Sonoma Library Advisory Board Meeting
Sonoma County Library
SONOMA VALLEY LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD MEETING
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Sonoma Valley Regional Library, Forum Room
755 West Napa Street Sonoma, CA 95476
Present: Lisa Musgrove, Ken Brown, Joanne Sanders, Barbara Hall, Tom Haeuser (Library Commissioner), Laurell Meredith; Janice Chadwin; Bethany Wilson; Natalie Sandoval, Mary Evelyn (FOL President); Marge Thomas (FOL Secretary); Janet Constantino (FOL VP); David Cook
1. CALL TO ORDER
All items are for discussion only.
2.1. Commissioner’s Report
Commission working on plan to deal with the OPEB (other post-employment benefits) commitments.
2.2. Library Director’s Report
State Library to give the system $30, 000 for the fire losses
Interviews for Kiyo’s position coming up
2.3. Branch Manager’s Report
Events and Programs given to the Friends
Our first art show and reception very successful—the Friends helped pay for the reception and the hanging of the art. Lots of positive feedback
Lisa asked us about the information we would like from her on a regular basis:
Changes in the norms of foot traffic/circulation
Are the new hours being used? (Lisa responded: It’s been normal, but not an increase in numbers. We have a small increase)—
2.4. Friends’ Report (Marge)
Recruiting new officers is a major concern. Three of the 5 officers are not going to continue.
Nothing eventful in the treasurer’s report
Kunde Reading room—it looks like progress is being made. The project manager is making a difference.
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of this library on Nov. 18. A big party is being planned. Ken Brown volunteered to help with the party.
The new newsletter writer is working with Robin Makurak to get a newsletter out. It will probably look different than it was.
2.5. City Council Liaison Report (Dave Cook)
Good news is that the water project was completed in December.
Ken Brown spoke regarding the Bronze Friendly Designation in the city. The issue is the road is in bad shape or there are risky areas in some areas.
2.6. Kunde Room Update
An estimate of 120 days to get the furniture done. Cabinet maker working on it; carpets selected.
3. APPROVED--- MINUTES OF THE December 2017 MEETING.
4. 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.
5. DISCUSSION ITEMS AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS
5.1 Approval of addendum to LAB By-Laws. Action item. Held over from last month due to not having quorum. Unanimous approval.
Approved and seconded. Tom recommended we date the addendum with the approval date. Motion passed unanimously.
Natalie would like to see if the library could pair upper grade students with younger students. We will talk about this and see what we can do at the next LAB meeting.
6. OTHER ITEMS
An opportunity for Members place items on the next agenda, or request information from the Library Commissioner, Director or Branch Manager.
NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 4:00 P.M.,
Sonoma Valley Library, Forum Room
- Thursday, January 11, 2018 Show more dates
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm
- Sonoma Valley Regional Library