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Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Present: President Young; Trustees Champ, Dettling, Gibson, Pierson, and Westropp; Youth Liaison, Cynthia Stamelos; Administrative Librarian Grabbe; and Administrative Assistant Grasmick.

Absent: Trustees Barnett, Hull, and Miserendino.

President Young called the meeting to order at 7:33 p.m.

In the absence of Secretary Miserendino, Trustee Westropp volunteered to serve as Secretary Pro Tem.

There was one correction to the minutes of the November 9 meeting. Part was changed to party in the Personnel section.

Trustee Champ moved to accept the corrected minutes. Trustee Dettling seconded. Motion carried.

Administrative Librarian's Report:

Maintenance: We had a painter in last week and this week doing touch-up work due to water damage, bumps, nicks, and basic wear-and-tear.

Conference room art work is due back from the Historical Society.

: The MediaBank machine is still being configured. It may take another month or two until it is available to the public.

Services: The Freegal music download service is up and running.

The eBook and eAudiobook service was overwhelmed after the Christmas holiday due to all the new eReaders received as gifts.

We will soon be moving to a new online catalog called BiblioCommons. It has a cleaner look and interactive features such as comments and the ability to create book lists. Training takes place at the end of January, so we will probably launch the service in February.

We launched a QR Code Scavenger Hunt on January 10 th. A link explaining QR codes and information on the hunt can be found on our home page.

Digital photo frames have been purchased to place at both circulation desks and the reference desk. They will be set up to scroll through displays of programs and services.

We were open on December 26 th and very busy. Over 100 people an hour entered the library. December 31 st was just as busy.

: The President’s Day Library Legislative Breakfast will be held from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 21 st at the Arboretum Club. Trustees interested in attending should notify Mrs. Grabbe.

Trustee Gibson entered the meeting at 7:49 p.m.

Committee Reports:

Services: No report.

Long Range Plan: No report.

Finance: No report. A meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the February 8 meeting to discuss the FY12 budget.

NSLS: A meeting was held on January 10 to present an update on the merger process. Merger information can be found on the NSLS web site at . Word from the state library is that there will continue to be funding for delivery service.

Friends: The Children’s Book Sale will expand to four days in June this year—the 1 st through the 4 th.

The recreation center contract for the September book sale has been renewed for two more years with no increase in cost.

Book donations are down. Kindles will be accepted as donations.

Old Business : None.

New Business: The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 8, 2011.

Opportunity for the public to address the Board: No one addressed the Board.

Trustee Gibson moved that the meeting be adjourned; Trustee Dettling seconded. Motion carried.

There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Maria Westropp
Secretary Pro Tem