January 5, 2021


MINUTES
RIDGWAY PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REGULAR MEETING
January 5th, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting


CALL TO ORDER:  The meeting was called to order by President Michael Cassidy.

PRESENT:  Trustees:  Michael Cassidy, Julie Duff, Nancy Meyers, Pat Montgomery, Dickson Pratt, Jeff Pryor and Richard Tucker.  Library Director:  Kristen Moberg.  Gail Kennedy, Friends of the Ridgway Library

ADDITIONS AND DELETIONS TO THE AGENDA:  
 Setting goals for 2021
Director Evaluation Process

MINUTES:  Dickson moved and Julie seconded that the December minutes be approved as presented.  Motion passed.

PUBLIC COMMENTS:  None

NEXT MEETING:  February 2, 1:00 p.m., Zoom

FRIENDS UPDATE:  The library will not be receiving any grants from the Telluride Foundation this year as their emphasis is on areas that the pandemic is effecting the most.
Gail presented the information that Todd Hoffman had requested a report with specifics on where his donation would be used this year.  After discussion, the money will be used to purchase the Pergola to shade the south patio and to provide much needed new computers and laptops.  Michael will write a letter explaining these choices and include cost information from Kristen.  We will keep a list for next year as items arise that need to be addressed.  

ELECTION OF OFFICERS:
Slate of Officers for 2021:
President:  Richard Tucker
Vice President:  Jeff Pryor
Treasurer:  Julie Duff
Secretary:  Nancy Meyers

Michael moved and Dickson seconded that the slate of officers be approved as presented.
The motion passed.

GOALS FOR 2021:
 Finish up the new building and remodel items such as the Discovery Garden and the Pergola for the south patio.
Plan a Grand Re-opening for the library when conditions allow.
Investigate new programs using the new space.
Revisit policies such as the use of late fees, etc
Research material available for Board of Trustees education.



DIRECTOR EVALUATION PROCESS:
The board should begin putting together a way to evaluate the job performance of the library  director.


DIRECTOR’S REPORT:  Kristen had the staff make a list of the jobs they have been doing during the shut-down due to the pandemic.  The list includes the usual jobs of checking in items and cataloging new items.  It also includes making copies for patrons who cannot enter the library and delivering them, educating patrons on using the new tech apps over the phone,  answering many more phone calls, filling bags with books for kids, and providing “Take and Make” craft bags for juveniles and teens.  (Editorial comment:  Thank you Kristen and staff!)

ROOF ISSUES:  It appears one of the zones for melting ice on the roof is down.  There is a large build up of ice.  Kristen will contact FCI to check this out.  Dickson asked her to check if it was possible a breaker that had failed.

ADJOURNMENT:  The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy Meyers, Secretary