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Library Board Meeting Agenda — July 18, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders - None
  • New Business
    • Proposed revision to Meeting Room Policy
    • Proposed 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment
    • Proposed 2014-2016 Draft Budget
    • Canton Leisure Services Community Survey
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Chow Down at One of Canton's International Restaurants

Make this an adventuresome summer. Earn your Chow Down badge by dining at one of the dozens of ethnically diverse restaurants in Canton:

Chinese: Best China
Canton China
Chin Express
China Garden
China Gold
China House
Chopstick House

Meeting Minutes — June 20, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:29 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, J. Fausone, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Absent: M. Farell, S. Foster
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden, D. Huntzicker

Call to Audience

(M. Barker, L. Golden, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski, N. Welz) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared a copy of a letter from the Baldwin Public Library Board to Commissioners Dwyer and Gershenson of the Oakland County Commission re: enlisting their support in an effort to alter state law to exclude libraries from the list of places where it is lawful to openly carry firearms. The Baldwin board had asked that Davis share the letter with the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees in the hope that they, too, would send a similar request to Canton’s representatives on the Wayne County Commission.

Director’s Report

Davis (along with trustees Hartnett, Eggenberger and Foster) attended a TLN workshop on Working with Boards: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly the previous week. All felt the experience had been worthwhile.

L. Golden will be presenting at the American Library Association conference next week, talking about the library’s Connect Your Summer program on a panel discussing gameification in libraries; CPL will be the only public library represented on the panel.

Davis is working on her mid-year self-assessment and will send it to Chair K. Schulz. Input from staff is also being collected.

10 Off-beat Films About Food

Check out one of these food-related films and earn a Chow Down badge:

1. Big night [videodisc] by Rysher Entertainment presents a Timpano production:
Determined to drum up business and foil his Little Italy rival, Secondo concocts a rumor that bandleader Louis Prima will dine at his restaurant that very night, sending chef Primo into a frenzy. Will it be the finest night of his career, or will it be a financial disaster? Will Louis Prima actually come to dine? With wonderful performances by Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub, it's worth viewing this film just to see the dinner's masterpiece timpano.

2. Toast [videodisc] by W2 Media Inc, BBC, and Screen WM present ; produced by Faye Ward ; written by Lee Hall ; directed by SJ Clarkson:
England's reputation for terrible food may be deserved if this film, based on food writer Nigel Slater's memoirs, can be believed. Nigel's mum may have served meals from boiled tins, but he and his dad adored her. When she dies and her place in his father's affections is threatened by their gastronomically adept cleaning lady, Nigel enters into an unofficial culinary contest with his late mother's rival.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — June 20, 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:30 PM

  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders - None
  • New Business
    • Connect Your Summer Overview with M. Barker & N. Welz   
    • Review of impact of state & federal laws, and employee medical plan options for 2013/2014 (with D. Huntzicker of Kapnick Insurance Group) 
    • Approve medical plan option after presentation by Kapnick Insurance and   discussion of Finance Committee recommendation
    • Approve employee cost-sharing option for medical premiums as outlined by PA 152, after discussion of Finance Committee Recommendation
    • Approve proposed change to 2013 IT budget
  •  Call to Audience
  •   Adjourn

Library Board Meeting Minutes — May 16, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:33 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, K. Schulz
Absent: T. Hartnett
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared a card from Hasina Abdu and Nadia Husain from the Muslim Communities of Western Suburbs; the group also donated $200 to the Endowment Fund in recognition of the Muslim Journeys grant recently awarded to the library by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

A program from the 2013 Canton Hall of Fame/Community Achiever and Community Supporters awards reception was also shared; the Friends of the Canton Public Library were given one of the Community Supporter awards at the ceremony.

Davis complimented L. Golden and her organizing committee for the successful LibraryAware party on May 10.

Director’s Report

Davis received the equalization report from Wayne County which stated that the library will not experience any Headlee erosion in the millage rate in 2013; it will remain at 1.5437 mills.

Library Board June Meeting Re-Scheduled

The June 2013 meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been re-scheduled. The meeting will be held at 7:30 PM on Thursday, June 20 in the Purple Room.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — May 16, 2013

Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Jungle Java Express Lease Renewal
  • New Business
    • Strategic Plan Update
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Data Entry Volunteer Needed

Wanted: volunteer applicants for data entry position (preferably with MS Office experience.) Hours are flexible; one 2-hour shift per week, your choice of weekdays between 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The preferred applicant will be a self-starter, comfortable with working independently. A friendly disposition and communication skills a must. Applications will be accepted at the Reception Desk through Friday, May 17 at 6:00 PM.

Meeting Minutes — April 18, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:33 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(K. Benjamin, M. Benjamin, T. Benjamin, A. Davis, D. Ebner, G. Ebner, Q. Ebner, L. Felcher, C. Fry, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, E. Hess, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, M. Swartz, N. Szczepanski, A. Zahid, M. Zahid) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

E. Davis shared a congratulatory card from Unique Management and stated that congratulations from libraries across the state had been received via email since the LibraryAware award announcement had been made by Library Journal at the end of March. Extra copies of the magazine have been ordered and will be distributed to the board members.
 
Davis also shared a letter from the Community Literacy Council, thanking the library for its participation in their Spelling Bee fundraiser; the Friends sponsored the team, which ended the competition in 2nd Place.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — April 18, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Jungle Java Express Lease Renewal discussion
    • First Quarter Budget Amendment
  • New Business
    • President's Volunteer Service Award presentation
    • Plante & Moran 2012 Audit presentation
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — March 21, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Absent: J. Fausone
Also Present: E. Davis, M. Nicholson

Call to Audience

(L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

- None

Director’s Report

The library will offer classes on using Zinio for Libraries, a new electronic resource purchased through The Library Network (TLN). Popular magazines will be available to patrons at no cost via their computer, iPad, Kindle Fire, iPhone or Android device.

Committee Reports

– None

Unfinished Business & General Orders

Renewal of Jungle Java Express Lease discussion - JJX co-owner Laurel Hess spoke to the board regarding the general pattern of business expense versus profit the cafe has experienced throughout its tenure at the library.

New Business

Statistic of the Month – Business Services Accountant Debbie McHugh explained the current financial statements currently presented to the board in the monthly packet, and presented a proposed revision to both the summary and expanded versions of the P&L statement.

Call to Audience

– None

Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at 8:50 PM.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — March 21, 2013

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Jungle Java Express Lease Renewal Discussion - Eric & Laurel Hess
  • New Business
    • Presentation: Statistic of the Month: Financial Reports - Debbie McHugh
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — February 21, 2013

The Chairperson, Kim Schulz, called the meeting to order at 7:29 pm.

Present: N. Eggenberger, M. Farell, J. Fausone, S. Foster, T. Hartnett, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

(R. Havenstein-Coughlin, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski) – None

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

Plante & Moran auditors will be in next week (February 25-March 1); the results of their audit will be presented to the board at the April 18 meeting.

Copies of the 2012 edition of the Michigan Public Libraries Data Digest were supplied to the board; the data was derived from yearly state aid reports.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — February 21, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Director's Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • None
  • New Business
    • Presentation: Statistic of the Month: resident and non-resident cardholders
    • Discussion Item: Renewal of Jungle Java Express lease
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn