Meeting: Dubois County Contractual Library

The Dubois County Contractual Library Board met Thursday and:

• Approved the 2020 budget in the amount of $1,354,572. The budget covers the Birdseye, Dubois and Ferdinand branches.

• Approved an updated personnel policy that includes guidelines for background checks for staff and volunteers who work with the public, as well as other changes.

• Approved using Safe Hiring Solutions for staff background checks at the cost of $23.95 per check.

• Heard a report on the Ferdinand Branch from Branch Manager Trina James. The branch currently has a display of old Ferdinand town and high school band uniforms.

• Heard that the Ferdinand Branch is working on expanding a partnership with Southern Indiana Resource Solutions, an organization that serves people with disabilities.

• Heard that the library is in the final stages of a grant from the Regional Opportunity Initiatives for a mobile library unit that will serve as a mobile program van, a book mobile and a way for people to sign up for library cards without coming to one of the branches.

• Approved purchasing two printer/copiers from Hoosier Business Machines of Jasper for $3,695 each. One is for the Ferdinand branch, and the other is for the Dubois branch.

• Heard that the library will be closed Monday for a staff development day.

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