Library Board Minutes
MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REDWOOD CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
OCTOBER 11, 2005
Trustees Present: B. James, Z. Sweeney, R. Barragan, R. Madrigal, and S. Hodgkins
Staff Present: Library Director D. Genesy and Administrative Services G. Suarez
CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Sweeney called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.
There were no public comments.
INTRODUCTION OF BOARD AND STAFF
The Board welcomed its newest member, Trustee Hodgkins, and introductions were made all around.
On motion by Trustee Sweeney, seconded by Trustee Barragan, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of September 13, 2005.
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Hodgkins, the Board unanimously approved the payment of warrants # 9328 to # 9382 and the payment of usual and necessary invoices through October 11th.
Division Manager Kramer reviewed the June end of fiscal year 2004-2005 reports expenditure reports with the Board. The Library's budget had $19,000 left over in savings.
CLOSED SESSION - PERSONNEL MATTERS
The Board had a closed session from 7:30 pm to 7:55 pm to discuss the personnel matters. The public session resumed at 7:57 pm.
LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S MONTHLY REPORT
Director Genesy reviewed the September monthly report with the Board. The report is posted on the Library's website at http://www.rcpl.info/aboutus/directorsreport.html
LIBRARY DEPARTMENT ANNUAL OBJECTIVES
Director Genesy reviewed updated library department annual objectives with the Board.
UPDATE EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN
Trustee Madrigal said that team members are currently working on obtaining library floor plans as part of their work to review and update the emergency evacuation plan.
Trustee Madrigal updated the Board on the team's progress in reviewing all existing library policies. After all has been updated, the Board will review and approve a final draft.
STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
Director Genesy reviewed the updated strategic plan goals and objectives on literacy and community centered collections with the Board.
PATRIOT ACT UPDATE
Librarian II R. Kutler is in the process of finding appropriate people to speak about the Patriot Act for a future library program. Director Genesy said that staff is working on creating a disclaimer with privacy statements for internet use and circulation records.
AGENDA BUILDING/UPCOMING EVENTS
- Trivia Bee - Friday, October 13, 205 at Cañada College.
- CALTAC Workshop, Technology Update, Santa Clara City Library, Saturday October 29, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Staff Reports - Library Services Supervisor C. Ashton will be asked to give an overview of Youth Services at the next Board meeting.
There being no further business or announcement, the meeting was adjourned at 8:53 p.m. to November 8, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.
Rodolfo Madrigal, Secretary