Roll Call – The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. Those members present were Alice Snodgrass, Sheila Owens, Rachel Abercrombie, and Carrie Cline. Charlie Brown attended as a guest. Ann Crowder-Sanders and Erlene Gideon were unable to attend.
Reading of Minutes – After reading and discussing the August 14th minutes, Rachel made a motion to approve the minutes as written, Sheila seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.
*Carrie presented the statistics for August and September and drew attention to the continual increase in usage.
*The library’s new website is up and being tested now. It should be much more interactive and current.
*Carrie attended the Missouri Library Association fall conference and gave a workshop on Programming for you Home School Families, which was packed and well-received.
*Carrie also attended a meeting of the Springfield Writer’s Guild (they paid expenses) and spoke about the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award and how local authors might be considered.
*The library has received permission to being ordering for the new Southwest City Library.
*Carrie turned in the final paperwork on both the Summer Reading Program grant and the Targeted Collections grant, for a total of over $23,000.
*The fall slate of Home School programs have been scheduled and will focus on Indian tribes.
Public Comments on Agenda Items – no comments
A. Southwest City Library Update – Library IT Charlie Brown gave a report about his meeting with Jay Mitchell from the Ozark Telephone Company concerning the high-speed connection at the new library. Mr. Mitchell agreed to donate all of the plugs and labor to install these, and will also donate the patch panel and labor to tie all lines into the patch panel.
Charlie also commented on a few potential problems with the computer service in the new building. The construction team was supposed to install 6 ethernet lines per station (1 per computer) in the tubes underneath the concrete, but only 1 was installed. Charlie will now have to put in switches, which can cause all kinds of problems in the future. Also, they were supposed to put in Cat 6 lines, but put in Cat 5 instead, which will not upgrade well in the future. These two issues may cause the need for further work in the future, which is why he is alerting the board.
New Business – none
General Public Comments – none
Adjourn – Sheila made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Rachel seconded, and the meeting was adjourned at 10:35 a.m. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, November 13th at 10 a.m.