Library Board Executive Committee
June 8, 2009
|Library Board Members
Therese VanBlarcom, President
Claudia Kelly, Vice President
John Pacheco, Secretary
Lois Langer Thompson
Attendees: Library Board members President Therese VanBlarcom, Vice President Claudia Kelly, Secretary John Pacheco, past President John Gibbs, Jill Joseph; staff Director Lois Langer Thompson, Operations Division Manager Nancy Palmer, Capital Projects Manager Lois Lenroot-Ernt and Marilyn Zastrow
Welcome and Approvals
President Therese VanBlarcom welcomed attendees. Claudia Kelly made a motion to approve the
meeting agenda; seconded by John Pacheco.
Motion passed. Mr. Pacheco made a
motion to approve the summaries of the April 13 and
Ms. VanBlarcom led the discussion regarding the next steps for the mission and vision. Lois Thompson will provide a copy of the work completed for Executive Committee review in July. Outcomes from the Committee discussion will be presented to the full Library Board.
Board Attendance at Library Events
Ms. VanBlarcom discussed Library Board presence at HCL events. Library staff will invite Board members as appropriate. The process for attending will remain "informal" but members are encouraged to attend events they are interested in and are asked to report back to the full Board. Discussion followed with an annual "open house" was suggested where officials could attend and Library Board members would share annual priorities, the role of the advisory Board, being strategic in being an advocate for the library at community events, and board members being acknowledged by staff at events.
Committee members also discussed the need to meet with the
Preliminary 2010 Library Operating Budget Request
Nancy Palmer reviewed the 2010 Operating Budget Outlook (4%
reduction). Discussion followed and included the impact on the operating budget
when new libraries are opened (
Draft meeting summary will be forwarded to members to be approved at their next meeting.
Change next meeting from July 13 to July 6 at Central Library, Doty Board Room,
Director Lois Thompson and President
Therese VanBlarcom will meet with Commissioner Opat and outline a conversation
Approved July 6, 2009