East Haven Public Library
227 Main St
East Haven CT 06512-3003
Contact Information
Address 227 Main St
East Haven, CT 06512-3003
Telephone (203) 468-3890 x
Fax 203-468-3892
E-mail bgeorge@hagamanlibrary.org
Web and Social Media
Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven CT
Mission
The Hagaman Memorial Library started in 1909 and was formally established in 1921. The Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
Library’s Mission Statement:
The Hagaman Memorial Library is the center for community enrichment and as such it seeks to provide information, resources and programs for lifelong learning as well as to improve the quality of life of East Haven residents by providing a top notch collection of materials in multiple formats, current technology, and cultural opportunities.
Library’s Vision and Values:
Vision:
The Library will become the educational and cultural center of East Haven. The Library will: (1) Become the informational hub for the community, (2) Stay abreast of current trends and technologies, (3) Recognize and respond to community needs, and (4) Create and maintain a comfortable library environment, easy to use and accessible to all.
Values: (1) Equitable access to information, ideas, and creative works, (2) Intellectual freedom and diversity of opinion and cultures, (3) Lifelong learning and love of reading, (4) Responsiveness to community demands, and (5) Excellence in service.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1921
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Bruce J George
Board Chair Mr Ronald A Whitney
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission The Hagaman Memorial Library started in 1909 and was formally established in 1921. The Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
Library’s Mission Statement:
The Hagaman Memorial Library is the center for community enrichment and as such it seeks to provide information, resources and programs for lifelong learning as well as to improve the quality of life of East Haven residents by providing a top notch collection of materials in multiple formats, current technology, and cultural opportunities.
Library’s Vision and Values:
Vision:
The Library will become the educational and cultural center of East Haven. The Library will: (1) Become the informational hub for the community, (2) Stay abreast of current trends and technologies, (3) Recognize and respond to community needs, and (4) Create and maintain a comfortable library environment, easy to use and accessible to all.
Values: (1) Equitable access to information, ideas, and creative works, (2) Intellectual freedom and diversity of opinion and cultures, (3) Lifelong learning and love of reading, (4) Responsiveness to community demands, and (5) Excellence in service.
Background In 1909, East Haven was one of 15 Connecticut towns without a library. The State offered to furnish a case of books if a responsible person to take charge could be found. Miss Lottie Street volunteered and on July 1, 1909, the first library in East Haven opened for business in a coatroom of the old Town Hall.
Within two years, this location became overcrowded. The board of directors leased a small, one-story structure behind the Kirkham building. In 1917, the library moved once again to the old post office building. It remained there until it moved to the present location in 1928.
The current library building was erected in 1928 thanks to the generosity of Mr. Isaac Hagaman. An addition to the original structure was completed in 1975.
Impact

In FY 2018-19 (July 01, 2018 - June 30, 2019):
 
-The Library was open an average of 51 hours per week, Monday – Saturday, had 123,000 visitors, 6,878 actively registered library card users, and 75,000 items in its physical collection of materials and access to 70,000 digital items (e-books, e-audiobooks, etc.) for patrons to check out.
-The Library’s circulation was 80,000 items. In September of 2018 hoopla digital started,which added additional downloadable materials with greater variety for patrons to check out.
-The Library’s online public access computers and had 24,130 sessions (4,207 more sessions than in FY 2017-18, a 21% increase), or an average of 73 sessions per day on its public access computers. The Library’s Public Wi-Fi network had 8,547 sessions. And, the Library’s Website (www.hagamanlibrary.org) had 44,662 visitors. The Website operates 24/7, permitting searching the online catalog for books, DVDs, etc., placing holds on items, renewing items, downloading e-Books and e-Audiobooks, reading magazines/journal, and performing research.
-The Library answered 29,720 reference questions. Many of these questions are technology related with people asking how to use the library’s computers, software applications, printing capabilities, design/produce documents they need and/or send documents to others.
-The Library had a grand total of 1,070 programs with 18,688 people in attendance, an increase over FY 2017-18 of 42 programs (+4%) and 1,116 (+6%) more people attendance. The grand total amounts breakdown as following: (1) there were a total of 675 library programs with a total attendance of 12,729 people, and (2) there were 394 meetings of outside organizations using the Library’s meeting rooms, with a total of attendance 5,969 people.

Needs

1. Roofing Repairs to the Library Building. A Roof Assessment Report was done by Landmark Architects (Middletown, CT) in May of 2018. There is 6,600 square feet of roof need replacement. A cost estimate for the repairs obtained in July 2019 would $352,000 ($320,000 base cost + a $32,000 (10%) contingency. The Town of East Haven is committing $70,000 for the repairs. The Library's monetary need for funds to carry out the repairs is $282,000.
2. American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant and self-service elevator. The Landmark Architect Feasibility Study for a New Elevator at the Hagaman Memorial Library (completed June 2018) projects the cost an ADA at: (1) $491,874 construction and (2) and the $70,000 architectural fees for handling construction plans, bidding, and monitoring the completion of the construction. This is a total cost of $561,874. The Library can apply for a Connecticut State Library accessibility grant up to $500,000, which is a 50/50 matching grant with the Connecticut State Library providing a match up to $250,000. The Library's monetary need for funds for this project is $320,000.
3. Better financial support for library programming. Cost: $4,000 annually.
4. Upgrade telephone system for better library service. Cost is $5,000 for equipment.
Board Chair Statement

The Hagaman Library is a cornerstone for the East Haven community and serves to enrich the lives of it’s users thru its holdings, programs, and internet services. Our challenge is to continually provide a place where the learning environment is not only free and accessible to the public, but safe, relevant and valued. We have the good fortune to take our library into the future thru investment in preserving the past and keeping pace with the latest learning trends for the future.  

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Libraries
Secondary Organization Category Education / Libraries
Tertiary Organization Category Public & Societal Benefit / Public & Societal Benefit NEC
Areas Served
East Haven
State wide
The Hagaman Library is located in East Haven.   East Haven is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 29,257. Located 3 miles east of New Haven, it is part of the Greater New Haven area.
The Hagaman Memorial Library primarily serves East Haven and the surrounding towns in New Haven County.   In addition residents of the state of CT are welcome to participate and use the resources of the Library.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
The Library Board and Staff have identified several areas of need that go beyond our means to fund from our annual operating budget.  In the age of the internet, library services are more in demand than ever, as the building and staff evolve to service the public of the 21st century. Usage of the Hagaman Library is increasing.  We are currently addressing, as a priority, the replacement of our elevator, and the handicap accessibility of the original community room. Our original elevator, is not wheelchair accessible, and when out of service, limits patrons with any kind of walking difficulties to our lower level. The increase in library programs that has occurred over the years necessitates full access to the original community room, as scheduling programs has become increasingly difficult due to lack of access.  As we believe the funding for the capital improvements should be born, not solely by the town, but a partnership of state, town and private funding sources, the Library Board has established a capital improvements funding drive.  As a kickoff to our fundraising efforts, this year, the East Haven Hagaman Library is participating once again in The Great Give 2019, the premiere online giving event for nonprofits in the Greater New Haven region. For 36 hours, every year since 2016 the Library uses the "givegreater" campaign event to do annual fundraising.  We have averaged $2k annually each campaign year.  
 
Sincerely - The  Board of Trustees of Hagaman Library
 
Programs
Description
The Library provides materials for in-house use, or for borrowing, the latter requiring a library card. Library materials serve all age groups, are available in many formats (print and nonprint), and serve varying reading, listening, or viewing purposes, which in general are to promote literacy, learning, information, ideas, knowledge, and recreational/cultural pursuits. Downloadable materials (e-books and audiobooks from OverDrive, Hoopla, and the Connecticut State Library) are available via the Library’s online catalog. Processes are involved in selecting, ordering, systematizing, and circulating library materials.
 
The collection is extensive in its fiction and nonfiction holdings meeting a variety of informational, educational, cultural needs. The Library has a commitment to maintain a collection of materials that contains a breadth and depth of materials.
Population Served / General/Unspecified /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
Provide adequate public services hours for the public to access library materials.  The Library is open 51 hours per week.
Provide adequate technology arrangements for downloadable materials.
Provide qualified library staff that can assist readers to use it physical collections, its research databases, its locally subscribed to genealogy database, and downloadable materials, including in the later assisting people with their e-readers. 
 
 
 
 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
The Library has 73,824 items in its physical collection of books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other materials.  Also, the Library has downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks through OverDrive and downloadable downloadable and streaming  e-video,e-books through Hoopla.   Further the Library is saving on microfilm the annual weekly editions of the East Haven Courier, is storing and archiving and is digitizing local history materials which can be seen on the
Library materials, e-content, archiving local history materials, and is digitizing of local history materials is an essential service to the public. The Library's collection of materials (physical, downloadable, and archival in physical and digital form) does in the aggregate what individuals could do for themselves: purchase thousands of books per year, subscribe to magazines, subscribe to local and national newspapers, etc. and make these materials available for reading in the library or checking out of the Library for free to the public.  
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact.  The Library monitors its circulation for performance on a regular basis and the Library's monthly circulation statistics is part of the statistical report given to the Library Board of Trustees in the Board's regular monthly meeting.   Additionally professional staff handling ordering library materials produces periodical reports highlighting the impact of library materials
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
The Hagaman Library Archival Preservation at http://hagamanlibarchives.blogspot.com/, which contains local history information where the intersection of documents, people's life histories, events or locations in history have saluatary results.  To quote from one person recently who used the blog:"...the material you [Reference & Local History Librarian] had posted definitely helped, as I mentioned because my parents moved we lost some of his material. Thanks to your Blog I was able to retrieve some of the missing info.  Also, I feel that the Archival blog is a great asset to the town [East Haven, CT] that will assist future generations."
 
Children's Picture Books for toddlers - 5 years of age are the highest circulating book type, with the Library circulating an with 11,290 picture books circulated in FY 2017-18, which is 19.8% of the total book circulation in FY 2017-18 per month.
 
The Library has an extensive large type collection of books for seniors, the visually impaired, and others who prefer large print. In FY 2017-18 4,409 large type titles circulated, Of this 1398 titles, or 32%, were new book titles..
 
 

Thank you for your help and have a Happy New Year!

  
Description

Library programming from toddlers to adults is an alternative way of reaching people other than by library materials, providing the same opportunities as library materials would for literacy, learning, information, ideas, knowledge, and recreational/cultural pursuits by bringing people together for live programs. The Library provides many programs from early literacy programming, to book clubs, to general and special programming. Library programming is carried out by librarians and generally within the specialty of the librarian.
 
Note that the Library also provides meeting room space to outside organizations, which is part of its programming service.

 


 

Population Served General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified / General/Unspecified
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
-Early Literacy Programming for toddlers through age 5 and their parents.  Goal is to do this weekly in the year.
-Annual Summer Reading Program for Children which focuses on summer reading activities and programming to engage children.  The goal with each Program is to concentrate in  8 weeks reading, ongoing activities such as crafts, special library programming for children.
-Teen group meetings of the Hagaman Teen Advisory Group, which involves teens selecting materials for the teen collection,  book discussion groups, board game groups, working on projects, performing community service hours for school.  The objectives are for teens to be engaged, collaborate and be supportive of one another, and to create a conducive and safe atmosphere for teens.  There is also teen programming which allows to express themselves or be involved in a program.
-Qualitative programming for adults that cover lectures, concerts, films, and timely and topical subject matter.
-Local History Programming that brings the public together to understand events (local, national, and international) that have historical impact. 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
The Library has a long-term commitment to provide programs and meeting space to outside organizations in order to meet diverse community needs.  In FY 2017-18 the Library the Library had a grand total of 1,028 programs with 17,572 people in attendance, an attendance increase of 1,651, or 10.4% increase.  There were a total of 610 library programs with a total attendance of 11,507 people, and (2) there were 418 meetings of outside organizations using the Library’s meeting rooms, with a total of attendance 6,605 people.
  
 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Library compiles monthly statistics on outside organizations using its community rooms and on library programs carried out.  These statistics are reported to the Board of Trustees in their regular monthly meeting.  Further there are periodical reporting on programming and its impact by Library Staff.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
Early Literacy Programming:  Mother Goose on the Loose Early Childhood Program's attendance in FY 2017-18 = 1408 people in attendance (22.4% of event attendance for FY 2017-18. 
In FY 2017-18 the Summer Reading Program for Children had 40 events, with a total of 2,312 people attendance, and 736 children registered for the program reading an estimated 8,000 books.    
Hagaman Teen Coffee House & Open Mic Night. To quote form the Teen Librarian: "Since the start of the program in April of 2016, we have held 11 teen coffee houses. Total attendance has been 505 teens, or an average of 45 teens per event. The total number of performers has been 263, or an average of 24 teens per event. More than half the teens who attend get on stage to share. Performances have included: singers, songwriters, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, banjo, piano, clarinet, obo, saxophone, poets, short story writers, standup comedy, observational humor, and selected scenes from various musicals and plays."
 
 
Description
Technology is essential and necessary for the provision of library service and needs to be current (It should be noted that technology is undergirded by networking arrangements and telecommunications). The Library’s staff needs technology in carrying out library services, the public at the Library, to have access to digital communication is essential in today’s society and the Library meets this need with its public access computers that have Internet access and software applications such as Microsoft Office.
 
The Library’s Public Wi-Fi network provides people with their own devices.
 
The Library’s Website is virtual space complementing the Library’s physical space in providing library services.
 
The other part of the Library's technology is being a member of Bibliomation, an information technology library consortium providing  sharing an Integrated Library System (ILS) that provides circulation, cataloging, and online card catalog functions and extensive network support.
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
In FY 2017-2018:
 
-There were 19, 923 sessions, or an average of 66 sessions per day, on the Library’s public access computers
-The Public Wi-Fi network that had 9,257 sessions, 972 more sessions, or a 11.8% more sessions
-The Library’s Website (www.hagamanlibrary.org) had 48,153 visitors. The Website operates 24/7, permitting searching the online catalog for books, DVDs, etc., placing holds on items, renewing items, downloading e-Books and e-Audiobooks, reading magazines/journal, and performing research.
 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
The Library is a central point in the community for Internet and computer access.  A variety of people use the computers from children through adults.  Important functions people use the computers for are researching school assignments, performing job searches, composing and printing resumes, surfing the Internet,  reading the news, and checking e-mail.  Reference questions to library staff about the use of technology at the Library, or in general, are numerous and necessary for people to complete tasks that they want. 
 
The Library also maintains a public Wi-Fi network in the library building and a 24/7 Website.
 
The other part of the Library's technology is being a member of Bibliomation, an information technology library consortium providing sharing an Integrated Library System (ILS) that provides circulation, cataloging, and online card catalog functions and extensive network support. 
 
The Library has a long-term commitment to providing up to date technology and to accommodate as best as it can evolving technology that the public can use. 
 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Library compiles monthly statistics on the use of the public access computers, the Public WiFi network, the Library's Website.  Also, the library compiles reference questions asked, many of which are technology related.  The statistics and information are part of a monthly report presented at the regular monthly meetings of the Board of Trustees.  Further, the Library does periodical reporting on its technology to understand and/or improve its technology. 
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
The Library became a participate in the Connecticut State Library’s Fiber Consortium in February of 2018, upgrading the Library’s Internet connectivity with one-time funding of $77,950 ($55,120 from the Federal E-rate Program and $22,830 from the Connecticut State Library Fiber to the Library Grant) for the installation of unlit fiber optic cabling into the library building and for the installation of networking equipment needed to connect the fiber optic cabling to the Library's Internet network. The Library’s Internet connection speed went from 10 megabits per second (Mbps) to a 25Mpbs with the upgrade, and is burstable to 1 Gigabit (Gbps). As of July 1, 2018, the library will upgrade to the 50Mbps usage tier. The increased connection speed provides a better range of access to Internet content for the public on the Library’s free Internet workstations and wireless network.
 
Description
The Library has local history documents pertaining to the history of the Town of East Haven and a number of these documents are unique, or one-of-a-kind. These documents are stored and made available to the public to use in the Library, or in digital form on the Library's Website. The Library’s organizing and housing of local history documents is of importance and increasing importance given that the past must be preserved, as well as preserving present local history documents which will become a record of the past as time progresses.  
 
The Library does regular local history programming and holds a unique ongoing WWII Veterans Group that meets once a month for programming. 
 
 
Population Served / /
Program is linked to organization’s mission and strategy Yes
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals Yes
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
To quote the Local History Librarian: 
Author and Historian Mr. John Cilio gave a well received program in September, 2018. Mr. Cilio is a skilled aviation historian. Nickolai Sikorsky wrote the Foreword to his book, Helicopter Evolution and Prince William was kind enough to write a letter about his copy. A member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and an honorary member of the Danbury, Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization, his stories are recognized for their excellence in accuracy and authenticity. He has published six vintage aviation books as well as the book, Women’s Work in WWII. In September, 2018 he gave a presentation on The Lafayette Escadrille–America’s Volunteers and Wallingford’s WWI Flying Ace– Gervais Raoul Lufbery to the Hagaman Library WWII Veterans Discussion Group"
 
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.

Overall local history is a significant undertaking given the uniqueness of the Town’s history and documents.

Provide public service hours for access to the Library's physical collection.
 
Provide a qualified Local History Librarian who can handle both archival formats in print and digitization. 
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Local Historian Librarian submits a monthly report to the Library Director/The Library Board of Trustees of the activities and accomplishments.  The Local History Librarian submits periodic reports on the impact of Local History matters.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success. To quote the Local History Librarian:  "I worked with Tony Griego, a retired New Haven police officer and Charley Salerno, head of the popular local band the Clam Diggers over a number of years concerning their search for the Davenport Stone. Reverend John Davenport co-founded the original New Haven Colony in 1638. The Davenport stone is a 1638 boundary marker for the farm of Reverend Davenport, it is therefore one of the earliest artifacts in East Haven history. In February, 2018, Mr. Griego came to the library and we spoke about giving a presentation on their work locating - the Davenport stone. I put together a PowerPoint for them based on their research. The attendance was thirteen people. I felt that the attendance was not worthy of the men’s work and devotion. I re-marketed the program to Tony Griego’s suggestion: How Two Senior Citizens Went on an Indiana Jones Adventure and Rediscovered an East Haven Artifact...We practically tripled our attendance to thirty-five-people."
Description
Community Outreach is targeted contact with area organizations to communicate, to present or to bring library services to other organizations; to exchange information on what the Library and other organizations are doing; and to build collaborations with other organizations. All this leads to either professional library staff visiting other area organizations, or other area organizations visiting the Library. Community Outreach overlaps with the services of Library Materials, Library Programming and Meeting Space since these services align to potential needs of area organizations. However, in community reach collaborations can evolve that are unique between the Library and area organizations.
 
Also, Community Outreach involves ongoing communication with area organizations and the public in general through newsletters (printed and electronic), press releases, and social media. 
Population Served General/Unspecified / /
Program is frequently assessed based on predetermined program goals No
Short Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe near term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. This may represent immediate outcomes occurring as a result of the end of a session or service.
The Children's Librarian particpated in “The Week of the Young Child” Children’s Fair in April 2018, which was held at Overbrook School and attracted several hundred families. The event is produced in partnership with the public school system, Family Resource Center, local preschools and day care centers (both public and private), health care organizations serving young children, and community servers including the police and fire departments.  Families enjoy a variety of entertainment while learning more about all of the services for birth through 8-year-old children in East Haven and 180 people visited the Library's table 
 
2018 Health Fair on September 29, 2018 brought together at the library a number of health providers covering women's health; screenings (hearing, vision, osteoporosis, dental, blood pressure) and flu shots; mental health, behaviorial, and addiction services; services for seniors; children's behaviorial services; and other services such a physical therapy and yoga.     
Long Term SuccessHelpOrganizations describe the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future and represent an ideal state.
Reaching organizations in educational educational, health, literacy, and other efforts.
Reaching target groups based upon age and/or need.
Program Success Monitored ByHelpOrganizations describe the tools used to measure or track program impact. The Library Director receives monthly reports off all community outreach which in turn are summarized in the monthly Director's Report to the Board of Trustees, in their regular monthly meeting.  Also periodical reports during the year are submitted by staff involved in community outreach.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpOrganization's site specific examples of changes in clients' behaviors or testimonies of client's changes to demonstrate program success.
The Homebound Delivery Service is for any East Haven resident who is temporarily or permanently confined to their home due to illness, injury or advanced age. The Service has been in effect since and averages 20 people per year using the Service and averaging a total of 500 items circulated per year.  
 
Library Card Registration Drives at East Haven High School done by the Teen/Young Adult Services Librarian.  From 2014-2018 a total of 278 high school students have registered for library cards at the high school.
 
Close Cooperation with the East Haven School System for class visits to the Library by all second grade classes. There is also a focus on kindergarten classes and 1st grade classes.  from Deer Run and Tuttle Schools.  Hundreds of students each year enjoy a tour of the library, historical background, a story that teaches them how to find things in the library, and student gets their first, or a replacement, library card and enjoy selecting and taking out books.
Program Comments
CEO Comments

The programs delivered by the Library and the Library’s staff to the public establishes the library’s value to the community it serves. Also, the Library’s services are the most visible part of the Library and, in many ways, the most exemplary part of the Library to be experienced and commented upon by the public.  The Library and the Library's Staff strives to build qualitative programs and build customer satisfaction and demand for its programs.


CEO/Executive Director
Bruce J George
Term Start July 2013
Email bgeorge@hagamanlibrary.org
Experience Library Director, Hagaman Memorial Library, East Haven, CT, 2013-Present
-Responsible for an $850,000 annual budget for a 501(c)(3) organization and supervise a staff of 18.
 
Library Director, Town of Dover Free Public Library, NJ, 2012-2013
-Responsible for an annual budget of $505,000 for a municipal library and supervised a staff of 8. 

Library Director/District Administrator, Oil City Library/Oil Creek Library District, PA, 2008-2011
-Responsible for an $900,000 annual budget and supervising a staff of 12 as Director of the Oil City Library (municipally funded) and as District Administrator of the Oil Creek Library District (the Oil City Library being the headquarters library for the District) overseeing a state funded 3 county library district with 14 member public libraries.

Library Director, Kingston Library, NY, 2003-2008
-Planned and implemented an annual budget $650,000 for a special legislative district library serving the City of Kingston and supervised a staff of 16+.

Services to Seniors Librarian, Fresno County Public Library, CA, 2002-2003
-Coordinated and promoted county-wide library services for senior citizens and caregivers.
 
-Library Director, Ilion Free Public Library, NY, 2001-2002
Responsible for an annual budget of $200,000 for a municipal library and supervised a staff of 11.
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 7
Number of Part Time Staff 17
Number of Volunteers 5
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate 100%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 22
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 Afghanistan Nationality
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 17
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Ellen GambiniSept 2001 - Aug 2008
Karen JensenOct 2008 - Jan 2013
Senior Staff
Title Community Outreach Librarian
Title Reference and Local History Librarian
Title Children's Librarian
Title Teen & Young Adult Services Librarian
Title Part-time Technical Services Librarian
Title Part-time Library Technology Specialist
Title Circulation Librarian
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Bi-Annually
Comments
CEO Comments
The Library has a Plan of Service (approved by the Board of Trustees on October 16, 2014) which is a basis for the Library's April 2017 - April 2018 Strategic Plan.  A copy of the Plan of Service can be requested from the Library.
 
Also, the Library produces an Annual Report to the Community brochure.  There are Annual Reports to the Community for FY 2013-14, FY 2014-15, FY 2015-16, and FY 2016-17.  The Annual Reports can be requested from the Library.
 
 
Board Chair
Mr Ronald A Whitney
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Term Feb 2017 to Feb 2020
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. Chistopher BrownCommunity Voluneteer
Mrs. Eileen DeMayoRetired/Chairperson Emeritus
Mr Michel B. EndersCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Stephen HaddonCommunity Volunteer
Ms. Katherine KlarmanCommunity Volunteer
Mr. Steve Robillard
Mrs. Lorena VenegasCommunity Volunteer
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 0
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 8 N/A
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 0
Female 0
Unspecified 8
Board Co-Chair
Katherine Klarman
Term Feb 2016 to Feb 2019
Email katherine.Klarman@snet.net
Standing Committees
Nominating
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments
To develop and sustain fundraising initiatives:
 
(1) The Library’s participation in the Great Give 2019 (May 1-2, 2019) through the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.  The Library was successful in 2018 with the Great Give with donations and prizes and looking forward to a prosperous 2019
 
(2)Building Improvements:  Make the library building’s elevator American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant.
 
(3) Services Improvement:  Improved services for the public at the Library to meet changing and evolving community and informational needs:
     a. Have a full time Teen Services/Young Adult Librarian 
     b. Have more funding for library programming, an increasingly popular, informative, and engaging service to the public
 
 
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2019
Fiscal Year End June 30 2020
Projected Revenue $943,750.00
Projected Expenses $943,750.00
Spending Policy N/A
Credit Line Yes
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201920182017
Total Assets$148,084$147,403$136,981
Current Assets$148,084$147,403$136,981
Long-Term Liabilities$0$12,142$3,446
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$148,084$135,261$133,535
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201920182017
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountTown of East Haven $815,068Town of East Haven $873,995Town of East Haven $789,673
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountHagaman Fund $55,235Hagaman Fund $52,181Hagaman Fund $44,846
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Comments
CEO Comments The Library has a charitable trust, the Hagaman Fund.  This was set up in 1928 after the death of Isaac Hagaman, the Library's original benefactor.  For FY 2016-17 the Library receives a monthly distribution  of $3,331 based upon a formula of receiving 5% of the interest accrued by the Hagaman Fund in the previous financial year (May - April).  Note that what is disbursed monthly to the Library in FY 2016-17 is 3.5% of the 5% distribution requirement.  The other 1.5% is held for administrative fees that are charged by the bank to the Hagaman Fund and an additional disbursement may be received  after the end of the Hagaman Fund's 2016-17 financial year to meet the 5% distribution requirement.  The Hagaman Fund goes through an annual probate court accounting.  For the Hagaman Fund financial year of May 01, 2016-April 30, 2017 annual probate accounting had a market value of $1,214,391.57.
Foundation Staff Comments This profile, including the financial summaries prepared and submitted by the organization based on its own independent and/or internal audit processes and regulatory submissions, has been read by the Foundation. Some financial information from the organization’s IRS Form 990, audited financial statements or other financial documents approved has been inputted by Foundation staff. The Foundation has not audited the organization’s financial statements or tax filings, and makes no representations or warranties thereon. A more complete picture of the organization’s finances can be obtained by viewing the attached 990s and audited financials. To see if the organization has received a competitive grant from The Community Foundation in the last five years, please go to the General Information Tab of the profile.
Address 227 Main St
East Haven, CT 065123003
Primary Phone 203 468-3890
CEO/Executive Director Bruce J George
Board Chair Mr Ronald A Whitney
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer

 

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