Library Board Minutes

Meeting Date

Next Meeting: June 6, 2018


Library Hot Picks Room

MINUTES of the regular meeting of the Pitkin County Library Board of Trustees on May 2, 2018.  

ROLL CALL:  Trustees present:  Barbara Reid, Barbara Smith, Austine Stitt, John Wilkinson, John Keleher, Judy Wrigley and alternate Elizabeth Nix.  Judi Harris and alternate David Bentley were not presenst.

PUBLIC COMMENT:  There was no public comment.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  The Minutes of the April 4, 2018 meeting were approved.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS:  John Wilkinson informed the group of his plan to attend the ALA meeting in Washington, DC.  He anticipates meeting with U.S. Senators Michael Bennett and Cory Gardner who may or may not be recipients of John’s party favors:  Pitkin County Library Bags and 1967 Snowmass Village caps. He promises to report his success with the meetings and the distribution.

LIBRARIAN’S REPORT:  Kathy reported on the installation of the new bench outside the front entrance.

The Children’s Room will be getting new wall panels and board book holders as well as new browsing bins.

Kathy explained the Library’s goal of completing the cataloging of the Aspen Music Festival and School’s recordings and the linking of these digitized works to the Library catalog.

She reported on staff departures and new arrivals.

NEW BUSINESS:  Proposed Policy Revision:  the Board discussed new language for “8.2 LIBRARY SPONSORED PROGRAMS AND SERVICES” in the policy manual.  On motion of Austine Stitt and seconded by John Keleher, the Board unanimously approved the first reading of the proposed revision.  Kathy explained that the Library has a Request for Re-evaluation of Programs available to Library patrons.

Kathy reviewed the permission given to the duplicate bridge group that is meeting in the Dunaway Community Room on the third Saturday of each month.  The Board agreed to wait and see how this works out.

Kathy will report the statistics on the use of the room as outlined in the February Friends of the Library solicitation letter.   

OLD BUSINESS:  Report on Job Duties by Staff:  Collins Kelly, Young Adult Services Librarian

Collins gave the Board an overview of her wide-ranging duties.  She organizes programs to entice local teens to come to the Library for books, socialization, and snacks.  She is organizing the Summer Reading Program and conducts an outreach program to the area schools. Collins will be leaving in July to move back to Vail to teach middle school. The Board expressed its appreciation for all of Collins’ efforts during the fund-raising for the Library expansion and remodel.


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ADJOURNMENT:  On motion of Judy, seconded by Barbara Smith, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn.

Respectfully submitted,

Austine N. Stitt,

Acting Secretary