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March 10 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

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Prince Rupert Public Library
Library Board Meeting

March 10 2021

Present: Chris Armstrong (CA), Carolina de Ryk (CdR), Chelsea Keays (CK), Stephanie Lysyk (SL), Dale White (DW), Joe Zelwietro (JZ-Chief Librarian)

Regrets: Andrea Wilmot (AW), Cary Dalton (CD)

Meeting commenced at 7:10pm
  • Minutes of February 10, 2021 PRL Board meeting passed, motion by CK, seconded by SL, Passed
  • Discussion of present state of Library Services. We are presently closed to the public, but providing services to the Library patrons at the door. We are doing 'curbside pick-up', ILL services commencing March 12. Revised document services and public computer access to begin during week of March 15 to 19. Library management will review service level on March 19, but due to the high COVID-19 infection rate it is unlikely that the Library doors will be fully open until end of March.
  • Discussion of wording in PRL "COVID-19 Positive Test" policy. There is a statement in the policy "...all staff members to go home and self-isolate until further notified". This statement is seen by some staff as outside the Board's authority and non-enforceable. The Board is reconsidering the wording in the policy. The Board was attempting to provide support for Library staff by letting everyone know that staff would not have to work in a unsafe workplace and that it was asking staff to 'not report to work' until notified to return by management. The Policy wording will be revised by JZ, and presented to the Board for approval.

Motion to adjourn (CdR) at 8:05 pm

Next Meeting at 7pm (April 14, 2021)