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Library Board of Trustees on August 16, 2021


6:30 p.m., Regular Session, via Zoom.

This meeting may be accessed live by the public on the internet at, on Facebook at or on YouTube at northliberty. You can also attend by phone; call 1 (312) 626 6799 with a touch-tone phone and enter the meeting ID 869 0970 1758 and meeting password 236424. Meetings are rebroadcast on cable and available on-demand on

  1. Call to Order
  2. Additions/Changes to Agenda
  3. Approval of Minutes
    1. June
  4. Reports
    1. Budget
    2. Friends
    3. Director
    4. Staff Reports – Questions
  5. Training presentation – Library Director
    1. The Resilience of Libraries
  6. Old Business
  7. New Business
  8. Adjournment

Next meeting date: Sept 20, 2021, 6:30 p.m.


North Liberty Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Virtual Meeting

DATE: August 16, 2021 6:30 P.M.
PRESENT: Jessica Beck, Scott Clemons, Mike Healy, Laura Hefley, Chris Mangrich,
Heidi Wood, Library Director Jennie Garner

Call to Order

1) Additions/Changes to the Agenda
a) Elect officers
b) Defer Library Director’s training presentation until the board meets in person

2) Public Comment
a) None

3) Approval of the Minutes
a) June meeting minutes motion to approve by L. Hefley; second J. Beck; approved
by voice vote

4) Reports
a) Budget
i) Personnel data not included yet in new reporting system
ii) Expenditures are as expected
b) Friends
c) Director
i) Drew from endowment to seed Family Place Libraries activities
ii) Rotary Club Coralville-North Corridor donating over $3000 to the Family
Place Libraries activities
iii) Endowment continues to grow
iv) 2 new hires and 3 new staff openings
(1) Refocus on high school candidates with flexibility through job sharing
(2) Slow the training process
v) Mandating masks
(1) Programming outdoors when able
(2) Programming indoors masks required and halve capacity
vi) Preparing to order outdoor solar powered charging station benches with Wi-Fi
using grant monies from American Rescue Plan Act
vii) OCLC Realm Project interview reflections on pandemic response
viii)Presenting at ASRL Conference
ix) Interviewed by NBC for potential story about librarianship
d) Staff Reports – Questions
i) Amy Golly
(1) TRACES Bus-eum on site
(2) Resuming homebound delivery services
ii) Kellee Forkenbrock
(1) Writing and submitting grant applications

5) Old Business
a) None

6) New Business
a) Slate of officers President Jessica Beck, Vice President Laura Hefley, Secretary
Scott Clemons nominated by M. Healy; second L. Hefley approved by voice vote

Motion to adjourn by L. Hefley; second J. Beck

NEXT MEETING DATE: September 20, 2021

Meeting minutes recorded by S. Clemons



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