In attendance were John Dubinsky, President, presiding; Zack Boyers, Gabriel E. Gore, Jacque Land, Nina North-Murphy, Keith Savage, and Vince Volpe.
Also present were Executive Director Waller McGuire and staff members Barry Berry, Gerald Brooks, Patty Carleton, Tiffany Davis, Diane Freiermuth, Cathy Heimberger, William Jackson, Cynthia Jones, Tonnya Joy, kathy Leitle, Leandrea Lucas, John Newcomer, Julia Wang, Ed Witkowski, and Lisa Wolfe; Liz Reeves and Rebecca Wagner, Library Foundation; and John Fox Arnold, Lashly & Baer.
Mr Dubinsky called the meeting to order at 5:31 pm.
Mr. Land's motion to approve the minutes of the September 23 and October 6, 2014 Board meetings, seconded by Mr. Boyers, was approved.
Mr. McGuire included a copy of a thank you letter from patron Patricia Campbell, thanking the Library Board for renovating Central Library.
Mr. Dubinsky referenced a list of the Library Board meeting dates for 2015 that was included in the Board packets. The standing committees, (Administrative Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, Services and Executive), will soon be appointed. He asked that Board Members send committee preferences to him. The Strategic Planning Committee is currently in place.
The rehear Board meetings will continue t be held on Mondays at 5:30 p.m., but some will be held at other Branches around the city.
Executive Director's Report:
Mr. McGguire gave a summary of the Internet Librarians' Conference he attended in October.
Mr. Berry presented the HR Reports for September and October.
Mr. Jackson presented the Finance Reports for September and October.
Liz Reeves presented the Foundation Report, updating the boar don Mr. Simoncelli's health, and highlighting a number of upcoming Foundation events including "A Novel Affair", the November 22, 2014 gala dedicated to the Capital Campaign the Annual Giving appeal; and the Friday, March 6 "Taste of Fiction" event.
The "Domestic Partner Benefit Policy" was tabled because several of the Board Members had further questions that need further consideration. It will be bought back to the Board next month.
MR. McGuire distributed the "Strategic Planning Methodology" and timeline document prepared by the company OrangeBoy. The cost of their services is $80,000. The Library Foundation has made a commitment to pay $40,000 of this cost. The Strategic Planning Committee has endorsed the selection of OrangeBoy for this project.
Mr. Savage's motion to endorse the Strategic Planning Committee's selection of OrangeBoy for this project, seconded bye Mr. Boyers, was approved.
Mr. Savage's motion to go into Executive Session, seconded by Mr. Volpe, was approved by unanimous roll call vote. The regular meeting ended at 6:27 p.m.
At the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the St. Louis Public Library on November 3, 2014, the following actions were taken:
|Mr. Land moved:||that the Board approve the minutes of the meetings of September 23 and October 6, 2014. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Boyers, Mr. Dubinsky, Mr. Gore, Mr. Land, Ms. North-Murphy, Mr. Savage, and Mr. Volpe.)|
|Mr. Savage moved:||that the Board endorse the Strategic Planning Committee's selection of OrangeBoy for the strategic planning project. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Boyers, Mr. Dubinsky, Mr. Gore, Mr. Land, Ms. North-Murphy, Mr. Savage, and Mr. Volpe.)|
|Mr. Savage moved:||that the Board go into Executive Session. MOTION APPROVED (In favor Mr. Boyers, Mr. Dubinsky, Mr. Gore, Mr. Land, Ms. North-Murphy, Mr. Savage, and Mr. Volpe.)|