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Library Board of Trustees on December 21, 2020

Agenda

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and safety concerns require City of North Liberty publicmeetings 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 [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 www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCw6ipAPjJnd-olpRgPJcg. You can also attend by phone; call 1 (312) 626 6799 with a touch-tone phone and to enter the meeting ID819 7128 6777 and seven-digit meeting password 7482333. 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. November
  5. Reports
    1. Budget
    2. Friends
    3. Director
    4. Staff reports – questions
  6. Policy Review
    1. Sex Offender Review
  7. Staff Introduction
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business
  10. Adjourn

Minutes

PRESENT: Heidi Wood, Laura Hefley, Mike Healy, Scott Clemons, Jessica Beck Library Director Jennie Garner, Youth and Teen Services Librarian Erin Silva
ABSENT: Chris Mangrich,
Call to Order
1) Additions/Changes to the Agenda
a) None
2) Public Comment
a) None
3) Approval of the Minutes
a) November meeting minutes motion to approve by M. Healy; second L. Hefley; approved by voice vote
4) Reports
a) Budget
i) Total Library Budget at 39.84% as compared to average 41.67% is good
ii) Investigating Part-time & Temp Wages at 48.38%
b) Director
i) Staffing
(1) Shifting back to office 1/4/2021 from remote work
(2) Hiring an Information Technology Coordinator with City of North Liberty
(a) 80/20 City/Library
ii) Service Plan
(1) Open to patron browsing as soon as safe to do so
(2) Many new patrons applying for library cards online
(a) Mailing out registrations to complete the card
(3) New book carousels and video presentations of new books
(4) Working with county on Covid-19 information dissemination
(a) In concert with Libraries as 2nd Responders grant proposal
(5) Virtual Legislative Reception held December 8
(6) Annual Community Report complete
(7) Combining Endowment and Friends of the Library into one contribution letter and distribution list
(8) HelpNow tutoring and skill builder database now available
(9) cloudLink and app training has begun to provide library access and functions on patrons’ smart phones
iii) Activities
(1) To serve on Governmental Affairs Committee for Iowa Library Association (ILA)
(2) Virtual ILA planning
(3) Eastern Iowa Mediation group’s Access to Justice conference with staff
c) Staff Introduction
i) Teen Services Librarian Erin Silva presentation
(1) Early conversations with G!World a mentoring group for girls of color
(a) To host on Mondays
(2) Procedure changes with respect to youth and teen interactions
(a) Recognizing trauma as influence on behavior
(b) Self-assessment available via Adverse Childhood Experiences questionnaire
(c) Covid-19 experience is traumatic
(d) Rethink interactions after problematic events of 2018
(e) Encourage relationships
(i) Snacks, Question of the Week, photo board, reward behaviors
(f) Flowchart in place
(3) Pursuing practicum student position for youth and teen
5) Policy Review
a) LIBRARY ACCESS FOR SEX OFFENDERS AGAINST MINORS
i) Motion to approve policy by L. Hefley; second J. Beck; approved by voice vote
6) Old Business
a) None
7) New Business
a) None
Adjourn Motion to adjourn by L. Hefley; second M. Healy
NEXT MEETING DATE: January 18, 2021

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