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10-20-2005 Minutes . - 766- The regular monthly meeting of the Salina Public Library Board of Trustees was held at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2005, in the Tech Center Meeting Room. The following Board members were present: David Hawksworth, Janice Ostrom, Lynne Ryan, James Hall, Shelton Lilak and Betsy Scholten. Others present were Joe McKenzie, Sandy Wilcox, David Clouston from The Salina Journal ,Connie Stevens from the Greater Salina Community Foundation and Mike Wilson, observer for the League of Women Voters. Betsy Scholten called the meeting to order and asked for any changes or additions to the September Board minutes. No changes were suggested. 05-50 On a motion made by Lynne Ryan and seconded by Janice Ostrom it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board of Trustees of the Salina Public Library approves the minutes of the September Board meeting. Motion passed. P. 766. 10/20/05 PRESENTATION OF GRANTS: Connie Stevens from the Greater Salina Community Foundation presented two $1000 grants; one to assist with bringing Sara Paretsky to Salina for our Novel Kansas Program and one to provide scholarships for enrollees in CLASS. . PUBLIC COMMENTS: None FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY REPORT: Joe McKenzie reported that the Friends Board met on October 18th. They profited about $1,400 from the last book sale. They are also supporting the Teen Read Week activities and have a book mark contest scheduled in November. ORIENT A TION: Facility background and update Joe McKenzie led a tour of the facility and also handed out written information on the facility and upkeep. DISCUSSION: CLASS Update A CLASS handout has been made to distribute in ongoing classes to let participants know about classes that still have room. Joe asked the Board to let him know what info they would like to see in an evaluation of the semester. The CLASS advisory Board will present information to the Library Board regarding stats, financial reports, class and instructor evaluations. Janice Ostrom also suggested placing a survey on the web-site regarding CLASS. . DISCUSSION: Planning for the future Joe McKenzie handed out a preliminary time-line on the planning process. We will try to be finished by September of 2006. Janice Ostrom will represent the Board on the planning committee. FINANCIAL REPORT: Joe McKenzie reported on Revenue and Expenditures. Revenue is a little above projected figures. Light and Heat line item will be close, we - 767- may go over budget due to projected increases in heating costs. The Prescott Memorial Fund was discussed. White Oak is still showing slow growth. Joe recommended talking to a financial advisor. Betsy Scholten recommended having James Hall help with this process. STATISTICAL REPORT: Joe reported that we have added CLASS stats on the top right. Technology Center continues to be very busy. There is also an increase in internet use in Youth Services. Youth Services made two outreach visits with many individuals reached. LIBRARIAN'S REPORT: Joe McKenzie reported to the Board information about using email notification on overdue notices. Staff will begin collecting em ail addresses for patrons in November and December. Patrons will receive a pre-notice three days in advance of materials due by em ail notification. Then the day they are over due they will receive another notice, with two days grace period. Patrons can choose to receive notice by email or U.S. Mail. We cannot do both. We are planning staff in-service Friday November 11th. The library will be closed. The Library will be having a student intern working here sometime soon. We are also working on an in-house calendar project so that staff has one calendar to look at that will include all activities for the day and where they are located. Kristi Hansen has been invited to Topeka for the Governor's signing of the proclamation for Children's Book Week. We will be giving out 300 books to child care provider's and will also use this book in our Story Time Program. We will be receiving video conferencing equipment to have in the Tech Center conference room. Weare co-sponsoring the Scary Stories event with Salina Arts and Humanities Commission for Halloween. We are collecting our fine money for hurricane relief. BOARD COMMENTS: ADJOURNMENT: There being no further business to come before the Board, the meeting was adjourned. 05-51 On a motion made by Sheldon Lilak and seconded by David Hawskworth it was RESOLVED THAT: The Board of Trustees of the Salina Public Library adjourns the October 20,2005 meeting. Motion passed.P.767, 10/20/05. ((}('~, ;:¿ 0 I 2- OOS- Date /'-'