Whitman County Library
Board of Trustees Meeting
May 17, 2006
Leslee Miller, Teresa Myott, Becky Dickerson, John Aune,
Peggy Bryan, and Kristie Kirkpatrick.
Dickerson, board chair, called the meeting to order at 3:45. She
asked if there were any additions or modifications to the
agenda; there were none.
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.
John Aune made a motion to accept the minutes, Leslee
Miller seconded and the motion carried.
presented the Financial Reports; April 30, 2006 Budget Report
and Account Balances Reports. She reviewed May vouchers
#7906-7975 totaling $24,590.57.
John Aune made a motion to authorize payment of the
Miller seconded and the motion carried. Board members signed to authorize payment.
the circulation statistics for April.
The circulation of materials was down 961, with an 808
decrease in Colfax. Rosalia
circulation had an increase of 259.
Database usage was up by over 1000 and online catalog
usage increased by more than 1200. Program attendance was strong. John Aune noted the
impressive program attendance at Rosalia and St. John Branches.
discussed negotiations with Neill Public Library for a shared
computer catalog system. Gary Libey, Attorney, had reviewed a proposed contract
with Neill Public Library but library administrators have
determined that our current contract already covers the same
points. Kristie anticipates that we will need to take approximately
$30,000 out of Capital Reserve for the computer catalog upgrade
in October. Kristie
also stated that Gary Libey updated the contracts with Tekoa and
Palouse because of their annexation to the library district.
presented the updated Friends of the Library membership list,
with 2 new members.
announced that her brother, Jess Walter, received the Edgar
Allen Poe top mystery award for his third novel, “Citizen
discussed the Library Supporter of the Month award for May.
It will be presented to Jack & Virginia Pittman at
the next Friends of WCL meeting on Tuesday, May 23 at 11:00 a.m.
If any board members can attend to assist in the
presentation, let Kristie know.
She will ask Don Cox or Dave Buri to assist in the
presentation as well.
discussed National library Legislative Day in Washington D.C.
She traveled with the Washington State delegation,
leaving on April 28 and returning on May 4.
She reported that the trip was successful, meeting with
Cathy McMorris and other assistants. WLA paid for the trip. She
shared a newspaper article from the Community Current and
thanked Becky for the excellent coverage of library news.
gave each board member an Official Brag List for WCL. The list was compiled to assist Board members in discussing
the library with community groups or others.
reviewed the contract fees, city annexation fees and taxes
received from rural property owners.
Kristie shared branch information, statistics and costs
discussed the All-Staff Library meeting that was held earlier in
the day. The
meeting included speakers on Stress Management and Readers
Advisory. She felt
the meeting was successful.
board went into executive session for the Director’s
performance appraisal at 4:30.
The anticipated time of the session was expected to be 30
no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:10 a.m.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, June 21 at 4 p.m.
in the Garfield Library.
Bryan, Recording Secretary
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