Board of Trustees Meeting
February 19, 2008
Rebecca Dickerson, Teresa Myott, Erica Willson, Clancy
Pool and Peggy Bryan.
Myott, board vice-chair, called the meeting to order at 4:06.
Teresa asked for additions or modifications to the agenda.
Peggy asked approval of the minutes from the last minutes
be delayed until Jon Kehne arrives.
Peggy reviewed the Financial Reports; year
end Budget and Account Balances Reports through December 31,
2007. She reviewed
February vouchers #9038-9086 totaling $11,432.54.
Board members signed to authorize payment.
Jon Kehne arrived at 4:10.
The Board reviewed the January 2008 meeting minutes.
Jon Kehne made a motion to accept the minutes and Becky
Dickerson seconded. The
Clancy reviewed circulation reports for February.
She reported databases with high usage were Bridges,
Ancestry & Heritage Quest with Ask Us 24/7 continuing to be
circulation statistics showed an increase of 242 in Colfax.
Clancy noted the impact of recent PR releases at
Oakesdale and the correlating increase in circulation.
She also discussed the high computer usage in Albion.
reported on the progress with the Headquarters building
upgrades. The USDA
pre-application has been submitted. Additional
financial information, letters of denial for funding requests,
architect and environmental information, were competed and
returned also. Peggy
indicated the next step after the pre-application would be an
interview. She will
keep the board informed of any new developments.
reported on recent library donations to the Friends of WCL.
Hayden Klaveano memorial has received $4090 and the David
Carpenter Memorial has received $145. The Klaveano family has in contact with Kristie and Sheri to
discuss possible ways to honor Hayden with the memorial.
Friends of WCL Cougar Prize drawing has received $760 with the
drawing to be held at the March 25 Friends meeting here in
Colfax. The prize items are on display and can be viewed in the entry
way of the library. Proceeds
will benefit the library renovation project.
The Friends of WCL sent a fundraising letter to Colfax
businesses and library users to assist with renovation project
also. Donations and commitments to the project are $12,430.
She shared a list of donors to the project.
Jon mentioned the financial portion of the USDA
application and the project.
Peggy discussed several variables in funding the project
and how the package might come together down the road.
Peggy presented an updated list of the Friends of
the Library with 15 new members.
Becky discussed Library Legislative Day in
Olympia on February 14 & 15, which she and Kristie attended.
They visited Representative Joe Schmick, Senator
Mark Schoesler, Steve Hailey’s assistant and four others that
serve on the capital project committee.
They were hopeful it would be funded, as we are asking
for 15% of the project and not the total amount.
They were well received and were hopeful that the project
would be funded.
gave an update on the Branches.
She reported that Garfield Branch Manager, Debbie
Gilbertson resigned and are in the process of interviewing
prospective candidates for the position.
She announced that Jennifer Wall has been visiting all
the branches doing Babytime.
She shared a recent article in the Boomerang on Babytime
Becky added that early learning and childhood development
was highlighted at Library Legislative Day also.
Clancy indicated that several branch managers will begin
Babytime or Jammie Time in their branch.
Willson, Outreach Educator for WCL, discussed her outreach to
schools with the Bridges database.
She did an on-line demonstration of Bridges, as well as
an overview of the card catalog, Proquest, ELibrary, Grolier,
Testing & Education Reference Center, Chilton Auto Repair,
Small Engine Repair, HeritageQuest.
Peggy commended Erica for her outreach and great job at
the schools – this has had a very positive impact on WCL.
announced that Wired Wednesday’s continue at the library
through the month February.
announced that Jill Cocking will be traveling to Pasadena for
training on the Abraham Lincoln “Forever Free” Grant the
library received. This
ALA grant will be displayed at WCL in 2011 for 6 weeks. Jill will be learning specifics of this project that consists
of historical US documents and papers.
also mentioned that the Friends of WCL Appreciation Luncheon
will be on April 22 at noon.
The board is invited.
next meeting will be on March 18 at 4 p.m. in Colfax.
The meeting adjourned at 5:24.
Bryan, Recording Secretary
Kirkpatrick, Library Director
Miller, Board Chair
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