Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Board


Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


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



I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Acceptance of March 19, 2008 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.      Library Drive-Up Return


c.       Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Annual Meeting,

    May 8, 5:00p.m.


d.      Library Board Goals Committee Reports


e.       Library Board Annual Report Committee – Galt, Kinnish, Neher


VIII.         New Business        

a.       Reappointment and Appointment of Board Members


b.      Proposed 2008-2009 Library Budget


XI.       Board Announcements


X.               Adjournment

Next meeting date:  May 21, 2008



Library Board Goals: 

1.       Collaborate with Staff to address revisions in the fines and fees ordinance

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.