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Minutes Board of Library Trustees - December 19, 2019

Main Library Conference Center, Multi-purpose Room

Jacksonville Public Library

303 North Laura Street

Jacksonville, FL 32202

Present

Carlo Fassi, Chair

Mario Payne, Board Secretary

Ronnie King II, Trustee

Jill Langford Dame, Trustee

Celia Nass, Trustee

Guy K. Anderson, Trustee

Donald Horner III, Trustee

Matt Swanson, Trustee

Steven Eagerton, Trustee

Virginia Haworth, Trustee

Fernando Meza, Trustee

Marc Hardesty, Trustee

Staff

Tim Rogers, Library Director

Julie McNeil, Deputy Director for Public Services

Gretchen Mitchell, Deputy Director for Support Services

Ray Albury, Assistant Director for Facilities Management and Planning

Chuck McNeil, Assistant Director for Financial Services

Chris Boivin, Assistant Director, Community Relations & Marketing

Amber Holley, Assistant Director, Learning Services

Marshelle Berry, Region Manager, North Region

Lynn Jacobson, Systems and Technology Manager

Charlene Adkins, Manager, Collection Development & Acquisitions

Lynne Baldwin, Region Manager, West Region

Keli Likins, Region Manager, South Region

Tracy Pigott, Manager, Professional Development and Training Services

Absent

None

Others Present

Brandon Mack, Duval County Public Schools

Mari Ganues, Assistant Director, Pre-Teen & Teen Programming, Kids Hope Alliance

Margaret Smith, Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library

Roxanne Henkle, Friends of the Willowbranch Library

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

Jeannette Ali, Friends of the Brentwood Library

Ferlandis Green, Friends of the Brentwood Library

Ted Hornoi-Centerwall, Friends of the Mandarin Branch Library

Kathy McIlvaine, Board Chair, Library Foundation

Richard Mott, Manager for Strategic Initiatives

Zoe Carr, Community Resource Manager

Call to Order

Board Chair Carlo Fassi called the meeting to order at approximately 12:03 p.m.

Welcoming of Newcomers and Guests

No guests were recognized.

Public Comment

No visitors requested the opportunity to address the Board.

Honors and Recognition -- None

Consent Agenda

The consent agenda was presented to the Board. It included:

  1. Board Meeting Minutes: November 21, 2019
  2. Monthly Financial Report: December 2019 (for month ending November 30, 2019)

Trustee Jill Dame moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. Trustee Donnie Horner seconded the motion. Motion approved.

Chair’s Report

Chair Fassi introduced Dawn Lockhart, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Sarah Green, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, from the City of Jacksonville, to give a presentation on the importance of the U. S. Census.

He also announced that the Executive Committee of the Board would be meeting in the next month to conduct a performance review of the library director.

Director’s Report

Library Director Tim Rogers presented his monthly report to the board, which was also provided in written form. He introduced Richard Mott who gave a report on the achievement of the FY 2019 Annual Plan of Service.

Old Business – None

New Business – Annual Plan of Service FY 2020

Director Rogers presented an overview of the Annual Plan of Service for FY2020. Trustee Ronnie King moved to approve the Annual Plan of Service for FY2020 as presented. Trustee Marc Hardesty seconded the motion. Motion approved.

Mayor’s Office and Ex-Officio Reports

Mari Ganues, Assistant Director of Pre-Teen and Teen Programming, Kids Hope Alliance (KHA), gave a report on KHA activities of relevance to the board.

Committee Reports

Kathy McIlvaine, Chair of the Board of the Jacksonville Public Library Foundation, gave a report on the activities and plans for the foundation which included information on efforts to increase efficiency, the upcoming Jax Bookfest 2020, the foundation’s new strategic plan, and the hiring of grant writer Bob Wood.

Friends’ Reports

Margaret Smith of the Friends of Jacksonville Public Library, Judy Klein of the Friends of the Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library, Roxanne Henkle of the Friends of the Willowbranch Library, Jeannette Ali and Ferlandis Green of the Friends of the Brentwood Branch Library, and Ted Hornoi-Centerwall of the Friends of the Mandarin Branch Library each discussed the recent work and upcoming events of their respective organizations.

Public Comment

No visitors requested the opportunity to address the board.

Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 1:27 p.m.

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