Library Trustees Special Meeting
April 18, 2006
Medway Public Library
MaryAnn Cabibbo, Vice
William Roberts, Secretary
Wendy Rowe, Chairman
Trustee in the wings:
Wendy said that if worse comes to worst we could use BiblioTemps for a temporary director if we don't have a replacement by Patrick's last day (August 4). Patrick suggested the service.
The override failure and its impact on the Director search was discussed. The consensus was that since we would know what the library's situation was likely to be for next year long before we'd gotten near to the Director selection stage, it's a 3 month process, that we should proceed with getting the word out and resumes in.
Motion: Proceed without delay with the Director search, advertising as normal. (MAC1, WLR2) passed unanimously.
The position is posted with the town, then with several free library related websites (Simmons College). There was a discussion of whether the town should post it in the Globe. The upshot was that when Wendy gives the Town Administrator/BOS Secretary the position description for posting that she'll let them know that no candidates have to come to us through the Globe in the past and that it is not really necessary in our case.
There was a discussion of the salary range. It was decided to narrow it but not lower it. The low salary is the same as it was 6 years ago.
Motion: Set the salary range for the job posting at $54,000 - $58,000. (PC1, DC2) passed unanimously
Next came the question of Patrick's contract. It was decided that rather than to proceed with the new as yet unsigned contract, to just extend his current one (and salary) for the month of July.
Motion: to extend Patrick's existing contract through August 4. (CR1, WLR2). Passed unanimously
On a pleasant note (rare in this meeting), Wendy said she'd given Walter his commemorative plaque (and a nice one too) and that he'd appreciated it.
The motion to adjourn occurred at 8PM. (DC1, MAC2) passed unanimously