In attendance were Jacque Land, President, presiding; Zack Boyers, Gabriel E. Gore, Nina North-Murphy, Keith Savage, and Thomas F. Schlafly (via phone).
Also present were Executive Director Waller McGuire and staff members Barry Berry, Gerald Brooks, Patty Carleton, Diane Freiermuth, Erin Guss, William Jackson, Kathy Leitle, and Scott Morris; and Rick Simoncelli, Library Foundation.
Mr. Land called the meeting to order at 5:42 p.m.
Ms. North-Murphy's motion to approve the minutes of the July 7, 2014 Board meeting, seconded by Mr. Gore, was approved.
Included in the Board Packet was a "Save the Date" flyer about the National Conference of African American Librarians Conference that will be held in St. Louis August 4 - 8, 2015. SLPL will be hosting a reception at Central Library during the conference. Several staff members are working on committees for the conference.
Mr. Land reminded the Board that the Mr. Gore and Mr. Schlafly are the members of the Nominating Committee and they will come to the September Board Meeting with a slate of officers for the next year.
Executive Director's Report:
Mr. McGuire announced that the Grand Opening of the Urban Eats cafe is scheduled for August 12, 2014 from 11 am to 1pm. Mayor Slay is scheduled to be there as are several other local officials.
At the next Board meeting, a new lease for the renovated Charing Cross space on Skinker will be presented. The 2014-2015 budget will also be presented and will need to be approved at this meeting.
Barry Berry presented the HR report.
William Jackson presented the Finance report.
Rick Simoncelli presented the Foundation report noting that the Foundation Gala will be November 22, the Tennessee Williams event will be September 29 at Central, and the first Investment Committee meeting was recently held. He also announced that the Foundation endowment fund would soon release $180,000 to the Library.
Mr. McGuire presented a change to the "Central Library Facility Use Policy" that would add a statement to section 5 saying, "The fee schedule may include discounts for Foundation members as an incentive to Foundation membership." During discussion, Board members reiterated that this change would not permit the cancellation of previously scheduled events of other groups.
Mr. Gore's motion to approve the policy change, seconded by Mr. Savage, was approved.
Mr. McGuire presented a change to the "Credit Card Policy." Section 2 of the policy would read, "Credit cards shall only be issued to Library employees with the written approval of the Executive Director."
Mr. Gore's motion to approve the policy change, seconded by Mr. Boyers, was approved.
Mr. Gore's motion to go into Executive Session, seconded by Mr. Boyers, was approved by unanimous roll-call vote.
At the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Public Library on August 4, 2014, the following actions were taken:
|Ms. North-Murphy moved:||that the Board approve the minutes of the meeting of July 4, 2014. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Boyers, Mr. Gore, Mr. Land, Ms. North-Murphy, Mr. Savage, and Mr. Schlafly.)|
|Mr. Gore moved:||that the Board approve the change to the Central Library Facility Use Policy. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Boyers, Mr. Gore, Mr. Land, Ms. North-Murphy, Mr. Savage, and Mr. Schlafly.)|
|Mr. Gore moved:||that the Board approve the change to the Credit Card Policy. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Boyers, Mr. Gore, Mr. Land, Ms. North-Murphy, Mr. Savage, and Mr. Schlafly.)|
|Mr. Gore moved||that the Board go into Executive Session. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Boyers, Mr. Gore, Mr. Land, Ms. North-Murphy, Mr. Savage, and Mr. Schlafly.)|