Library Board Minutes
BARTLESVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING
PLACE OF MEETING: Bartlesville Public Library-Board Room/Administrative Services
DATE OF MEETING: March 12, 2013
TIME OF MEETING: 4:30 PM
MEMBERS PRESENT AT ROLL CALL: ALSO PRESENT:
Mark Boekhout Joan Singleton, Director
Paul Crawford Beth DeGeer, Assistant Director
Chris Dixon Karen Kerr-McGraw, Literacy Coordinator
George Halkiades Denise Goff, Senior Administrative Assistant
MEMBERS ABSENT AT ROLL CALL:
Chairman George Halkiades called the meeting to order at 4:34 PM. Since a quorum was not present, the review and approval of the January 8, 2013 Minutes were deferred at this time.
Ms. Singleton said the Library’s Long Range Plan and Telecommunications and Technology Plan were reviewed in January. She has attached to her Director’s Report, a list of accomplishments that have been made in each outlined goal. Some of the accomplishments include facilitating online patron book reviews to the library catalog. Internet connection speed was increased to 100mb/sec. The Library newsletter is regularly emailed to patrons. The new library automation system was chosen and will be installed before the end of the fiscal year. New monitors have been installed at Circulation, Reference, and Meeting Room B. They will run public service messages and Library programs and events. New video conferencing equipment has been installed in Meeting Room A. Ms. Singleton believed that about 2/3 of the goals and objectives listed in the plan have been addressed. Mr. Halkiades asked if any goals were adjusted or new goals created for this year. Ms. Singleton said not at this time. In 2014, it will be time to redo the entire plan, so new goals and objectives will be created at that time.
With the arrival of Board Member Alfreda McIntosh, Mr. Halkiades asked for any corrections, additions, and/or revisions in the January 8, 2013 Board Meeting Minutes. With none mentioned, Ms. McIntosh made a motion to approve the Minutes as presented. Seconded by Ms. Jenkins. Aye: Boekhout, Dixon, Halkiades, Jenkins, McIntosh. Nay: 0. Absent for Vote: Crawford. Motion Carried.
The Equipment Use Policy, Principles of Conduct Policy, and the Research Policy were reviewed with no suggested changes or revisions.
Ms. Kerr-McGraw presented the annual Literacy Training for Board Members. This year’s presentation focused on learning styles. There are seven learning styles. They include Linguistic, Logical Mathematical, Spatial-Visualizers, Musical, Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal. All Literacy Tutors are required to learn the three major styles which are Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners. If the tutor can correctly identify the student’s style of learning, his chances of success is much greater. She also distributed a “learning styles inventory” activity for Board Members to identify the learning style that applies to them. Board Members also viewed the video, entitled Visual Stress Syndrome. The video showed how different colors can bring words into focus and eliminate word blindness.
Ms. Jenkins reported that the local City Ride Service received an A in the Angelou Economic Report that was recently released. The Library is one of the largest stops on the bus route.
Mr. Halkiades invited Board Members to stop by and see the Friends Bookstore. It has been totally refurbished and all new materials added. He wanted to thank Technical Services Librarian Elsie Green for all her help. The responses have all been positive.
No Public Comments were made at this meeting.
Items for the May 14, 2013 agenda include the annual review of the Safety of Children and Electronic Signboard Policies and the new fiscal year budget for 2014. With no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned at 5:22 PM. The next regular meeting of the Bartlesville Library Board will be Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM
Submitted By: Denise Goff
Senior Administrative Assistant