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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.

May 17 Library Board Meeting Canceled

The May 17 meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been canceled.

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 PM; members of the public are invited to attend.

Meeting Minutes — April 19, 2012

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

Present: M. Siegrist, D. Turner, G. Snow, C. Van Auken
Absent: J. Fausone, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Library Board Meeting Agenda - April 19, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 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
  • Old Business
    • Jungle Java lease
  • New Business
    • Audit Presentation
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — March 15, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, K Schulz, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(B. Czerniak, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, S. Kennedy, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski)

Library Board Meeting Agenda — March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 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
    • None
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • MERS Health Care Savings Program – benchmarking report
    • Director’s Evaluation
  • New Business
    • 2012-2014 Strategic Planning – Susan Kennedy, K2+ Communications
    • Online Board packet options
    • Approve Clear Fortress proposal to replace Pedigrid Entrance Floor Mat in lobby
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — February 16, 2012

The following minutes are draft status pending approval.

Blood Drive

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, February 17. 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 right now, so please drop by to donate. And be sure to bring a friend. (You must be 17 years of age and able to donate a full pint of blood to be eligible.)