Document #5Board of Library Trustees MeetingSeptember 21, 20112improve efforts in the Library to help job seekers. Ms. Cooper said that eleven neighborhood librariespartnered with DC Hunger Solutions over the summer to make lunches available to children up to 18years old, Monday through Friday, from July 5
until August 19
. She then introduced new AssociateDirector of Neighborhood Libraries, Jennifer Giltrop. After Ms. Giltrop said a few words, April King,Manager of Palisades Library, welcomed the Board, introduced staff and described the residents use of the library.
Public Internet Access Policy: A Review
Ms. Cooper said that this policy was approved by the Board four years ago and that given the citysrecent discussion of the possibly of providing gambling sites for the public, it was a good time to reviewthis policy. Nancy Davenport answered questions about this policy. President Hill suggested that an on-going schedule for review of existing Board policies be considered for the future.
Finance Committee Report
Eric Coard, Chief Business Officer, and Tammie Robinson, Agency Fiscal Officer, reported on the FY 2011Year-to-Date. To utilize the budget authority available as a result of the first quarter District-wide hiringfreeze, DCPL has submitted and received approval for a reprogramming totaling $342K to gain goodsand services this fiscal year that will be unavailable under the reduced FY 2012 budget. Eric Coardreported that there were no changes to the FY 2012 budget from that reported at the May Boardmeeting.
Facilities Committee Report
Jeff Bonvechio, Director of Capital Construction, described where the Library is on various majorprojects from the
Capital Construction Report
. He also reviewed the
Neighborhood Library Openings2011-2012
Public Services Report
Nancy Davenport, Director of Library Services, reported on the
Library Performance Measures ThirdQuarter
. Circulation figures for the third quarter of 2011 are up 53.09% for childrens materials fromthe third quarter in 2010 and up 21.09% for young adult materials from the third quarter in 2010.Rebecca Renard reported on the
Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP)
stating that this yearteens selected one of three focus tracks based on their interests and the needs of their assignedlibrary. Tracks were designed to reflect some of the key work of the public library profession andincluded technology, youth services and collection development. She also reported on Rip ThisRunway that is part of the Teen Summer Reading Program where 20 teen designers are working withfashion designer Carmen Webber on a Project Runway-esque competition to design and make an itemof clothing.
Language Access Annual Public Meeting/Report
Ms. Davenport highlighted the local law that states that the Library must offer its services in a numberof languages. As a result, the Library must hold a public meeting each year to determine just how wellservices in different languages are offered. The Mayors Office of Human Rights works to identify theneeds for certain languages in the communities surrounding the neighborhood libraries. The Libraryworks with the Office of Human Rights to comply with recommendations and requirements.