Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Board


Wednesday, April 15, 2009, 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 February 18, 2009 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


d.      2009-2010 Budget Updates


e.       Reappointment of Library Board Member


VIII.         New Business        


a.       New Board Member Appointment Process


b.      Library Board Annual Report Committee


IX.              Board Announcements


X.                 Adjournment

Next meeting date:  May 20, 2009


Board Goals:


1.       Make suggestions to library staff on processes and procedures related to technology use and instruction at the library.  REPORT PRESENTED JANUARY 2009


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.