Board Minutes

Meeting Date

Next Meeting: April 13, 2022


William R. Dunaway Community Room

MINUTES of the regular meeting of the Pitkin County Library Board of Trustees on March 9,

2022. The meeting was called to order at 12:11 PM.

ROLL CALL: Trustees present: John Wilkinson, Elizabeth Nix, Elizabeth Stewart-Severy

(alternate, served as voting member this session), Ashley Connolly, Barbara Reid, and Barbara

Smith. Trustees Austine Stitt and Judy Wrigley were unable to attend. Staff members Kathy

Chandler and Shannon Foster attended.


APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Barbara Smith moved to approve the meeting minutes of February

9, 2022. Elizabeth Stewart-Severy seconded her motion which passed unanimously.

LIBRARIANS REPORT: Kathy provided updates regarding discussion at last meeting about PC

Library issuing a proclamation for intellectual freedom. Determined it is best to do through our

bylaws and to keep things as short and simple as possible. Kathy printed out bylaws and invites

board to review, particularly the sections on Library selection. Genevieve Smith on staff will be

in charge of policy review and Board members can provide her with feedback.

OLD BUSINESS: Kathy shared that we have received permission from Aspen Daily News

regarding the News Digitization Process.

Projector and Sound system: There is a three to six month back order because of supply chain

issue. We are using funds from the Friends of Library to pay for this upgrade.

NEW BUSINESS: Shannon presented about the Committee of Odd Items and shared some of

the odd items the library has in its collection; including silhouette cutter, analog computer game,

robots, large game collection and more. John suggested including this information in newspaper

ads so public is aware.

Shannon shared about the Collection Development Department and has pulled several policies

nationally and found that all are on par with ours. Policy that it is important to ensure that under-

represented groups are represented is gaining national traction and we are on track with that.

Kathy just recently reached out to Jamie LaRue regarding consulting for Snowmass Village

library project. Board continues to remain enthusiastic about moving forward with this library

addition in Snowmass.

Reviewed Board appointments dates and dates for renewal. Anna Lookabill Scott is

interviewing for the new alternate spot that became available.

Performance Review: Trustees - John will complete Kathy’s Annual Performance review and

other board members can add input as desired.

FUTURE MEETING DATES: April 13, 2022, May 11, 2022, and June 8, 2022

ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made at 1:37 to adjourn the meeting and passed unanimously.


Ashley Connolly