Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

 

Library Board

Agenda

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