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Monday, June 20, 2016

 Springfield Town Library
Board of Trustees
Springfield, VT
DRAFT Meeting Minutes: June 14, 2016

In attendance:  Pat Magrosky, president; Kirsten Burlingame, Matthew Pincus, Sandy Richardson, Josey Hingston, Richard Cofrancesco, Amy Howlett (director), Oliver Owen (minutes). Char Osterlund attended for the Friends.

1.      Pat Magrosky called the meeting to order at 6:33 PM.

2.      Pat added discussion of August meeting and setting a date to sort books with FOSTL.

3.      Public Comments: no public present. Board discussed positive response to Feed Your Passion night and last month’s meeting.

4.      Minutes of May 10, 2016:  Sandy Richardson moved to accept the May 10 minutes as presented. Kerstin Burlingame seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.

5.      Old Business:  Josey Hingston moved that the board not meet in August.  Matthew Pincus seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. Later the board agreed not to meet in July.  A rich discussion of Feed Your Passion Event included moving the date back to mid May and starting the event at 5:30. The police sign, posters sent home from schools, and Matt’s SAPA TV ad worked well. Improvements for 2017: more wastebaskets, nametags for trustees, reaching out to presenters sooner, advertising earlier, a display in the Flinn Room ahead. The board could offer t-shirts, a Geek bar, and Exit Ticket to allow nominations for presenters. Attendees would stop at the Geek bar for internet and library research on their passions. FOSTL might collaborate on a 50/50 raffle or gift basket from vendors. Should Makers present or have a separate night?  

6.      Sandy Richardson, FOSTL Liaison, reported on Pat Hayden’s bequest. After discussion with the town manager and the finance director, small gifts will be handled by FOSTL. Sorting at the Armory is in full swing, Mondays from 9 – 12 and Thursdays from 1- 4. The board picked July 7, 3:30 – 5:30 to sort with the Friends.

7.      Amy Howlett reported that the Library is now advertising for a Youth Services Librarian. She reviewed upcoming programs, announcing that the Library will host Vermont Reads Shackleton this fall. Work is progressing on the insulation project and awarding the engineering design for the boiler. Staff  are using Catamount reports to evaluate the collection, and continuing to plan a new layout.  

8.      New Business: trustees signed notes for presenters and the police department.  

9.      Next regular meeting: September 13, 2016, 6:30, second floor of the Library.

10.  Josey moved to adjourn the meeting. Pat seconded the motion and the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,
Oliver Owen