Sonoma Library Advisory Board Meeting
Sonoma County Library
SONOMA VALLEY LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Minutes of the SVLAB meeting
Thursday, June 11, 2017
Sonoma Valley Regional Library, Forum Room
755 West Napa Street Sonoma, CA 95476
Present: Tracy Gray, Barbara Hall, Bethany Wilson, Janice Chadwin, Janice Stites, Ken Brown, Thomas Haeuser, Joanne Sanders.
1CALL TO ORDER at 4:05 PM
2REPORTS Reports and updates on library governance, management, programs, services and support group activities as well as relevant City Council activities. All items are for discussion only.
2.1Commissioner’s Report /Thomas Haeuser
At the last Library Commission meeting, there was discussion about future liabilities such as Other Post-Employment Benefits (health care used to be covered, but no longer). The current estimate is that $6,000,000 annually for OPEB. This year $1.5 million is set aside to cover the liability. CAL-PERS is the retirement pension program employees belong to, and there is going to be an increasing liability for that. The bottom line is that the Friends support is going to be a continued need. Recent report to the Commissioners: Friends’ contributions from 1997-current (20 years) has been $502,000, and they have $300,000 in the bank.
Facilities Manager appointed –first project will be the Jane Kunde Room.
The new acting Library Director is Tracy Gray. Former manager of the main branch.
2.2Library Director’s Report / Acting Director Tracy Gray
This is her third week on the job. Attended several LAB meetings and some Friends’ groups, and some council members. Meeting with all departments. Moving to Rohnert Park facility for storage space is happening.
2.3Branch Manager’s Report / Lisa Musgrove
Lisa is on vacation and a written report was provided. In addition, other news includes that 51 bingo cards handed out for summer reading cards recently. Starting second year for free lunches. 122 lunches served in the past 4 days.
The Friends didn’t have a meeting today. See the Friends’ past meeting minutes for more information. Secretary Marge Thomas
2.5City Council Liaison Report / Dave Cook
3NO APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE May 11, 2017 MEETING as presented. –Changes needed.
4PUBLIC APPEARANCES OR LETTERS An opportunity for members of the public to address the Library Advisory Board; times are limited at the Chair’s discretion. None
Recapped the selection of the Library Director. Posted yesterday for an Interim Director, internally posted. To be filled by end of July. Then, over the course of several months, there will probably be a search and then a hiring.
Ken recommended that the poster and flyer for the Student Position on the LAB is open until filled. Ken mentions it on the radio every week. We reaffirmed how important this is.
7OTHER ITEMS An opportunity for Members to present brief factual information, respond to public comments, place items on the next agenda, or request information from the Library Commissioner, Director or Branch Manager.
8ADJOURNED 4:30 PM.
Minutes submitted by Bethany Wilson, Secretary
NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, July 13, 4:00 P.M.
Sonoma Valley Library, Forum Room
- Thursday, June 8, 2017 Show more dates
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Sonoma Valley Regional Library