St. Elmo Public Library District

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March 9, 2017 Minutes

St. Elmo Public Library District

311 W. Cumberland Road

St. Elmo, IL  62458

March 9, 2017


Present: Koberlein, Spitler, Kamnick, Arnold, Crawford, Denton, Director Karnes.

Guests: Wayne Moran, JoAn Evans.


The Library board meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. by President Koberlein.

The minutes of the February 9th meeting were read and approved.

The treasurer’s and librarian’s reports were presented (see attached).

Motion by Spitler, seconded by Crawford, to approve and pay the bills. Motion carried.

Wayne Moran said that in the fall Wabash Independent Fiber Optic will be installing a fiber optic cable for internet at Beecher City. He recommended that the Beecher City Library switch to this for its internet provider when it is available. He also got quotes for the St. Elmo Library for new license and software updates. A three year contract is $630.00. Motion by Spitler, seconded by Arnold, to pay for the three year contract. Motion carried.  He will get a quote from Centurion Guard Browse Control for open DNS. He also got a quote from New Wave for phone and internet services for Brownstown Branch Library. He said the St. Elmo Library needs an external hard drive that plugs into the network to back up files. The cost is $149.00. Motion by Crawford, seconded by Denton, to purchase the external hard drive. Motion carried.

At the Beecher City Library more gravel will be put on the driveway this spring. Seven people attended the book club. The carbon monoxide/ smoke alarm was replaced. JoAn is having problems with the printer. Also plywood is coming loose on the north wall of the library. JoAn Evans will find someone to do the repairs.

Director Karnes said the librarians attended the catalog class, and that there are three follow up classes. The first one is April 20th. MediaCom replaced their modem at St. Elmo Library.

The Overdrive Renewal Agreement is coming up. Motion by Spitler, seconded by Kamnick, to renew and pay the bill. The cost for this is $1600.00 a year. Motion carried.

The SHARE Member Annual Agreement is due in June. The cost for this is $3119.00 plus $200.00 each for Beecher City and Brownstown Branches.

Mowing bids for Beecher City and St. Elmo Libraries were received and reviewed. Motion by Denton, seconded by Crawford, to employ Moccasin Lawn Care for both Libraries. Motion carried.

Director Karnes will start posting a list of the new books ordered for the libraries on the bulletin board at the library for patrons to see new books coming in.

Motion by Crawford, seconded by Arnold, to enter closed session at 8:34 p.m. to discuss personnel. Motion carried.

Motion by Spitler, seconded by Arnold, to leave closed session at 8:50 p.m. Motion carried.

Motion by Spitler, seconded by Kamnick, to hire Robin Hedge, Allison Buzzard, and Kelley Giffin as substitute librarians. Motion carried.

Motion by Arnold, seconded by Crawford, to adjourn at 9:00 p.m. Motion carried.