Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Board


May 19, 2010, 7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers

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I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Acceptance of April 21, 2010 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 - Soules

c.       Library Board Goals Committee Reports

d.      Library Board Annual Report Committee

e.       New Board Member Appointment Process

f.       City of Midland 2010-2011 Budget Schedule


VIII.         New Business

a.       Nominations Committee Appointments

b.      Library Strategic Plan Review


IX.              Board Announcements


X.                 Adjournment

Next meeting date:  June 16, 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. COMPLETED 4-10