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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Minutes -- June 8, 2015 Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Town of Springfield
Library Board of Trustees
June 8, 2015

Present: Russ Moore Director, Patricia Magrosky Chair, Sandra Richardson, Kerstin Burlingame, and Kevin Coen.
Patricia called the meeting to order at 6:33p.m.
Additions to the Agenda: There were no additions to the agenda.
Public Comment:  A BIG thank you goes out to Pat for kick starting the “Geek” event.  The music was great.  Many of the vendors are looking forward to next year.  Russ said that the Wi-Fi will be turned off when the Library closes for the evening, we are hoping that this will defer some of the crowds that hangout on the steps in the early morning hours.
Minutes from May 11, 2015:  Kevin moved to accept the minutes as presented, Sandra seconded the motion.  Minutes from May 11, 2015 were accepted
Old Business:
Geek:  Pat shared some comments and suggestions for the next time.  More food, possibly start earlier to collect food from vendors.  Next time could be when the “Comfortable Space” is unveiled.
Qualification for Library Director: The Board is going to think about what they want from a Director.  Kevin had done some research on Library Director’s job descriptions and passed out what he had found.  The Board took a few minutes to read over and marked what they want from a Director.
Non-resident borrower fee: The new fee for non-resident is $50.00 yearly to borrow books has been approved, effective July 1, 2015.  Russ will put out notices.
FOSTL Liaison Report: The “Friends” will start to sort book on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 am to 12:00pm at the Armory.  The book sale will be July 17, 2015 and July 18, 2015.  The Board will meet on July 1, 2015 to help sort book from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.  Kevin will go to the next meeting of the “Friends”.
Directors Report: Russ presented his report.  The summer programs have been scheduled and a flier is on the circulation desk.  This past winter some of the water color portraits were damaged, they are being repaired and preserved. The Town Manger had asked Russ to order “No Smoking” signs to have the Public Works put them up.
New Business: The Board will go over the Director’s job descriptions that Kevin had passed out and share their ideas at the meeting.
Next Meeting Date and Adjournment:  The next meeting will be on Monday July 13, 2015 at 6:30pm with the Town Manager.  Kevin moved to end the meeting, Kerstin seconded.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm.

Respectfully submitted by Justine Steele

Friday, September 11, 2015

Agenda -- September 14, 2015 Library Board of Trustees Meeting

September 14, 2015

 6:30 pm


1.   Additions to the Agenda

2.   Public Comments

3.   Minutes from July 13, 2015 Meeting

4.   Old Business
      Personnel – Possible Executive Session

5.   FOSTL Liaison Report

6.   Director’s Report

7.   New Business
      Preliminary FY2017 Budget Discussion

8.   Next Meeting Date and Adjournment