Document #5.1Board of Library Trustees MeetingNovember 28, 20122
Chief Librarian’s Report
Ms. Cooper announced that funding for the Rosedale Library had just been received. The library willopen in mid-October. John Hill reminded those present that the Board did not support the opening of the Rosedale Library because it was not as large as the square footage recommendations forneighborhood libraries, but the Board would fully support this library now that is has been funded.Chief Librarian Cooper then welcomed new Chief of Staff, Eva Poole and new interim IT Director, LanceMurty and said farewell and thanks to outgoing staffers Chris Tonjes, IT Director, and Bridget Bradley,Executive Officer. She introduced Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library Manager, Kerby Valladereswho reported on the library and introduced staff present.
Finance Committee Report
Agency Fiscal Officer, Tammie Robinson, reported that in addition to funding for the Rosedale Library ,in acknowledgement of the importance of materials (books and electronic) in the opening of newlibraries, the District has implemented a new policy, effective immediately, that allows for funding of
“Opening Day” collections from
the capital fund. Up to $400,000 of a capital pro
Fixtures and Equipment for a ne
w or renovated library can fund “Opening Day” collectio
ns. Ms.Robinson also reported that the DC Public Library Foundation presented the Library with a $200,000check from the Elizabeth Holden Bequest in support of library materials at the new Francis GregoryNeighborhood Library. Chief Business Officer Eric Coard then reported on the FY 2013 budget. JohnHill thanked Councilmember Wells, Chair of the Committee on Libraries, Parks and Recreation and hisstaff for their support through the budget process.
Facilities Committee Report
Jeff Bonvechio, Director, Capital Construction, provided the
Capital Construction Report
Neighborhood Library Openings Report
and responded to the question about care for the new andrenovated buildings asked earlier during Public Comments. Mr. Bonvechio said that there are many
standards set in the library’s building program including but not limited to types of lighting and light
bulbs, bathroom fixtures, carpeting, other flooring and HVAC systems which allow for consistency in themaintenance of the buildings.
Public Services Report
Director of Public Services, Jennifer Giltrop, thanked and recognized the staff at the Francis GregoryLibrary for their good work in opening the library. She also thanked all staff who helped keep DCPLlibraries open during the recent storm. She then presented the
Library Performance Measures
ThirdQuarter 2012 Report.
She said that the Library is hitting set targets in most instances and highlighted a
special program “Science in the Summer”
, a partnership with GlaxoSmithKline that is proving to be verypopular and where students learn about the wonders of chemistry through hands on projects.
Foundation President’s Report
DC Public Library Foundation Executive Director, Linnea Hegarty, reported that the Foundation
s firstfundraising event at the Francis Gregory Neighborhood Library was a great success with over 140 peoplein attendance and that $15,000 was raised at this event. The Foundation is also working to fund an
expansion of the DC Public Library early literacy programs including the “Sing,
Talk and Read (STAR)program that teaches parents and caregivers how to engage their birth to 5 year-olds in reading and