Board of Trustees Minutes – October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 at 4:30pm
East Lansing Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Library Conference Room 950 Abbot Rd.

1) Call to Order
Dodgson called the meeting to order at 4:35pm. 

2) Roll Call
Trustees Dodgson, Cervenak, Smith and Wilkinson were in attendance.  Trustee Zaagman arrived at 4:38pm.  Also in attendance were City Council Liaison Erik Altmann, Friends Board President Maureen McCabe-Power and Library Director Kristin Shelley. 

3) Opening 
A) Approval of September 20, 2017 Meeting Minutes
Smith moved.
Wilkinson seconded.
All in favor.
Motion carried.

B) Approval of Current Meeting Agenda
Cervenak moved.
Smith seconded.
All in favor.
Motion carried. 

4) Communications
A) Audience: none
B) Written Correspondence: none

5) Reports
A) City Council Liaison Report
Altmann reported that the demolition has begun on the buildings on the corner of Abbot Road and Grand River Avenue.  He reminded everyone to vote on November 7, 2017. 

B) Friends of the East Lansing Public Library Report
McCabe-Power reported on: 
• Outcome of the Friends Big Used Book and Bag Sale
• Friends Etsy online shop
• Recently sold artwork

6) Old Business: None

7) New Business
A) Core Values of the East Lansing Public Library: Discussion
Shelley informed the board that during the staff training day, library employees discussed the core values of the East Lansing Public Library.  The staff narrowed down the list to six possible core values which are Accessibility, Community, Respect, Welcoming, Innovation and Service.  Shelley asked the board to consider these options to discuss at the November board meeting. 

B) Library Board of Trustees Bylaws: Discussion
Discussion included:
• Last revision to the Library Board of Trustees Bylaws
• Charter of the City of East Lansing, Chapter 17 Library, Powers and Duties of Board

8) Library Reports
A) YALSA Institute Workshop Report
Teen Librarian Jessica Lee-Cullin provided a written report on her attendance at the YALSA Institute Workshop. 

B) Financial Report 
Shelley provided a written year-to-date Financial Report.  Discussion included:
• Installation of the chair rail
• Monetary award given with the State Librarian’s Excellence Award

C) Director’s Report
Shelley provided a written Director’s Report.  Discussion included: 
• Biggby guest barista day
• One Book, One Community programs
• Robotics week and festival 
• Concert in the Café with Reggie Harris and David Roth

D) President’s Report: none

9) Announcements
Shelley reminded the board:
• Michigan Library Association’s Annual Conference Reception is Thursday, October 19, 2017. 
• State Librarian’s Excellence Award Luncheon is Friday, October 20, 2017.

10) Adjournment
Zaagman moved.
Cervenak seconded.
All in favor.
Motion carried. 

Dodgson adjourned the meeting at 5:06pm.