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Wyoming Free Library Board Minutes
September 14, 2020

Present: Alicia Strathearn, Debby Smith, Betty Powers, Lynnie Neal, Mary Carlson, Bonnie Bowman, Jody Breslin, and Cheryl Northup, Library Director
Treasurer’s Report: Lynnie – Written financial reports were emailed as well as handed out at the meeting. Reports gone over and approved as presented.
Secretary’s Report: Bonnie – Minutes from the June 2020 meeting were emailed and sent to board members prior to the meeting. There have been no board meetings since June because of the Covid 19 Virus. Approved as written.
Director’s Report: Cheryl – Reviewed the New Minimum Standards for New York’s Public and Association Libraries. The standards need to be in place at all libraries in New York State by January 1, 2021. Standard # 1, #5, #7, #8, #10, #11, #12, & #14 have all been fully met. Standard # 2 – Long Range Plan – we will be working to finish our plan. Standard #3 – Report to the Community – Cheryl will do our annual report on a bookmark that will also have other information about the library. Standard #4 – Written Policies. There are still some that need to be put on the web site and also in a printed folder that will be at the library. Standard # 6 – Evaluating Effectiveness – Cheryl will have a survey for patrons to fill out when they come into the library. Standard # 9 – Programming – Because of the shutdown and library gatherings being put on hold, Cheryl has used grant funds to purchase on-line programing that patrons can view. Jan, Feb. & early March programs were held as scheduled. Standard #13 – Technology Training of Staff – When training is needed PLS does the training for us.
Change in hours of operation of the library – The library will now be open the following days and times:
Monday – 11:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m., Tuesday – Closed, Wednesday – 12:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m., Thursday – 12:00 p.m. till 5:00 p.m., Friday – Closed, Saturday – 10:00 a.m. till 2:00. Will be open all year on Saturdays. This will be 23 hours per week that the library will be open.
Code of Ethics Policy –  approved by board.
Conflict of Interest Policy – Cheryl questioned if she should not be paid from grant funds for classes taught during library hours. It was agreed that Cheryl will be paid for time preparing for a class as well as supplies out of grant funds. If the class is being taught after library hours, Cheryl is to be paid by grant funds. approved by board.
Collection Development Policy  – approved by board.
Confidentiality of Library Records –Request for Reconsideration of Library Materials – Anyone who is making a request to have materials removed from the library will fill out a form that the library has. It will be submitted and a committee will be formed to review the request. – approved by board.
Approval of individuals to work in library as paid staff when Cheryl is not available.
Board members will volunteer as needed.
Next Meeting Date: Monday, October 5th at 4:00 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Bonnie Bowman, Secretary