Document #5.1 Board of Library Trustees Meeting July 23, 2014 1
The Public Library of the District of Columbia
Board of Library Trustees Meeting
Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The regular meeting of the Board of Library Trustees was held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Dorothy I. Height/Benning Neighborhood Library, 3935 Benning Rd. NE, John W. Hill, Jr., President, presiding.
John W. Hill, Jr., President, Bonnie R. Cohen, Vice-President, Valerie G. Mallett, Myrna Yvette Peralta, Gregory M. McCarthy, Donald Richardson, Faith Gibson Hubbard, Neil Albert, Brenda L. Richardson, Richard Reyes-Gavilan, Executive Director and Secretary-Treasurer.
Guests at the Board Table:
Susan Haight, President, Federation of Friends and Linnea Hegarty, Executive Director, DC Public Library Foundation. The meeting was called to order 6:02 p.m.
Adoption of the Agenda
The motion to adopt the agenda was approved. Mr. John W. Hill, Jr. called a moment of silence to honor the late Maya Angelou whose death was announced earlier in the day.
Approval of Minutes
The motion to approve the minutes of the March 26, 2014 Board Meeting was approved.
Mr. John W. Hill, Jr. 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 to address the Board. Mr. Kurt Kramer came forward with comments regarding Federal Writers Project State Travel Guides which were weeded from the collection. He petitioned for the preservation of the remaining guides because they are out of print and remain useful and meaningful to patrons.
Mr. Hill, Jr. provided brief introductory remarks and then yielded his time for Mr. Richard Reyes-
report and presentation.