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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REDWOOD CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
NOVEMBER 8, 2005

Trustees Present: B. James, Z. Sweeney, R. Barragan, R. Madrigal, and S. Hodgkins

Staff Present: Library Director D. Genesy, Library Services Supervisor C. Ashton, and Administrative Services L. Andrade

CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Sweeney called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
A member of the public said he would like there to be an outside bench for Schaberg Library and an additional bike rack be added to the other side of the front of the Downtown Library. There was also a high school student observing the meeting.

MINUTES MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Barragan, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of October 11, 2005.

WARRANTS MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Hodgkins, the Board unanimously approved the payment of warrants # 9383 to # 9467 and the payment of usual and necessary invoices through November 8th.

EXPENDITURES REPORTS
Director Genesy reviewed the September expenditure report with the Board.

2005 STAFF INSERVICE CLOSURE - DECEMBER 16, 2005 FROM 8:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Director Genesy asked the Board for approval to close the library for a half day staff in-service. On motion by Trustee Sweeney, seconded by Trustee Madrigal, the Board unanimously approved closure of the library for the staff in-service from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on December 16, 2005.

2006 LIBRARY CLOSURE DATES
The Board reviewed the proposed 2006 closure dates for the Library. Director Genesy noted that there were no differences from last year in the holiday dates closed. On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Madrigal, the Board unanimously approved the 2006 closure dates.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S MONTHLY REPORT
Director Genesy reviewed the October monthly report with the Board. The Board asked for specific dates to be added to future reports. The report is posted on the Library's website at http://www.rcpl.info/aboutus/directorsreport.html.

DRAFT OF PRIVACY POLICY STATEMENTS
The Board reviewed the draft of the privacy policy statement for any editing and it will be sent onto the City attorney for review. Once the draft is finalized, it will be put into the circulation borrower's pamphlet and on the Internet log-in page in both English and Spanish.

EVACUATION PLAN UPDATE
Director Genesy reviewed the existing evacuation plan and map with the Board. There were some concerns expressed about updating them to include more specific instruction on how staff should handle patrons in different emergency situations.

OVERVIEW OF YOUTH SERVICES
Library Services Supervisor C. Ashton made a presentation to the Board on the many services and programs of the Youth Services unit of the Library.

FAMILY PLACE PROJECT
Director Genesy and Lib. Serv. Sup. Ashton gave an overview and tour of a new family place area within the Downtown Library.

CALTAC CONFERENCE
The Board deferred discussion of this topic to the December meeting.

AGENDA BUILDING/UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Boards, Committees, and Commissions Holiday Party, Downtown Library, December 9th, 6:30pm
  • 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.

ADJOURNMENT MOTION
There being no further business or announcement, the meeting was adjourned at 9:05 p.m. to December 13, 2005 at 7:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

Respectfully Submitted,

Signature of Interim Board Secretary Rodolfo Madrigal
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Rodolfo Madrigal, Secretary

 




 

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