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Library Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REDWOOD CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
October 12, 2004

Trustees Present: K. Douglas, B. James, Z. Sweeney, R. Madrigal, and U. Ferguson

Staff Present: Library Director D. Genesy and Administrative Services L. Andrade

CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Douglas called the meeting to order at 7:04 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
There were no public comments.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR EVALUATION
The Board had a closed session with the Library Director from 7:05 pm to 8:10 pm for his six-month evaluation.

MINUTES MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Ferguson, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of September 2004.

WARRANTS MOTION
On motion by Trustee Sweeney, seconded by Trustee Madrigal, the Board unanimously approved the payment of warrants # 8620 to # 8673 and the payment of usual and necessary invoices through October 12th.

EXPENDITURES REPORTS
The September expenditure report was not yet ready in time for the Board meeting, but Director Genesy explained that the Library is still running under budget.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S MONTHLY REPORT
Director Genesy reviewed the monthly report with the Board. In light of recent budget cuts, Redwood City Council decided against further reductions at this time and the Library was able to retain its budget for the school media librarian position. However, the Library will likely face another budget reduction next year.

He reported on other changes in the Library: the Circulation and Collection Access and Processing units have merged to become the new Access Services unit under Library Services Supervisor McGrath; Project Read received a school district grant allowing them to expand their computer center; new banners around the Library have been installed; the State Librarian reception was a great success, the Library is trying to recruit more volunteers; the Issac Singer program went very well; the new bilingual (Spanish and English) health-related programs have begun; Fair Oaks Library received new self-check machines and their computers were upgraded; and Project Read's high-risk teens that have previously completed the KIP program have all graduated from high school.

SCHABERG NEEDS ASSESSMENT
The project is currently out to bid and work will begin as soon as it is awarded. The work is expected to take approximately two to three months to complete.

FINES GOING TO COLLECTION AGENCY
Trustee Madrigal reported to the Board on the meeting he had with several Library staff about how the Library handles fines going to collection.

STATUS REPORT ON REDWOOD SHORES LIBRARY
Due to insufficient time, this agenda item was postponed until the next Board meeting in November.

MATTERS OF BOARD INTEREST
Due to insufficient time, the following agenda items were postponed until the next Board meeting in November:

  • Cerritos Public Library Report - Billy James
  • Programming Update
  • Library Policy Review - 2nd discussion


UPCOMING EVENTS
Director Genesy noted that Project Read's Trivia Bee will be on Friday, October 15, 2004.

ADJOURNMENT MOTION
There being no further business or announcement, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m. to November 9, 2004 at 7:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

Respectfully Submitted,

Signature of Board Secretary Zachary Sweeney
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Zachary Sweeney, Secretary

 




 

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