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Library Board Meeting Agenda — September 20, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Approve proposed 2013 calendar
  • Statistic of the Month
  • Director's Evaluation (closed session)
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — August 16, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM

Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken

Volunteers Needed to Shelve A/V

At loose ends since retiring? Need to boost your college application or job resume? Or do you love the library and just want to be a part of the team that makes the Canton Public Library a jewel in our community?

We have volunteer shelving positions open on the following days/times:
  • Mondays: 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Mondays: 10:00-12:00PM
  • Saturdays: 12:00-2:00 or 1:00-3:00 PM

Volunteers must be able to push a loaded cart, lift heavy books and stand on a footstool to re-shelve items. If you think you are the volunteer for these positions, please submit an application before 9:00 PM Monday, June 3.

Library Board Meeting Agenda — August 16, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Finance Committee Report
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award presentation
  • Capital Expenditures Guideline draft
  • 2013 Budget – 2nd Draft
  • Strategic Plan
  • Approve plan to distribute funds from terminated MERS plan to current full-time employees
  • Approve amounts to be distributed to current full-time employees from terminated MERS plan
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — July 19, 2012

Thursday July 19, 2012, 7:30 PM
The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner
Absent: G. Snow, C. Van Auken

Library Board Meeting Agenda — July 19, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes (Regular meeting)
  • Approval of Minutes (Closed session)
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Strategic Plan — Susan Kennedy, K2+ Communications
  • eResources Statistics/eBooks — Ophelia Lo
  • Contract approval: 2012 and 2013 audits
  • Information Technology Plan Update and Contract Approval
  • Proposed 2nd Quarter Budget Amendment
  • Draft 2013 Budget — First Look and Capital Expenditures Guideline Draft
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Closed Session Minutes — June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The board moved into closed session to consider material exempt from disclosure by the Michigan Library Privacy Act.

James Fausone moved and Kim Schulz supported a motion to move back into open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/6-21-1-CS

Closed Session Minutes — March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Closed session to discuss the CPL director’s annual performance review.

The board moved into closed session to discuss the director’s review and compensation related to the review.

James Fausone moved and Colleen Van Auken supported a motion to move to open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/3-15-1-CS

Closed Session Minutes — June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

The board moved into closed session to consider material exempt from disclosure by the Michigan Library Privacy Act.

James Fausone moved and Kim Schulz supported a motion to move back into open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/6-21-1-CS

Meeting Minutes — June 21, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, G. Snow, C. Van Auken

Library Board Meeting Agenda — June 21, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Administrative Reports
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Committee Reports
  • Finance Report
  • Old Business
    • Approve new lease with Jungle Java Express
    • Approve resolution to terminate current MERS retiree medical plan
    • Approve disbursements to participating retirees from MERS plan
  • New Business
    • 2012/2013 Audit
    • Adopt type of employee contribution to health insurance premiums (hard cap or percentage)
    • Revised Circulation Policy (first reading)
    • Connect Your Summer Overview
    • Closed session to discuss material exempt by statute (Library Privacy Act)
    • Patron Appeal 2012-01
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Drills This Week

Emergency evacuation drills have been scheduled at the library this week. All patrons will be required to participate in these drills, so be prepared to quickly collect your valuables and exit the building. Safety drills are necessary to keep our staff familiar with proper procedure in the event of real emergencies. Thanks in advance for your cooperation and patience.

This Donation Won't Cost a Penny

Don't have a pint — donate it to the American Red Cross blood drive instead, when they set up shop at the library on Friday, June 8. Reservations are being accepted now: in person at the Reception Desk, by phone at 734-397-0999 ext. 1071, or by email to gladdenk@cantonpl.org. Or just walk in any time between 10:00 AM-3:45 PM. There's a critical need for blood this summer, so please stop in to donate a pint. And be sure to bring a friend. (You must be at least 17 years old and able to donate an entire pint.)

Clerical Volunteer Wanted

The Business Services office is looking for a self-starting volunteer to perform a variety of support functions. This individual will be a fast learner with the ability to work with minimal supervision after training.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Filing documents and other clerical duties
  • Computer data entry
  • Assisting other departments in preparing program materials (cutting, stuffing envelopes, etc.)

We Need a Summer Volunteer

When you hear the word "Dewey," do you think of a number system for classifying library books — or one of Donald Duck's nephews? If it's the former, you might be just the person to fill this summer volunteer position:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Pull books from library collection for review, then re-shelve them after review

Required Qualifications and Skills: Ability to shelve books in proper alphabetical order; familiarity with Dewey decimal system preferred

Essential Functions:
  • Ability to reach upper book shelves to take/re-shelve books, using stool
  • Ability to push fully loaded book cart
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy books
  • Ability to read spine labels well enough to shelve accurately
  • Ability to understand spoken instruction and to communicate clearly with supervisor

Schedule: Two-hour shifts on Mondays and/or Thursdays (Mondays: between 2:00-8:00 PM; Thursdays: between 10:00 AM-5:00 PM).

Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 8 at 6:00 PM, either at the Reception Desk or via email to gladdenk@cantonpl.org. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This description is not a contract between the library and the volunteer. The library reserves the right to revise this job description at its discretion.