Meeting held in Norwich, VT
In attendance – Stephanie Chase, Judah Hamer and Lucinda Walker
The meeting was called to order by Stephanie Chase at 1:00 PM
Secretary’s Report – The minutes of the April 10th meeting were unanimously accepted as written.
Treasurer’s Report – The budget was reviewed. 2008 revenue at this date is $53,280 with expenses totalling $51,865.
Listen Up! Vermont Updates – Round two will be announced later in June. Twelve libraries have already said they will be signing up. The current fee schedule was reviewed. It was decided that the fee will be 3% of the participating library’s materials budget (up to $50,000) and 2.5% for those libraries whose materials budgets are greater than $50,000. The fee will be capped at $5000.
The KOHA project is moving along. Libraries interested in joining can now join at the new “Friend of KOHA”level ($250.)
While some libraries expressed an interest in adding EBSCO products to GMLC’s offerings, it was decided to put that project on hold for the time being.
A job description for the Listen Up! Vermont Coordinator was drafted. Salary would be $50K – 60K. The Board agreed to offer benefits and a wide variety of professional-related expanses. This position will initially be grant funded. In preparation for this, the Board will write a mission statement and long range plan. They are meeting on July 23rd in Montpelier at the Grants Library to research appropriate granting opportunities.
Judah is researching accounting software and possible bookkeepers.
Meeting was adjourned at 3 PM