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March 6, 2013

Minutes of Trustees' meeting

The Ocheyedan Library Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, March 6, at 4:30 p.m. Members present were: Laura Glade, Nancy Faber, Linda Kogelmann, Bernie Willadsen, Janet Kleve and Librarian Connie Schuster. Absent: Tammy Hoekstra, Don Hormel. Meeting was called to order by Bernie.

Motion was made by Laura and seconded by Linda to approve the minutes from February 6th. Carried.
Treasurer's Report: Bank balance as of 1/15/13 is $45,836.73; Trust and Agency balance is $33,394.84; General Fund balance is $12,441.89.
Bills to be sent to the City Council were read. A motion was made by Janet and seconded by Laura to approve. Carried.

Librarian's Report:
Connie reported 9 attended the “Make and Take” Valentine's party on Saturday, Feb. 9. Presenters were Robyn Baumgarn and Beccie Lyon from Dovesland Creations of Ocheyedan.
Connie reports she has filed accreditation reports for the upcoming 2 years.
Diane Truckenmiller and Ruth will work while Connie is gone next week.
Larry Hoekstra did a good job of snow removal in place of Jacob Anderson being out of town. A motion was made by Nancy and seconded by Janet to contact Larry concerning next winter's snow removal and building maintenance throughout the year. Carried.

Unfinished Business:
1. Tabled Salaries: after discussion a motion was made by Laura and seconded by Linda to approve a 2% raise for Co-Librarian, Connie, and Assistant Librarian, Ruth Hoekstra, for the fiscal year 2013-2014. Raise takes effect July 1, 2013.
2. National Library Week: April 14 – 20. Connie will have a story in the local newspaper.

New Business:
1. Approve Windstream as our E-Rate provider: Connie reported last month the 471 had been filed. A motion was made by Janet and seconded by Nancy to approve Windstream as our provider. Carried.
2. Library Director position: Connie offered her resignation will be effective October 1, 2013. With questions concerning hiring of a new director, Connie will contact Bonnie McKewon of the Iowa Library Service, Northwest District Office in Sioux City, IA. to set up a day/time when the Board can meet with her. We would appreciate information regarding WILBOR (a library consortium for downloadable audio books and eBooks with a one-time setup fee of $500.00, an annual fee of $300.00 base price plus $0.09 per capita certified by the Secretary of State's office) and NEIBORS (North Eastern Iowa Bridge to Online Resource Sharing) another consortium providing downloadable audiobooks and eBooks.

Meeting adjourned.

Date of next meeting will be April 3rd at 4:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Janet Kleve