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November 18 2020 Board Meeting Minutes


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Prince Rupert Public Library
Library Board Meeting


Nov. 18 2020


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

Regrets: Glenn Groulx (GG)

Meeting commenced at 7:04pm
  • Motion by CD, seconded by CK to accept the Consent agenda, passed.
  • Discussion about Library staff doing more virtual programming for childrens’ programs.
  • Discussion about whether zoom meeting hosting by the Library would help our MPR group users. Library staff/Board will continue talking about this to see what patron demands we can meet in this matter. Can the Library start an online conversation with community groups todetermine the various groups needs/demands? We will form a working group to follow through on this. As part of this group we could include a focus group for childrens’ virtual programming. As well online fundraising opportunities can be explored.
  • Discussion about the two Library repository projects, our preexisting Turning the pages and our new North Coast Reference repository that we started this summer/fall. Library staff will investigate what type of usage stats we can obtain from Turning the Pages, as well the Library will be writing a grant for the purchase of new computing equipment and scanned images of the remaining years of the Prince Rupert Daily news before mid-December.
  • Discussion about procedure for our two expiring trustees to be re-appointed by City.
  • Discussion about resuming our Strategic Plan work. JZ will set up a zoom session for the Strategic Plan committee meeting (although all interested trustees are welcome). Meeting date will be 7pm Thursday Nov 26.
  • There is no regular PR Library Board meeting in December 2020.
Motion to adjourn by AW at 8:00 pm. The next scheduled Library Board meeting is January 13, 2021 at 7pm. At this time it is assumed that the meeting will be done through Zoom.