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06-26-2003 Minutes-736- The regular monthly meeting of the Salina Public Library Board of Trustees was held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2003 in the Prescott Room. The following Board members were present: Alan E. Jilka, Sheldon Lilak, Janice Ostrom, Lynne Ryan, Betsy Scholten and Tom Arpke. Others present were Joe McKenzie, Nancy Jo Leachman and Roberta Ring. President Tom Arpke called the meeting to order. Tom asked for any corrections or changes in the May Board minutes. 03-19 On motion made by Lynne Ryan and seconded by Betsy Scholten it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board of Trustees of the Salina Public Library approves the May 2003 minutes as printed. Motion carried. P.736. 6/26/03. PUBLIC COMMENTS: None FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY: Joe McKenzie reported that the Friends Board met last Tuesday. They added Charlene Roesner as a new member. LaDonna Shafer will be President. They ran out of vouchers for rides to the Library. The Friends approved another $200 for vouchers. ORIENTATION: FOUNDATION CENTER SEARCH: Head of Reference Nancy Jo Lcachman handed out printed information on the Foundation Search Center and gave a presentation on how to research on the computer. Nancy Jo will be doing a training session for United Way this fall. The Board expressed interest in having the Library use the Foundation Center to research any possible grants for the technology center. DISCUSSION ITEMS: BUDGET ISSUES: Joe McKenzie said that the big item for the 2004 budget is salaries which is 3% step increase and 1% across the board increase. There was discussion of increasing the general fund mill levy. The Board asked Joe to present alternatives in salary increases. The full budget will be available at the next Board Meeting. DISCUSSION ITEMS: TECH CENTER: There is nothing new to report at present. DISCUSSION ITEMS: MEETING DAY AND TIME: The Board discussed the best day and time to meet that would work for the Board. They would like to do a six month trial period and will decide at the next meeting whether they will meet the third or fourth Monday each month. 03-20 On motion made by Sheldon Lilak and seconded by Janice Ostrom it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board of Trustees will meet at 7 a.m. either the third or fourth Monday of each month for a trial period of six months starting in September. Motion Passed. P.736.6/26/03 FINANCIAL REPORT: May is still looking good. STATISTICAL REPORT: There is an increase in renewals and reserves on the computer. Business is up. LIBRARIAN'S REPORT: Joe talked about the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Children's Internet Protection Act. The library will be required to put filters on our computers if we want to be eligible for federal and state funds. One of the library employees fell out front in a pothole in the parking lot. Jim Schroeder has been contacted about repairing the area where the hole is. The Chamber of Commerce has chosen three library employees to be diplomats for the Chamber of Commerce. Kristi Hansen, Dianna Waite and Joe McKenzie were chosen. Joe testified in Topeka for the Arts and Humanities. There has been another resignation in the Reference Department. The Consumer Collection is coming together. Joe reported attendance was down at ALA. He talked about some of the sessions he attended. BOARD COMMENTS: There were good comments made about the storytellers and the location of the stage at the River Festival. ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned by Tom Arpke. 03-21 On motion made by Sheldon Lilak and seconded by Betsy Scholten it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board adjourns the June meeting. Motion Passed. P.737. 6/26/03. Date Recorded by Robe~a Ring Date