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August 2017 Board Meeting Minutes

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Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Barry Cunningham (BC) Cary Dalton (CD), Devlin Fernandes (DF), Glenn Groulx (GG), Stephanie Lysyk (SL), Brent Patriquin (BP), Andrea Wilmot (AW) and Joe Zelwietro (JW, Chief Librarian)


Dale White (DW)

Meeting commenced at 7:05 pm.

  • Agenda amended:
    1. Date corrected (May 23 changed to Aug 23)
    2. 3 items moved from consent agenda to discussion agenda (Monthly Financial report, statistical report and Librarian report)
  • Introductions of two new trustees (CD & SL)
  • Discussion about financial and statistical report, no action required
  • Discussion about collection development, specifically the pocketbooks and educational videos. JZ explained that educational are being phased out as circulating items and pocketbooks will be continued to circulate for the near future and re-assessed over time.
  • Discussion about upcoming negotiations, Board considering services of David Try as negotiator for the Library Board
  • JZ to investigate what energy conservation grants are available to help us transition from T-12 fluorescent lighting to LED ‘fluorescent’ lighting.
  • JZ to invite City’s CFO and Corporate Administrator to address Library Board for discussion in September or October
  • The discussion re: public group use of the Multi-Purpose room was tabled until next Board meeting.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:40 pm. Next Meeting at 7 pm (TBA).