draft minutes of the July 25, 2022 Regular Meeting — original pdf
Library Commission Meeting Minutes 25 July, 2022 REGULAR MEETING 25 July, 2022 THE LIBRARY COMMISSION MINUTES The Library Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Monday, July 25, 2022 at the Hampton Branch at Oak Hill, 5125 Convict Hill Rd., in Austin, Texas. Chair Smith called the Board Meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Chair Mark Smith, Vice-Chair Lynda Infante, Commission Members Pat Dabbert, JC Dwyer, Cristina Masters, Courtney Rosenthal, and Steven Self Board Members Absent: Commission Member Julia Aguilar Public Communication: General Carlos León spoke about his concerns with the library. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approval of Minutes from the June 18, 2022 Special Called Meeting The minutes of the special called meeting were approved on Commission Member Rosenthal’s motion and Commission Member Dabbert’s second on a 7-0 vote. Commission Member Aguilar absent. 2. Approval of Minutes from the June 29, 2022 Special Called Meeting The minutes of the special called meeting were approved on Commission Member Dabbert’s motion and Commission Member Masters’ second on a 7-0 vote. Commission Member Aguilar absent. DISCUSSION ITEMS 3. Presentation by CapMetro, Potential Fare Programs and Free Bus Pass distribution at APL branches Grace Nguyen, Community Engagement, Capital Metro, gave the presentation 4. Presentation by Group 4, Architecture, Research + Planning, Austin Public Library Strategic Plan Susan Kent, David Schnee, Jill Eyres, and Grace Tillman gave the presentation 5. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report for May covering public programming highlights, facilities, and APL Priorities Library Commission Meeting Minutes 25 July, 2022 Director of Libraries, Roosevelt Weeks, gave the report. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 6. Approve a recommendation in support of the FY23 Austin Public Library budget Recommendation 20220725-6: Support for the Austin Public Library Proposed Budget for FY23 was passed on Vice Chair Infante’s motion and Commission Member Masters’ second on a 7-0 vote. Commission Member Aguilar absent. 7. Discussion and possible action on creating working groups for Library Commission training and development, Community Engagement, and Enhanced Library Cards. No action taken. 8. Report and possible action on a recommendation about Enhanced Library Cards Recommendation 20220725-8: Enhanced Library Cards was passed on Commission Member Dwyer’s motion and Commission Member Self’s second on a 6-0 vote. Commission Member Dabbert abstained. Commission Member Aguilar absent. WORKING GROUP UPDATES 9. 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 Commissioner Exchange Austin History Center Association report Adjournment: Chair Smith adjourned the meeting at 7:42 p.m. without objection.