Whitman County Library
Board of Trustees Meeting
July 19, 2006
Becky Dickerson, John Aune, Jon Kehne, Clancy Pool, Rose
Bruce, Theresa Lautenslauger, Peggy Bryan, and Kristie
Dickerson, board chair, called the meeting to order at 4:55.
She asked if there were any additions or modifications to
the agenda. Kristie
noted that she had several miscellaneous items to share at the
minutes of the previous meeting were reviewed.
Jon Kehne made a motion to accept the minutes, John Aune
seconded and the motion carried.
presented the Financial Reports; June 30, 2006 Budget Report and
Account Balances Reports. She reviewed June vouchers #8037-8097
John Kehne made a motion to authorize payment of the
vouchers. John Aune
seconded and the motion carried. Board members signed to authorize payment.
the circulation statistics for June.
There was an increase of 576 in circulation of materials,
with increases in Endicott, Garfield, Rosalia, St. John,
Uniontown and Malden. She noted that Colfax was down slightly.
On-line catalog searches and computer uses were up.
presented the updated Friends of the Library membership list,
with 6 new members.
discussed the progress on the book elevator in the Colfax
Branch. It has been
out of service for approximately 10 weeks. She discussed avenues the library is exploring to fund a new
elevator. A new
elevator would be ADA compliant for both staff and the public.
She further discussed the need for an elevator with
accessibility issues for both public and staff to presentations,
meetings and offices. A
brief discussion followed.
discussed preliminary 2007 budget plans. She noted that the
forecast for property taxes would most likely be a 1% increase
from 2006 budget. She
further explained that since our budget is so tight, it would
remain close to the 2006 budget.
Kristie explained that there would probably be a small
percentage increase for staff salaries, noting that WCL usually
follows closely what the County does. The 2007 budget and 2006 revision will be presented at the
asked if board members liked receiving the minutes via email.
Becky indicated she did.
Kristie will continue to mail paper copies of board
packets but noted she will move from paper format to electronic
format for those who prefer it. She noted that the approved
minutes are posted on the WCL website under “About your
announced that Jennifer Wall was recently hired as the
children’s assistant. She
will begin training next week.
thanked Rose Bruce for her great performance in Rosalia, noting
her rising circulation statistics.
Rose will begin in Malden next week, as Lindsay will be
leaving the library as the Americorp Volunteer.
Kristie also thanked Theresa Lautenslauger, the Rosalia
sub, for her help in Rosalia and Malden.
announced that the Friends of WCL Book Sale earned nearly $1900
this year. She
noted that sales were down a little, but was pleased since we
didn’t have as many books.
The Friends of WCL are considering selling books year
round, but have not come to any decision.
discussed a vicious guide dog situation in Endicott.
A lawyer filed papers for the owner of a dog evicted from
the library, stating the information received from the Whitman
County Sheriff’s Office did not offer, in his opinion,
sufficient grounds to ban the dog from the library premises.
Kristie has turned the information over to our attorney,
Gary Libey, who will review the situation.
Kristie will keep the board posted and ask for input as
shared an issue of the current Alki (a professional library
publication in Washington) that featured several WCL staff.
Peggy was pictured in training at WLA, Cindy Wigen was
highlighted for her presentation on marketing WCL and Kristie
was pictured at National Legislative Day.
discussed a meeting she recently attended at the Washington
Talking Book & Braille Library meetings in Olympia.
Peggy will begin to fill the position on the advisory
no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:40 p.m.
The next meeting will be on Wednesday, August 13 at 3:30
p.m. at the Colfax Library.
Bryan, Recording Secretary
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