Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Board


Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


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I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Acceptance of April 16, 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 Report


d.      Library Board Goals Committee Reports


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


f.       2008-09 Library Budget


VIII.         New Business        

a.       Board Member Appointments


b.      Nominations Committee Appointments


XI.       Board Announcements


X.               Adjournment

Next meeting date:  June 18, 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.