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Meeting Minutes — October 18, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM.

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

Sign Up Now For November 9 Blood Drive

Start off the season of giving with a donation to the American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, November 9 at CPL.

The 43 hospitals in the tri-county area alone use 900 pints… per day! So, swear off caffeine and chocolate for the day, and eat high-iron foods like raisins, beef, broccoli, tomatoes and watermelon. Then come in and help save a life. Reservations (10:00 AM-3:30 PM) 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.

Business Services Office Needs a Volunteer

Interested in a little light office work? The CPL Business Services office needs help with filing documents and other clerical duties, including some data entry.

If you can volunteer 2 hours weekly (your choice of Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM-5:00 PM), are detail-oriented, neat and accurate, we would like to interview you for this volunteer opportunity. Basic computer skills (use of Internet, keyboarding) are a must; familiarity with Excel and other Microsoft Office applications preferred. Any candidate must be able to:
  • Visually distinguish among various account folders
  • Understand spoken instructions and communicate clearly with supervisor
  • Lift and carry 10-25 lb. if necessary
Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 2 at 6:00 PM.
Email gladdenk@cantonpl.org or drop off at the Reception Desk.

Who Has the Best Friends Ever?

We do, of course! Check out this new sign the Friends of the Canton Public Library purchased for us. What a great way to remind the community of all the programs we have planned (sponsored by — who else? — the Friends). If you know a Friend, be sure to thank them.

Closed Session Minutes — September 20, 2012

The board moved into closed session to discuss the library director’s evaluation

Colleen Van Auken moved and Jim Fausone supported a motion to move back into open session.

The motion passed unanimously, 12/9-20-1-CS

Budget Hearing Minutes — September 20, 2012

The hearing was called to order by the Chairperson, Don Turner, at 7:30 PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. VanAuken
Absent: None

Meeting Minutes — September 20, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:33 PM.
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(T. Hartnett, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, D. McHugh, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, N. Szczepanski)

Budget Hearing Agenda — September 20, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Budget Hearing
  • Approval of Budget
  • Tax Resolution

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