CONCORDIA PARISH LIBRARY BOARD OF CONTROL MINUTES – APPROVED 5/23/2017 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 VIDALIA LIBRARY 2:00 P.M. Custodian of Records: Amanda Taylor 1. CALL TO ORDER Vice President Kathleen Stevens called the meeting to order at 2:00 PM at the Vidalia Library. Members present were Marjorie Vogt, Renard Chatman, Jackie Young, Bobbie Calhoun, Betty Jo Bragg, Bobby Sheppard (arrived after called to order), and Kathleen Stevens. Jimmy Wilkinson, ex-officio, was absent due to illness. 2. MINUTES Marjorie Vogt moved to accept the minutes as mailed and Mr. Chatman seconded the motion. Motion Carried. 3. REPORTS A. Financial Reports – Monthly reports were reviewed for January and February. (See Attachments) B. Circulation – Circulation statistics were examined for January and February And commenting on increased use of the database, Scholastic. (See Attachments). 4. OLD BUSINESS A. Clayton Library – Librarian reported that due to weather the progress is delayed and the foreman, Chase Weeks has come by the office several times. B. Election Campaign – The strategy for the election was discussed and board members agreed to mention at their churches and take a yard sign when they are finished. (See Attachments) C. Programs – Upcoming program posters were provided to each board member. (See Attachments). 1. Joe McBride – Thursday, March 16th – Arcade Theater Ferriday at 7:00 PM. 2. Act Prep – Ferriday Library – Saturdays, March 18th/March 25th at 9:00 – 11:30 AM. 3. Reading & Discussions with Georgiann Potts – Vidalia Library – Thursdays, March 23rd/March 30th at 6:00 PM. 4. Kevin Spirtas – Thursday, April 27th –Concordia Bank Vidalia at 7:00 PM. 5. Excel Class – Ferriday Library – Saturday, April 29th at 9:00 – 11:30 AM. 5. NEW BUSINESS A. Black Bear Exhibit – The exhibit will be in the Ferriday Library until March 31st. (See Attachments) B. Vidalia Parking – The City of Vidalia helped the library by preventing citizens from blocking the driveway and the City repainted the arrows. C. Ferriday Cameras – New cameras were needed in Ferriday and gradually they will be updated with the new technology. D. LLA Conference – The Librarian reported she attended the LLA Conference in Lafayette and brought back some new ideas to try in the parish. E. CCMSI – Workman’s Compensation Audit – The audit was successful and they have asked for no more data. (See Attachments) F. LLA Legislative Day at the Capitol – April 12th – The librarian will attend Legislative Day but return in time to speak to the Vidalia Garden Club to ask for their support. 6. PUBLIC COMMENT No comments from the public. 7. NEXT BOARD MEETINGS Tuesday, May 23, 2017; 2:00 PM The Board decided to change the date to May 24th and this was a better date for all at the Ridgecrest Town Hall 8. ADJOURN – President Bobby Sheppard moved to adjourn.