Grace A. Dow Memorial Library


Library Board Agenda

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


Information on each highlighted agenda item below is available by clicking on the description of that item.


I.                    Roll Call


I.                    Acceptance of September 19, 2007 Meeting Minutes


II.                 Additions or Changes to the Agenda


III.               Public Hearing - Proposed revisions to Library Fines and Fees Ordinance.


IV.              Public Comments


V.                 Director’s Report


VI.              Patron Compliments and Concerns


VII.            Old Business


a.       Board/Community Communications


b.       Board 2006/07 Annual Report


c.       Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Board Report - Bush


VIII.         New Business         

                  Library Board Goals, 2007/08


1.       Collaborate with Staff to address revisions in the fines and fees ordinance resulting in a recommended revised ordinance to City Council in November 2007.  The Library Board will hold a public hearing at their October 17th meeting.

2.       Monitor the library’s performance through library statistics, the Director’s Report to the Board and patron feedback to provide recommendations on the future direction of the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library.

3.       Suggest innovative marketing strategies to communicate library services and programs to the community.

4.       Suggest new opportunities for library collaborations with community organizations.

5.       Seek dialog/feedback from the community to determine needs through solicited comments.


X.               Board Comments


XI.             Adjournment


Next meeting date:  January 16, 2008. 

No meeting in November or December 2007