Library Board Minutes January 2010
Temple Public Library
Board of Trustees
January 19, 2010
The Temple Public Library Board of Trustees conducted the Regular Quarterly Board Meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 12:00 p.m. in the Board Room on the 3rd floor of the Library Building at 100 West Adams Avenue, Temple, Texas.
Twila Coley Sammy Ragsdale
Dean Mohlstrom Susan Corman
Judy Duer, Library Director
Judy Stover, Staff
Sylvia Chesser Margarita Stefano-Rios
Ronald Heuss Don Nelson
The agenda for this meeting was posted on the bulletin board at the Temple Public Library on January 10, 2010 at 4:10 p.m. in compliance with the Open Meetings Law.
The following is a summary of the proceedings of this meeting. It is not intended to be a verbatim transcript.
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order 12:00 p.m. by Twila Coley, President, who presided over the meeting.
Approval of Minutes
Dean Mohlstrom motioned to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Twila Coley seconded the motion. Minutes were approved as presented.
Maretta Deiterman reported for the Friends on the “Friends” Mid-Winter book sale that will be held in the McLane Room on the third floor of the Library, February 24th through the 28th. Donations continue on a regular basis to come into the Library and a winter sale can hopefully increase the amount of revenue.
There are two new chairs for the Friends book sale and they are Norma Swaim and Diann Anderson. They have purchased sign stands for the tables and will have a map available for finding your favorite type of book at the sale. They are in need of strong volunteers to help them set up for the sale. The children’s department is going to sponsor an event to coordinate with the summer reading program. Local authors of a children’s book will be present.
Library Director’s Report
Judy presented the Board members with copies of her end of fiscal year report.
Judy presented a report on the CTLS meeting and advised the Board that the State Library is changing the way systems are organized. Currently library systems are all public libraries. CTLS is one of ten systems and goes from San Marcos to Hillsboro, and Bryan to Llano. System membership is how our library is accredited. The State Library is recommending a multi type system so that school libraries and academic libraries will be included. There are ramifications since where there were 67 libraries in the past there could be 111 members being served by the same staff since no additional funding is expected. In August they published a list of the potential additional members. Judy stated that this will not have as great an effect on us as it would have back when we were getting funds through CTLS. Those funds are now coming directly from the State through the Loan Star Libraries grant program. Judy also distributed a “Return on Investment” report that was provided by CTLS. It is interesting to see the dollar amount gained by the public for each library dollar spent. Dean suggested putting those results in the newspaper for the public to see.
A summary of statistics was passed to the Board members. Judy advised the Board that the “Friends” are sponsoring a Writers College and this is a new fund raiser for them. They are responsible for collecting the fees for the classes and paying the authors that will be teaching. There were suggestions for placing the brochures regarding the Writers College at the Chamber of Commerce, Temple College, the CAC in Temple and other businesses.
Judy advised that the renovations are progressing. The demo is complete and the build back has begun. Next week sheet rock will be going up. They project the wall with the display case will come down in March. After we move into the renovated area the contractors will build a tunnel over to the elevator for the patrons to access the second floor.
Judy Duer took the Board on a tour of the bank area since there was no construction going on during the lunch hour. Everyone was very interested in what was going on in the bank area and they did appreciate the tour.
No further business was opened for discussion.
The next meeting will be April 20, 2010. The meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.