Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Arnolds Park Library Board met Wednesday , October 21, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Arnolds Park Library.
Present were Joyce Burgeson, Mitch Brown, Robb Keizer, Barb Woodley, Diana Jensen and Library Director, Kara Rice.
Minutes of September 9, 2015 were read with some corrections noted. Keizer moved to approve the minutes as amended. Brown seconded. All aye.
Rice explained a correction to last month's bills.
Library software update: Rice said she cannot find any software she truly likes. After board discussion, it was decided to stay with the Concourse program for now.
Iowa Library Association Report: Rice reported she attended this meeting in Des Moines last week. She learned a lot and they had good speakers. She earned some continuing education credits. She did have a bad hotel experience and there was no charge for the two night stay.
Northwest Director Roundtable: Arnolds Park Library will host a meeting of the Northwest Iowa Library Directors on Friday, October 23rd. State Librarian Michael Scott will also be attending. Rice said there will be an informal gathering on Thursday, October 22nd at the Hutt Restaurant in Arnolds Park at 7:00 p.m. All board members are welcome to attend.
Staff Vacations: Rice will be on vacation next week. Deb and Sara will be filling in.
2016-2017 Budget Timeline: There will be a preliminary budget discussion at the November meeting. Rice will put together a draft proposal for the board to review and discuss.
City Credit Card: The library has been using the city credit card when needed. Arnolds Park City Clerk advised that federal law states only city employees can use the city card. Rice will have to go through the city to acquire a credit card with her name on it.
Magazines: Rice reported that she has been using Amazon subscription website frequently as the magazines are much cheaper, with some subscriptions still obtained through the magazine companies. She wanted the board to be aware of how this was being handled.
Bills were presented through October 21, 2015 in the amount of $2,670.33. Rice reviewed the list of bills. The board had no questions. Keizer moved to approve the bills as presented. Burgeson seconded. All aye.
Rice advised the board that part time employee Grace Cummins will be putting in her resignation soon. She may be available to work part time again at a later date.
Because of Veteran's Day, the November meeting will be the third Wednesday, November 18, 2015.