Notices, agendas, and minutes of the Springfield Town Library are posted here in accordance with Vermont's Open Meeting Law. Meetings are open to the public. Every session includes time for public comment. The Trustees meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm, on the second floor of the Springfield Town Library, at 43 Main Street in Springfield, Vermont.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Director’s Report   Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Updates on the Library
·         Budget presentations complete; March town meeting. Trustee role?
·         Library half way through current budget
·         Website re-design: Barbara Ackemann, Tech Center student. Trustee page?

 FOSTL updates, with Sandra
·         Plan for volunteer appreciation in April; larger group with FOSTL, trustees, AARP
·         Microfilm reader, children’s room blinds, programs and STEAM things
·         FOSTL Annual Meeting, Wednesday, May 3, Tina and Willis Woods (?)
·         Honor Patricia Hayden bequest: $10,000 to the Trustee of Public Funds (5/16)
·         FOSTL budget for Keurig and consumables half spent; intended to be self-sustaining

Programs at the Springfield Town Library
·         Free AARP taxes February, March, April; Monday afternoons, Thursday mornings
·         Essential Oils (2) Thursday, 2/16 6:30
·         Peace and Justice, Thursday, 2/23, 6 pm
·         Discovery Time with Nature Museum, Wednesday, 2/15, 4pm; Maker Mania, Wednesday, 2/22, 4pm; regular programs for all ages now installed
·         Youth Video Camp with SAPA TV, 2/21, 22, 23, 9 – 12 noon (vacation week)
·         Booktalk for ADK, VPR Winter Reading show

Strategic Planning
·         Lawrence Webster, review of contract offer and timeline
·         Three meetings, “family” plus two invitational here; open call meeting
·         Building the list of invitees
·         Steering committee
·         Board role, staff role
·         Overall timing

Report from the Vermont Department of Libraries
·         Staff turnover
·         Continuing education including webinars and staff certification
·         Consulting expectations
·         Federal funds outlook; state funding; grants
·         Impact on Springfield Town Library

Staff Continuing Education beyond VTLIB and Town
·         Visits and the weather; Manchester, Bennington, Brattleboro, Rockingham
·         May 18, Unconference in Killington, staff joining Vermont Library Association
·         Michelle: Professional memberships in NAEYC/ VT Association for the Education of Young Children, conference October 12-14, 2017
·         Management team: New England LA, Burlington, October 22 - 24

  • Trustee and Friends Conference, Vermont LA, November 4 or 11, 2017