Carnegie Public Library
Board of Trustees Meeting
March 10, 2011 @5:00
Approval of the Minutes:† Minutes from February 10th were read and approved as corrected.† Trustee Agnew moved to approve and was seconded by Trustee Roots.† All approved.
Public Forum:† There was no public present.
Budget:† Lewis reported that Guardian Service would be at the library April 11 to shampoo the high traffic areas of the library for $750 which will come out of repairs and maintenance.
CRF:† Trustee Agnew reported another donation to the CRF Fund for $750.† She also reported that the plan to purchase 3 CDís @ $5000 each is still pending. The Trustees present voted to take the funding for newspaper digitization to the committee for approval.† The amount for purchasing all the reels of microfilm for the Big Timber Pioneer is $5,025.00.† Trustee Mosness suggested that Librarian Lewis make a list of papers not currently owned by ProQuest or the Montana Historical Society so they could be obtained.†† Trustee Agnew suggested that a detail of the project be presented to the Womenís Club and the Crazy Mountain Museum in order to solicit their support.
Book Budget:† A motion was made by Trustee Ann Tyler to continue the tradition of boosting the Library book budget by $3,000 from the CRF Fund.† The motion was seconded by Trustee Mosness and approved by all.
Librarian Lewis presented a wish list to the Trustees for consideration to purchase.† The wish list was created at the Long Range Plan meeting attended by the Board and the Librarians in February.† The list includes a whiteboard on wheels for the meeting room @ $1,000, 2 people counters for the library doors @ $450.00, and a $700 carpet shampooer.† The request to purchase these items will go to the CRF Committee for approval.
PPL Grant:† Librarian Lewis presented a written unsubmitted grant to PPL Montana for Board approval.† The grant is a matching grant to be used for the purchase of books and display necessary to create an employment center in the Library.† The grant is a matching grant and therefore requires approval from the CRF Committee for the matching funds.
The meeting was adjourned @ 6:25, the next meeting is scheduled for April 14 @ 5:00 PM.