Meeting: Huntingburg Library Board

Huntingburg Library Board met Thursday, Sept. 20, and:

• Approved a change to the Evergreen Consortium policy on patrons authorizing another person to pick up holds in their place. Previously, the policy asked library workers to record the driver’s license number of the person who picks up materials in place of someone else. Huntingburg resident Chris Neu asked the policy be changed and to ask library staff to verify the person’s identity by asking to see valid identification rather than recording personal information, citing security concerns. The board decided by consensus to change the policy.

• Heard that board member Susan Kaminski plans to resign and the board will need to find someone to take her seat.

• Heard that Library Director Angie Haake and board member Lauren Tanner met with VPS Architecture of Evansville about proposals for adding doors to an existing reading room and changing the schematic layout of the library to create areas for lounge seating. VPS will provide some proposals for review.

• Held the public hearing on the proposed 2019 budget. There were no public comments.

• Heard that Doris Glenn began working as a part-time library clerk.

• Tabled action on a quote from Young’s Masonry of Jasper for work to repair cracks in mortar joints and to repair the concrete ramp until more quotes are obtained.

• Tabled action on a quote from Hunter Paving of Huntingburg for work on the parking lot.

• Heard that an online form has been created for library employees to review Haake’s job performance for the board. Responses to the form will be anonymous.

• Discussed a proposal for additional staff hours and changes to employee benefits.

• Heard that the next board meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the library, 419 N. Jackson St.

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