NORTHVILLE DISTRICT LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Regular Meeting Minutes
Thursday, September 23, 2010 – 7:30 p.m.
Northville District Library Carlo Meeting Room
1. Chairperson Joe Corriveau called the Regular
Meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.
1.1 Roll Call - Present: Trustees Joe
Corriveau, Robert Sochacki, Alan Somershoe, Judy Sherman, Jean Hansen,
Mike DeFrancesco, and Jim Morché. Also present: Julie
Herrin, Director; Anne Mannisto, Assistant Director; Judith Williams,
Administrative Assistant; and Jennifer Gustafson, First Vice-President
of the NDL Friends. In the audience: Library staff member Suzanne
1.2 Approval of the Agenda: MOTION:
Jim Morché made a motion to approve the agenda. Alan Somershoe seconded
the motion. Motion passed.
1.3 Approval of the Regular Board Meeting minutes
for August 26, 2010: MOTION: Jean Hansen made a motion to
accept the minutes for the Board Meeting of August 26, 2010 as
amended. Robert Sochacki seconded the motion. Motion passed.
1.4 Citizen Comments: None.
2. Correspondence: None
3. Director’s Report:
Video: Julie asked Allison Brueckner to show the “I Love
My Library” video clips that will be featured on the Library’s
website. She expressed her thanks to Allison and related to the
Board the great effort that went into these productions by Michael
McEvoy, Karen Fehl, Allison and Anne Mannisto.
Facilities: Julie noted that the opening windows were
installed in the Meeting Room on September 14.
Statistics: The August statistics were not comparable to
last August, as the Library was closed for 10 days for the Youth Area
renovation in August 2009. Julie also compared our patron circulation
to Novi patrons. In general, Novi residents check out almost
twice as many items at the Northville District Library compared to what
Northville residents check out at the Novi Public Library.
Youth Programming: 222 children participated in 13 Library
Youth Department events during September. The Youth Department
will present a program on the use of Library databases to 50 Our Lady
of Victory 5th grade students next week.
Adult Programming: The Adult Tea Leaf Reading Program had
48 participants. The Foreign Film this month had 32 viewers, and
the Book Discussion had 18 participants. There are over 100
people registered for the upcoming program on the History of
Public Relations: Julie reported that a small group of
Library Staff members and Trustees Jean Hansen and Robert Sochacki
walked in the Victorian Festival Parade. She noted that the
newsletter was mailed out the first week in September. Julie also
stated that all copies of “Annie’s Ghosts” for the Community Read
Program have been checked out and there is a long list of holds.
Julie reported that she has been selected to be on the Steering
Committee for The Library Network this year. This will involve
4. Friends Report: Friends First
Vice-President Jennifer Gustafson reported that the Friends book sales
to Mission Based Books have generated revenue of $2,165 for August and
$2,500 for September. She also reported that the profit was $80 from
the Used Book Sale at Mill Race Village during the Victorian
Festival. The revenue from the sale was shared with the
Historical Society. The Fall Used Book Sale will be held at the
Library beginning September 30 for Friends members and for the public
from October 1 through October 3. There will be a Friends of
Michigan Libraries (FOML) Workshop on “The Role of Friends in Library
Advocacy and Community Involvement” at the Novi Public Library on
Wednesday, October 20.
5. Budget and Finance Review:
5.1 MOTION: Treasurer Jean Hansen made a
motion to approve payment of the Northville District Library List of
Bills over $1,000 for September 2010 as presented to the Board.
Mike DeFrancesco seconded the motion. Motion passed.
5.2 Jean distributed the Financial Reports for
August, noting that the Fiscal Year was at 75% and the expenditures
were on target.
6. Committee Reports:
6.1 Judy Sherman presented the Meeting Room Policy for Second
Reading in the adoption process. Jim Morché suggested a
correction, which was noted. MOTION: Judy Sherman made a
motion to accept the revised Meeting Room Policy as amended.
Robert Sochacki seconded the motion. Motion Passed. The
revised Meeting Room Policy will be added to the Policy Manual.
7. Announcements and Comments
7.1 The next Finance Committee meeting will be
held on Tuesday, October 26 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carlo Meeting
7.2 The next Regular Meeting of the Board will
be held on Thursday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carlo Meeting Room.
MOTION: Jim Morché made a motion to adjourn the Regular
Meeting. Robert Sochacki seconded the motion. Motion
passed. The Meeting was adjourned at 8:10p.m.
Mike DeFrancesco Secretary