April 12, 2000 word file

Present: John Cocklin, Barbara Krieger, Goodie Corriveau, Mimi Curphey, Beth Bryden, Bill Ghezzi, Christina Hinck

The meeting was called to order at 2:15.

Minutes: The minutes from 2/9/2000 were approved with one correction.

President’s Report: John reported that he has updated a few items on the DCLSA web site, including the list of board members and the scholarship application form. This is a job he is handling temporarily, until Kathleen Kidd takes over. Steve Snyder will not be organizing a bus trip to the Boston Flower Show this year, but he might arrange one to a baseball game sometime this summer. John has asked Caryn Shepard, the Human Resources Library Liaison, to come to the Spring Meeting and say a few words.

Treasurer’s Report: Matt could not be present but he distributed his report via e-mail. John reported for Matt that the DCLSA has not been receiving any funds from the vending machines for the last few months. John is looking into this.

Scholarship Committee: Goodie reported that five scholarships have been awarded, one for academic purposes and four for fitness-related purposes.

Welfare Committee: Deb reported that three bouquets have been given to staff members in the past three months.

New Business: John brought up the issue of locking the staff room on evenings and weekends, since some staff members have noticed that this isn't done consistently, and that students sometimes enter the kitchen to fill their water bottles, etc. Goodie suggested that better signage might help, since the "Staff Only" on the door is barely noticeable, especially when the door is open. Deb pointed out that, since the coffee machine is also in the kitchen, locking students out of the staff room after hours would mean lost revenue for the Association. The suggestion was made to move the coffee machine out of the staff room, perhaps into the corridor leading to the Reserve Room, but it was pointed out that this would probably violate library policy regarding food and drink in the library proper. Another suggestion was to leave the door unlocked and let the students take the water, provided that the College purchases extra supplies. John made a motion to put the question --whether or not to lock the staff room door on weekends and after 5:00 PM on weeknights--to a vote at the Spring General Meeting. The motion was passed unanimously.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:50.

Respectfully submitted,
Christina Hinck
5/11/2000 [Final]