The meeting was called to order at 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 17,
2008 meeting were approved.
Brad Galinson, the BOS
representative to the Trustees, was in attendance.
presented the monthly statistics. (see attached)Amy also included statistics for the new
transit requests.These will be
incorporated into the general statistics next month.
for the year is nearly finished with one adult program remaining.Plans for the 2010 celebration for the
Town are continuing.Amy wants the
Library to be involved.
public access TV origination point has been partially installed.The electrician still has work to
complete.The DPW is moving ahead
with planning for a door exiting from the back of the building to the garden.They would like to complete this so that
the front walk can be repaired which would necessitate the closing of the
front door for a few days.Amy will
check on what can be done to accommodate the handicapped while this is
meeting was held to update the NH Downloadable Audiobook consortium.A change in the fee structure was
discussed.The company is also
going to begin offering some items to be used by Ipods
and MP3 players. The new slatwall end panels
will be delivered this week.
is working on the budget for 2010.Due to the increased circulation by transit requests the State now
sends vans out all five days of the work week.Amy is investigating storage for the
bags waiting for transit.The
Polaris contract has been signed.A
training program will be set up for the end of July or the beginning of
August.Each library will send one
person to be trained.That person
will then be responsible for training the rest of their staff.The down time to prepare for the
migration is scheduled for August 22 to August 26.There will be limited computer usage
during this time frame as we will be using an off line function.August 27th is the scheduled
go live day.
Town has included more links to the library in its web site.One will connect to the library Trustee
meeting minutes.The Town is also
updating evaluation forms for employees which will include reviews of new
employees at 3 months, 6 months and 12 months before going to an annual
review.Health insurance costs came
in above the budgeted amount of 5 %.The Town Administrator and the BOS are looking at ways to bring the
cost into line with the budgeted amount.
held a reception for Art Teachers who have work currently on display.The student art show is in May. They have agreed to purchase new signage
for the children’s room and adult non-fiction.The annual luncheon is to be held on
Friday, May 23, from .An incomplete set of “Wildflowers of
America” sold on ebay for about $400.
staff members are registered for the NHLA conference on May 21-22.Jackie and Sue attended the CHILIS
conference which showcased performers suitable for children’s
programs.Amy passed out some
material from the ALA
for our information.She also
updated us on the workshops she attended at the PLA meeting.
Report:Dick reported there was no
change in the cds.We continue to be slightly under budget for the year and over budget on
Gifts:The Board unanimously accepted gifts totaling
$269.95.In addition a wooden book stand
was also accepted. (See attached).
Technology:Dave is putting up a technology table at the
NHLTA meeting in May.
Old Business:Trustees need to be sworn in by the Town
Clerk, even when reelected.Also, Mary
felt that it is probably easier for designated FOL monetary gifts to be
deposited in the library account and then spent.
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at