Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Board


Wednesday, June 17, 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 May 20, 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 Report and Board Representative Appointment- Soules


c.       Library Board Goals Committee Reports


d.      Library Board Annual Report Committee – Galt, Johnson, Soules


e.       Board Member Appointment


f.       Nominations Committee Report & Elections of Officers for 2009-2010 – Kinnish, Soules


VIII.         New Business        


a.       Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Plan of Service Approval


IX.              Board Announcements


X.                 Adjournment

Next meeting date:  August 19, 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.