Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Board


Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


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I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Acceptance of November 18, 2009 Meeting Minutes


III.               Additions or Changes to the Agenda


IV.              Public Comments


V.                 Youth Services Presentation


VI.              Director’s Report


VII.            Patron Compliments and Concerns


VIII.         Old Business


a.       Board/Community Communications


b.      Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Board Report - Soules


c.       Library Board Goals Committee Reports


IX.              New Business


a.   Library Strategic Plan Review


X.                 Board Announcements


XI.              Adjournment

Next meeting date:  February 17, 2010



Board Goals:


1.       Review emerging trends and demographics in Midland community and evaluate impact on current and future library programs.


2.       Promote the library to the community by increasing awareness of the library with the goal to achieve sustained usage of the library and attendance at library events.  Measurements for the goal are library statistics, newspaper mentions, and frequency of individual member actions.


3.       To work with library staff in nominating the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library as Library of the Year, by the April 15, 2010 deadline.