Blue Earth Community Library
Library Board Minutes
March 11, 2014 - 4:30 pm
Members present: Sue Ellingsen, Kathleen Benz, John Huisman, Cindy Lyon, Lenny Clement, Director Eva Gaydon, BEA School Superintendent Evan Gough and City Administrator Kathy Bailey
Meeting called to order at 4:30 by John
Invited guest Evan Gough, BEA School Superintendent shared the schools technology plans for the coming year, the benefits to the students, and policies under consideration. The board discussed of the possible implications for the public library’s network and technology plan.
Minutes: February minutes were approved.
Bills: February expense report was reviewed and approved.
1. February Stats:
Items added 90
Users added 29
Ebook circulation 160
ILL borrowed 19
ILL loaned 39
Zinio Circulation 38
Discussed the library’s current technology equipment, possible issues of the wireless network infrastructure and the future computing needs of the. Eva will find about a technology audit. The library will continue to assess our future technology needs keeping the needs of the library patron in mind. The library board will continue to review the library budget in regards to technology line items.
Discussed the next steps the board can take to form Friends of the Library group.
New Business: None
Motion to adjourn was made at 5:25 and carried unanimously. Next meeting will be April 14, 2014