Mount Pleasant Public Library: Board of Trustees Meeting
Minutes of the Meeting of May 17, 2018

Trustees & Liaisons present: Larry Levine, Jorge Marmol, Mary Ann Quinn, Robert Huerster, Paulette Dimovski, Laurie Smalley, David Vinjamuri

Trustees & Liaisons absent: Emil Muccin, James Calabro, Marcie Krauss

Also present: John Fearon, Library Director; Vivian Gufarotti, Assistant Library Director

Administrative: Trustee Huerster called the meeting to order at 7:38 PM

The minutes of the April 19, 2018 meeting were approved. Moved by Trustee Quinn, seconded by Trustee Levine, and passed.

After discussion, it was moved by Trustee Marmol, and seconded by Trustee Dimovski, that:
It is hereby resolved that the Town Comptroller be authorized to:
> Pay all vouchers reviewed and approved by the Library Director and the Town Comptroller, for the month of May 2018, for a total of $33,991.54
> Pay North State Mechanical $615 for cooling tower repairs
> Pay CBS $180 for printer services
> Pay Examiner Media LLC $658.35 for advertising
> Pay Jam Printing $640 for printing services
> Pay Janway Co. $723 for summer reading program supplies
> Pay Lothrop Associates $22,470.25 for architectural services
> Pay Sir Speedy $165 for printing services
> Pay John Fearon $237.91 for reimbursable expenses
> Pay Chris Dieckman $250 for signs
201805-01 The motion passed.

After discussion, it was moved by Trustee Quinn, and seconded by Trustee Levine, that:
It is hereby resolved that the following personnel items be approved:
> Kharin Villaflor be appointed to the position of Library Clerk, effective May 8, 2018, at an hourly rate of pay of “Library Clerk: Special Assignment” - Step 1, as detailed in the Authorized Personnel Salary Schedule 2018, approved December, 2017
> Kristen Heinrich be appointed to the position of Substitute Librarian, effective May 21, 2018, at an hourly rate of pay of Substitute Librarian, as detailed in the Authorized Personnel Salary Schedule 2018, approved December, 2017
> Raphael Guida be appointed to the position of Substitute Librarian, effective May 21, 2018, at an hourly rate of pay of Substitute Librarian, as detailed in the Authorized Personnel Salary Schedule 2018, approved December, 2017
> Alice Kiffer be appointed to the position of Substitute Librarian, effective May 21, 2018, at an hourly rate of pay of Substitute Librarian, as detailed in the Authorized Personnel Salary Schedule 2018, approved December, 2017
201805-02 The motion passed.

Director’s Report and Points of Discussion

> Planning Process for a New Approach to Pre-Teen Services and the After-School Period.
A very productive meeting was held at the Library on May 11. During the meeting, Plan A Advisors, our consultants, shared the findings from the interviews, survey, site visits, and roundtables that were conducted, and brought forward the ideas that best seem to address the challenges posed by the level of activity in the Library after school. There may be a Steering Committee meeting next week.
> Role of the Board in overseeing the Library.
> New ways of managing the collection, including ways to increase the circulation of nonfiction books on the shelves on the second floor. One idea raised was curated displays.
> The Library received a request to hold an informational meeting for candidates for the State Supreme Court.

Trustee Levine moved for adjournment at 9:07 P.M., seconded by Trustee Marmol. The motion passed.

Next meeting: Thursday, June 21, at 7:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted, Robert Huerster