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Sonoma Library Advisory Board Meeting

Text Box: LAB Members & Year Term Ends
Chair - Joanne Sanders (2020)
Vice Chair – Janice Perlman-Stites (2018)
Secretary – Bethany Wilson (2020)
Youth Member – Natalie Sandoval (2018)
Janice Chadwin (2018)
Ken Brown (2019)
Barbara Hall (2018)
Laurell Meredith (2021)

MINUTES

SONOMA VALLEY LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD

Thursday, December 14, 2017 3:30

Sonoma Valley Regional Library, Forum Room

755 West Napa Street Sonoma, CA 95476

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER  @ 3:30 PM, Joanne Sanders presiding

Present: Joanne Sanders, Ken Brown, Janice Chadwin, Janice Stites, Bethany Wilson

Tracy Gray, Tom Haeuser, Lisa Musgrove, Robin Kunde, Janet Constantino, MaryEvelyn Arnold, Lilla Weinberger, Marge Thomas, Karen Taylor

  1. REPORTS

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.

  1. Commissioner’s Report (Tom Haeuser)

The Commission has approved a contract with CPS out of Sacramento to advertise for a replacement Director for library.

  1. Library Director’s Report (Tracy Gray, Interim Director)

There have been computer upgrades, moving to Windows 10.

New phone system

Recruiting to fill Kiyo’s vacated position.

Started 2018 budget planning and goal setting.

Headquarters moving.

Starting Roseland Refresh, then North Branch refresh.

Jane Kunde Room project is moving forward.

MaryEvelyn spoke strongly asking for more detailed updates to the Kunde Room; make it an agenda item for the next LAB meeting. Tom will investigate the progress at the Commissioners level.

April will be start of Saturday evening hours until 6 PM.

  1. Branch Manager’s Report (Lisa Musgrove)

Three book groups continue: Mystery, Adult, Classical,

Local artists project will have hart displayed in library for 6 months.

Announced new themes of topical interest. MS Institute of Library grant

3D printer has arrived and is being prepared “Food for Fines”—the amnesty program for library fines—is doing great.

  1. Friends’ Report (Marge Thomas) 

Friends approved funds for furniture pending more info.

Approved budget for Mystery Book Club.

Obtained  a one-day liquor license or our holiday party.

  1. City Council Liaison Report

No report—City Liaison absent

  1. No APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MARCH 2017 MEETING due to lack of quorum.
  2. PUBLIC APPEARANCES OR LETTERS

An opportunity for members of the public to address the Library Advisory & Friends’ Boards; times are limited at the Chair’s discretion.

  1. DISCUSSION  ITEMS AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS

5.1 Vote on approval of addendum to the LAB by-laws.

Hard copies were passed out.These have been approved by the Commission. In order for the LAB to add these as an addendum to our by-laws, we need a quorum.

 

Discussion about the number of members needed to constitute a quorum. Since we added a Student Member tot eh LAB, a quorum is now 5 members. Our student member has been absent three of the past four meetings. The Commissioner was asked by the Chair to speak to our student member about her absences and find out if she can continue in the position.

  1. OTHER ITEMS

An opportunity for Members place items on the next agenda, or request information from the Library Commissioner, Director or Branch Manager.

        Future agenda items to include the Kunde Reading Room.

 

NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, JANUARY 10-- 4:00 P.M.,

Sonoma Valley Library, Forum RoomText Box: LAB Members & Year Term Ends
Chair - Joanne Sanders (2020)
–Janice Perlman-Stites (2018)
Secretary – Bethany Wilson (2020)
Youth Member – Natalie Sandoval (2018)
Janice Chadwin (2018)
Vice Chair - Ken Brown (2019)
Barbara Hall (2018)
Laurell Meredith (2021)

Date:
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Time:
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Campus:
Sonoma Valley Regional Library

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