of the Lebanon Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
The meeting was called to order at 4:10 p.m.
by President Tom Whitsitt. Interim Director Kay Martin was present along with
board members Jane Myers, Marsha Truitt, Mike Burns, Sharon Wood and Ruth Lucas.
Ron Morelock, who had been out of town on business, joined the meeting later.
The Secretary’s report of August 25th was
approved after a motion by Jane was seconded by Ruth. The Secretary’s report
of September 8th was approved after a motion by Jane was seconded by Sharon. The
Treasurer’s report was approved after a motion by Marsha was seconded by Mike.
During committee reports Jane indicated the
Technology Committee will be meeting with Kay to discuss future services to be
provided to the library by Chris Brown and his group, and we should have an
update on that at our October meeting.
The Department reports were all perused and
favorably discussed. Kay’s report included commendations of the staff for
their cooperation and upbeat response to her in the new role of Interim
Director. She outlined progress made with staff planning and training sessions
and advised us that thus far she has hired two new people, Lori Fitzgerald and
Ted Klyce. There have been 23 applicants for positions since the library began
running ads in the Lebanon Reporter.
Kay also discussed plans for a survey of
public opinion about the library; suggested an art show/sale to be coordinated
by the Friends of the Library; and announced that the recent Back to the 50’s
book sale had brought in $1423.85. It was decided that Mike, as Secretary, would
write a letter on behalf of the board to the Friends thanking them for all their
efforts with the successful book sale and other beneficial projects they have
Under New Business, ILF membership renewal was
approved; Jane announced that she plans to attend the ILF District IV Meeting;
and Mike gained support for PROJECT: CLASSICS. He will compose a letter to
patrons, to be signed by all board members, encouraging contributions and
suggestions for favorite literary classics which should be secured for a special
display area. These books would always be available, regardless of circulation
statistics, and Mike has offered to start this project by donating new copies
(if they can still be obtained) of The Great Gatsby, So Big, Appointment in
Samarra, The Winter of Our Discontent, and The World According to Garp.
Claims were approved following a motion from
Ron and seconded by Marsha, and our next regular meeting was rescheduled from
October 27th to October 20th.
The September meeting adjourned at 5:15 p.m..
Mike Burns, Secretary Tom Whitsitt, President