Blue Earth Community Library
Library Board Minutes
Sept 8, 2014 - 4:30 pm
Members present: Kathy Benz, Wilma Bittinger, John Huisman, Cindy Lyon, Director Eva Gaydon, and Acting City Administrator Todd Bodem.
Meeting called to order at 4:30 by John
Minutes: August minutes were approved.
Bills: August expense report reviewed and approved.
1. Self Publishing Class: Eva will teach a Community Ed informational course in the Library meeting room on October 8th. The class will focus on marketing and advertising aspects of publishing your own material.
2. Friends of the Library: Core group met on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Fund raising and brochure ideas were discussed along with possible corporate sponsors and PR opportunities. It was pointed out that SMIF will help with brochure advice and costs up to $500 before publishing. Any money collected by FOL will go to special temporary account to be transferred later to SMIF for investment in a non-endowment fund. Brochure will be prepared in time for Blue Earth Holiday Sampler on November 13th to publicize membership drive and fund raising efforts.
3. It was noted that Zinio on-line magazine circulation numbers are very low. Eva is looking into a different company which might be more user-friendly.
Items added 95
Users added 31
Ebook circulation 148
ILL borrowed 32
ILL loaned 48
Zinio Circulation 1
1. The Preliminary budget was reviewed and approved by the board.
Motion to adjourn at 5:05. Next meeting will be October 13, 2014.