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January 2013 Board Minutes


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Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

January 21, 2013

Present:

Adrienne Johnston(AJ), Paul Kennedy(PK), Helen Moore(HM),  Tim Macdonald (TM), Peter Maksymyszyn (PM), Brent Patriquin (BP), Joe Zelwietro (Chief Librarian) (JZ)

Regrets: John Martinson, Vernon Barker

Meeting commenced at 7:15pm.

  • Acceptance of December 17, 2012 Library Board Meeting Minutes
  • Board members accepted the Agenda with 2 additions (the email re: trustee term expiration, human library idea)
  • Motion to accept PM, Seconded PK, Accepted
  • Discussion of TOP training here in Prince Rupert on April 20.
  • Discussion of preliminary 2012 Final budget report.  No deficit,  slight surplus but some bills yet to come.
  • Circulation Statistics discussion, some circulation numbers down, but public computer usage and overall patron numbers stable.
  • No negotiations occurring at City Hall yet, none at the Library either, although staff and Chief Librarian will have preliminary discussions.
  • Chief Librarian, Trustees, staff and Friends of the Library will continue working on our “Reading Room Centennial” celebrations in early February.
  • Discussion about proposed dates for the 2013 Library Board Meetings.  The dates appear satisfactory but Chief Librarian will confirm availability of other trustees and respond to all trustees by email to confirm schedule.
  • Discussion about the Human Library project by CBC and other Canadian Libraries.  Trustees feel this would be a good idea for the Prince Rupert Library to pursue and if possible the Centennial celebrations may include this.
  • Update to the Board from Board Chair (AJ) and JZ regarding meeting with PRPA representative Andrew Hamilton on January 21.  The discussions were general and casual.  The PRPA rep refreshed our memories about the project and gave updates as to where the project was.  The PRPA reiterated that there still was an opportunity for the Library should the Library Board and the City of Prince Rupert choose that route.  The Library representatives repeated that it is an interesting proposal and made clear that the City of Prince Rupert must be supportive of the endeavour if there was to be any further developments.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:30 pm.  Next Meeting at 7pm  Monday February 18.