Whitman County Library
Board of Trustees Meeting
November 21, 2006
Present: Becky Dickerson, Teresa Myott, Leslee Miller, Jon
Kehne, Virginia Pittman, James Morasch, Peggy Bryan, and Kristie
Becky Dickerson, board chair, called the meeting to order at
The minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed. Jon Kehne
made a motion to accept the minutes, Teresa Myott seconded and
the motion carried.
Peggy presented the Financial Reports; October 31, 2006
Budget Report and Account Balances Reports. She reviewed
vouchers #8255-8321 totaling $15,794.87. Jon Kehne made a motion
to authorize payment of the vouchers. Leslee Miller seconded and
the motion carried. Board members signed to authorize payment.
Kristie shared revised circulation statistics for September.
The circulation statistics for October reflected a slight drop
in the circulation of materials. Colton, Farmington, Garfield,
Rosalia, St. John, Tekoa & Uniontown had increased
circulation. She noted that Albion, Endicott, LaCrosse, and
Oakesdale were down substantially. Colfax was down slightly with
Palouse remaining stable. The website visits, online catalog
searches and online transactions were high, with database and
AskUs 24/7 usage being down substantially. This indicates the
need to resume online presentations to schools and other groups.
Kristie stated that she will complete a Wa-Cert Application
for an elevator and updated the Board on recent donations to the
library foundation that are earmarked for the elevator fund.
Peggy & Virginia Pittman (Friends of WCL President)
shared a presentation on the Friends of Whitman County Library
that they gave to the WLFFTA (Washington Library Friends &
Foundation Forum) in Spokane this past October. That program was
well received and will be expanded for the spring Idaho Library
Association Conference in Lewiston, with Kristie joining them.
Kristie, Becky and Virginia Pittman presented the Library
Supporter of the month to Leslee Miller. She was praised for
her many contributions to Whitman County Library (WCL)
and the Uniontown community.
James gave a live presentation on the upgraded Horizon
on-line library catalog. He did a brief tour of the library
catalog and highlighted some of the new features. The Board
thanked him for his work to upgrade our online system.
Peggy presented an updated list of the Friends of WCL. She
noted there were two new members.
Peggy presented several changes to the Policy and Procedures
Manual. She presented Resolution #11-06 to update the Board
Meeting Day to Tuesday, Article IV, section 1 in the Policy
Manual. Leslee Miller made a motion to accept the resolution,
Jon Kehne seconded and the motion passed. Peggy presented
Resolution #12-06 addressing the board of director terms of
office Artlcle III, section 2. Jon Kehne made a motion to accept
the resolution, Teresa Myott seconded and the motion passed.
Peggy presented Resolution #13-06 to update the mission
statement in the policy manual. Teresa Myott made a motion to
accept the resolution, Leslee Miller seconded and the motion
passed. Peggy presented Resolution #14-06 updating travel in the
policy manual, M2. Jon Kehne made a motion to accept the
resolution, Leslee Miller seconded and the motion passed. Peggy
presented Resolution #15-06 updating credit card use and control
in the policy manual, XVI, F3. Teresa Myott made a motion to
accept the resolution, Jon Kehne seconded and the motion passed.
Kristie reviewed an updated staff chart with the board,
noting the addition of Don Appel to the full-time staff. A brief
Kristie announced that John Aune is willing to serve another
term, with the board’s approval. The board agreed they would
like to have John serve another term. Kristie will send a letter
to the Commissioners.
Kristie gave each board member an invitation to the Annual
Library Luncheon on December 13 at 12:30. A brief business
meeting will follow. The Board and Friends of WCL discussed ways
to show their appreciation to the staff for their fine efforts
throughout the year. Becky will address the staff and Friends of
WCL at the luncheon, speaking on behalf of the board. Virginia
Pittman will ask the Friends of WCL at their next meeting about
contributing something for the staff as well.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:05
p.m. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, December 13th
following the Annual Library Luncheon at 1:30 at HillRay Plaza.
Peggy Bryan, Recording Secretary
Kristie Kirkpatrick, Director
Becky Dickerson, Chair
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