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Library Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REDWOOD CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
APRIL 12, 2005

Trustees Present: K. Douglas, B. James, U. Ferguson, Z. Sweeney and R. Madrigal

Staff Present: Library Director D. Genesy, Library Services Supervisor M. McGrath, and Administrative Services L. Andrade

Others Present: Library Foundation President S. Cooperman

CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Douglas called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
S. Cooperman spoke to the Board about the public elevator.

MINUTES MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Madrigal, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of March 9, 2005.

WARRANTS MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Ferguson, the Board unanimously approved the payment of warrants # 8945 to # 9006 and the payment of usual and necessary invoices through April 12th.

LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Library Foundation President S. Cooperman spoke about their fundraising campaign for Redwood Shores. Several local companies are interested in making donations as long as their names are prominently displayed, others may be interested in making in kind donations, and some are interested in sponsoring specific programs such as a wellness center. The Board wants to be flexible in accepting donations and Director Genesy will work directly with the Foundation on accepting any in kind and other gift donations.

NEW CIRCULATION MODEL
Library Services Supervisor McGrath updated the Board on the new circulation service model being used at the Library. A consultant will be coming to the Library to observe and evaluate interactions with customers in Circulation. Trustee Sweeney suggested staff wear a very identifiable badge so customers do not have trouble locating help.

EXPENDITURES REPORTS
Director Genesy reviewed the February expenditure reports with the Board.

2005-2006 BUDGET REVIEW
Director Genesy updated the Board on the budget. He reviewed the Library's budget reduction proposal which includes staff taking voluntary time off. He noted that Library Services Supervisor LaRiviere received two grants that will be used for the Teen Homework Center and Traveling Storytime. Review of the updated performance measures will be on the next Board meeting agenda. There was general discussion about the need to begin dialogue on the strategic plan.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S MONTHLY REPORT
Director Genesy reviewed the March monthly report with the Board.

MATTERS OF BOARD INTEREST

  • Director Genesy shared the three winning poems from the Youth Poetry Contest to the Board.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Library Director Genesy reviewed upcoming events with the Board.

ADJOURNMENT MOTION
There being no further business or announcement, the meeting was adjourned at 9:05 p.m. to May 10, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

Respectfully Submitted,

Signature of Board Secretary Zachary Sweeney
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Zachary Sweeney, Secretary

 




 

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