Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Board


Wednesday, January 21, 2009, 7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


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


I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Acceptance of November 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.      Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Board Meeting Report - Soules


c.       Library Board Goals Committee Reports


VIII.         New Business        


a.       Midland 2009-2010 Budget Input Summary (Roundtables, Telephone Survey)


IX.              Board Announcements


X.                 Adjournment

Next meeting date:  February 18, 2009




Board Goals:


1.       Make suggestions to library staff on processes and procedures related to technology use and instruction at the library.


2.       Participate in the review of the Library’s Mission Statement and development of a strategic plan.


3.       Participate in the City of Midland Community Roundtable discussions regarding city services, including the services of the library, to provide input in identifying city budget priorities for the fiscal year 2009-2010.  COMPLETED OCTOBER 2008


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