Main Library Conference Center, Multi-purpose Room
Jacksonville Public Library
303 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
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
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
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.
No visitors requested the opportunity to address the Board.
Honors and Recognition -- None
The consent agenda was presented to the Board. It included:
- Board Meeting Minutes: November 21, 2019
- 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
No visitors requested the opportunity to address the board.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:27 p.m.