President George Griffin announced that since an in-person meeting is not practical at this time due to the Covid-19 restrictions, this meeting will be held remotely as a virtual meeting using Zoom. Noting that there was a quorum present, the meeting was called to order at 4:33.
Roll call attendance: Brann, Gill, Griffin, Gross, Lehman, Punzelt, Young, Pennington – present. Earlywine, Michels – absent.
Minutes of Previous Meeting: MOTION: Young, second by Lehman to approve minutes from May 11, 2020 and June 1, 2020 meetings. 6 ayes – Brann, Gill, Griffin, Gross, Lehman, Punzelt, Young; 0 nays; 2 absent. Motion carried.
Correspondence, communications, and public comments: None
*Finance: The finance report was reviewed.
*House: Librarian Pennington noted the drop box is now open and receiving many returns.
Librarian’s Report: Staff began required Sexual harassment Training, answered patrons’ questions, complied book orders, participated in statewide online meetings focused on reopening. Began work on annual report. Librarian Pennington completed continuing education about handling legal reference questions and finished credits to receive the Medical Library Associations Consumer Health Information Specialization, Level II. Summer reading will begin next week and is available online.
MOTION: Gross, second by Lehman to approve committee reports and statistics/librarians report. 6 ayes – Brann, Gill, Griffin, Gross, Lehman, Punzelt, Young; 0 nays; 2 absent. Motion carried.
Old Business: None
New Business: It was recommended that the library apply for E-rate through DoIT-ICN consortium which would lower the internet costs of the library. MOTION: Young, second by Punzelt to fill out the form and apply for E-rate. 6 ayes – Brann, Gill, Griffin, Gross, Lehman, Punzelt, Young; 0 nays; 2 absent. Motion carried.
Miscellaneous: President Griffin announced that the board is extremely appreciative to Librarian Pennington and library staff for all the hours, hard work, webinars, and diligence during the pandemic closing and now reopening. Thank you.
Meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m. Next scheduled meeting is Monday, July 13th, 2020.
Evie Gill, Secy.