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Library Board Meeting Agenda - January 21, 2009

Thursday, January 21, 2010, 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Election of 2010 Officers (item of action)
  • New Business
    • 2009 Year-End Budget Amendment (item of action)
    • Personnel Policy Revision – Rebecca Davies, Foster Swift (discussion, possible item of action)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

A Dog Named Zelda

I often visit a blog called HardestLevel. It is a great video game blog with lots of reviews and interesting posts about gamer culture. Today I stumbled on a post about naming pets after video game characters. The author has a dog he named "Zelda". Many others posted, that they too had named their pets after video game characters. So, this got me wondering, have any of you named your pets after games or game characters?

Meeting Minutes - December 17, 2009

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:32PM
Present: K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Absent: J. Fausone, G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as presented

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the November 19th Meeting were approved as presented

Communications

Formal and handwritten letters of thanks from Marybeth Levine of the Detroit Area Diaper Bank; the library’s participation in the diaper drive helped the Diaper Bank exceed its collection goal.

Report of the Library Director

As part of the December 9 Fine Amnesty Day, Laurie Golden ran a contest for the most creative excuse for not returning library items on time. The winner, Kris Raghunathan, received a library tote bag, Secondhand Prose gift certificate, and a library office kit for his excuse: "After I borrowed this book from the library, I remembered my mother teaching, Neither a borrower nor a lender be – so I just kept the book."

Meeting Minutes - November 19, 2009

The Chairperson, Colleen Van Auken, called the meeting to order at 7:32PM
Present: J. Fausone, K. Schulz, M. Siegrist, G. Snow, C. Van Auken
Absent: D. Turner
Also Present: E. Davis, S. Rzetelny, K. Gladden, L. Golden, J. Noricks

Call to Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, L. Papa)

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the October 15th Meeting were approved as presented

Communications

Note from S. Rzetelny thanking the Board for the funeral arrangement.

New Business

Canton Community Foundation – 2nd Endowment - Joan Noricks, president of the Canton Community Foundation, presented a proposal for the library to create a second endowment fund to be administered through the CCF. She outlined the advantages of having CCF hold combined endowment funds:

Paper Chase

As a long time fiction reader who recently has been reading primarily nonfiction, I love the way details spark my interest and lead me on a bread crumb path to the next book. Listening to Mrs. Astor regrets about Brooke Astor's decline made me wonder what happened to her son, Tony. A quick Power Search of our databases found several current articles.

I also wondered about Vincent Astor's second wife, Minnie, who apparently set him up to marry Brooke. So I picked up The sisters, a bio of the 3 Cushing sisters — who all married very, very well. Minnie's sisters Babe and Betsey had beautiful homes which were at least partially decorated by the celebrated firm Parish-Hadley (who also designed Brook Astor's famous library). CPL doesn't own the book I wanted, Parish-Hadley, but no problem — I had it sent here from MelCat.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - December 17, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009 7:30PM

  • Call to Order
  • Call to Audience
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • RFID Conversion Project
    • Discussion of newsletter advertising inserts
    • Deliver Director's Performance Evaluation and discuss establishing Director's Evaluation Committee for 2010 (discussion)
    • 2010 Library Closings Calendar – move Staff In-Service from November 12 to November 5 or 19 (item of action)
  • New Business
    • Vote Confirming December 4 Email Approval of Amnesty Day on December 9, 2009 (item of action)
    • Vote on TLN Plan of Service Revisions (item of action)
    • 4th Quarter Budget Amendments (item of action)
    • Nomination of Officers for 2010 (discussion)
  • Call to Audience
  • Adjourn

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