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Board of Library Trustees Meeting Minutes - May 16, 2019

Main Library Conference Center, Multi-Purpose Room

Jacksonville Public Library

303 North Laura Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Present:

Ronnie King II, Chair

Jill Langford Dame, Board Secretary

Sybil Ansbacher, Trustee

Guy K. Anderson, Trustee

Carlo Fassi, Trustee

Marc Hardesty, Trustee (arr. 12:25)

Celia Nass, Trustee

Mario Payne, Trustee (arr. 12:20)

Not Present:

Tim J. Anderson, Vice-Chair

Donald Horner III, Trustee

Jackie Perry, Trustee

Staff:

Tim Rogers, Library Director

Charlene Adkins, Collection Development Manager

Ray Albury, Assistant Director for Facilities Management and Planning

Lynne Baldwin, Region Manager, West Region

Marshelle Berry, Region Manager, North Region

Chris Boivin, Assistant Director for Community Relations and Marketing

Katie Devanny, Adult Learning Manager

Andrew Herron, Executive Assistant to the Director

Amber Holley, Assistant Director for Learning Services

Lynn Jacobson, Systems and Technology Manager

Keli Likins, Region Manager, South Region

Chuck McNeil, Assistant Director for Financial Services

Richard Mott, Manager for Strategic Initiatives

Tracy Pigott, Manager, Professional Development and Training Services

Sara Roberts, Region Manager, Main Region

Others Present:

Kevin Kuzel, Executive Council Assistant to Hon. Jim Love, Board Liaison, Jacksonville City Council

Regan Copeland, attending for Tia Leathers, Liaison, Duval County Public Schools

Dr. Johnny Gaffney, Mayor’s Liaison to Boards and Commissions

Jim McCain, Assistant General Counsel, City of Jacksonville

Margaret Smith, Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library

Maria Kane, Friends of the Beaches Branch Library

Kenneth Tucker, Friends of the South Mandarin Branch Library

Tangee Brusherd, Friends of the South Mandarin Branch Library

Judy Klein, Friends of the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library

Roxanne Henkle, Friends of the Willowbranch Library

Call to Order

Board Chair Ronnie King II called the meeting to order shortly after 12:00PM.

Introduction of Newcomers and Guests

Regan Copeland, representing Duval County Public Schools, and Marianna Kane, new President of the Friends of the Beaches Branch Library, were recognized.

Public Comment

No visitors commented.

Honors and Recognition

No honorees were recognized.

Consent Agenda

The Consent Agenda of May 16, 2019 was presented to the Board.  It included:

  • Board Meeting Minutes: April 18, 2019,
  • Monthly Financial Report: May 2019 (for month ending April 30, 2019),
  • Authorization to Close Dallas Graham Branch Library,
  • Authorization to Open Willowbranch Library,
  • Policy Revision: Code of Conduct,
  • Director’s Performance Review.

Trustee Guy Anderson moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Trustee Carlo Fassi seconded the motion.  Approved, unanimous consent.

Chair’s Report

Chair King updated Trustees on events of relevance to the Board.

Director’s Report

Director Rogers presented his monthly report to the Board. At his invitation, Amber Holley, Assistant Director for Learning Services, shared details of the Library’s upcoming Summer Learning programs.

Old Business – None

New Business – None

A resolution in favor of advancing landscaping work at the Beaches Branch Library was earlier deferred by the Governance Committee.

Mayor’s Office and Ex-Officio Reports

Kevin Kuzel, Executive Council Assistant to City Council Liaison Hon. Jim Love and Regan Copeland, representing Duval County Public Schools, discussed their organizations’ recent areas of activity.

Committee Reports

Chair King, Trustees Jill Dame, Guy Anderson, and Sybil Ansbacher discussed recent activities of Board committees and the Library Foundation.

Reports

Margaret Smith of the Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library and Roxanne Henkle of the Friends of the Willowbranch Library, discussed their organizations’ recent areas of activity.

Public Comment

No visitors commented.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned.

Approved by the Board of Library Trustees July 18, 2019

Jacksonville Public Library