Library Board approves telephone update, discusses elevator issue

Friday, September 28, 2018

At its monthly meeting Wednesday evening, the Putnam County Public Library Board took a big step to improve phone services at the library.

After a rigorous discussion concerning the cost of the new service, the board approved a new phone plan with MetroNet, which has an office in Greencastle.

The upgrade will improve the quality of phone calls to the library without sacrificing internet service on the same plan.

Board members also agreed that MetroNet could be easily contacted should an issue with the phone system arise.

PCPL technology director Michael Acsbok supported the move based on his experience with a similar service, saying that the quality would improve and that the cost would be reasonable.

The board also discussed a recent issue with the library’s elevator. PCPL Brian Briscoe said it was recently out of service for three days due to water pooling in a pit at the bottom of the elevator shaft.

An inspection from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security discovered the leak and forced the closure.

While the shaft has been secured, Briscoe said the pipe that leaked the water will eventually need to be replaced, but said that this was an issue to be considered in the future.

In another item of business, the board also approved its budget for 2019.

The board also discussed the prospect of publishing a quarterly newsletter that would keep visitors and the public up to date on events and initiatives at the library.

The board also approved a new hire with Abigail McDonald, who will take a position at the library as a shelver.

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  • What about staff departures?

    -- Posted by Reader88 on Sat, Sep 29, 2018, at 9:35 AM
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