Elkhart Public Library
300 S. Second Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ MEETING
October 22, 2008
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The meeting of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees was held on October 22, 2008, in meeting
room #406 of the Library Annex. Janice E. Dean, President, called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
ROLL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Members of the Board of Trustees present were Janice E. Dean, Barbara G. Anderson, Renee’ Cocanower,
and Mary E. Davis. Krystal Anderson, Stuart B. Basquin, and J. Scott Troeger were unable to attend.
Also present were Connie Jo Ozinga, Director, and Sandra Bevins, Business/HR Manager. Library staff in
attendance: Deborah Stewart, Assistant Director; Diann Stutzman, Administrative Bookkeeper; Mark van
Lummel, Associate Director, Technical Services. Guests in attendance: Levar L. Johnson, past Board
A. Adoption of Agenda
B. Approval of Consent Agenda
a. Approval of Last Meeting Minutes
b. Approval of Financial Reports
c. Approval of Claims
d. Approval of Investments
e. Approval of Employee Changes
f. Approval of Circulation and Activity Reports
Mary E. Davis moved
THAT – the Consent Agenda be approved as presented.
Second: Barbara G. Anderson Motion: Carried
Indiana Library Federation conference is scheduled for November 19th and 20th. The Indiana Coalition of
Public Libraries will sponsor a focus group at Nappanee Public Library on October 23, 2008. The
American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights grants “access to library resources and services
regardless of sex, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation”. The Director presented a
security system for audio visual materials being marketed by Frich Corporation.
Minutes of the Elkhart Public Library Board of Trustees 10/22/2008 Page 2
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Building Upgrade Projects The Main Library garage door project is completed. A replacement roof for Dunlap Branch Library has been ordered. The Branch lighting project is completed. Carpet and painting is planned for Osolo Branch Library and Pierre Moran Branch Library. The handicap lift at the Main Library/Periodicals Department has malfunctioned and may be replaced with a ramp. NEW BUSINESS None ADJOURNMENT There being no further business to transact, the meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held November 17, 2008, 7:00 p.m., in meeting room #406 in the Elkhart Public Library Annex. __________________________ Renee’ Cocanower, Secretary