Library board approves changes to bylaws


The Jackson County Public Library board of trustees met Monday at the Seymour Library after an executive session was held to discuss ongoing litigation.

The trustees approved changes to the board bylaws, information services and interlibrary loan borrowing policies at its regular meeting.

The board bylaws now allow for electronic meeting access in a governor- or county official-declared emergency or only after having a quorum of four board members present in person for a regular meeting.

The board also approved a staff resignation and lifted the mask requirement for fully vaccinated public and staff. Others are strongly encouraged to wear masks in library facilities.

Janet Hensen, information services manager, gave a staff report. Over the past year, the information services staff has moved the local history and genealogy collection to the former classroom.

The staff also sent older newspaper microfilm to be included on, sent county school yearbooks to be digitized for and contributed local railroad information for the Discover Indiana app.

The department has taken over teen services and will advertise when the Teen Scene reopens after COVID furniture storage ends.

In the seed library, 23 users have checked out 147 seed packets since that program started in April.

Board members received an evaluation form for Director Julia Aker that is due to Don Myers Jr., personnel committee chairman, by the next board meeting.

The next meeting will be 4:30 p.m. July 19 at the Crothersville Library, 120 W. Main St., Crothersville.

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