Library Board Minutes

Monday, May 7, 2018


The Franklin Parish Library Board met on Monday, May 7, 2018 at noon.  President John Guice called the meeting to order with members, Leslie Young, Jeannette Thompson, and Bill Marionneaux present.  Bill Marionneaux moved that the minutes of the last meeting be approved as published.  Leslie Young seconded the motion and all were in favor.  Engineer Chad Parks met with the board to discuss the proposals for the roof on the Learning Center.  It was decided to further inspect the pipes of the current drainage system.  Mr. Guice will arrange to have the inspection done and one of the engineers will be present.  Mr. Parks, engineer, expects to have cost proposals by the end of the week.  Bill Marionneaux moved to place a portion of the retained earnings in Capital Outlay Reserve.  Leslie Young seconded the motion and all were in favor.  Director, Onie Parker, gave the statistical and financial reports.  It was reported that circulation was down for the quarter.  The financial picture for the library is good.  Leslie Young moved to accept the Acceptable Use Policies that were reviewed by the auditor who had no recommendations for change.  The board was updated on staff changes. Time did not allow for the discussion of the upstairs floors in the Main Library.  This will be addressed at the next meeting.  Board members were given proposals for an Accident/Incident Policy, Emergency Procedures Policy, and a Wireless Access Policy to review.  The discussion and vote on these policies will be at the next board meeting. Jeanette Thompson moved to accept the General Information Policies as amended.  Bill Marionneaux seconded the motion and all were in favor.  Personal Policies were amended and Bill Marionneaux moved to accept them as presented.  Leslie Young seconded the motion and all were in favor.  Leslie Young moved to accept Circulation Policies as amended.  The second was made by Jeanette Thompson and all were in favor. The board was informed that Trail Blazer Library System would be moving from Overdrive to Bibliotheca cloudLibrary for e-book access.  The board went into executive session.  After the executive session, there being no other business the meeting was adjourned.