Minutes of the Amherst Library Trustee Meeting
April 23, 2007
The meeting was called to order at 6:04 PM by Chairman, Don Holden.† Also attending were Kathy Brundage, William Cassidy, David
Hallenbeck, Robin Julian, Richard Martini, Helen Rowe and Library Director, Amy
Lapointe.† The minutes of the March 26.2007 meeting were approved.
Library Directorís Report:†
- Amy presented the monthly statistics. (see attached)† It
is hoped that the new bins for the picture books in the Childrenís Room
will alleviate the decline in these statistics since the bins previously
were overcrowded.† Amy pointed out the increases in the CDís and Adult
fiction.† ILL loans are down for the 3rd quarter but the data
base statistics are up.
- Numerous activities have been planned for vacation week
for the young children.† Adult programming is over until fall.† The
Library participated in the Green Education Day in Milford with a display
of books as well as well as bibliographies of both children and adult
related topics.† Initial feedback was positive.†
- The Friends of the Library will have the annual Student
Art Show reception on May 6.† The annual luncheon is planned for May 18.
- GMILCS has been working on their budget.† The already
approved FYO8 budget has a 0% increase.† The proposed FYO9 has a 2.3-3.0%
increase due to a proposed increase in the reserve fund.† Dues may or may
not increase due to the formula on which dues for the members are
- Personnel:† Sarah is back at work.† A new page, Brittany
Mayes, a current junior at SHS has been hired.
- Amy reminded everyone of the NHLTA gala which is May 11.†
There is also a Trust Fund Administration Seminar on June 19.† Kathy
Brundage hopes to attend this.
- Amy reported on her attendance at the Computers in
Libraries Conference.† Because of the anticipated changes in our Library
Automation System Amy purposely talked to the three automation vendors
concerning the migration of our system.
- Amy attended a reception at the completed Portsmouth
Library.† Due to the lightness of the library it has been noted that more
patrons are visiting and staying longer.† The demographics also seem to be
- Amy presented two articles for us to read.† See attached.
Treasurerís Report:† Our spending is on target but
our income is down because the gifts account has not met the projection for the
Gifts:† The Board unanimously accepted gifts totaling
$722.09.† $400 of this was a gift from the Lions Club for the purchase of a new
large screen ultra shape computer.
Technology:† Dave, Robin and Helen reported that the
Master Plan Meeting was well run and all the groups more or less arrived at the
same likes and dislikes.† The next meeting is May 15 and attendance is
There was no old business.
New Business:† ††Amy reported that GMILCS has
nominated Mary Ann List for the Ann Geisel Award.† Robin will write a letter
from our Board of Trustees supporting this nomination .
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at
The next meeting is Monday, May 14 at 6:00 PM.† Please noteóthis is the 2nd Monday of the month.
Helen D. Rowe, Secretary