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October 2020 Library Board Minutes

Board of Trustees Regular Session Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Present:          Nick Skene, Vicki Matsumori, Dustin Lewis, Ali Lyddall, Brent Gardner, Kirsten Woodbury

Excused:          Sage Fitch

Others:            Kim Fong, Murray Library Director; Julia Pehrson, Murray Library Assistant Director; Brittney Casad, Murray Library Staff               

1.         Call to Order:

            Chairman Lewis called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m.

2.         Approval of Minutes:   

            The minutes for the September 2020 meeting were approved, as written, on a motion made by Brent Gardner and seconded by Nick Skene. Voting was unanimous in favor.

3.         Public Comment: 

            None

4.         Financial Reports:

            25% of the year has lapsed and everything is mostly on budget. Chairman Lewis asked if the library will be receiving part of the CARES Act money that Murray City is receiving and the answer was yes. Chairman Lewis also asked if the city of Murray has any plans to install air purifiers in the buildings to clean virus particles from the air. Director Fong responded that she does not think there will be any overhauling of the HVAC systems in any of the city facilities. She added that the main priorities are for bathrooms with things like automatic faucets and soap dispensers. A motion to receive and file the financial report was made by Vicki Matsumori and seconded by Kirsten Woodbury. Voting was unanimous in favor.

5.         Board Reports:

            None

6.         Director’s Report:

            Director Fong shared a presentation on how e-resources at the library work and some statistics on how well the circulation is for them. She shared that there is an overall upward trend in all e-resources, which is not surprising given the pandemic. She stated that children’s e-books have definitely been on the rise since March 2020, which is an area that does not normally see much use. She also gave a brief overview on how Hoopla and Overdrive/Libby lending policies work.

7.         Old Business:

            The Library Board reviewed the updated Circulation Policy that was approved from the last meeting and it was decided that nothing else needed to be added to it.

8.         New Business:

            None

9.         Executive Session:

A motion to close the meeting to discuss the character and competency of an individual was made by Vicki Matsumori and seconded by Ali Lyddall. Voting was unanimous in favor. The meeting was closed at 5:59 p.m.

A motion to reopen the meeting was made by Brent Gardner and seconded by Vicki Matsumori. Voting was unanimous in favor. The meeting was reopened at 6:32 p.m.

10.       Adjournment:

A motion to adjourn was made by Kirsten Woodbury and seconded by Brent Gardner. Voting was unanimous in favor. The meeting was adjourned at 6:33 p.m.