Boulder City, NV

November Library Trustees Board Meeting

BOULDER CITY LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

November 19, 2014

MEMBERS PRESENT: Kerry Ahearn, Valerie McNay, Jeff Breeden, and Laura Palumbo.  Also present Library Director Lynn Schofield-Dahl and Adult Services Librarian Deanna Duffy.

The regular meeting of the Library Board of Trustees was called to order at 7:02 p.m. by Vice Chair Kerry Ahearn.

I. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Led by Kerry Ahearn

II. CONSENT AGENDA: Matters considered routine by the Board of Trustees and which may be enacted in one motion. Any item, however, may be discussed separately per Board member request. Any exceptions to the Consent Agenda must be stated prior to approval.

Valerie asked if the tax money had started coming in yet.  It has, we started getting money in September.

Valerie also asked about the cost of the job ad in the LVRJ.  Our job ads are posted in the Boulder City Review, but that also includes posting in the Las Vegas Review Journal.

Valerie asked about the earbuds listed in the bills.  We sell those to patrons at $1 each when they are on computers and need sound.  They’re welcome to bring their own, but people often forget.

Jeff asked about the first aid training.  It is not something that the library is required to do, but since we have an AED in the building we should be trained to use it.  Lynn also mentioned other types of training she is looking into having the staff do, and talked about some of the other first aid materials that we have recently received.

Valerie McNay moved to approve, and Jeff Breeden seconded approval of the Consent Agenda, the minutes of the regular meeting on October 15, 2014, $23,688.88, in vouchers for the previous month, submitted prior to and at the meeting, $2,633.95 in checkbook expenses for the previous month, submitted prior to and at the meeting.

1. ADOPTION OF AGENDA.

2. ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF OCTOBER 15, 2014

3. EXPENSES FROM PREVIOUS MONTH.

III. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: Items raised under this portion of the Agenda cannot be acted upon until notice provisions of Nevada’s Open Meeting Law have been completed. Therefore, any action on such items must be considered at a later meeting.

None present.

IV. REPORTS:

1. Director’s Report (Lynn Schofield-Dahl) -

Lynn does not have anything to add at this time.

Valerie is glad to see the databases are being used again.  There was some discussion about the databases the state provides and that the state is looking into changing how and what they provide.

Lynn pointed out that for the same about of money that was spent on print magazines and digital magazines last year, we are adding more titles to both.

Valerie commented on the increase in reference questions, and said that she loved the Shakespeare performance.  This lead to discussion about the program.

Valerie was missing a few pages from her packet, about the Very Ready Reader program.  There was a little discussion about that and great excitement about us being a Gr8t Library in July.

There was discussion about the car insurance portion of Lynn’s report.  Lynn is going to talk to the Senior Center and if it would be possible for our book to delivery to happen with their Meals on Wheels delivery.

Valerie is excited to see the Storytime-to-Go kits, and was amused that the talent show was canceled.  She is also excited to sign up for one of Samantha’s tech teacher timeslots in January.  She has both Apple and Windows devices and has trouble getting help because of the mix.

Valerie would like staff to come in and talk to the board about what they are doing and our programs.

Jeff asked if we had ever done the present wrapping before.  We have not, but he suggested working with a scout group or something like that next year and offer present wrapping as a fundraiser, rather than just offering the room.

 

VI. REPORTS/DISCUSSION/ACTION POSSIBLE:

 

1. Discussion of and set time table for Library Director’s Annual Evaluation.

Lynn distributed copies of her new job description and a possible evaluation form, and she would like an outline of when things need to get turned in and to whom.

Lynn will have her self evaluation done by the December meeting.  The board members will then have it while they are doing their evaluations.  They are to have their evaluations turned in to Gary Berger by January 7th.  Jeff would like to see the compiled evaluation before the January 21st meeting.  Kerry said that she and Gary would make sure that is ready and available to go in the January board meeting packet.

Lynn will also add a section to the evaluation form for goals, which the board will set at the January meeting, after reviewing her evaluation.

Jeff Breeden moved to direct Lynn to have her self evaluation and goals from the previous evaluation in the packet for December.  Evaluation will occur at the January meeting and the board members are to have their evaluations to Gary by January 7th.  Valerie McNay seconded. Motion Carried.

VII. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION: Items raised under this portion of the Agenda cannot be acted upon until notice provisions of Nevada’s Open Meeting Law have been completed. Therefore, any action on such items must be considered at a later meeting.

None present.

VIII. ANOUNCEMENTS:

1.  Board Meeting  Wed. December 17th, 7pm.  Annual Fiscal Audit presentation.

IX. ADJOURNMENT:

Valerie McNay moved to adjourn.  Laura Palumbo seconded.  Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55pm.

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