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Library Board of Trustees on January 18, 2021

Agenda

6:30 p.m., 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  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 ID 854 8681 6074 and seven-digit meeting password 8547204. 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. December
  5. Reports
    1. Budget
    2. Friends
    3. Director
    4. Staff Introduction
    5. Staff reports – questions
  6. Policy Review
    1. Service Policy
    2. Child Safety Policy
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
  9. Adjourn

Next meeting date: March 15, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

Minutes

PRESENT: Jessica Beck, Heidi Wood, Laura Hefley, Mike Healy, Scott Clemons, Chris
Mangrich, Library Director Jennie Garner, Assistant Library Director Jennifer Jordebrek

Call to Order

1) Additions/Changes to the Agenda
a) None
2) Public Comment
a) None
3) Approval of the Minutes
a) December meeting minutes motion to approve by M. Healy; second L. Hefley;
approved by voice vote
4) Reports
a) Staff Introduction
i) Assistant Library Director Jennifer Jordebrek
(1) Participated in 21-Day Equity Challenge
(a) Self-guided program
(b) equitychallenge.org
(c) Library staff continues to elevate diversity, equity, and inclusion into
the collection, programming, services, and accessibility through
awareness enhanced by continuing education like the 21-Day Equity
Challenge
b) Budget
i) Total Library Services at 46.39% of budget. 50% is average for this time of
year
c) Director
i) Staffing Update
(1) Staff on-site
(2) No covid-19 transmission among staff
ii) Service Plan
(1) Opening for browsing soon
(2) Hoping to expand evening hours in February
(3) Outside lockers popular with patrons
iii) Annual Contribution Letter
(1) Combining Friends and Endowment in letter
(2) 850 letters
d) Staff Reports
i) Kellee Forkenbrock grant proposal accepted by American Library Association
for community conversion Lighthouse in the Library
ii) Marked increase in new library cards – 500 new patrons since March
5) Policy Review
a) Service Policy
i) Revision – adding there can be designated spaces for specific audiences in
policy
ii) Motion to approve by M. Healy; second J. Beck; approved by voice vote
b) Child Safety Policy
i) Spelling corrections noted
ii) Motion to approve by J. Beck; second L. Hefley; approved by voice vote
6) Old Business
a) None
7) New Business
a) Laura Hefley presented highlights from webinar Proactive Advocacy and
Communication for Library Trustees and Staff
i) Community Focus
(1) Finding ways library can serve the community
(a) Read minutes of city council or school board meetings for ideas on
need
ii) Build Foundations
(1) Craft stories how library serves the community
(2) Be ready and tell those stories
(3) Practice, practice, practice
Adjourn
Motion to adjourn by L. Hefley; second J. Beck

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