Library Board Minutes January 2016


Regular Monthly Board Meeting

January 6, 2016


The monthly meeting of the Alanson Area Public Library Board was called to order by President, Joan Niewiadomski, at 6:04 p.m.  Trustees present were Anne Billiard, Pat McFarland, B.R.Smith, and Sue Warner.  Library Director, Anna LaRue, employee Sherry Webster.  


Minutes:   Minutes of the December 2, 2015, meeting were approved as read.


Treasurer’s Report:

·         Reconciled bank statements were presented for initialing, as were the bills to be paid for the month of December.

·         The finalized audit report was handed out.  No issues found.

·         Total liabilities and equity as of December 31, 2015: $121,731.74

·         No payment as of yet from LAMA, for DSL bill.  Anne will send another bill.

·         Motion to approve payment of December bills was made by Sue and supported by Pat, payment approved.

·         Motion to approve treasurer’s report was made by BR and supported by Sue, report approved.


Library Director’s Report:

•         Monthly cash and usage report was presented.  25 new cards were issued this month, and $460.20 in donations was received.

•         Programs:

Story hour will continue through January, still very low attendance.

                January’s book club book is: “The Orphan Train”

·         The 2016 calendar closing dates were reviewed and noted.

·         No information as yet for the Rural Library Conference in May; the May meeting will be on the 11th because of this conflict.  There will be two meetings on this date: regular monthly meeting and the budget workshop meeting.

•         Anna will be on vacation from February 8-23.

•         There will be a realignment of the Sirsi system on January 11-13.  No Sirsi service available during this time.

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


Unfinished Business:

•         The revised policies, Patron Behavior, Computer and Internet Use, and Confidentiality, were reviewed and corrections made.  These will be again returned to the attorney for updating and some questions for clarification.

•         A letter of engagement from the attorney’s law firm was received; Anna will sign and return.

•         Library logo was submitted and approved from Casey Carter.   A more detailed logo will be resubmitted.  She will be awarded the $50.00 gift certificate.


New Business:

·         Sherry’s yearly evaluation will be scheduled

·         FOAL has set the date for the wine and cheese tasting: Feb. 20, 2016, from 6-8pm

·         It was decided that the thermostat will be set at 70 degrees when the air conditioner is running, and when the furnace is running it will be set at 72 degrees.


Meeting Adjourned at 7:50 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Suzanne Warner, Secretary                                                       

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