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March 2013 Board Meeting Minutes

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Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

March 18, 2013


Adrienne Johnston(AJ), Paul Kennedy(PK), Tim Macdonald (TM), Peter Maksymyszyn (PM), Brent Patriquin (BP), Joe Zelwietro (Chief Librarian) (JZ)

Regrets: John Martinson (JM)

Meeting commenced at 7:07 pm.

  • Addition to Agenda. AJ requested that the Trustees accept the CV of local architect Alora Griffin for consideration.
  • Addition to Agenda. AJ requested that the Board send flowers to John and Lorna Martinson
  • Amended Agenda Accepted. Motion by PM, seconded BP, Passed
  • Motion to accept January Minutes AJ, seconded by PK, Passed
  • Discussion about SOFI and financial situation for 2013. Motion to accept the SOFI, PK, seconded by BP, Passed, 1 abstention AJ
  • Discussion about possible fund-raising, Joe is to continue work on potential of Advertising income on circulation slips, improve efficiency of casuals, work with union in coming up with solutions to funding difficulties, contact City re: funding potential wage increases. Request donations from corporations. Ask Friends of the Libraries for funds to support collection.
  • Discussion about NCLF, TOPs training and role of Prince Rupert Library trustee on the NCLF.
  • Discussion about Centennial celebrations. Possibility of Library float in Seafest parade, but we need a volunteer/coordinator. Support of Human Library Auction idea in autumn. Consider digital display rather than sandwich board for promotion. Contact Archives for centennial pictures.
  • Discussion about Global Payments terminal and associated fees. Due to loss of funds (almost 20% of our annual revenue), Board passed a motion to cease use of the terminal and no longer accept Interact or credit cards as soon as possible. Motion PK, seconded BP, Passed

Meeting Adjourned at 8:50 pm.

Next Regular Board Meeting at 7pm May 6, 2013
TOPs training scheduled for April 20, 2013