Roodhouse Public Library Board Meeting
Regular Meeting, held March 11, 2014
Roll Call:The meeting was called to order by President Jeanne Bettis at 5:30 p.m. Board Members Jeanne Bettis, Bruce Vortman, Mike Harper, Carolyn Camp and Sharon Sitton, Mike Harper, Bruce Vortman, and David Mead were in attendance. Also present was Beth Huffines, Librarian.
Minutes: Minutes were approved as read on a motion by Mead, seconded by Vortman and passed unanimously it was resolved that the minutes of February 2014 regular meeting be adopted as presented. Final Action..
Director's Report: Ms. Huffines reported the following:
A. The State Library has implemented a new program called "Edge". Huffines and one board member will be taking some classes and utilizing workbooks for the program. Huffines has checked our computers according to the guidelines and talked to our IT person and feels that the speed of our computers is acceptable. Ms. Bettis volunteered to take classes along with Ms. Huffines.
B. The Summer Reading program will be held on June 17,24,July 1 & 8. There will be two sessions in Roodhouse and two in White Hall. Mrs. Camp has volunteered to help with the program.
C. Cheri Madson who is with the Tracy Foundation(Dot Foods) has been at the library talking with Ms. Huffines about issues faced by the library. Specific emphasis was on the question: How do you get young children in the library. Huffines volunteered to work with the Foundation in any program they might try.
D. Ms. Huffines feels that due to a decreasing tax base we need to investigate becoming a Township or District Library. Futher discussion will be held.
E. Ms. Huffines also noted that the usage of Ebooks is increasing rapidly.
Financial Report And Approval of Expenditures:
Mr.Harper presented the financial report. After discussion, the report was accepted as written on a motion by Patterson, seconded by Vortman.
Reports of Committees:
Finance: A dontation of $15.00 has been received in remembrance of Gordon McClenning.
Building and Grounds: The carpentry work on the library will begin in April.
Other: Three names were submitted as possibilities to fill the two vacancies on the library board.
Unfinished Business: None
Public and Audience Comments:
Adjournment: The meeting was ajourned at 5:55 on a motion by Patterson seconded by Harper.
Sharon Patterson, Acting Secretary