Main Library Conference Center, Multi-Purpose Room
Jacksonville Public Library
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Ronnie King II, Chair
Tim J. Anderson, Vice-Chair
Jill Langford Dame, Secretary
Sybil Ansbacher, Foundation Liaison
Guy K. Anderson, Trustee
Carlo Fassi, Trustee
Celia Nass, Trustee
Marc Hardesty, Trustee
Donald Horner III, Trustee
Mario Payne, Trustee
Jackie Perry, Trustee
Tim Rogers, Director
Julie McNeil, Assistant Director for Public Services
Gretchen Mitchell, Assistant Director for Support Services
Raymond Albury, Assistant Director for Facilities Management and Planning
Charlene Adkins, Collection Development Manager
Lynne Baldwin, West Region Manager
Marshelle Berry, North Region Manager
Chris Boivin, Assistant Director for Community Relations and Marketing
Andrew Herron, Executive Assistant to the Director
Amber Holley, Assistant Director for Learning Services
Lynn Jacobson, Systems and Access Manager
Keli Likins, South Region Manager
Chuck McNeil, Assistant Director for Financial Services
Richard Mott, Manager for Strategic Initiatives
Tracy Pigott, Professional Development and Training Manager
Sara Roberts, Main Region Manager
Michael Sullivan, East Region Manager
Hon. Jim Love, Board Liaison, Jacksonville City Council
Tia Leathers, DCPS
Lenora Wilson, Liaison, KHA
Jim McCain, Office of the General Counsel
Steve Lazar, VRL Architects
Zoe Carr, Staff,
Jacksonville Public Library Foundation
Margaret Smith, Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library
Jeannette Ali, Friends of the Brentwood Branch Library
Roxanne Henkle, Friends of the Willowbranch Library
Judy Klein, Friends of the Murray Hill Branch Library
Kenneth Tucker, Friends of the South Mandarin Branch Library
Call to Order
Board Chair Ronnie King II called the meeting to order shortly after 12N.
Introduction of Newcomers and Guests
Chair King introduced Steve Lazar of VRL Architects. (See Item 6, Director’s Report, below.)
No visitors commented.
The Consent Agenda of January 17, 2019 was presented to the Board. It included:
- Board Minutes: December 20, 2018
- Monthly Financial Report: December 2018
- 21st Century Urban Core Library Study: Scope of Services
- Authorization to Close Regency Square Branch [for HVAC repairs]
Trustee Jill Dame requested a revision of Item b, Board Minutes, to reflect the departure of Trustee Charlie Kleeman from the Board. Trustee Guy Anderson moved to approve the Consent Agenda as revised.
Trustee Tim Anderson seconded the motion. Approved.
Chair’s Report and Budget Discussion
Chair King updated trustees on events of relevance to the Board:The Library plans to send a delegation to Tallahassee to advocate for libraries on Florida Library Association Library Day, February 19, 2019.He thanked trustees who recently accompanied Library Director Tim Rogers to introductory meetings with state and federal officials.
With the informal agreement of the Board, Chair King set the Board’s annual work day to occur on March 1, 2019.
Director Rogers highlighted his monthly report to the Board, which was provided in written form:A recent meeting of library managers and senior staff revealed much engagement with the library’s focus on generating new card holders.The library is 7% beyond its target for new cardholders, a target which itself represented a 10% increase.The Library is working on methods of accommodating community groups whose weeknight meeting times are effected by upcoming changes to library hours.
Later in the meeting, Steve Lazar of VRL Architects presented models of newly redesigned children’s centers to be installed at the Highlands and Webb Wesconnett regional libraries.
Old Business – None
New Business – Circulation Policy – Grace Period
In order to make explicit the Library’s practice of granting a two day grace period to customers during which fines on overdue materials will be forgiven, a practice approved in 2010 but never codified into the Circulation Policy,
Trustee Carlo Fassi moved to approve amending the Library’s Circulation Policy to read, “While library fines will accrue to customers from the date that materials become overdue, customers will not be charged fines on materials returned within 48 hours of the due date.”
Trustee Guy Anderson seconded the motion. Approved.
Mayor’s Office and Ex-Officio Reports
Committee Chairs and trustees reported on their latest areas of discussion, as did Jacksonville Public Library Foundation (JPLF) Vice-Chair Kathy McIlvaine.
Friends groups reported on their recent and upcoming areas of activity.
No visitors commented.
The meeting was adjourned.
Approved by the Board of Library Trustees March 1, 2019.