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October 2013 Minutes

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING

October 2, 2013

The October meeting was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski at 6:05 p.m.  Trustees present: BR Smith, Sue Warner, and Bonnie Weaver; Anne Billiard was absent. Library Director, Anna LaRue, Betsey Hill, and Sherry Webster were also in attendance.

No guests and no public comment.

Minutes:

  • Minutes of the September 4, 2013 meeting were read and approved.

Treasurer’s Report:

  • No report due to Anne’s absence.

Library Director’s Report:

  • Anna reviewed the cash and usage report for the month
  • Story hour has started
  • Books have been ordered to fulfill the request in the Baiardi donation
  • Need for a study table for students after school discussed

Unfinished Business:

  • Joan reported on Anna’s evaluation and pay raise.  Next evaluation – March 2014.
  • FOAL – the decision was made at the last meeting to limit meetings due to lack of business and attendance.  3-4 per year was suggested
  • Book Club: “In the Forest of Harm”, by Sallie Bissell is the October book.  Meeting on the 28th, at 11:00 am.
  • UPROC – BR reported on the tele-conference.  Several new programs in the works, some may include funding.  Concerns in regards to library funding were discussed.  Decline in property taxes, penal fines, etc. affecting all libraries.  More information will be coming from Superiorland.    All are impressed with the warmth and sincerity that comes across from Suzanne and those that work with her.  

New Business:

  • AAPL Staff Internet Assistance Policy was presented for review and approval.  BR moved to accept the policy, supported by Sue.  Policy approved.
  • Essential Qualities measurers’ checklist – tabled until November meeting.
  • ACA training discussed – feeling was this was not something with which we wanted to be involved.
  • Christmas get together discussed; tentative date – Thursday, Dec. 12.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sue Warner, Secretary

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