Grace A. Dow Memorial Library


Library Board


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Acceptance of May 16, 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.      Community Communication Committee – Galt, Bush, Soules

c.      Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Board Report – Bush

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

      2007-2008 Goal Development

e.      Nominations Committee Report – Bush, Stein

f.       Library Budget, 2007/2008


IX.      New Business   

      Friends of the Library Annual Meeting Report


X.               Board Comments


XI.             Adjournment


                        Next meeting date:  July 18, 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