Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting Minutes – June 17, 2020

MINUTES
June 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm
East Lansing Public Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting
Electronic

Audio Recording of Meeting (M4A format)

1) Call to Order 4:32 pm

2) Roll Call

Trustees present were Amy Zaagman, Lance Wilkinson, Diane Goddeeris, Paul Cervenak and Polly Synk. Also in attendance were City Council Liaison Jessy Gregg, Friends President Maureen McCabe-Power, Director Kristin Shelley, Assistant Director/Head of Customer Experiences Brice Bush, Executive Assistant to the Director Shori Teeple, Head of Technology Services Lauren Douglass.

3) Opening
A) Approval of May 29, 2020 Meeting Minutes
Cervenak moved.
Synk seconded.
All in favor.

B) Approval of Current Meeting Agenda

Wilkinson moved.
Goddeeris seconded.
All in favor.

4) Communications
A) Audience/Public Comment

  • None

5) Reports
A) City Council Liaison Report:
Gregg provided a verbal update on City Council meetings.

 

B) Friends of the East Lansing Public Library Report
McCabe-Power Reported:

  • May revenues from Ebay and Etsy sales totaled $627.55.

6) Old Business
A) None

 

7) New Business:

A) Resolution 15-20 to approve the East Lansing Public Library and Board of Trustees Statement on Anti-racism as amended.

Wilkinson moved.
Goddeeris seconded.
All in favor.

B) Resolution 16-20 to approve the nomination of Officers for FY 2021

Lance Wilkinson, President
Diane Goddeeris, Vice President
Polly Synk, Secretary

Goddeeris moved.
Cervenak seconded.
All in favor.

C) FY 2021 Action Plan - Discussion

  • Planned capital improvements were discussed.
  • Operating a safe library will be a focus for FY 2021.

8) Library Reports
A) Financial Report
Shelley reported:

  • A printed financial report was shared.

B) Director's Report
Shelley reported:

  • A written report was shared.
  • A $5,000 grant was received for the library.

C) President's Report

  • All staff were thanked for everything they do for the library, especially during difficult times.

9)  Announcements

  • Synk will follow up on the executive order for electronic open meetings.

10) Adjournment
Wilkinson moved.
Synk seconded.
All in favor.

Zaagman adjourned the meeting at 5:22 pm