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Library Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REDWOOD CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
FEBRUARY 14, 2006

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

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

CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Sweeney called the meeting to order at 7:07 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
There were no public comments.

MINUTES MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Hodgkins, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of January 10, 2006.

WARRANTS MOTION
On motion by Trustee Hodgkins, seconded by Trustee James, the Board unanimously approved the payment of warrants # 9568 to # 9625 and the payment of usual and necessary invoices through February 14th.

EXPENDITURES REPORTS
Director Genesy reviewed the December expenditure report with the Board. Trustee Hodgkins said she would like the percentage of expenditures back on the expenditure reports because it helps with questions.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S MONTHLY REPORT
Director Genesy reviewed the January monthly report with the Board. The report is posted on the Library's website at http://www.rcpl.info/aboutus/directorsreport.html.

Director Genesy updated the Board on the second floor remodeling plans for the Downtown library. Architectural plans are currently being worked on and construction will begin some time next fiscal year.

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION
Library Services Supervisor McGrath gave a presentation about the Library's collection development process. There was much interest from the Board and the Library will continue to give updates on collection issues.

STRATEGIC PLAN REVIEW
Director Genesy reviewed the strategic plan with the Board. The Board approved the plan but wanted some goals to be more quantifiable and measurable. Director Genesy will review the plan with staff to implement the suggestions.

POLICY MANUAL UPDATE
The Board deferred this discussion to their March meeting.

URSULA FERGUSON VOLUNTEER AWARD
Director Genesy spoke with John Ferguson about developing a volunteer recognition award in memory of past Board President, Trustee, and long-time Library volunteer Ursula Ferguson. The Board agreed to move forward with this and they also approved staff's nomination for the first award. A plaque for the new Ursula Ferguson Volunteer Award will be displayed within the downtown library.

AGENDA BUILDING/UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CALTAC Workshop, February 25, 2006 - the Board have all been registered to attend.
  • Director Genesy will recap his Day in the District meetings with State Senator Joe Simitian and State Assemblymember Ira Ruskin at the March Board meeting.
  • Updates, as warranted, on the Fair Oaks Library service plan retooling.

ADJOURNMENT MOTION
There being no further business or announcement, the meeting was adjourned at 9:12 p.m. to March 14, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Downtown Library.

Respectfully Submitted,


________________________
Rodolfo Madrigal, Secretary

 




 

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