Library Board of Trustees on November 16, 2020


6:30 p.m., via Zoom

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  1. Call to Order
  2. Additions/Changes to the Agenda
  3. Public Comment
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. October
  5. Reports
    1. Staff Introduction
    2. Budget
    3. Friends
    4. Director
    5. Staff reports – questions
  6. Policy Review
    1. Library Conduct Policy
    2. Art Display Policy
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
  9. Adjourn

Next meeting date: December 21, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.


PRESENT: Chris Mangrich, Heidi Wood, Laura Hefley, Mike Healy, Scott Clemons. Library Director Jennie Garner, Public Services Librarian Kellee Forkenbrock. ABSENT: Jessica Beck

Call to Order

1)Additions/Changes to the Agenda

  • None

2)Public Comment

  • None

3)Approval of Minutes

  • October meeting minutes motion to approve M. Healy; second L. Hefley; approved voice vote


  • a)Staff Introduction
  • Kellee Forkenbrock, Public Services Librarian, On boarding and training adjustments and success during the pandemic
  • ALA/ARSLGrant proposal ‘Lighthouse in the Library’ focusing on facilitating a community-wide conversations on pressing issues
  • Topics: Diversity, Access to Wellness Resources, Education, Vision Board Recap
  • Proposed Funding Allocations, Staffing, Zoom Account, Materials, Refreshments, Marketing, Facilitation Tools
  • Love, Light, and Lit Weekly Facebook Webcast
  • Stork Storytime podcast
  • Budget: Overall 32.4% is very near expected 33% for Total Library Services
  • Services and Commodities reflect paying upfront for subscriptions, etc.
  • Personnel Services minor deviation from expected noted
  • Friends: “Making Memories at Home” Cookie kit fund raiser in progress
  • Director: Staffing in three teams again in response to COVID case increased.
  • Expanded hours on Saturday 10:00 a.m–3:00 p.m
  • Browsing in library is suspended
  • DOT kiosk and computers remain available
  • Outdoor lockers for after hour material pick-up are in placed.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Nest will continue
  • Funding being sought for second Nest in North Liberty
  • Acting in advisory role for Libraries as Second Responders national grant
  • Serving as beta test for ARSL grant training
  • Participated in United Way 21 Day Equity Challenge
  • Hosted election voting at NL Community Center building
  • e)Staff reports
  • Amy Golly certified to delivery Laughter as Therapy presentations
  • Melanie Harrison looking into bibliotheca cloud Library app for users to manage library card, eBooks and audiobooks, and check out physical items on smart phone
  • Andrew Frisbie’s statistics on October comparison showing 45% of last year during this COVID environment.

5)Policy Review

a)Library Conduct Policy

b)Art Display Policy

c)Motion to approve both policies as is M. Healy; second L. Hefley; approved voice vote

6)Old business: None

7)New business: None

Adjourn: Motion to adjourn by L. Hefley; second M. Healy; approved voice vote



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