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Sonoma Library Advisory Board Meeting

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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.

2.4Friends’ Report

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

5DISCUSSION ITEMS

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.

6ACTION ITEMS-none

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

 

 

Date:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 Show more dates
Time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Campus:
Sonoma Valley Regional Library

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