Minutes Of The Lebanon Public Library Board Of Trustees

February 26, 2001


            President Jane Myers called the meeting to order at 4:30 p.m. with all members present.  New staff members Jamey Hickson, Joyce Brazil, Vivian Bokash, and Susan Lehmann were introduced.


The Secretary’s report from January and the amended November report (to include the salary scale) were approved. Huck made the motion and Linda gave the second.


Marsha signed the transfer of funds to transfer the appropriation balances. Sharon made the motion and Linda gave the second. Ruth gave an update on the Treasurer’s report.


Ron spoke for the Legislative Committee. He asked that we call about HB 1003 that would be detrimental to the Library. It deals with property tax. Phone numbers were on the legislative information we were given. Huck reported that there was nothing new on the acquisition of the Lawler Building.


            Under Department reports, Kay told us that Carolyn Piazza is working with the Outreach Program. Kay explained that through the Gate’s Grant, the Library received $18,358. This will provide 5 computers, software, and 1 year of support plus training. The Board approved this by consensus. For the LSTA grant, Huck made the motion and Linda gave the second to approve the contract and authorized Kay and Marsha to sign for the $5000 to put our OPAC on the Internet. Kay also told us that we had been selected to receive the Andrea Doria recovered currency plaque, because of the Library’s dedication to educational programs. Board packets will now be ready on Fridays before Board meetings instead of Wednesdays. She showed us a copy of  “The Prolog,” the new newsletter. Kay talked about the Childcare Fair to be held on Saturday, April 12. Step Ahead sponsors this. The guest speaker will be Mary Jo Huff. Discussion followed about whether to close the Library for this project. Ruth made the motion and Sharon gave the second to use the Saturday before Easter (April 12) as a professional day with the Library closed, if necessary. The motion failed 3 to 4. Huck made the motion and Linda gave the second to leave the Library open on Saturday, April 12, for the Childcare Fair. The motion passed.


Under new business, Ruth made the motion and Huck gave the second to reappoint Vic Jones to a four-year term as the library appointment to the Park Board.

Also the Director Evaluation Tool that Kay gave us to look over will be used in October of each year.


Under old business, Huck went to the Carmel-Clay Library to see the N2H2 Filtering System. The money has already been encumbered. Ruth made the motion and Huck gave the second to purchase the N2H2 filtering system to comply with Federal law.

Several Board members noted that we are giving up freedoms by accepting this.

            Marsha made the motion to accept the claims and Ron gave the second. The next Board meeting will be on Monday, March 19, 2001 at 4:30 p. m. This is a change from the regular date



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Marsha Truitt, Secretary                                                       Jane Myers, President.