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Board Minutes September 2015

ALANSON AREA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Regular Monthly Board Meeting

September 2, 2015

 

The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:02 p.m.  Trustees present were Pat McFarland, B.R.Smith, and Sue Warner.  Library Director, Anna LaRue, employee Sherry Webster.  Anne Billiard was absent.

 

Minutes:   Minutes of the August 5, meeting were approved as read.

 

Treasurer’s Report:

·         There was no report due to Anne’s absence.

 

Library Director’s Report:

•        Monthly cash and usage report was presented.

•        Programs:

       There were approximately 100 in attendance for the “Inland Waterway” program

 “Wolves of Michigan”; on September 30, at 7:00 pm, by Mike Cromley

“Bumps in the Night”, October 21, 7:00 pm

·         It was decided to pay both speakers $50.00; neither of them charge

·         Great Lakes Energy contacted the library to schedule  fall servicing

•        Book Club will resume on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at  4:00

•        Story Hour will begin on October 6, at 10:30 and run through December 15.

•         It was suggested after contacting attorney, Anne Seurynck, that we submit those policies we feel most critical. The cost was $3-5,000. for a complete review, or $200.00 per policy.

•        Three policies selected for review:  Internet and Computer Use, Patron Privacy, and Conduct and Property Use.

•        One computer monitor died and was replaced with a spare;  a new one will be ordered

•        Anna will attend the Nor-Cor Librarians meeting on Oct. 2, and will not be in the library on Monday, Oct. 5.

•        Sue moved to approve the Director’s report; supported by B.R., report approved.

 

Unfinished Business:

•        Book sale profit made? No one knew for sure.  Joan will find out.

•        Letter for Library Logo contest approved

 

New Business:

•        Donation to Nazarene Church food bank in memory of George Granger

•        Trustees/Friends conference in Petoskey, October 2, from 8:30-3:00. Joan will register everyone.

•        There was discussion on the question of increasing the charge for non-resident library cards. A motion was made by Sue and supported by Pat that non-residents cards will be $25.00 and senior non-residents will pay $15.00 per card.  Motion approved.  

•        It was decided to be more selective in our donations and to put limits on donations prior to the book sales.   Recycling more often.

 

Meeting Adjourned at 7:20 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Warner, Secretary                 

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