Document #5.1Board of Library Trustees MeetingMarch 20, 20131
The Public Library of the District of ColumbiaBoard of Library Trustees MeetingMinutesMt. Pleasant Neighborhood LibraryWednesday, January 16, 2013
The regular meeting of the Board of Library Trustees was held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 16,2013 at the Mt. Pleasant Neighborhood Library, 3160 16
Street NW, John W. Hill, Jr., President,presiding.
John W. Hill, Jr., President, Donald F. Richardson, Vice-President, Bonnie R. Cohen, Valerie G.Mallet, Gregory M. McCarthy, Myrna Yvette Peralta, Kelley J. Smith, Brenda L. Richardson, GinnieCooper, Chief Librarian and Secretary-Treasurer. Not in attendance: Richard Levy.
Guests at the Board Table:
Susan Haight, President, Federation of Friends.The meeting was called to order at 6:01 p.m.
Adoption of the Agenda
The motion to adopt the agenda was approved.
Approval of Minutes
The motion to approve the minutes of the November 28, 2012 Board Meeting was approved.
Nominating Committee Report
Donald Richardson presented the officer candidates for the DC Public Library Board of Trustees for 2013.Mr. Richardson presented Mr. John W. Hill, Jr. for the office of President and Mr. Gregory M. McCarthyfor the office of Vice-President. Both candidates accepted the nomination and the Board of Trusteesapproved their posts for 2013. Mr. Hill noted that in the case that the President and Vice-President wereunable to preside over a meeting that that role fell to the Board Member with the longest tenure. Thatmember is Myrna Yvette Peralta.
Mr. Hill stated the practice of the Board of Library Trustees to entertain public comments at this time.He explained that people who signed their names to the sign-in sheet would have three minutes toaddress the Board. One member of the public came forward to make comments. He expressed concernover the lack of the browser Google Chrome on Public PCs and the lack of outlets for use with mobiledevices. Jeff Bonvechio, Director of Capital Projects and Facilities Management stated that he wouldlook into increasing the capacity for outlets. Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian, stated that she would workwith IT to ensure software continuity from library to library.
Mr. Hill centered his remarks on the upcoming FY2014 budget process and expressed that the library
can use everyone’s support during this time. His focus is on completing the renovations for all public
libraries and creating a strong working relationship with Councilmember Catania, Chair of theCommittee on Education.