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Library Board Minutes

January 2020

Dickinson Area Public Library Board Meeting:      Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Present: Rita Ennen, April Frank, Paula Martin, Johnna Douthit, Carol Kuether, and Nikki Wolla,

Election of Officers:  Paula will be President, Johanna - Vice President, and Carol - Secretary.

Reading of Minutes:  Motion to approve was made by Johnna, and seconded by April.

Approval of Expenditures:  Motion to approve was made by Carol, and seconded by Johnna.

Financial Report: It is mostly years end; salaries are under budget due to the staff shortage, we are also under budget in expenditures, and State Aid dispersions were low.

Directors Report:

             December has some great programming; the Grinch/Whoville had approximately 150 children plus adults.  After the New Year’s party, January is a vacation from programming.  Planning for the upcoming Spring and Summer

             programs is ongoing.  Currently 323 participants are signed up for the Winter Reading Program, several are new families. 

Unfinished Business:

             A.      New Library System Update – It’s “Live” and on the patron side they seem to be settling in, the staff are still getting familiar with new program.  The company responds well to “tickets”. Everyone will be in a learning   

                      period for a while.

             B.      Expansion Planning update – continues to move forward, On January 23rd at 3pm the Foundation Board will meet.  The Fundraising Company will be present at that meeting.  The newly purchased house has had its deed

                      recorded.  At a future date, it will be the temporary home for The Friends of the Library. 

             C.      Bookmobile Librarian – still no one hired, the search continues.

             D.      Collection Development Policy – tabled

             E.       Security lighting in the Community Room - Berger Electric gave us a bid for $804 dollars.  So we will be moving forward with them. 

             F.       Camera Installation – the wiring went in today for a Camera in the Children’s area; soon to be operating.  

             G.      Library Director Evaluation - Will be completed by our next meeting. 

New Business

             A.      Interlibrary Loan Policy was reviewed, motion to approve made by April, seconded by Carol.

             B.      Board Games Policy was also reviewed, motion to approve made by Johnna, seconded by Paula

             C.       Library Newsletter – They are currently working on the next Edition of the Newsletter, April will be writing an article for it.