Library Board of Trustees Agenda – January 18, 2023


January 18, 2023 4:30pm
East Lansing Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting
Library Large Meeting Room
East Lansing Public Library
950 Abbot Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
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The East Lansing Public Library occupies the ancestral, traditional and contemporary lands of the Anishinaabeg Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi peoples land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

1) Call to Order

2) Roll Call

3) Opening

3.1 Approval of Current Meeting Agenda
3.2 Approval of December 21, 2022 Meeting Minutes

4) Communications

4.1 Public Comment - limited to two minutes per person
4.2.1 Board Discussion regarding media and public communications pertaining to incident involving police called to ELPL on January 11
4.2.2 Discuss existing Code of Conduct and use of exclusion letters

5) Audience

6) Reports

6.1 City Council Liaison Report
6.2 Friends of the East Lansing Public Library Report

7) Old Business

7.1 Intellectual Freedom -- Discussion
7.2 Resolution 04-23 to approve Board Bylaws -- Action
7.3 Subcommittee to discuss Director's contract and performance

8) New Business

8.1 FY2023 Action Plan 6-month Update
8.2 Resolution 05-23 to authorize application for special liquor license for Books, Bites and Bids on April 28, 2023

9) Library Reports

9.1 Financial Report
9.2 Director's Report
9.3 President's Report

10) Adjournment

Board of Trustees
Polly Synk, President
Amy Zaagman, Vice President
Pamela Smith, Secretary
Ameenah Asante
Diane Goddeeris

City Council Liaison
George Brookover

Staff Liaison
Kristin Shelley