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September 2013 Board Meeting Minutes


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Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

September 16, 2013

Present:

Paul Kennedy (PK), Tim MacDonald (TM), Peter Maksymyszyn (PM), Helen Moore (HM), Brent Patriquin (BP), Jan Palmer (JP), Joe Zelwietro (JZ)

Regrets: Adrienne Johnston (AJ), Lauren Williams (LW), John Martinson (JM)

Meeting commenced at 7:15pm.

  • Agenda accepted, (JP motion, BP seconded. Passed)
  • Acceptance of previous Board Meeting minutes (PK motion, PM seconded, Passed)
  • Board members find the meeting reminders useful, keep doing this. As well, Trustees should reply back to Chief Librarian whether they can attend the mtg.
  • Joe will compile a list of grant opportunities timelines and give it to the Library Board to improve our grant request success rate.
  • Discussion about Prince Rupert Rotary to be given the opportunity to donate some money to the Library for collection development, Joe will follow up.
  • Discussion about contacting BG group's local representative to see if BG wants to donate to the Library
  • Board members listened to JZ's report about ongoing Rattenbury Project and the associated promotional product development. Library will be developing a proposal for local businesses to bid upon.
  • Discussion about present Library's financial difficulties, including 1 week closure in August, Sunday closures in fall. Trustees are concerned that the public might be hurt especially as the school year progresses. JZ will prepare a costs savings for fall Sunday closures for Board members.
  • Collection Development questions re: videos vs DVDs as well as playaways arose and will be addressed by JZ
  • Acceptance of Librarian's Report (PM motion, BP seconded, Passed)

Meeting Adjourned at 8:20 pm. Next Meeting at 7pm October 21.