Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Board


Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


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I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Acceptance of March 17, 2010 Meeting Minutes


III.               Additions or Changes to the Agenda


IV.              Friends of the Library Presentation – Joe Sova


V.                 Presentation on Genealogy/Local History Services – Katherine Redwine


VI.              Public Comments


VII.            Director’s Report


VIII.         Patron Compliments and Concerns


IX.              Old Business

a.       Board/Community Communications

b.      Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Board Report - Soules

c.       Library Board Goals Committee Reports

d.      Reappointment of Library Board Member


X.                 New Business

a.       New Board Member Appointment Process

b.      2010-2011 Library Budget


XI.              Board Announcements


XII.            Adjournment

Next meeting date:  May 19, 2010



Board Goals:


1.       Review emerging trends and demographics in Midland community and evaluate impact on current and future library programs.  POSTPONED 2-10


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.