Monday, January 28, 2019

The Franklin Parish Library Board met in a regular session on Monday, January 28, 2019.  Board President, John Guice, opened the meeting with Leslie Young, Bill Marionneaux, Jeannette Thompson, and Dorothy Brown present.  Mr. Guice led in prayer.  John Guice moved that the minutes of the last meeting be approved as published, Leslie Young seconded the motion and all were in favor.  Library Director, Onie Parker, gave the statistical report.  Parker reported that circulation was up for the quarter and reported on statics regarding the library as presented in the Public Libraries in Louisiana Statistical Report 2017.  Parker also noted that the financial picture was good.  The board was informed that all staff members had completed Ethics Training and provided the web address that the board members would use to take the training.  The Board then considered a Patron Photography/Video policy.  Mr. Guice entertained a motion regarding the policy.  Leslie Young moved to adopt the policy and the third page release form.  The second was made by Dr. Marionneax and all were in favor.  Under old business the board continued discussing the wording of the annual leave policy.  A presentation was made by business manager, Linda Lochbrunner.  In the course of the discussion on the annual leave policy, the sick leave policy was noted to have two conflicting statements.   Mr.  Guice asked for a motion regarding the wording.  Dorothy Brown moved to remove the first sentence in the second paragraph from the policy.  The second was made by Jeanette Thompson and all were in favor. Discussion of the annual leave policy was continued.  The board requested that a report with comparative sections showing the possible proposed changes be prepared and presented at the next regular meeting.  There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.