Director’s Report

December 2006



This brief update summarizes activities since the end of November. 


MURAL Bookmark


I am getting quotes for printing of an updated MURAL bookmark.  This was requested at a recent LMX meeting.




The audit has been completed and is on its way to us.  I have not yet received it.




The application process for 2007-2008 has begun.  The Board will be asked to approve new 3 year telecommunications contracts based on bids received by December 26th.




The selection process for 2007 is underway and will be finalized by December 18th.  ListenNJ committee members are helping to select the titles to be purchased on behalf of LMxAC this year.


Job Descriptions


I have started a process of asking staff to update their job descriptions.  As the updates are completed I will be meeting with staff to finalize the new job descriptions and set specific goals for the next six months.


Software Upgrades and Enhancements


Plans for the upgrade are proceeding as scheduled.  Ann and her staff are working very hard to assure that the upgrade goes as smoothly as possible.




Activity Report


In November we made 23 troubleshooting visits to 18 different libraries.  Other measures of activity include:


New Items Added                                             23,668

Bib Records Added by LMxAC                           2,847            

New Bib Records Added (Total)                         5,484 

New User Records Added                                  3,583





In the last month I have participated in the following meetings:


            Meeting with PNC Bank Rep                                   Nov. 29

            New Brunswick Library Visit                                    Dec. 5

            InfoLink Membership Meeting                                 Dec. 6

            Manville Library Visit                                                Dec. 7



Respectfully Submitted,


Eileen M. Palmer

Executive Director