will be made for the next report.
    2. Librarian – The final fiscal year end numbers were not available from Town Hall in time for the meeting. Preliminary numbers look like all accounts, save the director’s salary line, will be within expectations.Librarians’ Reports
  • Librarian Reports
  1. Director – There was a patron who fell in the parking lot. It occurred when the person was transitioning from a walker into their car.  EMS was called; however, treatment was declined.  The state police responded to an alarm from the security system.  It was easily resolved.  Hoopla was successfully started with initial patron responses positive.
  2. Strategic Planning –
    1. Status of current goals – The goals agreed to by the Board and the Director have been substantially completed. The Board expressed its appreciation for the efforts of the Library staff and especially the Director.
    2. Discussion of future goals – There are three key areas of concentration for the coming year: teens, space planning and marketing & branding. The Board agrees with these priorities.
  • Committee Reports
  1. PALS – The annual PALS reception will be held on August 23rd.
  2. Building and Maintenance – There was nothing to note, a welcome departure from prior months.
  • New Business
  1. Fine policy review – This was placed on hold for the to determine the effects of the auto-renewal trial that will begin on September 1 and run for 6 months
  2. Renewal policy review – The Director recommended a trial for the auto-renewal program before action is taken to finalize the policy.
  • Old Business
    1. Agenda of upcoming meetings – This was tabled for future action.
    2. Other – Nothing noted.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert Booz

Recording Secretary

APPROVED MINUTES

DURHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

June 11, 2019

7:30 P.M.

Meeting called to order – 7:30 P.M.

Present: Robert Booz, Eric Infeld, Jane Eriksen, David Foster, Lynn Johnson, David Turley, and Jan Wenzel.  Absent; Shari Adams.  Also attending: Christine Michaud, Library Director.

  1. Public Comments/Communications – The Girl Scouts thanked the Library for our support of their programs. The Association of Connecticut Library Boards also wrote to request new board members to join their organization.
  2. Minutes – May 14, 2019 – Jan Wenzel moved and Anne Mueller seconded a motion to accept the minutes.  A correction to a name was discussed and added to the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.
  3. Financial Reports
    1. Board – The report on Board Controlled Funds was briefly discussed.
    2. Librarian – The expected variance in wages due to a classification of wages for the prior director’s vacation benefits was noted. A variance due to the loss of the Children’s Librarian will occur in the fiscal year end report.
  4. Librarians’ Reports
  5. Director – The Director reported an increase in circulation and strong attendance for adult programs and service. She also met with the space planning consultant who is preparing items for the Board to consider.  The update to the Children’s Room is now complete.
  6. CT Humanities Grant – Branding. Decision on Logo. – The Director showed the revisions made by the consultant.  It incorporated the changes suggested by the Board at its last meeting.  Jane Eriksen moved and Lynn Johnson seconded a motion to accept the new logo for use by the Library.  It unanimously passed.  The Director explained next steps, most notably, a style guide for proper use of the logo in a variety of formats and applications.
  7. Committee Reports
  8. PALS – The annual PALS reception will be held on the 3rd Friday in August, this year occurring on the 23rd.
  9. Building and Maintenance – The new roof had no leaks despite the run of rainy weather.
  10. New Business
    1. Borrowing and circulation policy review – Anne Mueller moved and Jane Eriksen seconded a motion to accept the revised policy on Borrowing and Circulation. It passed unanimously.
    2. Acceptance of BorrowIt (CCARD) funds – Anne Mueller moved and Bob Booz seconded a motion to accept the BorrowIt funds to be used in accordance with its grant provisions. It unanimously passed.

Old Business

  1. Agenda of upcoming meetings – This was briefly discussed.
  2. Other

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Robert Booz, Recording Secretary

 

2019 Minutes

LIBRARY Minutes 05-14-2019

LIBRARY Board minutes April2019

LIBRARY Minutes 03-12-2019

LIBRARY Minutes for 01-08-2019

2018 Minutes

LIBRARY Minutes for 12-11-2018

LIBRARY Board Minutes 11-13-2018

LIBRARY Board Minutes 10-09-2018

Sept. 2018 minutes

LIBRARY Board Minutes 08-14-2018

LIBRARY Board Minutes 07-10-2018

LIBRARY Board Minutes 06-12-2018

LIBRARY Board Minutes 05-08-2018

LIBRARY Board Minutes 04-10-2018

LIBRARY Board Minutes 2-13-2018

LIBRARY Board Minutes 01-09-2018