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August 2011



Eldora Public Library Board of Trustees

August 30, 2011

PRESENT: Dean Stickrod, Jan Dunn, Mary Swartz, Jill Stanish, Kristin Gehrke, Dan Gehring

MINUTES approved. BILLS approved.

The Iowa Workforce computer has been installed at the library.

Grounds needs a bit of weeding and pruning. Some volunteers have started helping with that.

Rick Piper fielded questions on the Heart of Iowa proposal for networking the library computers. The current safety software Steady State cannot be updated and is no longer available. Question was asked whether the library needs a server. Scott Swartz suggested that Deep Freeze be looked into to replace Steady State and not worry about a new server. Rick will check on the price of Deep Freeze.

The printer is not currently on the network. Heart of Iowa will work on getting printing sent to the work station. Dan indicated periods of very slow internet. He has checked with Mediacom and their suggestion was to turn off and restart the modem. Dan will also check with Heart of Iowa to determine the cost for increased internet capacity.

The approved salary increases for Joan and Susan were not reflected on the budget. The difference will be shifted from the book budget amount.

Possible future equipment needs may include an additional book scanner. No action taken now.

Gary Knox will be relocating to Iowa Falls. Discussed candidates for the open board position. Because the position includes serving on the Finance Committee, it was suggested that a person with financial background be asked. Board will discuss nominations at the next meeting.

Dan distributed an updated draft for the library’s Mission and Goals. Board approved the draft with two minor corrections for clarity.

NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, September 27 at 5:00 pm.

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