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Board Meeting Minutes 2013 10

Administrator : November 21, 2013 4:16 pm : Board Minutes, Elkhart Public Library


ROLL CALL & INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Elkhart Public Library was called to order by Janice E. Dean, president, at 6:05 p.m., on October 15, 2013, in Meeting Room #1 of the Main Library.

Members present: Janice E. Dean, Krystal Anderson, Renee’ Cocanower, Jennifer Nielsen, J. Scott Troeger

Members absent: Mary E. Davis, Brian Byrn

Others present: Deborah L. Stewart, director; Sandra Bevins, business/HR manager

Staff or Guests present:  Jane Garoutte, Elizabeth Layman, Allison McLean, Gwen Robison

CONSENT AGENDA

Adoption of Consent Agenda

J. Scott Troeger moved THAT the Board adopt the Consent Agenda as presented.

Renee’ Cocanower seconded.              Motion: Carried.

PRESIDENT’S BUSINESS

  • Community Outreach Status and Planning:  The Board discussed current and future community outreach venues: community events, schools, nursing homes, daycares, homebound, roving Reference.
  • Review of Meeting with Dr. Haworth:  Janice E. Dean, Krystal Anderson, and Jennifer Nielsen reviewed the purpose of a meeting with Dr. Haworth, Superintendent of Elkhart Community Schools.  The discussion centered on the Elkhart School system’s need for community collaboration for student programs during the summer months.  Dr. Haworth invited the Library to send a liaison to future committee meetings on this topic.  Allison McLean, Department Head for Young Peoples Services, volunteered to be the Library representative.

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

  • No additional items to Director’s Notes were presented.
  • Allison McLean, Department Head, presented an overview and tour of Young Peoples Services.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Phase II Renovations

The director will conduct a telephone conference with Jane Herndon, Ice Miller LLP, and Belvia Gray, Umbaugh & Associates, to discuss the process and the cost of a bond issue to fund the elevator replacement project.

Long Range Plan

Responses to the request for proposals to facilitate the next long range plan are being received. No action was taken on the item.

NEW BUSINESS

Salary Increases for 2014

Updated information has not been received from the health insurance company resulting in this item being tabled with no action.


 

Resolution to Join Indiana State Library Consortium

The Board considered a resolution to join the Public Library Internet Consortium.  By joining the consortium the Library will participate in E-Rate contracts for Internet and Internet-related services negotiated by the Indiana State Library along with any other available funds.

J. Scott Troeger moved THAT the Board approve the Resolution to Join Indiana State Library Consortium as presented.

Renee’ Cocanower seconded.              Motion: Carried.

Cataloger Job Description

The Director presented the Cataloger job description.  No additional revision to the language was presented and no action was taken at this meeting.

Page Coordinator Job Description

The Director presented the Page Coordinator job description.  No additional revision to the language was presented and no action was taken at this meeting.

Genealogist Coordinator Job Description

This item was removed from the agenda and no action was taken at this meeting.

Questions and Information from Board, Staff, and Guests

No additional questions or information was presented.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned by consensus at 6:56 p.m.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be on November 19, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room #1 of the Main Library.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION                                                                          

An executive session of the Board of Trustees of the Elkhart Public Library was held on October 15, 2013, in the Meeting Room #1 of the Main Library and called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Janice E. Dean, president.

Members present: Janice E. Dean, Krystal Anderson, Renee’ Cocanower, Jennifer Nielsen, J. Scott Troeger

Members absent: Mary E. Davis, Brian Byrn

Others present: Deborah L. Stewart, director; Sandra Bevins, business/HR manager.

 

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the job performance evaluations of individual employees as allowed under IC 5-14-1.5-6.1(b).  No other subject matter was discussed.  The Executive Session was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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Krystal Anderson, Secretary

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Introducing Mango Premier

Administrator : November 14, 2013 12:22 pm : Elkhart Public Library

Want to learn a language, but lack the motivation?
If this sounds like you, you’re not alone – and you’re in luck.

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Say hello to Elkhart Public Library’s newest language-learning resource:
Mango Premiere™. Mango Premiere™ is the first and only language-learning program
to combine education and entertainment to teach language through foreign films.

To access Language Learning through film:

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  • Go to myepl.org/info247.
  • Find “Language” on the list.
  • Click on the plus sign and choose Mango Languages.
  • Create a profile. You will be asked to sign in each time you use Mango so you can track your progress;
    • OR Click the “Start Learning” button to use Mango without creating a profile.
  • Select the “Courses” tab.
  • Choose “Language Learning through film” on the left side.

There are currently only a few films available, including one Chinese, one  Japanese, and two English for Spanish speakers. More will be added in the coming months.

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HealthCare.gov Assistance at EPL

Administrator : November 8, 2013 9:29 am : Elkhart Public Library

The Elkhart Public Library & Heart City Health Center team up
to help consumers with the Marketplace! 

ACA Help

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Diabetes-Friendly Cookbooks: Healthy Can Be Delicious

Administrator : November 6, 2013 5:35 pm : Elkhart Public Library

CookbookNew600-ContrastNovember is American Diabetes Month. Sponsored by the American Diabetes Association, it is a time to raise awareness of diabetes prevention and control. In the United States, more than 25 million people are living with diabetes and 79 million more are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

You can do a lot to lower your chances of getting type 2 diabetes by eating healthy, watching your weight, being active, and controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol. The books in this list will help with these goals.

THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION MONTH OF MEALS DIABETES MEAL PLANNER.  American Diabetes Association, c2010. 641.56314 A51m

ASIAN FLAVORS DIABETES COOKBOOK: SIMPLE, FRESH MEALS PERFECT FOR EVERY DAY  by Corinne Trang.  American Diabetes Association, c2012. 641.56314 T772

BLOOD SUGAR:  INSPIRING RECIPES FOR ANYONE FACING THE CHALLENGE OF DIABETES AND MAINTAINING GOOD HEALTH by Michael Moore.  New Holland Publishers, c2011. 641.56314 M823

THE DIABETES COMFORT FOOD COOKBOOK: FOODS TO FILL YOU UP, NOT OUT!   by Robyn Webb.  American Diabetes Association, c2011. 641.56314 W367dc

THE DIABETES COOKBOOK. DK, 2010. 641.56314 D536co

THE DIABETES-FRIENDLY KITCHEN: 125 RECIPES FOR CREATING HEALTHY MEALS  by Jennifer Stack.  Wiley, c2012. 641.56314 S775

DIABETIC SLOW COOKER; 151 COZY, COMFORTING RECIPES.  Wiley, c2012. 641.56314 D536sL

THE ESSENTIAL DIABETES COOKBOOK: GOOD HEALTHY EATING FROM AROUND THE WORLD  by Antony Worrall Thompson.  National Book Network, 2010. 641.56314 T468

THE EVERYTHING DIABETES COOKBOOK by Gretchen Scalpi.  2nd ed. Adams Media, c2010. 641.56314 S282

FAST AND FLAVORFUL: GREAT DIABETES MEALS FROM MARKET TO TABLE   by Linda Gassenheimer.  American Diabetes Association, c2011. 641.56314 G251fa

15-MINUTE DIABETIC MEALS by Nancy S. Hughes. American Diabetes Association, c2010. 641.56314 H894fi

FRESH & HEALTHY DASH DIET COOKING: DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE, LOSING WEIGHT & FEELING GREAT  by Andrea Lynn. Ulysses Press, c2012. 641.5631 L989

THE JOY OF GLUTEN-FREE, SUGAR-FREE BAKING: 80 LOW-CARB RECIPES THAT OFFER SOLUTIONS FOR CELIAC DISEASE, DIABETES, AND WEIGHT LOSS by Peter Reinhart. Ten Speed Press, c2012. 641.5638 R371

THE KITCHEN DIVA’S DIABETIC COOKBOOK:  150 HEALTHY, DELICIOUS RECIPES FOR DIABETICS AND THOSE WHO DINE WITH THEM by Angela Shelf Medearis. Andrews McMeel Pub., c2012. 641.56314 M488

THE MAYO CLINIC DIABETES DIET. Good Books, c2011. 641.56314 M473

THE STRESS FREE DIABETES KITCHEN: OVER 140 EASY & DELICIOUS DIABETES RECIPES DESIGNED FOR NO-HASSLE COOKING  by Barbara Seelig-Brown.  American Diabetes Association, c2012. 641.56314 S452

250 ESSENTIAL DIABETES RECIPES. Robert Rose, c2011. 641.56314 T974

 

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Staff Reads: November 2013

Administrator : November 6, 2013 5:35 pm : Elkhart Public Library

 What do people who work at the Elkhart Public Library read? Just about everything.

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These are the books we are reading
(and listening to) this month.

ALLEGIANT, Veronica Roth (YA FIC)

BIRDBATHS AND PAPER CRANES, Sharon Randall (814.6 R189)

BRIDGET JONES: MAD ABOUT THE BOY, Helen Fielding (FIC)

CASUAL VACANCY, J.K. Rowling (FIC)

A CLASH OF KINGS, George Martin (FAN)

THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN, Holly Black (YA FIC)
I don’t normally like vampire books, but this one is sucking me in! ~Allison, Young People’s Services

COVER OF NIGHT, Linda Howard (ROM)

DAY OF HONEY: A MEMOIR OF FOOD, LOVE, AND WAR, Ciezadlo, Annia (070.92 C569)

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK, Neil Gaiman (J FIC; YA FIC)

THE HIT, David Baldacci (FIC)

THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN,  Mark Twain (FIC)

THE HUSBAND’S SECRET, Liane Moriarty (FIC)

IMITATION IN DEATH, J.D. Robb (MYS)

THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, Rebecca Skloot (616.02774 S628)

KALE: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE WORLD’S MOST COMPLETE SUPERFOOD, Stephanie Pederson (641.65347 P371)

LEAN LIBRARY MANAGEMENT: ELEVEN STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING COSTS AND IMPROVING CUSTOMER SERVICES,
John J. Huber (025.1 H877)

THE LONGEST RIDE, Nicholas Sparks (FIC)

THE LORD OF OPIUM, Nancy Farmer (YA FIC)
This book is the sequel to THE HOUSE OF THE SCORPION, the award winning novel by Nancy Farmer. It begins where the first book ends, and has a very satisfying conclusion.
~Donna, Osolo Branch

MORE OR LESS: CHOOSING A LIFESTYLE OF EXCESSIVE GENEROSITY, Jeff Shinabarger (241.4 S556)

NIGHT FILM, Marisha Pess (FIC)

PLAGUE SHIP, Leonard Goldberg (MYS)
I am enjoying this book VERY much. (I hate to read it because I want it to last!) ~Debbie, Popular Materials

R y JULIE, Isaac Marion (Spanish edition of WARM BODIES) (YA HOR)

THE REAL BOY, Anne Ursu (J FIC)

THE SIXTH MAN (King & Maxwell novel 5), David Baldacci (FIC)

THE TALISMAN, Stephen King & Peter Straub (HOR)

THANKLESS IN DEATH, J. D. Robb. (MYS)

TURN COAT, Jim Butcher (FAN)

WHEN SUMMER’S IN THE MEADOW, Niall Williams &
Christine Breen

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