Minutes of the Lebanon Public Library

Board of Trustees Meeting

February 24, 1999


The meeting was called to order at 4:17 p.m. by President Tom Whitsitt. Attending were board members Sharon Wood, Mike Burns, Marsha Truitt, Ruth Lucas, Ron Morelock, Jane Myers and Director, Larry Hathaway.

The Secretary’s report was approved as distributed. The Treasurer’s report was presented by Mrs. Lucas and approved in a motion by Mr. Burns and seconded by Mrs. Myers.

Mr. Morelock from the legislative committee reported that there was nothing new and pertinent at this time other than the House and Senate bills regarding public access issues, and the censorship issue as it relates to internet filtering. Mrs. Myers remarked on the legislative day program activities and luncheon. Department reports were reviewed and commented upon. Discussion spurred from one of the reports regarding the amount of staff time being taken up with computer training with individuals, and that it takes them away from other duties, notably the front desk.

In the Director’s report, Mr. Hathaway presented an update on the roof from Welty, and a tentative plan for updating the library’s five year plan. He explained a rearrangement of fiction on the main floor including interfiling of the genres’ mysteries, westerns and science fiction. Also noted was a gift from the Friends of the Library, and a pending credit of $2091 from Ameritech as the result of our 1998 Universal Fund application

Under new business, Mrs. Myers reported on the Frankfort Library friends group receiving a percentage of sales from art work on display. She also suggested that our teen group might pursue grant money as was awarded to the Zionsville Library Teen Council for their activities.

Under old business, the board approved a motion by Mr. Burns and seconded by Mrs. Wood that the library enter into a contractual advertising agreement with the Lebanon Reporter for one year at the amount of $1,620, for the purpose of publishing Memorials. The motion passed unanimously, although it was universally lamented that our local newspaper will no longer publish the memorials free of charge as a public service as had been done for many years in the past.

A motion to approve Claims was made by Mrs. Myers, seconded by Mrs. Truitt, and passed unanimously. A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Morelock and seconded by Mrs. Lucas.

Our next regular meeting will be March 24, 1999 at 4:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.

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Mike Burns, Secretary                                      Tom Whitsitt, President