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Library Board Minutes

December 2019

Dickinson Area Public Library

Library Board Meeting    12-10-19

Present: Rita Ennen, April Frank, Paula Martin, Diane Melbye, and Carol Kuether

Review of the Minutes:  (With the addendum of the “those present” – Nikki Wolla, Rita Ennen, Paula Martin, April Frank, and Carol Kuether), Motion to approve was made by Diane and seconded by Paula.

Approval of Expenditures – after review by the Board, motion to approve was made by April, seconded by Carol.

Financial Report - reviewed by the Board

Directors Report:  Rita presented the latest issue of “The Printworthy Pages”.  The Christmas Social, Grinchmas and various other events are described.  Rita will be emailing interesting articles to the board members.   

Patron Concerns:  An incident will be under investigation.

Unfinished Business:

             A.      New Library System Update – it will be in place tomorrow, there will be a few portions that will be integrated after tomorrows “Live”.

             B.      Expansion Update -  Rita attended a meeting with the Foundation Board and Joe L. There will be a hiring of a company that will assist with the fundraising.  Three months will likely be needed to prepare the campaign.

             C.      Position for bookmobile – It was suggested the Rita communicate with the colleges that will be graduating students with the required degree. Valley City’s College especially as it is the closest.

             D.      Collection Development Policy – tabled

             E.       Security Lighting in the community room – tabled

             F.       Camera installation – tabled

                                 Note: items “E, and “F” are tabled until we receive quotes from “Berger Electric”.   

             G.       Games Collection - Rita will have a policy coming for us in regard to the usage of the collection.  At this time there are 35 games in the collection.

New Business: 

             A.      Library Director Evaluation - Rita will be getting us the evaluation to complete later in January.

 Adjournment:  Motion made by Diane and seconded by April at 4:36 pm


Minutes submitted by Carol T. Kuether