Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:15 a.m. Those members present were Sheila Owens, Rachel Abercrombie, Ann Crowder-Sanders, Erlene Gideon and Carrie Cline. Alice Snodgrass was unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reviewing the November minutes, Ann made a motion to accept them as written, Erlene seconded, and the motion was passed unanimously.
- Carrie presented the November statistics.
- Saturday evening (December 10th) is the final Southwest City Christmas Home Tour, which Carrie, Tammy, and Retha will be working, representing the library. Tickets are $10 each, and this is the final year of this event. As always, all proceeds go to the Southwest City Foundation to benefit the library.
- Carrie will be attending a “town meeting” sponsored by the Missouri State Library, discussing future plans and needs of LSTA funds. Carrie talked about the huge impact the courier service has had on meeting the needs of our patrons through InterLibrary Loan, and the different grants we’ve taken advantage of, such as Summer Reading Program and Mini-Tech (copiers). The meeting will be held in Springfield and will give every Library Director a chance to voice their opinions.
- The library is collecting donations for Crosslines in lieu of fines in December. For those with large fines, if they donate any amount of money over $1, they can clear their accounts, and help a worthy organization.
Financial Reports – After reviewing the financial reports, Ann made a motion to accept them, Rachel seconded, and the motion was passed unanimously.
Public comments on agenda items – none
Old Business – none
A. Setting 2012 Budget – Carrie presented a Proposed 2012 budget for the board’s consideration. Costs have gone up and property tax revenue hasn’t, so several cuts must be made to live within our means. After discussion, Ann made a motion to accept the Proposed Budget as written with the caveat that if the personnel cuts can be found anywhere else, keeping our current personnel should be given highest priority. Erlene seconded, and it passed unanimously.
B. Book Sale Proposal – Ann proposed that during the library book sales, the library would provide a box for paperback and magazine donations that could be send overseas to servicemen and women during the Christmas season. An organization has already been providing this service, but could use more donations. The proposal was accepted by general consensus.
General public comments – none
Adjourn – Erlene made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Rachel seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 11:40 a.m. The next meeting will be held on January 14th.