Board Meeting Minutes 2017 02

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Elkhart Public Library was held February 21, 2017, at the Main Library and called to order at 5:38 p.m. by Janice E. Dean, President.

ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

Members present: Brian Byrn, Renee’ Cocanower, Janice E. Dean, Carlos Esteves, and Jennifer Nielsen. Mary E. Davis and Clarence Thomas were unable to attend.

Others present: Lisa Guedea Carreño, Director and Jane A. Garoutte, Business Manager.

Staff present: Erin Brousseau, Human Resource Generalist; Diana Gill, Computer Services, Department Head; Jeanne Glanders, Popular Materials Department Head; Allison McLean, Young People’s Services Department Head; and Chuck Pieri, Branch Young People’s Librarian.

CONSENT AGENDA

The consent agenda was presented. There being no objections, Carlos Esteves moved

THAT the Consent Agenda be adopted as presented.

Brian Byrn seconded Motion: Carried.

PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS

Janice E. Dean announced that Brian Byrn’s second term expires on June 30, 2017, and that he respectfully declines reappointment for another term. Janice thanked Brian for his work on the Board. Brian thanked the Board for the opportunity to serve, and said he would remain a library advocate and supporter and looked forward to more collaboration between the museum and library in the future.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Lisa Guedea Carreño, Director, presented her report for the month of February. She displayed three graphs depicting use of electronic resources (prepared by Reference Librarians Katrina Maust and Celine Maciejewski) and answered Board members’ questions about the data. She reported that Trevor Wendzonka would be starting as Marketing and Public Relations Manager on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Board input was requested and offered regarding potential programming and possible revision to the holiday schedule.

Department Report

Jeanne Glanders, Popular Materials Department Head, led a tour and reported on recent changes in the department, including new shelving units, displays and information desk, the relocated public bulletin board.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Job description – Clerk Administration

Erin Brousseau, HR Generalist, presented a revised job description for Clerk – Administration. There being no questions Renee’ Cocanower, Vice President moved

THAT the job description be approved as presented.

Carlos Esteves seconded Motion: Carried

NEW BUSINESS

2017 Fee Schedule

Lisa Guedea Carreño presented a revised Fee Schedule for 2017. There being no questions, the fee schedule was approved by consensus.

Questions and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 7:03 p.m.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees is March 21, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at the Osolo Branch Library, 3429 E. Bristol St., Elkhart, IN.

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Jennifer Nielsen, Acting Secretary

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