THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIABOARD OF LIBRARY TRUSTEES MEETINGMINUTESNORTHEAST LIBRARYWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009
The regular meeting of the Board of Library Trustees was held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the Northeast Library, 330 7
Street, NE, Donald Richardson,Vice President, presiding.
Donald Richardson, Vice President, Bonnie Cohen, James Lewis, MyrnaPeralta, Kelley Smith, Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian and Secretary-Treasurer. Quorumestablished.
John W. Hill, Jr., Richard Levy, Brenda Richardson
GUESTS AT THE BOARD TABLE:
Susan Haight, President, Federation of Friends,and Anna Velazco, Executive Director, DCPL Foundation.The meeting was called to order at 6:05 pm.
ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
The motion to adopt the agenda was approved.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
The motion was adopted to approve the minutes of the September 23 Board meeting.
Mr. Richardson reminded everyone of the protocol to follow during Public Comments.Two people signed up to make comments. Concerns about an accessible entrance at theMount Pleasant Library were expressed and a representative of the Stop and ListenFoundation made a presentation.
Vice President Donald Richardson said that there is a great deal of excitement about the planned openings of six new libraries in FY 2010 and that there continue to be concernsabout budgets for FY 2010 and FY 2011 but that the focus of the Board will be openingnew libraries and keeping services on track in existing libraries. He mentioned that thelibrary, especially in these challenging economic times, is dealing with ever-increasingdemands for use by the public. Mr. Richardson welcomed Susan Haight, newly electedPresident of the Federation of Friends.Document #5Board of Library Trustees MeetingJanuary 27, 20101