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Minutes of March 9, 2022 Meeting

Larchmont Public Library

Board of Trustees

Minutes of Meeting

March 9, 2022

The Larchmont Public Library Board of Trustees met on March 9, 2022, attended by Library Board Chair Lauren Gottfried (LG), Library Board Trustees Galit Lopatin Bordereau (GLB), Barbara Flickinger (BF), Barbara Liptack (BL), John McGarr (JM), Celeste Sharpe (CS), Linnet Tse (LT), Town of Mamaroneck Liaison Sabrina Fiddelman (SF), Friends of the Library Liaison Jennifer Rabina (JR), Library Director Laura Eckley (LE), and Library Head of Reference Liam Hegarty (LH). Village of Larchmont Liaison Dana Post (DP) and was absent.
Board Chair Lauren Gottfried called the meeting to order at 6:48pm.


The Board unanimously approved the minutes for the Library Board Meeting on 2/9/22 and for Special Meetings of the Library Board on 2/16/22 and 3/7/22.


JR reported on the success of the Friends Annual Appeal stating that campaigned grossed the highest amount of donations in the Friends history. JR further reported on upcoming friends program throughout the spring. LG thanked the Friends for their efforts in raising funds for the Library.

Committee Reports

Schedule of Bills and Performance Report: The Board unanimously approved lists of bills dated 3/7/22 and 3/9/22.

Building and Grounds

At the recommendation of LE the Library Board unanimously approved the hire of Library Clerk Laura Pizzuti effective 3/14/22 at an annual rate of $49,391. LE updated the Board on the status of Library services including the return of toys and computers in the Children’s Room. LE further updated the Board on the success of recent programs, staff training, the distribution of free Covid tests provided by Westchester County and upcoming programs in April including a Poetry Reading.

Additional Items

The Board voted unanimously to remove the temporary amendment to the Library Code of Conduct approved by the Board on 6/30/21. After discussion, the Board voted unanimously to approve a revised Library Code of Conduct.
The Board voted unanimously to enter Executive Session to discuss a matter pertaining to particular employee at 7:25pm. The Board voted unanimously to exit Executive Session at 8:50pm.
Meeting adjourned at 8:51pm
The next scheduled Board Meeting will be held on April 13, 2022 at 6:45pm.
Respectfully Submitted,
Laura Eckley
Library Director

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