1. 2. 3. REGULAR MEETING of the LIBRARYCOMMISSION October 24, 2022 – 6 p.m. Central Library, 4th floor Conference Room 710 W Cesar Chavez St AUSTIN, TEXAS Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely via telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation by telephone. To register to speak remotely, call or email Sharon Herfurth, 512-974-7420, email@example.com CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS/COMMISSIONERS: Mark Smith, Chair; Lynda Infante Huerta, Vice Chair; Julia Aguilar; Patricia Dabbert; JC Dwyer; Cristina Masters; Courtney Rosenthal; Steven Self and Tori Vogel CALL TO ORDER PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL AGENDA The first five speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the LIBRARY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING on September 26, 2022 STAFF BRIEFINGS Staff briefing regarding eBook Pricing, Amy Mullin, Electronic Resources Librarian Staff briefing regarding Training Materials for Boards available from the Texas State Library, Katherine Adelberg, Manager, Consulting and Continuing Education, Texas State Library & Archives Commission DISCUSSION ITEMS 4. Discussion of the October Director’s Report covering public programming highlights, facilities, and APL priorities Discussion and approval of the Library Commission meeting schedule for 2023 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 5. WORKING GROUP UPDATES FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 6. Update from the Community Engagement Working Group ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please at 512-974-7420 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Library Commission, please contact Sharon Herfurth at 512-974- 7420 or email@example.com the Library Department, call Sharon Herfurth at
Monday, January 23 Monday, February 27 Monday, March 27 Monday, April 24 Monday, May 22 Monday, June 26 Monday, July 24 Monday, August 28 Monday, September 25 Monday, October 23 Monday, November 27 Monday, December 18 MEETING DATES & TIMES LOCATION 2023 Meeting Schedule for the Library Commission The Library Commission meets monthly 6 PM Willie Mae Kirk Branch | 3101 Oak Springs Dr (3) 6 PM Yarborough Branch | 2200 Hancock Dr (7) 6 PM Old Quarry Branch | 7051 Village Center Dr (10) 6 PM Manchaca Rd Branch | 5500 Menchaca Rd (5) 6 PM Little Walnut Branch | 835 W Rundberg Ln (4) 6 PM Twin Oaks Branch | 1800 S 5th St (9) 6 PM Hampton Branch | 5125 Convict Hill Rd (8) 6 PM Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez St 6 PM Spicewood Branch| 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd (6) 6 PM Southeast Branch | 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd (2) 6 PM Carver Branch | 1161 Angelina St (1) 6 PM Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez St _______________________________________ The purpose of the board is make recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to the establishment, maintenance, and operation of the public libraries. § 2-1-150
Library Commission Meeting Minutes 26 September, 2022 REGULAR MEETING 26 September, 2022 THE LIBRARY COMMISSION MINUTES The Library Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Monday, September 26, 2022 at the Spicewood Springs Branch, 8637 Spicewood Springs Rd., in Austin, Texas. Chair Smith called the Board Meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Chair Mark Smith, Vice-Chair Lynda Infante Huerta, Commission Members Julia Aguilar, Pat Dabbert, JC Dwyer, Cristina Masters, Courtney Rosenthal, and Tori Vogel Board Members Absent: Commission Member Steven Self Public Communication: General None APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approval of Minutes from the July 25, 2022 Regular Meeting The minutes of the regular meeting were approved on Commission Member Rosenthal’s motion and Vice Chair Infante Huerta’s second on an 8-0 vote. Commission Member Self absent. STAFF BRIEFINGS 2. Staff briefing regarding the FY23 Approved Austin Public Library Budget, Wendy Harrison, 3. Staff briefing regarding Austin Completely Booked: Your Summer Experience program, Alanna Financial Manager II Wendy Harrison gave the briefing. Graves, Summer Experience Coordinator Alanna Graves gave the briefing. DISCUSSION ITEMS 4. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report for September covering public programming highlights, facilities, and APL Priorities Director of Libraries, Roosevelt Weeks, gave the report. Library Commission Meeting Minutes 26 September, 2022 DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 5. Report and possible action on Austin Public Library civic engagement activities. Creation of a Community Engagement Working Group was approved on Commission Member Dabbert’s motion and Commission Member Masters’ second on an 8-0 vote. Commission Member Self absent. Chair Smith appointed Commission Members Dwyer, Dabbert and Vogel and Vice Chair Infante Huerta to the working group. 6. Report and possible action on Digital Inclusion town halls and initiatives. Community Technology and Telecommunications Commission Chair Nehemiah Pitts gave the report. No action taken. 7. Report and possible action on Enhanced Library Cards Vice Chair Infante Huerta gave the report. No action taken. WORKING GROUP UPDATES 8. Update from the Freedom to Read working group Commissioner Rosenthal gave the update. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS Presentation from the Texas State Library & Archives Commission re Board Training Marketing eBook Pricing Marketing Austin History Center Association report Freedom to Read Working Group Adjournment: Chair Smith adjourned the meeting at 7:59 p.m. without objection.
eBook & Audiobook Pricing Amy Mullin Electronic Resources Librarian Monday, October 24, 2022 Source: “Hold On, eBooks Cost HOW Much? The Inconvenient Truth About Library eCollections” blog post by Jennie Rothschild, collection development librarian. Sep 6, 2020 Book Lovers by Emily Henry • Kindle price: $9.99 • eBook price: $55.00 • Difference: $45.01 • Terms: 24 months • Publisher: Penguin / Berkley • Hardcover List price: $27.00 • Ingram price: $13.99 The Lyrics by Paul McCartney • Kindle price: $52.44 • eBook price: $200.00 • Difference: $147.56 • Terms: 52 checkouts or 24 months • Publisher: Norton / Liveright • Hardcover List price: $100.00 • Ingram price: $51.80 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling • Kindle price: $9.99 • eBook price: $25.00 • Difference: $15.01 • Terms: 52 checkouts or 24 months • Publisher: Scholastic / Pottermore • Hardcover List price: $26.99 • Ingram price: $13.98 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas • Kindle price: $6.65 • eBook price: $49.00 • Difference: $42.35 • Terms: One copy / One user • Publisher: Bloomsbury • Hardcover List price: $28.00 • Ingram price: $14.50 Atomic Habits by James Clear • Audible price: $28.00 • eAudiobook price: $57.00 • Difference: $29.00 • Terms: One copy / One user • Publisher: Books on Tape • Audio CD List price: $14.99 • Ingram price: $8.24 The Paris Apartment by Lucy Foley • Audible price: $31.93 • eAudiobook price: $72.07 • Difference: $40.14 • Terms: One copy / One user • Publisher: HarperCollins • Not available in Audio CD format Impact on APL Collection & Customers • Print hold ratio is 4:1 • OverDrive hold ratio is 5:1 • Generous with new titles and customer suggestions • Ruthless with weeding: “popularity contest” • Over time, collection lacks breadth and depth Sources and Further Reading • eBooks: Inside the Industry (Fairfax County (VA) Public Library) • Hold On, eBooks Cost HOW Much? The Inconvenient Truth About Library eCollections (Blog post: content warning) • The Surprisingly Big Business of Library E-books (New Yorker) • In Final Order, Court Declares Maryland's Library E-book Law Unconstitutional (Publishers Weekly) • Publishers Worry as Ebooks Fly off Libraries' Virtual Shelves (Wired) • Update: Authors Guild Statement on AAP’s Win in Maryland E-book Licensing Case (The Authors Guild) Q&A
State Library resources for board members Katherine Adelberg Manager, Continuing Education and Consulting Texas State Library and Archives Commission Questions What comes easily for you in terms of advocacy? What do you see as your biggest advocacy challenge? What is United for Libraries? • Division of the American Library Association for board members and library advocates • TSLAC subscribes so you can use for free • Access via American Library Association eLearning website Getting to United for Libraries State access – https://www.ala.org/united/trustee-training Navigating United for Libraries Navigating United for Libraries United for Libraries on-demand webinars • A Conversation About Library Advocacy with Author Simon Sinek • Advocacy and Equity: How Library Boards Can Create Lasting Impact through Compelling Cases and Outreach • Advocacy for Your Library During a Crisis Other resources • Wyoming State Library webinar – Building Relationships That Matter https://bit.ly/3TqiuIY • WebJunction webinar – Proactive Advocacy and Communication for Library Trustees and Staff https://bit.ly/3Td6tqS • Urban Libraries Council brief – Leadership Roles for Library Trustees https://bit.ly/3CzDhTO • Texas Library Association group – Library Friends, Trustees, and Advocates Round Table (LiFTA) https://bit.ly/3eDPjnf Thank you! Contact TSLAC any time at LD@tsl.texas.gov Katherine Adelberg Manager, Continuing Education and Consulting LD@tsl.texas.gov 512-463-5465