Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

 

Library Board

Agenda

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers

 

     I.     Roll Call

 

            a.         Cup and Chaucer Coffee Bar Report – Mike Shea, Director of The Arnold Center

 

   II.      Acceptance of July 19, 2006 Meeting Minutes

 

  III.     Additions or Changes to the Agenda

 

  IV.     Public Comments

 

   V.     Director’s Report

 

  VI.     Patron Compliments and Concerns

 

 VII.     Old Business

 

            a.         Board/Community Communications

            b.         Community Read Project – Heard

            c.         Book Drop/Parking Lot

            d.         Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Board Report – Bush

            e.         State Librarian's Visit – Stein

            f.          Board Annual Report – Kinnish

            g.         Board Goals:

                        Goal 1:    Receive and discuss the parking lot and book return recommendation presented by the consultant.

                                Goal 2:    Explore at least one new method to communicate with the community about library services in order to preserve and expand our patron base.

                                Goal 3:    Review year-end statistics to evaluate and discuss the use patterns and future directions of our library.

                                Goal 4:    Receive reports on the community public spaces project and how it might impact the library.  Provide input as requested.

                                Goal 5:    Review staff recommendations on revising the fines and fees schedules and recommend revisions to City Council.

                                Goal 6:    Proactively support the Arnold Center regarding the upcoming wage challenges facing the Cup and Chaucer in order to keep this service viable.

                                               

VIII.     New Business

 

            a.         Township Communication

            b.         Project for Public Spaces Report

            c.         Annual Statistical Report

                       

  IX.     Board Comments

 

   X.      Adjournment

 

Agenda Item for Next Meeting

October 18:

Review and Discuss Report, "Long Overdue"