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September 2013 Board Meeting Minutes

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Prince Rupert Library Board Meeting Minutes

September 16, 2013


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.