Roodhouse Public Library
Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting. August 13, 2013
The meeting was called to order by President Jeanne Bettis, with following trustees also in attendance: Mike Harper, David Mead, and Sharon Pattterson, Bruce Vortman,Beth Burrus, Sharon Sitton, Librarian Beth Huffines.
Roodhouse Mayor Tommy Martin was also present.
Secretary's Report: It was resolved that the minutes of the previous meeting be adopted as presented. The motion by Mead seconded by Harper was adopted unanimously. Final action.
Staff Report: Ms. Huffines included the following in her report::
A. The state has given us a 14 month extension on the Grant money we have received.
B. More grants may be available for our building. Librarian Huffines will continue to search for grants that will fit the needs of our library.
C. Donations in the amount of $70 were received from the Tommy Martin for Mayor Fundraiser. These funds were directly earmarked for the library. Ms. Huffines feels there will be more to come.
D. Board members have received doughnut selling papers for the Krispie Kreme fund raiser for Greene County Days.
E. There have been no return calls from contractors about doing work on our current building.
F. Librarian Huffines would like to attend class in Belleville on the Affordable Care Act in September. She also has a webinar to watch from the ISL on the ACA.
F. Librarian Huffines asked for the December meeting to be moved as she needs to be in St. Louis with her son for a Dr. appointment on the regular metting date.
G. a donation for large print books was received from Catherine Bower's daughter.
H. Classes Librarian Huffines attended during the "On The Front Lines" seminar are: Writing Successful Grants, Services from the ISL, Available Apps, Webjunction, Google Tools, Digital Newbies, Common Core, American Factfinder 2, Trends and Technologies in the Librarary.
I. Librarian HUffines explained a new program giving book bags to children for their books.
Financial Report: The financial report was given by Mr. Harper. It was resolved that the financial report and expenditures be accepted as presented. Motion made by Burrus,seconded by Patterson was approved unanimously. Final action.
Reports of Committees: There were no Financial or other reports from committees. The Building and Grounds Committe (Vortman, Sitton, Bettis) met with the Morton Building representive, Mr. Douglas Whiting,to get new information on materials, building, and financing a Morton Building for a new Library. Additional information will be brought to the Board in the future.
New Business: A motion was made by Burrus, second by Vortman for Librarian Huffines to attend a class in Belleville in September. on the ACA with the Library providing mileage for the transportation to the class. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Mead, second by Sitton for assistant librarian Carole Wells to work an additional 5 hours weekly. Motion carried.
The December meeting was set for Monday, December 9, 2013 at 5:30 P.M.
Public and Audience Comments: None
Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned on a motion by Mead seconded by Harper.
Beth Burrus, Secretary