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January 8 2020 Library Board Meeting Minutes


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Prince Rupert Public Library
Library Board Meeting

January 08, 2020

Present: Nick Adey (NA), Carolina de Ryk (CdR), Chelsea Keays (CK), Stephanie Lysyk (SL), Dale White (DW), Andrea Wilmot (AW), Joe Zelwietro (JZ - Chief Librarian)

Regrets: Glenn Groulx (GG)

Meeting commenced at 7:05 pm.

  • Consent agenda amended, moving the '2020 Funding letter' moved into Discussion agenda. Moved by AW, seconded by CK, passed.
  • Discussion about Library's relationship with City. The library should not be included in the Community Enhancement grant process due to the Library Act.
  • Discussion about proposed 2020 Library Board regular meetings. JZ will revise the schedule re: November Remembrance Day; the November meeting will be held on November 18, 2020
  • Discussion about possibility of all children's material becoming fines-free sometime in 2020. What would the repercussions be to library's revenue? JZ will investigate and report back Library Board.
  • Discussion about the 2020 Fall NWLF Staff/Board meeting in Prince Rupert during September or October. One time frame not to use is: Sept. 21-25, as this is the UBCM meeting and some Board members will not be available across the Federation.
  • Other tasks for JZ:
    • Send request to City to put Advertisement in newspaper for a Library trustee.
    • Complete first draft of Strategic Planning Committee from Committee rough notes.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:10 pm.
Next Board Meeting at 7pm February 12, 2020 at the Library
Next Strategic Planning Committee meeting at 7pm January 23, 2020 at the Library