July 2015 Board Minutes
Oelwein Public Library Board Minutes July 16, 2015
The Oelwein Public Library Board of Trustees held its regular board meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 5:22 p.m. at the library.
Present: Kerns, Gilson, and Berryman
Absent: Malget, Mars, Ingersoll and Macken
Also Present: Katie Harris
President Kerns called the meeting to order.
Gilson moved to approve the agenda and the minutes as written. Seconded by Berryman. Motion carried.
The board discussed the Trustee Training topic on Telling you Library Story.
Nothing to report
New Library Trustee - The City Council approved the appointment of Anita Mars to the Library Board. Anita is unable to attend the July Library Board meeting as she had a prior commitment.
Electric Bill Comparison - KWH daily usage was slightly higher this month compared to last year. Board decided that they would continue to review future bills.
PCI Compliance Fee - This $95 annual fee for the credit card reader will be refunded. Becky Becker from Fidelity Bank is working on this.
The Open Access report has been filed with the State Library. Our library will receive compensation for items loaned to customers from other towns. Reimbursement is based on the total number of transactions from the previous fiscal year and funds available. We circulated 8,789 items this year (8,134 last year) through this program. The highest circulation was to citizens from Independence (2,917) followed by Fairbank (2,638).
NEIBORS will be joining a statewide consortium for downloadable ebooks and audiobooks. The new consortium, called BRIDGES, started as of July 15, 2015.
Tumblebooks - After discussion with the children's librarian, we decided not to renew our subscription ($479.40) to Tumblebooks due to waning use. We will be able to keep the free "Tumblebook of the Day" available on our website.
Library Pledge Fund - In June, the City Council passed the Resolution on Interfund Transfers which included transferring funds from Economic Development to pay the remainder of the Library Bond for the Construction Fund (the amount in interest not covered by pledges) for $14,927.63.
Legislature Update - "...in the final version of the Economic Development Budget bill (SF 499), the Department of Iowa Workforce Development is directed to again fund the Learning Express program for the State Library. In the final version of the Education Appropriation Budget bill (HF 658), both the State Library ($2,715,063) and Enrich Iowa ($2,574,228) are funded at last year's levels."
Gilson made a motion to accept the bills as reviewed. Seconded by Berryman. Motion carried. A comparison of the Alliant bill was reviewed.
Berryman made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Gilson. Motion Carried
The next meeting will be WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm.