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Rohnert Park-Cotati Library Advisory Board

Sonoma County Library

Rohnert Park-Cotati Library Advisory Board Minutes

February 20, 2018 – 5:00 P.M.

Conference Room

6250 Lynne Condé Way, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

 

CONVENING AND INTRODUCTIONS   

Chair Lisa Neuson called the meeting to order at 5:02 pm.

PRESENT

Lisa Neuson, Ulli Ehlers, Art Stuckey, Hanna Taylor, Barbara Utter.

Others Present:  Acting Library Director Tracy Gray, Branch Manager Nancy Kleban.

Guests: None.

Not present: Library Commissioner Barbara Mackenzie, Rohnert Park Council Liaison Amy Ahanotu, Merrietta Jaensch, Cotati City Council Liaison Wendy Skillman, Friends of the Library President Pam Novelly.

INTRODUCTIONS

All present introduced themselves.

REPORTS & UPDATES

LIBRARY COMMISSIONER’S REPORT

Commissioner Barbara Mackenzie was not in attendance.

LIBRARY DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Interim Director Tracy Gray reported that the administrative divisions of the Library (including Human Resources, Budget & Finance, Collection Services, and Facilities) moved into the new Rohnert Park Headquarters building last week. SCL’s Northwest branch is getting refreshed and is operating out of a temporary location across the street. Completion is expected to be in April or May. Current systemwide programs include Together at the Table, a promotion of Sonoma County Parks that lends out Parks passes, backpacks and lots of Park information. A budget workshop with the Library Commission will be held on Monday, with another meeting in March, for the fiscal year that starts July 1. Adoption of the budget is scheduled for April.

BRANCH MANAGER’S REPORT

Branch Manager Nancy Kleban reported that the staff is weeding the collection to make room for new purchases. Our first advertisement on the Rohnert Park City digital billboard at the corner of RP Expressway and Snyder will display for two weeks beginning February 26, announcing the March art show. Our newly hired part-time librarian will make it possible for this branch increase its programs and outreach. Invitations to teachers to sign up for the new educators’ library cards were delivered to all elementary, middle and high schools in Rohnert Park and Cotati last week.

YOUTH MEMBER’S REPORT 

Youth Member Merrietta Jaensch was not in attendance.

FRIENDS OF THE ROHNERT PARK-COTATI REGIONAL LIBRARY REPORT

CITY COUNCIL LIAISONS’ REPORTS

City council liaisons were not in attendance.

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF PAST MEETINGS

The minutes of the December 19, 2017, meeting were approved following a motion by Ulli Ehlers seconded by Hanna Taylor.                                                                                                                 

PUBLIC COMMENTS – No public present at the meeting.

ACTION ITEMS

A presentation to the Library Commission is planned for the July 9 Commission meeting. Lisa Neuson suggested the LAB prepare a PowerPoint that would include photos from events that the LAB participated in: the first Monday opening day, Founders Day, Cotati Kids Day, Farmers Market, and others. Lisa will contact Public Safety to find out whether the LAB can participate in the Easter Egg hunt this year.

Coming up, in addition to the Easter event, are the first Friday of Farmers Market, the Kid’s Parade. Art Stuckey mentioned Dr. Seuss week at Marguerite Hahn, with a Books and Breakfast at 7:40 am on Wednesday, February 28.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

ADVISORY BOARD INFORMATION ITEMS

The need for new Board members was expressed.

Beginning April 7, the library will stay open until 6:00 pm on Saturdays.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 5:40 pm, following a motion by Barbara Utter, seconded by Hanna Taylor.

Date:
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Show more dates
Time:
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Time Zone:
Pacific Time - US & Canada (change)
Branch:
Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library
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