January 27, 2020
The Franklin Parish Library Board of Control met in regular session on Monday, January 27, 2020. John Guice called the meeting to order with Emily Shields, Leslie Young, Dorothy Brown, and Bill Marionneaux present. Mr. Guice asked for a motion to accept the minutes of the last meeting as published. Leslie Young made the motion to accept the previously published minutes, second was made by Bill Marionneaux and all were in favor. Library Director, Onie Parker gave the statistical report noting that circulation was up for the quarter, e-book usage continues to increase, children’s programs have been very successful, and patrons continue to use computer and WiFi at a sustained rate. Parker also reported that Stephanie Foy has been reading to students at the schools and talking to them about the databases and other programs available to them through the library. Parker reported that the financial picture is good. Board officers were discussed. Mr. Guice asked for a motion that the current president and treasurer retain their positions and that Leslie Young become Vice-President. Bill Marionneaux made a motion to accept the slate of officers as presented second was made by Dorothy Brown and all were in favor. A Business Continuity Plan that included policies and procedures for dealing with disaster situations was presented to the board. Mr. Guice asked for a motion to accept the plan as presented. Leslie Young made the motion to accept the plan, second was made by Bill Marionneaux and all were in favor. The board was presented with several quotes for new shelving. After the discussing the proposals, Mr. Guice asked for a motion for the Director to proceed with securing funding based on the shelving selected. Mrs. Brown made the motion regarding the shelving, second was made by Emily Shields and all were in favor. The board discussed selecting a security system for the library and asked the director to secure additional information. Having the air ducts cleaned was presented to the board; however, they tabled the discussion for a later time. Travel between the Main Library and the Wisner branch was discussed. Parker shared information on how this would be handled. The board was given the information for completing Ethics and Sexual Harassment Training. Wisner repairs are almost complete with only two projects remaining. The Genealogy Room Project is nearing completion. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned.