Board Minutes

Meeting Date

Next Meeting: March 11, 2020


William R. Dunaway Community Meeting Room

MINUTES of the Regular Meeting of the Pitkin County Library Board of Trustees on

February 12, 2020.

ROLL CALL: Trustees present: Barbara Reid, Austine Stitt, John Wilkinson. John Keleher, and

Judi Harris. Not present: Judy Wrigley, Barbara Smith and alternate trustee Elizabeth Nix.

County Librarian Kathy Chandler attended as did Music Librarian Nathan Child.

MINUTES: John Wilkinson moved to approve the Minutes of the January 8, 2020, meeting.

Judi Harris seconded his motion which passed with no dissent.

PUBLIC COMMENT: There was no public comment.


John Keleher addressed the possible renaming of Galena Plaza, the area just to the east of

the library. He allowed that he wasn’t crazy about the proposed name: Aspen Commons. After

discussion, Austine Stitt proposed that Kathy Chandler speak with the City Manager to let her

know that the Library Board was strongly in favor of retaining the name Galena Plaza rather than

renaming the area Aspen Commons. Judi Harris seconded the motion which passed


John Wilkinson reported on his CAL Legislative Committee meeting in Denver. He

reported that the recommendation to Congress is that library funding be drastically cut



Nathan Child, the Library’s new music librarian, gave the trustees a recap of his

background and the range of his Library duties. The Board discussed the possibility of acquiring

a piano for the Dunaway Meeting Room.

Nathan Child informed the Board of how the Library will be useful during the Census.

The Library will encourage people to come to the Library for information, forms, and computer

use to be counted. The Library can answer questions, provide resources for registering on-line,

and promote participation in the Census.

John Wilkinson reported on his conversation with Snowmass Village resident Emily

Farrell. They discussed the presence of the Library in Snowmass Village and future community

needs in that area.


John and Kathy attended a meeting with the City to discuss plans for the area currently

known as Galena Plaza. Topics included trees, dogs, and access to the book drop.

The Board resumed discussion about the elimination of overdue fines, 10 Cents a day

since 1968. Kathy will meet with other Colorado librarians to see how other places are handling

this matter. The question was discussed of how to handle the New Book collection where the

books are current and popular. Kathy suggested a request to those borrowers to be on their honor

to return the book on time. If the Board decides to eliminate fines, a policy needs to be proposed

with two readings in order to become effective.

Kathy and the Board discussed various options for Library displays.


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Meeting adjournment was at 1:30pm. Proposed by Austine and seconded by John. All were in


Respectfully submitted,

Austine N. Stitt

Acting Secretary