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April 14 2021 Board Meeting Minutes


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Prince Rupert Public Library
Library Board Meeting


April 14 2021


Present: Chris Armstrong (CA), Cary Dalton (CD), Chelsea Keays (CK), Stephanie Lysyk (SL), Brendan Turner (BT), Dale White (DW), Andrea Wilmot (AW), Joe Zelwietro (JZ, Chief Librarian)

Regrets: Carolina de Ryk (CdR)

Meeting commenced at 7:02pm
  • Motion by BT, seconded by CD to accept consent agenda as is, passed.
  • Discussion about status of Library. We have been open to the public since April 6, the first business day after the Easter break. Patrons are pleased and staff is doing well dealing with people with the COVID protocols.
  • Discussion about Library's Positive COVID-19 test policy. Board is reviewing the policy.
  • Discussion about how to approach the development of policies/procedures for potential violent altercations in libraries, this topic's relevance became clear after the stabbing incident in North Vancouver District Public Library in March 2021.
  • Discussion about next year's Library centennial anniversary. PRL will be one hundred years old on March 27, 2022. JZ will organize a Trustee/Staff committee to develop an appropriate celebration.
  • Two Board committees will be meeting virtually later in April and in early May. While each committee consists only a few trustees, other trustees are welcome to these Zoom meetings if they wish to:
    • The Strategic Planning committee will be meeting on April 22 at 7pm
    • The fundraising/grant-writing committee will be meeting on May 6 at 7pm

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15 pm. Next full Board Meeting at 7pm May 12, 2021.