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Library Board of Trustees meeting on March 15, 2021

Agenda

6:30 pm, via Zoom

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and safety concerns require City of North Liberty public meetings to be held electronically so as to limit the spread of the virus. The public is invited to submit questions and comments in advance of the meeting for consideration submitting them to the City Clerk Tracey Mulcahey via email at [email protected]

This meeting may be accessed live by the public on the internet at northlibertyiowa.org/live, on Facebook at facebook.com/northliberty or on YouTube at youtube.com/c/northliberty. You can also attend by phone; call 1 (312) 626 6799 with a touch-tone phone and enter the meeting ID 873 2305 9555 and meeting password 2764277. Meetings are rebroadcast on cable and available on-demand on northlibertyiowa.org

  1. Call to Order
  2. Additions/Changes to the Agenda
  3. Public Comment
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. January
  5. Reports
    1. Staff Introduction
    2. Budget
    3. Friends
    4. Director
    5. Staff reports – questions
  6. Policy Review
    1. Planning for Results
    2. Mission Statement
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
  9. Adjourn (Next meeting date: April 19, 2021 • 6:30pm)

Minutes

Call to Order

1) Additions/Changes to the Agenda

2) Public Comment
a) None

3) Approval of the Minutes
a) January meeting minutes motion to approve by M. Healy; second J. Beck;
approved by voice vote

4) Reports
a) Staff Introduction
i) Amy Golly
(1) Participated in In Conversation: Learning and Advocating
(a) Serving with patrons rather than leading or following
(b) M. Healy expressed concern that advocating for inclusion may be
viewed as endorsement – a function inappropriate for a public
institution like the library.
(i) Fine line being welcoming to everyone.
(ii) Librarians as facilitators being neutral is difficult in not taking a
stance, but job is to offer viewpoints and be inclusive of all.
b) Budget
i) Rounding out lining up with averages
ii) Amendments to budget forthcoming
iii) New city-wide financial software launching
c) Director
i) Staffing update
(1) New shared IT Technology Coordinator started
(2) Eliminated Technology Services Librarian and hiring new Library Services
& Marketing Assistant position
ii) No timeline for modifying service hours
iii) Annual contribution letter eliciting donations for both Friends and Endowment.
iv) Lighthouse at the Library series kickoff 4/15/2021
(1) First topic: access and equity of health and wellness services
v) Local Libraries LIT program Saeed Jones 4/1/2021
vi) Pearson School Assessment donated two diversity kits
vii) cloudLibrary mobile app virtual library card, account management, and
eBooks launched
viii)Amy implementing Rent & Utility Assistance Program

5) Policy Review
a) Planning for Results
i) Rework based upon Bettendorf model
b) Mission Statement
i) Goal to incorporate ‘Learning’ and DEI into reworked statement

Adjourn
Motion to adjourn by J. Beck; second M. Healy

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