Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – January 5, 2015

in attendance were John Dubinsky, President, presiding; Alison Ferring, Jacque Land, Keith Savage, Thomas F. Schlafly, and Vince Volpe.

Also present were Executive Director Waller McGuire and staff members Barry Berry, Gerald Brooks, Patty Carleton, Diane Freiermuth, Cathy Heimberger, Kathy Leitle, Brenda McDonald, and Lisa Wolfe; Rebecca Wagner, Library Foundation; and John Fox Arnold, Lashly & Baer.

Mr. Dubinsky called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m.


Mr. Land's motion to approve the minutes of the December 1, 2014 Board meeting, seconded by Mr. Savage, was approved.

Committee Reports:

Mr. Volpe presented a report on the Fiscal Affairs meeting, held December 17, 2014, which included the pre-audit meeting with auditors from Rubin Brown. The Fiscal Affairs Committee recommended that the Library Board approve he use of reserve funds so that Library Administration can fund a list of capital projects during the fiscal year.

Mr. Land's motion, seconded by Ms. Ferring, to expend reserve funds to complete the capital projects, was approved.

A list of current fees and fines at St. Louis Public Library was distributed to Board Members Library staff are currently reviewing the list and will come back to the Board with any recommendations for changes at the March meeting.

Executive Director's Report:

Mr. McGuire highlighted the part of the November 2014 Executive Director's Report that discussed the thank-you to Andrew Carnagie for his gift to the St. Louis Public Library.

Barry Berry presented the HR Report, noting Jean Walker's retirement after fifty years of service.

Mr. McGuire presented the Finance Report.

the Library is close to awarding bids for a collection agency and for a weeded material removal company.

Rebecca Wagner presented the Foundation Report, stating that the Friends' brochure has been redesigned, that there will be Friends' receptions with the speakers for Black History Month (February 22, 2015) and for Culinary Month (March 6, 2015) and that the nt proceeds from the 2014 Gala were over $200,000.

Cathy Heimberger highlighted the new cards for the Library's 150th anniversary and the new "My First Library Card". She also discussed some of the plans to celebrate the 150th anniversary.

Mr. Schlafly's motion, seconded by Mr. Land, to adjourn the meeting, was approved. The meeting ended at 6:37p.m.


At the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Public Library on January 5, 2015, the following actions were taken:

Mr. Land moved: that the Board approve the minutes of the meeting of December 1, 2014. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Dubinsky, Ms. Ferring, Mr. Land, Mr. Savage, Mr. Schlafly, and Mr. Volpe.)
Mr. Land moved: that the Board approve expending reserve funds to complete a list capital projects. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Dubinsky, Ms. Ferring, Mr. Land, Mr. Savage, Mr. Schlafly, and Mr. Volpe.)
Mr. Schlafly moved: that the meeting adjourn. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Dubinsky, Ms. Ferring, Mr. Land, Mr. Savage, Mr. Schlafly, and Mr. Volpe.)