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April 2012 Board Meeting Minutes

Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

April 16, 2012

Present:

Lianne Gagnon (LG), Lynne Graham(LyG), Paul Kennedy (PK), Adrienne Johnston (AJ), Tim Macdonald(TM), Helen Moore(HM), Joe Zelwietro (JZ, Chief Librarian)

Regrets: Vernon Barker, John Martinson

Meeting started at 7:05 pm

  • A request to add an item to the Agenda by JZ . A request to officially appoint a PRL Board member to the NCLF Board. Item addition to Agenda accepted. (AJ motion, HM seconded, passed)
  • Discussion re: Friends of Library Foundation account and garbage bin situation (bin has back-order status)
  • Discussion of Severance Accrual deficit and Operating deficit
  • Library Board accepts idea of giving the Rattenbury blueprints to Archives with conditions. Agreement to be constructed by JZ and Library staff and be assessed by Board.
  • Board members accepted the Phase 1 report by Bing Thom Architects and will be reviewing it.
  • Board discussed a possible nomination for the Council of the Federation (COF) Literacy award. JZ will seek clarification regarding eligibility of possible nominee.
  • Board members will be coming in to the Library to have their photographs taken for the Board webpage, they will also provide brief biographical notes.
  • PK was elected vice-chair, (AJ motion, HM seconded, passed)
  • JZ will order 9 copies of BCLTA's The Effective Board Member Handbook and give them to Board Members when they arrive.
  • Board members reviewed draft SOFI, Board chair will sign official copy.
  • The added agenda item was discussed and Tim Macdonald will represent the Prince Rupert Library Board on the NCLF Board. (AJ motion, PK seconded, passed)

Library Board Meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm. Next Meeting at 7 pm May 22 in the Library multipurpose room.

June 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

June 25, 2014

Present:

Adrienne Johnston (AJ), Peter Maksymyszyn (PM), Paul Kennedy (PK), Tim MacDonald (TM), Helen Moore (HM), Joe Zelwietro (JZ) Librarian

Absent:

Brent Patriquin (BP), Lauren Williams (LW), Joy Thorkelson (JT)

Regrets:

Jan Palmer (JP)

NOTE: This regular meeting was preceded by the Prince Rupert Library Annual General Meeting. The AGM began at 7:30 pm. An AGM brochure was produced and available to the public. Any actions required from either the AGM or the regular April Board meeting will be noted in hereafter in the April Meeting Minutes.

Meeting commenced at 7:35pm.

May 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

May 7, 2014

Present:

Adrienne Johnston (AJ), Helen Moore(HM), Jan Palmer (JP), Peter Maksymyszyn (PM), Tim MacDonald (TM), Joe Zelwietro (JZ) Librarian

Absent:

Brent Patriquin (BP), Lauren Williams (LW), Paul Kennedy (PK), Joy Thorkelson (JT)

The meeting was called to order by Chair Adrienne Johnston at 7:40 p.m. Minutes from the April 16, 2014 meeting were read and approved.

Old Business

  • In camera discussion.

New Business

  • Members discussed possible candidates for the chair and vice chair elections to be held at the June 18, 2014 meeting.
  • Consideration of developing a library employee handbook based on the City of Prince Rupert employee handbook was postponed. Adrienne Johnston will try to obtain electronic copies of the city handbook for members to review.

Meeting adjourned at 8:40 by Adrienne Johnston.

Minutes recorded by Tim MacDonald.

April 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

April 16, 2014

Present:

Adrienne Johnston (AJ), Peter Maksymyszyn (PM), Paul Kennedy (PK), Lauren Williams (LW), Tim MacDonald (TM), Joe Zelwietro (JZ) Librarian

Absent:

Jan Palmer (JP), Joy Thorkelson (JT)

Regrets:

Brent Patriquin (BP), Helen Moore (HM)

NOTE: This regular meeting was preceded by the Prince Rupert Library Annual General Meeting. The AGM began at 7:30 pm. An AGM brochure was produced and available to the public. Any actions required from either the AGM or the regular April Board meeting will be noted in hereafter in the April Meeting Minutes.

Meeting commenced at 8:30pm.

March 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

March 12, 2014

Present:

Adrienne Johnston (AJ), Peter Maksymyszyn (PM), Jan Palmer (JP), Paul Kennedy (PK), Lauren Williams (LW), Brent Patriquin (BP), Tim MacDonald (TM), Helen Moore (HM), Joe Zelwietro (JZ) Librarian

Regrets:

Joy Thorkelson (JT)

Meeting commenced at 7:30pm.

January 2014 Board Meeting Minutes

Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

January 15, 2014

Present:

Adrienne Johnston (AJ), Peter Maksymyszyn (PM), Jan Palmer (JP), Paul Kennedy (PK), Lauren Williams (LW), Brent Patriquin (BP), Tim MacDonald (TM), Joe Zelwietro (JZ) Librarian

Meeting commenced at 7:30pm.

  • Agenda amended
    • report from Tim MacDonald about NCLF (North Coast Library Federation) situation added to Agenda
    • Agenda as amended, motion by AJ, seconded by LW, passed
  • Acceptance of previous Library Board Mtg minutes, motion PK, seconded BP, passed
  • Discussion about contract negotiations.
  • Upcoming Trustee expiration dates, financial updates given to trustees by JZ
  • Discussion about Prince Rupert Regional Community Fund (PRRCF), deposited funds of Friends of the Libary and others, and need for a written understanding. AJ will follow up and report back to Library Board.
  • Tim reported about NCLF situation. 2013 was a rough year for the Federation. 2014 is improving. Tentative NCLF budget to be developed during week of Jan 27-31. New coordinator job description has passed, hopefully new coordinator will be hired soon.

 Meeting adjourned at 9:05 pm. Next meeting at 7:30 pm. (March 12, 2014.)