In attendance were John Dubinsky, President, presiding; Nina North-Murphy, Janet Rainford (arrived at 5:48 p.m.), Keith Savage, Thomas Schlafly, David Sweeny, and Vince Volpe (left at 5:47 p.m.).
Also present were Executive Director Waller McGuire and staff members Walter Coleman,
Tiffany Davis, Carrie Dietz, Diane Freiermuth, Cathy Heimberger, Chiquetta Hunter, William Jackson, Cynthia Jones, Tonnya Joy, Kathy Leitle, Justin Struttmann, Jen Wiese, and Lisa Wolfe; Liz Reeves, Library Foundation; and John Fox Arnold and Rhonda O'Brien, Lashly & Baer.
The meeting was called to order at 5:33 p.m. by Mr. Dubinsky.
Mr. Schlafly's motion to approve the minutes of the June 4, 2018 Board Meeting, seconded by Ms. North-Murphy, was approved.
Mr. McGuire included two emails in the packet. The first was from Crosby Kemper Ill, Director of the Kansas City Public Library, complimenting the beauty of Central Library and the friendly and professional service of Library staff. The second was from a downtown resident who enjoyed the "Shakespeare in the Streets" presentation and further complimented other Library programs at Central.
Executive Director's Report:
- McGuire gave an overview of the history of Carpenter Library, introduced Manager Cynthia Jones, and Ms. Davis presented information about current services at the location.
- Jackson presented the Financial Report.
- Wiese presented the HR Report.
- Reeves presented the Foundation Report.
Mr. McGuire asked that the Library Board approve a resolution to accept the Bulica Bequest. Mr. Schlafly commented that the story behind the bequest is as involving as the gift itself and should be publicized.
Mr. Schlafly's motion, seconded by Mr. Savage, to approve "A Resolution of the Board of
Directors of the City of St. Louis Municipal Library District Authorizing and Approving Acceptance of the Bulica Bequest; and Authorizing the Action of the Executive Director and Other Officers," was approved.
Mr. Savage's motion, seconded by Mr. Sweeney, to go into Executive Session to discuss Legal and Contract Matters, was approved by a unanimous roll call vote.
At the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Public Library on July 9, 2018, the following actions were taken:
|Mr. Schlafly moved||that the Board approve the minutes of the meeting of June 4, 2018. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Dubinsky, Ms. North-Murphy,Mr. Savage, Mr. Schlafly, Mr. Sweeney, and Mr. Volpe.)|
|Mr. Schlafly moved||
that the Board approve A Resolution of the Board of Directors of The City of St. Louis Municipal Library District Authorizing and Approving Acceptance of the Bulica Bequest; and Authorizing The Action of the Executive Director and Other Officers.
MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Dubinsky, Ms. North-Murphy, Ms. Rainford, Mr. Savage, Mr. Schlafly, and Mr. Sweeney.)
|Ms. Savage moved||that the Board go into Executive Session. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Dubinsky, Ms. North-Murphy, Ms. Rainford, Mr. Savage, Mr. Schlafly, and Mr. Sweeney.)|
The regular meeting ended at 6:06 p.m.