Board of Trustees Meeting
January 15, 2008
Leslee Miller, Jon Kehne, Rebecca Dickerson, Teresa
Myott, Peggy Bryan, and Kristie Kirkpatrick.
Kehne, board chair, called the meeting to order at 4:05.
First order of business was the transition of board officers
for 2008. Leslee Miller was elected Chair and Teresa Myott, Vice
Chair by a motion from Becky Dickerson and a second by Leslee
Miller. The motion passed. Jon Kehne was given a small gift of
thanks as outgoing Board Chair.
Leslee asked for additions or modifications to the agenda.
There were none.
The Board reviewed the November 2007 meeting minutes.
Jon Kehne made a motion to accept the minutes and Becky
Dickerson seconded. The
motion passed. The
minutes of the December 2007 were reviewed.
Jon Kehne made a motion to accept and Leslee Miller
Peggy presented Resolution #01-08 for additional 1% in 2008
and Resolution #02-08 addressing Levy Certification, updating
the dollar amount from the previous resolutions.
Jon Kehne made a motion to accept both resolutions, Becky
Dickerson seconded and the motion passed.
Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; Budget
Report through December 30, 2007, 13th Month &
January Vouchers and Account Balances Reports. She reviewed
January vouchers #9012-9037 totaling $1,917.29.
Board members signed to authorize payment.
Kristie reviewed circulation reports for January, noting that
overall circulation was down 500 from the previous year.
Database usage increased, website visits were down, but online
catalog searches were up.
Reviewing the 2007 Annual Circulation, Kristie noted a 1385
decrease in overall circulation.
There was a 4600 increase in database usage, 1500
increase in website visits, while online catalog searches was
down 1300. She
noted a shift in usage to more on-line resources. Volunteer
hours increased by 3000 and 1000 holdings were added to the
reported on the Headquarters building upgrades. She and Peggy are working on a USDA pre-application for a
grant & low interest loan.
If successful, the USDA application would consist of 25%
matching funds, 25% grant & 50% low interest loan on the
amount requested. Becky
Dickerson made a motion to accept the terms of the grant
proposal and that the board sees this project as their #1
priority. Jon Kehne
seconded and the motion passed.
Kristie also is proceeding in seeking Washington State
Capital Funds with the assistance of Representative Joe Schmick.
Kristie met with the Colfax City Council seeking support
for the Handicap Accessibility Renovation Project and asking the
city for funds earmarked for tourism support to fund the
renovation of the main floor restroom in the library. Kristie discussed sending a fundraising letter to the Friends
of WCL also.
discussed recent library donations.
She received notification that the Elizabeth Gordon
Estate should soon be settled and we’ll soon have a final
figure. She spoke
with the Attorney for the Kathy Schlunegar Estate and received
word that we need to wait until the estate settles before making
a public announcement. Other
fund raising efforts will include a Friends of the Library
Cougar Drawing, soliciting money from local donors and friends
of the library.
Peggy presented an updated list of the Friends of
the Library with 10 new members.
The Library Supporter of the Month for January is
Tiana Gregg from Palouse. Tiana
assisted with the Turkey Leg Fund Raiser in Palouse for the last
three years which has raised nearly $4500 for children’s books
in Palouse. Tiana
also assists with storytime and other library projects
throughout the year. She
is the owner of the Green Frog and also has a music CD out in
support of the local swimming pool.
Teresa Myott will assist with the presentation of the
award in Palouse if scheduling allows.
Kristie announced that the library is hosting an
EBay Class on Wednesday, January 23 at the library in Colfax.
Wired Wednesday’s resume on January 30 and continue
through the end of February at the Colfax library also.
Kristie discussed the Foundation for Early Learning
and the statewide public library partnership. This partnership
strives to make libraries more visible to other early learning
agencies, legislators and the public as vital educational
providers. Kristie will participate on the statewide governing
Kristie discussed Malden’s concerns with
affording their library contract.
She contact the Mayor after gathering more information.
Kristie discussed Library Legislative Day in
Olympia on February 14 & 15.
She and Becky Dickerson will attend.
Kristie will also be attending the Director’s Meeting
on January 30 & February 1.
Kristie announced that she will be using her vacation
time on January 19-26, February 16-Mar 1 and Mar 8-16.
The next meeting is set for February 19th
in Colfax at 4:00 pm.
The meeting adjourned at 5:03.
Bryan, Recording Secretary
Kirkpatrick, Library Director
Miller, Board Chair
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