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Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:48 PM

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DELPHOS — The Delphos Public Library Board of Trustees met for its first meeting of 2013 to install officers and welcome a new director.
Kelly Rist, who came to the Delphos library from Brumback Library in Van Wert, stepped into former director Nancy Mericle’s shoes when she retired at the beginning of the month. Rist said Delphos has made her feel very welcome.

Board President Leila Osting, Vice President Pat Poling, Secretary Jane Rutledge and Fiscal Officer Janet Bonifas were all re-installed in their posts. It was recommended that a request be submitted to the Delphos City Schools Board of Education for the renewal of Brad Rostorfer’s 7-year term with the library board.

The board also passed a motion to submit a request to the board to place a renewal of the library’s 0.6-mill levy on the primary ballot on May 7.

During her report, Rist announced that she and her staff are getting everything ready for the library’s integration into the SEO Consortium, which will greatly increase the number of materials patrons will have access to.

“The SEO migration starts on Tuesday and we won’t be able to check anything out that day,” Rist said. “After we’ve joined, I think you’ll see a real increase in our circulation numbers, especially with access to the e-Books.”

The library will be closed Jan. 15 and 16 for staff training, and will be online with the SEO Consortium starting Jan. 17.
In other news, the board approved the purchase of a ST ViewScan Microfilm Viewer-Scanner Library System from BP Imaging Solutions in Kettering. The equipment will be purchased with the $14,000 donation from the Dienstberger Foundation, which was earmarked for the project.

 

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