Grace A. Dow Memorial Library

Library Board


October 19, 2011, 7 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers


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I.                    Roll Call


II.                 Acceptance of August 17, 2011 Meeting Minutes


III.               Additions or Changes to the Agenda


IV.              Public Comments


V.                 Presentation on Library Databases


VI.              Directorís Report


VII.            Patron Comments and Suggestions


VIII.         Old Business

a.         Board/Community Communications

b.        Mideastern Michigan Library Cooperative Board Report - Cronin

c.         Library Board 2011-12 Goals


IX.              New Business

a.         Library Board Workshop, Tuesday, November 1st, 5:30 p.m.


X.                 Board Announcements


XI.              Adjournment

Next meeting date:November 16, 2011





Board Goals:


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


  1. 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.
  2. Work with library staff in nominating the Grace A. Dow Memorial Library for the Library of Michigan State Librarianís Excellence Award in September 2012.