Library Board of Trustees Meeting August 2, 2021

Gay-Kimball Library
Board of Trustees Meeting August 2, 2021

Members Present: Bri Rouleau, Kristan Tilton and Rebecca Hackler Public: Evan John
Becky called the meeting to order at 4:34pm
Becky motioned to accept the July 7, 2021 meeting minutes as written, seconded by Kristan Vote: all in favor

Treasurers Report- Total Library accounts $13,294
Checking: $9,493 Memorial Fund: $ 653 (Austin $3071)
Fines: $ 77 Petty Cash: $ 170

Librarian Statistics- July
Door count: 802 Meeting Room Usage: Overdues: 30 items, 19 people
Circulation 1,299 Computer usage: 26 Program – 88

Highlights- Activities/ Events
• July Story time – every Thursday at 3:30pm – Shelia has had regular’s attend, small group
• August Story time – starting Aug 19th, Thursdays at 4:00
• Tie Dye – Bri, Mary and Pilar set up and assisted – Becky purchased white shirts for the kids- good attendance

Old Business
• Operating Budget- Sarah sends one out monthly, around the middle of the month
• American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) through IMLS & NHSL – $2, 911 check was received and deposited
• Spinner racks – to be shipped 8/16

New Business
• CDC update 7/27/21 and Masks – updated door sign from masks being optional to “highly recommended” to all
• MDS trash removal – the previous information received regarding Library trash pick-up was incorrect. The $45 charge is weekly not monthly. The $225 unexpected charge increased to $945 (from now until 12/31/21)
o Library trash removal – Becky and Bri will pick up and bring to the Troy transfer station rotating bimonthly
• Take & make have been popular in July – this program was for the summer reading and ended 7/31
• Substitutes for emergency / vacation – Bunny and Shelia have been added to the list
• TD Bank- second signed form – Becky and Bri completed, Kristan still to completed
• Director Job description: and Becky made a motion to amend Qualifications on the Job Description of the Library Director from “Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of four years of progressively responsible library experience including supervisory and administrative work. Demonstrated customer service skills. To “Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program is preferred or any equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of two years of library experience. Demonstrated customer service skills.” seconded By Bri. Vote: Becky and Bri in favor, Kristan not in favor

Public Comments: Evan John commented on the selection committee for the Library Director was headed in a good direction. He would like to see the selection committee to stay on as an advisory board until the new Director is selected and hired. He is very pleased with the progress of the committee.

Meeting adjourned 6:01pm

Next meeting Wednesday September 1, 2021 at 4:30
Bri Rouleau -Secretary