Grace A. Dow Memorial Library


Library Board


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Acceptance of March, 2007 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.      Book Drop/Parking Lot – No Report

c.      Cup and Chaucer Coffee Bar – No Report

d.      Community Communication Committee – Galt, Bush, Soules

e.      State Librarian’s Town Hall Meeting Report – Brink, Soules

f.       Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Annual Meeting, May 17

g.      Board Annual Report Committee – Bush, Heard, Kinnish


IX.      New Business   

a.      Reappointment and Appointment of Board Members

b.      Proposed 2007-08 Library Budget


X.               Board Comments


XI.             Adjournment


                        Next meeting date:  May 16, 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