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November 10th Minutes

Hopkins District Library Board Meeting

November 10, 2015

Call to Order – Karon Dunifin, Vice-President at 7:00 pm.

Roll Call Present: Tom Bailey, Natalie Bazan, Karon Dunifin, Lynn Francis, Mimi Gabriel, Chris Navis, Traci Rhoades, Barb Wrobleski

Absent: Suzanne Antvelink

Approval of Agenda –Mimi made a motion, seconded by Tom.

Approval of Minutes –Traci moved to approve the minutes with amendment, Karon seconded.

Treasurers Report – Motion by Lynn to approve the treasurer’s report and seconded by Traci.

Correspondence – none

Public Comment – none

Director’s Report as follows:

Programs: Ongoing: Book club. Upcoming: See newsletter.

Publicity: Up to 561 likes on Facebook, planning additional advertising on Facebook, Allegan County Community Foundation quarterly news is out, advertisement is still up at the Regent Theater, Aug-October newsletter, work has begun on the Nov-Dec newsletter.

Meetings, workshops, etc: Advisory and Board meeting for LLC.

Building Issues: none

Budget Issues: none

Library Closings: Upcoming holidays.

Volunteers: none

Lakeland, State other library news – KDL migration completed.

Patron comments and suggestions: Donations for the library and for the library cat, continued book suggestions, dvd suggestions and programming suggestions.

Other – Emerging leaders program, Boston ALA, Natalie has been one of only 50 accepted to attend. She is planning on visiting the Library of Congress during this trip. Wonderful opportunity for new books.

Old Business – Director’s evaluation. Natalie received a great evaluation. It was noted that she needs to create a long range plan and she is presently working on one. We also discussed the possibility of a direct mailing next year.

New Business – 2016 Officer Slate: President - Karon Dunifin, Vice-President - Chris Navis, Secretary – Lynn Francis and Treasurer – Mimi Gabriel. Barb made a motion to accept the slate of officers and Mimi seconded the motion. All ayes.

Karon made a motion to approve the new budget and Barb seconded. All ayes.

Tom presented the idea that we need to give Natalie a raise and health benefits. Natalie offered that if we consider a raise the Dorr Library Board is researching getting her health insurance. This is tabled until our January meeting.

Public Comment – none

Adjournment – Karon made a motion to adjourn at 7:40 p.m. and Chris seconded.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

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