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City Hall has relocated to 360 N. Main St., adjacent to the North Liberty Police Station.

The public can accesses the same services at the new location during the same business hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Departments located at the building include Administration, Billing and Finance, Building Inspection, Planning, Community Relations and Human Resources.

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Library Board of Trustees on March 20, 2023


Council Chambers, 1 Quail Creek Drive, North Liberty
6:30 pm

  1. Call to Order
  2. Additions/Changes to the Agenda
  3. Public Comment
  4. Approval of Minutes
    1. January
  5. Training
    1. Open Discussion of Webinar
  6. Reports
    1. Budget
    2. Friends
    3. Director
    4. Staff reports – questions
  7. Policy Review
    1. Strategic Plan
    2. Mission Statement
    3. Programs Policy
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business
  10. Adjourn
    1. Next meeting date: April 17, 2023, 6:30 pm


PRESENT: Scott Clemons, Chris Mangrich, Laura Hefley, Lindsay Bland, Jessica Beck, Brady
Bird, and Library Director Jennie Garner
Call to Order
1) Additions/Changes to the Agenda
a) None
2) Public Comment
a) None
3) Approval of the Minutes
a) January 2022 meeting minutes motion to approve by Laura H; second Jessica B;
approved by voice vote
4) Training
a) Open discussion of Webinar
i) Only one previous challenge to material at NLL due to inaccurate
portrayal of a group; the material was removed.
ii) Although questions have been brought up regarding material, no formal
removal requests made in 25+ years.
iii) Statement of concern exists at NLL.
(1) Conversation to be had with city attorney regarding limit to multiple
challenges to same material.
iv) NLL will report challenges to state and ALA for statistical purposes.
5) Reports
a) Budget
i) Efficient hours have led to personnel budget success. Will see a spike in
hours during the summer.
b) Friends
i) Book sale shelves have been repurposed. Friends have 2 book sales
ii) Read banned books t-shirts bought for staff.
c) Director
i) 40 applicants for posted position, closer to 60-70 pre-pandemic.
ii) NLL signed initiative Unite Against Banned Books.
iii) 2 capitol trips to attend legislative sessions.
iv) Attended library advocacy day, most of library association’s concerns
were not supported by legislation.
v) Library closed 1 day in April for staff in service/training.
d) Staff Introduction – None
e) Staff Reports – No questions
i) One Note is to be used for staff updates to Director.
ii) Tiny art show items being submitted.
6) Policy Review
a) Strategic Plan
i) Municipal signage – slower process. Working with city planner.
b) Mission Statement
i) Add learning and literacy component.
c) Programs Policy
i) Staff created framework, gave to Director, then passed to City Attorney.
Wording changes suggested, “Library” capitalized as appropriate, note
that we don’t condone discrimination.
ii) Motion to approve by Chris M; second Brady B; approved by voice vote
7) Old Business
a) None
8) New Business
a) None
Motion to adjourn by Jessica B; second Chris M



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