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Rippey Library Board of Trustees Minutes, March 28, 2016

The Minutes of the Rippey Library Board of Trustees Regular Meeting, March 28, 2016. Highlights include the hiring of Katrina Buttler as our new librarian.

Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting Monday, March 28, 2016
The Rippey Public Library Board of Trustees met for their regular meeting on Monday, March 28, 2016 at 6:00 p. m. in the library.  Those attending were Dale Hanaman, Jo Bardole, Nancy Burrow, Carmen McColley, and Jean Borgeson.

The agenda was approved the minutes from the February 29, 2016 meeting were reviewed.  Carmen moved and Nancy seconded that the minutes be approved as read.  Motion carried.

The treasure’s report was reviewed and a motion by Jo and seconded by Carmen to approve the report was voted on and accepted.

Balances for March:
General Fund  $3,391.90
Memorial Fund    1,599.87
Petty Cash       144.96

The bills were submitted for approval and Nancy moved and Jo seconded to approve the bills and to take $100 out of petty to the bank.  The motion carried.  (a patron had reimbursed the library for lost books, so there was a sizable total in the petty cash)

There was no public comment or correspondence.

The circulation and programs reports from March were handed out and looked at.

There will be no programs planned for April, due to the resignation of Andrea Williams. The library will be open by a group effort until a new librarian is hired. Everyone signed up for a time to finish out this week and will Dale will coordinate next week’s sign-up.

 Applications may be received until April 4 and interviews can start April 5, at 5:30.

New hours were settled on:  Monday 1-6; Tuesday, 2-6; Wednesday, 3-6; Thursday, 2-7 and Friday, 3-6. 

A discussion on the wages for the new hire was held.  Carmen moved and Nancy seconded to hire someone at $8.00 an hour and after three-month probation, a 25 cent an hour raise after that time.

After the new librarian has a few months under her belt, then we will re-address the possibility of hiring an assistant who would learn and work with the librarian and learn the duties, so there is someone who can step in when the need arises.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned.

The next meeting will be Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:00 p. m.

Special Meetings, communications and happenings concerning the library from April 4, 2016 until our regular meeting on April 25, 2016 for our records.

The following two weeks the library was open with volunteers.  Some cleaning was done and a little learning from some of us board members

April 4, 2016, Dale attended the Greene County Librarian Association meeting in Paton and sent a report of that meeting the same day.  He also posted on April 4 the Interview Meeting, Wednesday, April 6 beginning at 5:30 pm.

The library board interviewed Katrina Buttler at a special meeting held on April 6, 2016.  Katrina was unanimously approved to become the new librarian.  One other applicant didn’t follow through with the interview time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Rippey Public Library
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 3:30 PM
To: Jo Bardole ; Jean Borgeson ; Carmen McColley ; Nancy Burrow ; Dale
Subject: Hiring if Katrina Buttler
Jo, Jean, Carmen and Nancy
 I just got off the phone with Katrina Buttler confirming we want her to  work, beginning on Monday, April 18.  She is ready to work!  I will be  meeting her here at the Library at 12:30 pm that Monday to being orienting  her.

From: Dale Hanaman
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 9:32 PM
To: ; Nancy Burrow ; Carmen McColley ; Jo Bardole
Subject: Katrina's employment
Dear Jean, Nancy, Carmen, and Jo
As I said in my earlier email today, I did make contact with Katrina and she  will begin her work on Monday, April 18, at 12:30 pm.  I have also sent off  a note to Sarah Killgore, another one to Dan Brubaker, and a third to Mary
Millard.  Hopefully in the next few days the city council will confirm  Katrina as the new librarian.
I will also contact Maryann Mori after I've heard from the City Council and  Dan regarding the start time of Katrina.  I did send Maryann the updated hours of our library.
If you want to be in touch with Katrina Buttler, her address is 305 S Maple  Street, Jefferson.  Her phone is 641-757-0764 and her email is
Since all of these steps have been taken it is now official - except for  confirmation of the City Council.
Dale Hanaman=

From: <>
Date: April 11, 2016 at 8:43:59 PM CDT
To: Dale Hanaman <>
Subject: Re: New Librarian

Katrina has been approved  as our new librarian by the Council

---- Dale Hanaman <> wrote:


We have a new librarian!  Her name is Katrina Buttler (yes, two "tts").  She lives in Jefferson, is enthusiastic, and the Library Board believes she will be a great asset to our community.  Her start date will be Monday, April 18 at 1 pm.  Please contact the members of the Rippey City Council and approve / confirm our new librarian.  If you need more information, I will gladly share it.

I will also email Mary Millard regarding Katrina's start time and other information.

Dale Hanaman

The following week the library was open with volunteers.  Some cleaning was done and a little learning the Concourse System, from some of us board members.

Dale represented us at the movie sponsored by the GCLA on Friday afternoon, April 15 and then he and Carmen and one of her daughters, represented our library at Toddler Fest.

Katrina started on the 18th with Dale and myself trying to help.  It was soon evident, that she would catch on pretty quickly with the daily stuff. 

A community open house is planned for Katrina on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 3:30-5:30.

Jean Borgeson, Secretary