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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
REDWOOD CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
JANUARY 10, 2006

Trustees Present: B. James, Z. Sweeney, R. Barragan, R. Madrigal, and S. Hodgkins

Staff Present: Library Director D. Genesy, Division Manager S. Bauer, Administrative Services L. Andrade, and School District Librarian C. Yetter

Others Present: SEIU Steward M. Spore-Alhadef

CALL TO ORDER
Trustee Sweeney called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Main Library.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
SEIU Steward Spore-Alhadef thanked the Board trustees who attended the staff in service on December 16. She said that the pages and casual staff were grateful that they were invited to attend and they enjoyed some time off. Trustee Sweeney said that the Board would try to attend other staff functions.

MINUTES MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Hodgkins, the Board unanimously approved the minutes of December 13, 2005.

WARRANTS MOTION
On motion by Trustee James, seconded by Trustee Hodgkins, the Board unanimously approved the payment of warrants # 9512 to # 9567 and the payment of usual and necessary invoices through January 10th.

EXPENDITURES REPORTS
Director Genesy reviewed the November expenditure report with the Board. Trustee Hodgkins said she would like the percentage of expenditures back on the expenditure reports because it helps with questions.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S MONTHLY REPORT
Director Genesy reviewed the December monthly report with the Board. The report is posted on the Library's website at http://www.rcpl.info/aboutus/directorsreport.html.

LIBRARY WEBSITE DISCUSSION
Division Manager Bauer reviewed the style and content of the Library's website and he also reviewed other libraries' websites for similarities and differences with the Board. Director Genesy asked the Board to provide more guidance and input on planning for future use. This topic will be revisited periodically as needed..

STRATEGIC PLAN UPDATE
Director Genesy and School District Librarian C. Yetter updated the Board on the Learning Support for Youth portion of the strategic plan update. District Librarian Yetter talked about her role in relationship to the plan. There was discussion on adding to the draft strategic plan update, including goals for other teens, family programs and the love of reading for all ages.

LIBRARY PRESENTATION TO CITY COUNCIL
Director Genesy will give a presentation on the Library to City Council on Monday, January 23, 2006.

BOARD EFFECTIVENESS TRAINING
Trustees Sweeney and James agreed that the Board should try to attend the Board Effectiveness Training.

URSULA FERGUSON VOLUNTEER AWARD
The Board discussed developing a volunteer recognition award in memory of past Board President, Trustee, and long-time Library volunteer Ursula Ferguson. They approved of staff's recommendation for the first honoree, but details will need to be worked out. Director Genesy will contact John Ferguson for his input.

PATRIOT ACT - NEXT STEPS
Trustee James will draft a letter from the Board to our two senators.

SELECTING BOARD REPRESENTATIVE FOR ART JURY
After some discussion, the Board unanimously agreed that Trustee Hodgkins will serve as the Board representative for the Art Jury.

AGENDA BUILDING/UPCOMING EVENTS

  • CALTAC Workshop, February 25, 2006 - Admin. D. Wong will register the Board for this workshop.

ADJOURNMENT MOTION
There being no further business or announcement, the meeting was adjourned at 9:10 p.m. to February 14, 2006 at 7:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room of the Downtown Library.

Respectfully Submitted,


________________________
Rodolfo Madrigal, Secretary

 




 

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