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.


Director’s Report:

1.      February Stats:


 Circulation:                        2293

 Items added                          90

 Users added                          29



 Ebook circulation               160                             

       ILL borrowed                     19

       ILL loaned                          39

       Zinio Circulation                  38

Old Business: 

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


Respectfully submitted



Eva Gaydon

Library Director