Board Minutes

Meeting Date

Next Meeting: April 14, 2021


Library Mezzanine

MINUTES of the regular meeting of the Pitkin County Library Board of Trustees on March 10,

2021. The meeting was called to order at 11:34 a.m.

ROLL CALL:  Trustees present: John Wilkinson and Barbara Smith. Trustees Judi Harris,

Barbara Reid, Judy Wrigley, John Keleher, Austine Stitt, and alternate Elizabeth Nix attended

via Zoom.  Also attending were library staff members Kathy Chandler, Monique Rodriguez, and

Jordan Bacheldor, and Connie Baker from the County Finance Office.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  After a correction of an omission (Barbara Smith was not present

at the last Board meeting) a motion was made by Austine Stitt and seconded by Judi Harris to

approve the Minutes of the Meeting on February 10, 2021. The motion was passed unanimously.

PUBLIC COMMENT: There was no public comment.

NEW BUSINESS: There was some discussion regarding when the Zoom meetings of the Board

might cease. It was decided to continue with optional Zoom meetings for the April meeting and

to then discuss the location of future meetings.

Kathy Chandler proposed that there may be a change in library hours, to be discussed further at

the next Board meeting.

Judge Boyd would like to use the Bill Dunaway Community Meeting Room for court

proceedings for summer 2022. He will attend our April Board meeting to discuss this issue. 

Connie Baker gave a PowerPoint presentation explaining County Cost Allocations to the


Library Assistant Monique Rodriguez gave a report on her job responsibilities and the “Read

Wider” programming which included the presentation on wrongful incarceration and social

justice as well as women’s history. She has also been instrumental in outreach and marketing

programs including “Spill the Tea,” partnerships with local businesses, and nonprofits, including

Sashae Florals and the Aspen Art Museum. Monique is currently working towards her Masters

Degree in Library Science. The Board members expressed appreciation for her enthusiasm and

hard work. 

John Keleher will be retiring this spring from the Board of Trustees, and Elizabeth Nix is willing

to apply to be his replacement. The Trustees are so grateful to John for his many years of service

to the Library which began many years before his most recent service on the Board.

TRUSTEE COMMENTS:  John Wilkinson commented that navigating the new Library website

entails a small learning curve. Barbara Reid attended the Social Justice presentation and said it

was outstanding and well done. It was acknowledged that it is good to continue to encourage and

recognize collaborations with organizations, such as the Historical Society’s Time Travel

Tuesday about the early days of Aspen.

LIBRARIAN’S REPORT: Kathy hopes to meet with Asadour Santourian and Alan Fletcher this

week to assess their interest in the library’s providing access for their faculty and students to the

archival recordings of their performances that the library has cataloged. The general public could

access these materials only within the library due to copyright considerations.

The computer lab in the Dunaway room reopened March 1st.

The Board would like to have a meeting with Jack Wheeler regarding the City’s plans for the

Plaza due to begin construction in April/May. 

OLD BUSINESS: Kathy gave a brief review of the COVID Phased Service Levels.


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ADJOURNMENT: A motion was made by Judy Wrigley and seconded by John Keleher to

adjourn the meeting at 1:10 p.m.


Judy Wrigley