CONCORDIA PARISH LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL
FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, 2018
Posted: January 22, 2018
1. CALL TO ORDER
Kathleen Stevens called the meeting to order January 19th at the Ferriday Library at 10:00 AM. Members present were Kathleen Stevens, Marjorie Vogt, Jackie Young, Bobbie Calhoun, Reynard Chatman, Bobby Sheppard, Jill Britt and guest Mr. James Lee. Absent was ex-officio member.
2. ELECTION OF PRESIDENT & VICE PRESIDENT
The board unanimously agreed for Kathleen Stevens to serve as president and Renard Chatman to serve as Vice-President.
3. WELCOME – NEW BOARD MEMBER – The board welcomed Jill Britt to the Library Board for a 5 year term.
Mr. Renard Chatman moved to accept the minutes as mailed and Mrs.
Bobbie Calhoun seconded the motion. Motion carried.
A. Circulation – Library Director presented statistics for November, December and Yearly. (See Attachments)
B. Financial – Library Director discussed financial statements. (See Attachments)
6. OLD BUSINESS
1. Furniture/Moving – The furniture delivery will begin January 29th and no moving date is set.
2. Fiber Optic/Telephone – Fiber optic lines were installed and telephone is in place.
B. Vidalia Library – Concerns for the Old Courthouse were discussed when all three floors are vacated for approximately 3 years.
C. Ethics – The Board was reminded about the Ethics test is to be taken again for 2018. (See Attachment).
7. NEW BUSINESS
A. Policies – Policy revisions were made. Jackie Young moved to accept all policies and Bobbie Calhoun seconded the motion. Motion carried.
B. Arts Council – Five concerts are booked for 2018 – 2019 concert season.
C. New Computers – Ten new computers were purchased for Vidalia and 6 will be needed for Clayton and a laptop.
D. E-Rate – The library will receive some reimbursement from E-Rate for cabling in Clayton.
E. Programs – Programs planned for the next 2 weeks were discussed. (See Attachments)
F. Plans for Children’s Summer Reading Programs – Music is the theme for the Summer Reading Program 2018.
G. Board Meeting Dates – Board meeting dates were presented. (See Attachment)
H. Board Information Sheet – New Board Information sheets were requested.
8. PUBLIC COMMENT – There were no public comments.
9. NEXT BOARD MEETING
March 21, 2018 at 2:00 PM at the Vidalia Library