Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Mar 12 2013 7:00 pm

 

Of the
Board of Trustees
Johnsburg Public Library
March 12, 2013
Trustees Present: K. Hughes, M. Diedrich, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Trustees Absent: None. Also Present: Dir. M. Zawacki
 
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Pres. E. Munson at 7:03pm.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by K. Hughes, to approve the minutes of the Feb. meeting as presented. Ayes: J. Stockwell, M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell, R. Barnes, K. Hughes, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Approval of Bills
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $44,202.20. Ayes: M. Diedrich, J. Stockwell, K. Hughes, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, M.J. Farrell, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the monthly treasurer’s financial report noting library’s strong fiscal position.
Committee Reports
There were no committee reports.
Correspondence
Trustees reviewed letter from patron expressing satisfaction with regard to solution for shelving classic literature titles.
Trustees reviewed notice form attorney regarding the April 9th scheduled election.
Trustees reviewed the “ballot proof” for the election.
Trustees reviewed Listserv notice advising against staff evaluation of the director.
Unfinished Business
There was no unfinished business.
New Business
Motion was made by K. Hughes, seconded by M. Diedrich, to approve “ Back to Books” grant application. Ayes: M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, R. Barnes, J. Stockwell, K. Kucik, M.J. Farrell, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Motion was made by K.Kucik, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve the landscape maintenance quote from Harms Landscaping in the amount of $3946.64. Ayes: M. Diedrich, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, K. Hughes, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Trustees postponed discussion on Director’s change of vacation date until the May meeting.
Director’s Report
Trustees reviewed the director’s report for the past month.
Public Input
There was no public input.
Board Input
There was no board input.
Adjournment
Motion was made by K. Kucik, seconded by M.J. Farrell, to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, J. Stockwell, K. Hughes, K. Kucik, R. Barnes, E. Munson. Motion passed Meeting was adjourned by Pres. E. Munson at 7:37pm.
 
                                                                Respectfully submitted,                    
 
 
DIRECTOR’S REPORT
March 2013

 

  1. Winter Reading Programs:
Heather Lipman’s “Blind Date with a Book” display for the month of February was probably the most popular adult display we’ve ever done. We could not keep the shelves filled! (A picture from the Facebook post is attached.) Patrons have until March 15 to turn in their entry form, so we’ll know then how many books were actually read. For the children’s winter reading program, there were 91 completed book logs submitted.
 
  1. Recent police call:
Attached is info typed up for staff regarding a recent incident at the library. Needless to say, those of us who were working here that morning were definitely uneasy when this person walked in. The police have always encouraged us to call 911 anytime we feel uncomfortable about our safety.
 
 
February 2013 statistics:
TOTAL CIRCULATION:  8,336                                AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  298
VOLUMES ADDED:  396                                         VOLUMES WITHDRAWN: 129
TOTAL VOLUMES: 61,009                                     TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED: 10,748
ILL BORROWING STATISTICS: 211                       ILL LENDING STATISTICS:  374
 
                         
                                                                                   
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
 
 
Maria Zawacki
Library Director