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Approved Feb 18, 2010 - Library Advisory Board Minutes

Library Advisory Committee

February 18, 2010

Milton, Florida

The Library Advisory Committee met on the above date with the following members present: Michael Sandler, Pat Rose, Martha Lyle, Bill DuBois and Jacqueline Wiscaver. Also present were the Library Director (Linda Hendrix), Hunter Walker (County Administrator) DeVann Cook (Human Resources Director) and Kathy Jordan. Michael Sandler called the meeting to order at 4:00 p.m.

Bill DuBois made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 15, 2009 meeting. The motion was seconded by Martha Lyle and approved without objection.

Director’s Report

Other Business

Mr. Cook reported that the Gulf Breeze Library was closed on February 17

Linda Hendrix gave the Directors Report which was presented in a Power Point presentation (see attached.) Ms. Hendrix reported on the Joint Foundation/Friends Book Sale, Library Volunteers, Library Foundation, State Aid to Libraries and reviewed the new hours for Santa Rosa libraries. She mentioned that the new Library hours reported to the LAB in the October 2009 meeting were subsequently changed due to community input and the current hours for the Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton and Pace Libraries are Monday and Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The current hours for the Navarre Library are Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. She noted that there is an error on the Power Point presentation and corrected the information for the Gulf Breeze, Jay, Milton and Pace libraries as follows: open Monday and Friday from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.; and Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. She also gave a review of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010 which is included in the Power Point.

Mr. Sandler noted that library hours have been cut as much as possible and should not be considered for future reductions. Mr. DuBois agreed and made a motion to propose a Resolution to the Board of County Commissioners asking that they commit to no less than a 40 hour work week for libraries. Ms. Lyle indicated that more than 40 hours is needed and does not want to limit the libraries by putting a number in a resolution. The motion died for lack of a second.

th because of problems with the heating system and reopened February 19th at 9:00 a.m.

Next Meeting Date

The next meeting is scheduled for May 20, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.


There being no further business to come before the Committee, the meeting adjourned at 4:45 p.m.