Grace A. Dow Memorial Library


Library Board


Wednesday, January 17, 2007

7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Library Fines and Fees Collection – Jim Branson, City Attorney


III.               Acceptance of November 15, 2006 Meeting Minutes


IV.              Additions or Changes to the Agenda


V.                 Public Comments


VI.              Director’s Report


VII.            Patron Compliments and Concerns


VIII.         Old Business


            a.      Board/Community Communications

            b.      Book Drop/Parking Lot

c.      Cup and Chaucer Coffee Bar

d.      Community Communication Committee – Galt, Bush, Soules

e.      Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Board Report – Bush


IX.      New Business

                        MGTV City in 15 / Adaptive Technology Computer


X.               Board Comments


XI.             Adjournment


                        Next meeting date:  February 21, 2007


            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