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August 2018 Minutes

The regular monthly meeting of the Switzerland County Public Library Board of Trustees was held Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 3:30 pm in the meeting room of the library. Attending were Allan Bear, Denise Crawford, Debbie Margison, Mary Jane Rogers, Bruce Williams, Sharon Deck, and Emily Fox. Not attending was Lee Jay Lohide.


Crawford made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 10th meeting, seconded by Margison and passed unanimously. Reports of library activity and technology activity were shared. One bank statement was received, but the others are coming electronically now and they will be reported on at the next meeting.


Bills and claims were presented. Crawford made a motion to approve the claims, seconded by Deck and passed unanimously.


Time for Public Comments


There were none.


Old Business


Fox will be attending a budget workshop on August 29th in Franklin County and will be attending new director’s training August 15th at the Indiana State Library.


Fox applied for and received a leadership grant in the amount of $500 that will go towards sending staff to conferences. She will use a portion of it to attend the Indiana Library Federation’s annual conference in November.


There is a staff meeting scheduled for September 14th. The library will close for the morning and open at 1 p.m.


New Business


Policies for Programming, Meeting Room, and Patron Behavior were reviewed. A point will be changed in the Programming policy to include advertising on social media, and it will be approved at the next board meeting.


Fox presented a resolution to opt-in to eRate again in 2019. Bear motioned to approve, seconded by Margison, and passed unanimously.


Fox shared that her name and Crawford’s names had not yet been added to all First Financial Bank accounts, so Bear motioned to give them access, seconded by Rogers, and passed unanimously.

Due to staff illness and vacation, the library may possibly need to have amended hours the week of August 27th. The board will be kept up to date on developments.


The next meeting will be September 11th at 3:30 pm.


Minutes recorded by Emily Fox.


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