Meeting: Huntingburg Public Library Board

Huntingburg Public Library Board met Thursday and:

• Approved a study by VPS Architecture of Evansville to review adding doors to an existing reading room, to review the library’s schematic layout to create areas for lounge seating, and to provide a cost estimate for options. The study’s cost will not exceed $5,000.

• Approved several new policies, including a staff meeting policy and procedure, staff grievance policy, progressive discipline policy and emergency leave policy.

• Approved an addition to the personnel policy detailing probationary evaluation.

• Heard that Children’s Librarian Lynn Hensley resigned. Her last day will be Wednesday.

• Heard that the 2019 budget hearing will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, which is the board’s regularly scheduled September meeting. Budget adoption will take place at the October meeting, scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18. Both meetings will be held at the Huntingburg Public Library, 419 N. Jackson St.

• Approved hiring a part-time clerk.

• Discussed changing the child services librarian and adult services librarian to full-time positions as the library needs additional employee hours. Director Angie Haake will bring a formal proposal for the additional hours to the September meeting.

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