Document #5Board of Library Trustees MeetingJanuary 26, 20111
The Public Library of the District of ColumbiaBoard of Library Trustees MeetingMinutesGeorgetown Neighborhood LibraryWednesday, November 17, 2010
The regular meeting of the Board of Library Trustees was held at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 17,2010 at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library, 3260 R Street, NW, John W. Hill, Jr., President,presiding.
John W. Hill, Jr, President, Donald Richardson, Vice President, Bonnie Cohen, Richard Levy,James Lewis, Myrna Peralta, Brenda Richardson, Kelley Smith, Ginnie Cooper, Chief Librarian andSecretary-Treasurer.
Guests at the Board Table:
Roslyn Christian, Vice President, Federation of Friends and Anna Velazco,Executive Director, DCPL FoundationThe meeting was called to order at 6:03 pm.
Adoption of the Agenda
The motion to adopt the agenda was approved.
Approval of Minutes
The motion to approve the minutes of the September 22, 2010 Board meeting was approved.
Mr. Hill stated the practice of the DCPL Board of Library Trustees to entertain public comments at thebeginning of the meeting. He explained that people who signed their names to the sign-in sheet nearthe entrance to the library would have three minutes to address the Board. No members of the publiccame forward to make comments.
Mr. Hill congratulated Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper and all staff for how remarkable the renovated andrebuilt Georgetown Library looks and invited people to tour the library after the meeting. He thenintroduced the subject of the
DC Public Library: A Framework for Continuing Success the Library Services and Facilities Plan.
Mr. Hill said that the Board needs to devise a strategy to protect recentinvestments in DCPL facilities, staff, the experience of the users. He would like to dedicate 2011 as theYear of Protecting Our Investments to ensure that DCPL continues to move forward. Mr. Hill said thatthis is an appropriate time for the Board to take a look at what will happen in continuing thetransformation of the library. He said that the Board plans to send the Library Services and FacilitiesPlan to the Mayor and City Council early next year. Ginnie Cooper gave the overall background andprogress of the Library Services and Facilities Plan work and said that it will describe where the Library is,where it needs to be and a process to get there. Mr. Hill reminded all present that the final decisions onthis plan and its implementation are at the discretion of the Mayor and City Council.