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
Mario Payne, Trustee
Jackie Perry, Trustee
Donald Horner III, Trustee
Carlo Fassi, Trustee
Marc Hardesty, Trustee
Celia Nass, Trustee
Tim Rogers, Director
Julie McNeil, Assistant Director for Public Services
Gretchen Mitchell, Assistant Director for Support Services
Chris Boivin, Assistant Director for Community Relations and Marketing
Andrew Herron, Executive Assistant to the Director
Chuck McNeil, Assistant Director for Financial Services
Richard Mott, Manager for Strategic Initiatives
Tia Leathers, DCPS
Kathy McIlvaine, Chair, 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
Call to Order
Board Chair Ronnie King II called the meeting to order shortly after 9:00AM.
Introduction of Newcomers and Guests
No newcomers were introduced.
No visitors commented.
The Consent Agenda of March 1, 2019 was presented to the Board. It included:
- Board Minutes: January 17, 2019
- Bylaws Revision: Chair’s Right to Reschedule Meetings
- Policy Exception: Community Groups Effected by Changes in Hours.
Trustee Guy Anderson moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
Trustee Sybil Ansbacher seconded the motion. Approved.
Chair King updated Trustees on events of relevance to the Board:Library advocates, including Board Members and Friends, traveled to Tallahassee on February 19th to advocate for State Aid.
Director Rogers highlighted his monthly report to the Board, which was provided in written form:The Library Administration and Trustees continue to advocate library interests to state and local officials, with efforts toward federal officials to come, and will expand efforts toward local officials as results come in for upcoming elections.Staff are preparing for the library’s FY 2020 budgeting process.Assistant Director for Financial Services Chuck McNeil reviewed the Library’s financial activity for January.
Old Business – None
New Business – None
Mayor’s Office and Ex-Officio Reports
Liaisons to the Board reported on their recent activities.
Committee Chairs and Trustees reported on their recent activities, as did Jacksonville Public Library Foundation (JPLF) Vice-Chair Kathy McIlvaine.
Friends groups reported on their recent and upcoming activities.
No visitors commented.
The meeting adjourned at 9:45AM.
Approved by the Board of Library Trustees March 21, 2019.