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Feb. 24, 2020

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Library Commission Meeting Minutes 24 February, 2020 REGULAR MEETING 24 February, 2020 THE LIBRARY COMMISSION MINUTES The Library Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Monday, February 24, 2020 at the North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave, in Austin, Texas. Chair Hanna called the Board Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Chair Catherine Hanna, Commission Members Julia Aguilar, Patricia Dabbert, JC Dwyer, Daniella Ramos, Steven Self and Chad Williams Board Members Absent: Commission Member Deborah Pardo-Kaplan Staff in Attendance: Roosevelt Weeks, Director of Libraries, Dana McBee, Assistant Director for Support Services, John Daniels, Facilities Planning Manager; Sharon Herfurth, Division Manager, Office of Programs & Partnerships; Emi Johnson, Business Process Consultant; Wendy Harrison, Financial Manager; Pamela Bowles, Division Manager, Branch Service; and Joe Faulk, Director of Technology Citizen Communication: Carlos León spoke about the 2020 census. 1. Welcome and Introduction of North Village Branch Manager. Branch Manager Michael Abramov gave an overview of services and programs at the North Village Branch. 2. Approval of Minutes from the January 27, 2020 Regular Meeting: Carlos León spoke. The minutes of the regular meeting were approved on Commission Member Williams’ motion and Commission Member Dabbert’s second on a 7-0 vote. Commission Member Pardo-Kaplan absent. 3. Briefing: FY1 Budget Process. Wendy Harrison, Financial Manager gave the briefing.. 4. Old Business a. Update on status of implementing revised Youth Policies. Discussion of Austin Youth Council, Dr. Chiquita Eugene. Discussion and possible action on youth participation on Library Commission. Carlos León spoke. Dr. Eugene was unable to attend and will be invited to a future Library Commission meeting. Library Commission Meeting Minutes 24 February, 2020 b. Discussion and possible action on a Fine Free Libraries Working Group Recommendation Carlos León spoke. Chair Hanna gave the working group report. At a future meeting, the group will present a draft recommendation to eliminate library fines. A draft recommendation proposing the elimination of non-resident library card fees for the Austin Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) may also be presented. 5. New Business: Carlos León spoke. Commission Member Dabbert nominated Commission Member Self with a second by Commission Member Ramos. Having no other nominations, Steven Self was elected Vice Chair on a 7-0 vote. Commission Member Pardo-Kaplan absent. 6. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report for February 2020 covering programming highlights, facilities, and APL Priorities: Carlos León spoke. Director Weeks reported on the Growing Your Roots African American a. Election …

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Jan. 27, 2020

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LIBRARY COMMISSION January 27, 2020 – 6:30 PM Ruiz Branch 1600 Grove Blvd. AUSTIN, TEXAS The Library Commission shall make recommendations to the city council on matters relating to the establishment, maintenance, and operation of the public libraries. Section 2-1-150 of the City Code. General Communication & Communication on Agenda Items: The first 5 speakers signed up for citizen communication 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 during the time set aside for general citizen communication. Those who wish to speak on agenda items must be signed up prior to the meeting being called to order and will be allowed three minutes to speak when the agenda item comes up. Julia Aguilar, Patricia Dabbert, JC Dwyer, Aimee Finney, Catherine Hanna, Deborah Pardo-Kaplan, Daniella Ramos, Steven Self, and Chad Williams CALL TO ORDER Citizen Communication: General AGENDA 1. Welcome and Introduction of Ruiz Branch Manager Carlos Pin 2. Approval of Minutes from the December 16, 2019 Regular Meeting 3. Briefing: The Library Foundation Update, Cecily Sailer, Programs & Events Director Briefing: Austin Strategic Direction 2023 – Economic Opportunity and Affordability, Sharon Herfurth, Office of Programs & Partnerships 4. Old Business a. none 5. New Business a. Discussion and possible action on Fine Free Libraries 6. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report for January 2020 covering programming highlights, facilities, and APL Priorities. 7. Discussion of commissioner visits to branch libraries 8. Future Agenda Items ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans 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 before the meeting date. Please call Sharon Herfurth at the Library Department, at 512- 974-7420 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 sharon.herfurth@austintexas.gov

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Jan. 27, 2020

draft minutes of the December 16, 2019 regular meeting original pdf

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Library Commission Meeting Minutes 16 December, 2019 REGULAR MEETING 16 December, 2019 THE LIBRARY COMMISSION MINUTES The Library Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St., in Austin, Texas. Chair Hanna called the Board Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Chair Catherine Hanna, Vice Chair Aimee Finney, Commission Members Julia Aguilar, Pat Dabbert, JC Dwyer, Deborah Pardo-Kaplan, Daniella Ramos, Steven Self, and Chad Williams Board Members Absent: none Staff in Attendance: Roosevelt Weeks, Director of Libraries; Anne Bramblett, Assistant Director for Public Services; Dana McBee, Assistant Director for Support Services; Rachel Nguyen, Communications Manager, John Daniels, Facilities Planning Manager; Sharon Herfurth, Division Manager, Office of Programs & Partnerships; Emi Johnson, Business Process Consultant; Wendy Harrison, Financial Manager; Patti Fowler, Division Manager, Central Library; and Pamela Bowles, Division Manager, Branch Service Citizen Communication: Carlos León spoke about citizen engagement with the Library Commission. 1. Approval of Minutes from the November 18, 2019 Regular Meeting: Carlos León spoke. The minutes of the regular meeting were approved on Commission Member Williams’ motion and Commission Member Ramos’ second on a 9-0 vote. 2. Briefing: Recycled Reads Bookstore Marketing Plan. A report prepared by Lindsay Pease, Marketing Manager, was distributed to the Commission. An in-person briefing is postponed. Briefing: Revenue Generation, Wendy Harrison, Financial Manager. Wendy Harrison gave a report about current APL revenue streams and projected revenue streams. 3. Old Business a. Discussion and possible action on Youth Participation on the Library Commission. Carlos León spoke. Chair Hanna reported on her discussion with Dr. Chiquita Eugene about the City’s Youth Council. Dr. Eugene will be invited to an upcoming meeting. Library Commission Meeting Minutes 16 December, 2019 4. New Business: none 5. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report for December 2019 covering programming highlights, facilities, and APL Priorities: Questions were asked about the status of the proposed fence at the Austin History Center and the status of youth cards for all AISD students. 6. Discussion of commissioner visits to branch libraries: Carlos León spoke. Commissioner Ramos hosted a performance by APL’s puppet troupe Literature Live at her school. Eighty-four third graders attended. Deborah Pardo-Kaplan attended the APL History Then & Now program. Chair Hanna reported on Spicewood Springs staff members’ friendliness and courtesy toward patrons. Library Foundation Update Fine Free Libraries SD2023 Alignment – Economic Opportunity and Affordability 7. …

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Jan. 27, 2020

January 2020 Director's Report original pdf

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January 2020 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS HIghlights __________________________________________________________________ 3 Exhibits ________________________________________________________________________________ 4 Facilities Services ____________________________________________________________ 5 FY2018 Bond Program Summary ___________________________________________________________ 5 FY2012 Bond Program Summary ___________________________________________________________ 7 Cepeda Branch / Hampton Branch Monthly Report _____________________________________________ 12 Faulk Building / Austin History Center Monthly Report __________________________________________ 15 Interior Renovations Monthly Report ________________________________________________________ 17 Roof Replacements & Systems Upgrades Monthly Report _______________________________________ 20 Austin History Center ________________________________________________________ 22 Library Priorities ____________________________________________________________ 23 Literacy Advancement ___________________________________________________________________ 23 Digital Inclusion & STEM _________________________________________________________________ 23 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion _______________________________________________________________ 23 Civic and Community Engagement _________________________________________________________ 24 Staff Development ______________________________________________________________________ 24 Workforce and Economic Development ______________________________________________________ 25 APL By the Numbers ________________________________________________________ 26 Performance Indicators for August _________________________________________________________ 26 Revenue ______________________________________________________________________________ 26 Volunteers ____________________________________________________________________________ 26 HIGHLIGHTS 3 Growing Your Roots: The Inaugural African-American Genealogy Conference Free Registration is open for Growing Your Roots 2020: The Inaugural African American Genealogy Conference of Austin, Texas. The genealogy conference will debut the first weekend going into Black History Month (January 30, 2020 - February 2, 2020). The free four-day conference is hosted by the Austin History Center, Austin Public Library’s African American Community Archives Program. The genealogy conference will feature a variety of speakers, panel sessions, workshops, exhibitions, tours, and networking opportunities for genealogy professionals, scholars, and novice enthusiasts. Dr. Edmund Gordon, Vice-Provost of Diversity, Professor of African & African American Studies in Anthropology, at the University of Texas at Austin is The Jacob Fontaine Distinguished Keynote Speaker. The professor’s Racial Geography Tour takes an in-depth look at the University of Texas at Austin’s racial history. Internationally acclaimed photographer, Kris Graves is the Algerene M. Akins Craig Distinguished Closing Keynote. Kris Graves: Testament Project will debut in the Austin Central Public Library Gallery beginning January 14, 2020 - February 29, 2020. Genealogy panel sessions will be led by local, regional, and national speakers and facilitators such as Rachel E. Winston, Stephanie L. Lang, Danielle McGhee, Stuart King, Greg Farrar, Olivia Dorsey Peacock, Emma Robinson, delmetria millener. The inaugural African American genealogy conference of Austin, Texas (January 30, 2020 - February 2, 2020) will be an experience not to miss and best of all it is FREE and welcoming of attendees of all levels, novice to expert! Growing Your Roots 2020 is presented in partnership with the Austin Public Library, Huston-Tillotson University | Downs-Jones Library, Austin History Center, PBS | POV, The City of Austin, City of Austin’s …

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Jan. 27, 2020

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Library Commission Meeting Minutes 27 January, 2020 REGULAR MEETING 27 January, 2020 THE LIBRARY COMMISSION MINUTES The Library Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Ruiz Branch, 1600 Grove Blvd, in Austin, Texas. Chair Hanna called the Board Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Chair Catherine Hanna, Vice Chair Aimee Finney, Commission Members Julia Aguilar, Patricia Dabbert, JC Dwyer, Deborah Pardo-Kaplan, and Steven Self Board Members Absent: Commission Members Daniella Ramos and Chad Williams Staff in Attendance: Dana McBee, Assistant Director for Support Services, John Daniels, Facilities Planning Manager; Sharon Herfurth, Division Manager, Office of Programs & Partnerships; Emi Johnson, Business Process Consultant; Wendy Harrison, Financial Manager; Patti Fowler, Division Manager, Central Library; and Pamela Bowles, Division Manager, Branch Service Citizen Communication: Carlos León spoke about computers at branch libraries. 1. Welcome and Introduction of Ruiz Branch Manager. Branch Manager Carlos Pin was unable to attend. Youth Librarian Heather Athas gave an overview of services and programs at the Ruiz Branch. 2. Approval of Minutes from the December 16, 2019 Regular Meeting: The minutes of the regular meeting were approved on Commission Member Dabbert’s motion and Vice Chair Finney’s second on a 7-0 vote. 3. Briefing: The Library Foundation Update. Cecily Sailer, Programs & Events Director for the Foundation gave the update. Briefing: Austin Strategic Direction 2023 – Economic Opportunity and Affordability. Sharon Herfurth, Office of Programs & Partnerships and Emi Johnson, Business Process Consultant gave the briefing. 4. Old Business a. none Library Commission Meeting Minutes 27 January, 2020 5. New Business: a. Discussion and possible action on Fine Free Libraries. Chair Hanna appointed a working group consisting of Chair Hanna and Commission Members Dwyer and Self. 6. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report for December 2019 covering programming highlights, facilities, and APL Priorities: Carlos León spoke. Questions were asked about the status of the proposed renovations for the Old Quarry Branch and about the process for public input in the design phase of renovations. A question was asked about the new “APL for All” equity, diversity, and inclusion training for staff. 7. Discussion of commissioner visits to branch libraries: Commissioner Self visited the Manchaca Road Branch and found it a busy as he had ever seen it. Commissioner Aguilar commented on her visit to the Recycled Reads Gift Shop at Central. SD2023 Alignment – Mobility 8. Future Agenda Items: …

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Dec. 16, 2019

Reception for Library Foundation & AHCA Board & Staff original pdf

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Library Commission Community Interest Announcement Reception for the Library Foundation and Austin History Center Association Staff & Board Members December 16, 2019 at 5:30 PM Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St. Sharon Herfurth 512-974-7420

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LIBRARY COMMISSION December 16, 2019 – 6:30 PM Central Library 710 W Cesar Chavez St. AUSTIN, TEXAS The Library Commission shall make recommendations to the city council on matters relating to the establishment, maintenance, and operation of the public libraries. Section 2-1-150 of the City Code. General Communication & Communication on Agenda Items: The first 5 speakers signed up for citizen communication 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 during the time set aside for general citizen communication. Those who wish to speak on agenda items must be signed up prior to the meeting being called to order and will be allowed three minutes to speak when the agenda item comes up. Julia Aguilar, Patricia Dabbert, JC Dwyer, Aimee Finney, Catherine Hanna, Deborah Pardo-Kaplan, Daniella Ramos, Steven Self, Beth Smyer, and Chad Williams AGENDA CALL TO ORDER Citizen Communication: General 1. Approval of Minutes from the November 18, 2019 Regular Meeting 2. Briefing: Recycled Reads Bookstore Marketing Plan, Lindsay Pease, Marketing Manager Briefing: Revenue Generation, Wendy Harrison, Financial Manager 3. Old Business a. Discussion and possible action on Youth Participation on the Library Commission 4. New Business a. none 5. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report for December 2019 covering programming highlights, facilities, and APL Priorities. 6. Discussion of commissioner visits to branch libraries 7. Future Agenda Items ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans 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 before the meeting date. Please call Sharon Herfurth at the Library Department, at 512- 974-7420 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 sharon.herfurth@austintexas.gov

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Dec. 16, 2019

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December 2019 Director's Report original pdf

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December 2019 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS HIghlights __________________________________________________________________ 3 Exhibits ________________________________________________________________________________ 4 Facilities Services ____________________________________________________________ 5 FY2018 Bond Program Summary ___________________________________________________________ 5 FY2012 Bond Program Summary ___________________________________________________________ 7 Cepeda Branch / Hampton Branch Monthly Report _____________________________________________ 12 Faulk Building / Austin History Center Monthly Report __________________________________________ 14 Interior Renovations Monthly Report ________________________________________________________ 17 Roof Replacements & Systems Upgrades Monthly Report _______________________________________ 20 Austin History Center ________________________________________________________ 22 Library Priorities ____________________________________________________________ 24 Literacy Advancement ___________________________________________________________________ 24 Digital Inclusion & STEM _________________________________________________________________ 24 Equity, Diversity & Inclusion _______________________________________________________________ 24 Civic and Community Engagement _________________________________________________________ 25 Staff Development ______________________________________________________________________ 25 Workforce and Economic Development ______________________________________________________ 25 APL By the Numbers ________________________________________________________ 26 Performance Indicators for August _________________________________________________________ 26 Revenue ______________________________________________________________________________ 26 Volunteers ____________________________________________________________________________ 26 3 HIGHLIGHTS Holiday Sparkle Come celebrate the holidays with the Austin Public Library! Austin Symphony’s Holiday Brass Quintet. Holiday classics in celebration of the season. Monday, December 16, 7-8 PM. Central Library Demonstration Area. Conspirare Holiday Big Sing. Lift your voice and sing at this Grammy award winning vocal ensemble’s Big Sing, where the audience is the choir! Craig Hella Johnson leads the audience through vocal warm-ups and songs of the season. Tuesday, December 17, 6 PM. Central Library Special Event Center. The Elves and the Shoemaker: A Literature Live! Production. Austin’s own puppet troupe performs this classic. A cold, lonely winter seems the fate of a poor shoemaker and his wife until the magic of the season intervenes. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Wednesday, December 18, 3:30 PM. Twin Oaks Branch. Happy Holiday Movie: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, 1964. The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents. Thursday, December 19, 6:30 PM. Carver Branch. Starry Night Star Gazing Fun! All ages welcome at this special Austin Astronomical Society program for a night of stargazing and hot cocoa. Learn the science of stargazing from society members and use their telescopes to marvel at the night sky! Thursday, December 19, 6:30-8:30 PM. Manchaca Road Branch. Holiday Craft-a-palooza Windsor Park Edition. We will be creating lanterns with metal lanterns and fabric. All supplies provided. Saturday, December 21, 1:30-3:30 PM. Windsor Park Branch. Carol Karaoke & Cocoa Sing-A-Long: Enjoy some holiday cheer! Sunday, December 22, 2-5 PM. Recycled Reads Bookstore. Recycled Reads Bookstore will help put you in the holiday spirit at their Carol Karaoke & Cocoa Sing-A-Long, Sunday December 22, 2-5 …

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Dec. 16, 2019

draft minutes of the November 18, 2019 regular meeting original pdf

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Library Commission Meeting Minutes 18 November, 2019 THE LIBRARY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 18 November, 2019 The Library Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Howson Branch, 2500 Exposition Blvd., in Austin, Texas. Chair Hanna called the Board Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Chair Catherine Hanna, Vice Chair Aimee Finney, Commission Members JC Dwyer, Deborah Pardo-Kaplan, Daniella Ramos, Steven Self, Beth Smyer, and Chad Williams Board Members Absent: Commission Members Julia Aguilar and Patricia Dabbert Staff in Attendance: Roosevelt Weeks, Director of Libraries; Anne Bramblett, Assistant Director for Public Services; Dana McBee, Assistant Director for Support Services; Rachel Nguyen, Communications Manager, John Daniels, Facilities Planning Manager; Sharon Herfurth, Division Manager, Office of Programs & Partnerships; Emi Johnson, Business Process Consultant; Wendy Harrison, Financial Manager; and Pamela Bowles, Division Manager, Branch Service Citizen Communication: Carlos León spoke about youth participation on the Library Commission. 1. Approval of Minutes from the October 28, 2019 Regular Meeting: Carlos León spoke. The minutes of the regular meeting were approved with the following amendments on Commission Member Ramos’ motion and Vice Chair Finney’s second on an 8-0 vote. Commission Members Aguilar and Dabbert absent. The amendments were to add an accent to Carlos León’s name and to add that Carlos León spoke on Agenda item 2 -Introductions and Welcome and Agenda item 8 - Future Agenda Items. 2. Welcome and Introduction of Howson Branch Manager Kathleen Kanarski Kathleen Kanarski gave an overview of branch programs and collections. 3. Briefing: Collection Development at Austin Public Library, Frank Giammarino, Manager Frank Giammarino talked about print and electronic Library collections, and the Library’s new publishing platform for local authors. Briefing: Library Foundation Update, Cecily Sailer Cecily Sailer gave the update. 4. Old Business: Library Commission Meeting Minutes 18 November, 2019 a. Discussion and possible action on meeting schedule for 2020. Meetings will be held at Central once a quarter and at branches for the remaining months. 5. New Business: a. Discussion and possible action on recommendation supporting Austin Public Library efforts to aid in promoting the 2020 Census The recommendation was approved on Commission Member Smyer’s motion and Commission Member Williams’ second on an 8-0 vote. Commission Members Aguilar and Dabbert absent. 6. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report for November 2019 covering programming highlights, facilities, and APL Priorities: A question was asked about the status of the …

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Dec. 16, 2019

FY20 Revenues Report original pdf

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FY 2019‐20 Financial Report ‐ RevenuesComprehensive ‐ General Fund & Special Revenue FundsRevenues, by Fund & SourceFY18FY19FY20Actual%Actual%Budget%General Fund ‐ 1000Library fines562,580$ 76%428,028$ 78%442,340$ 80%Nonresident Library Card Fee135,991 18%84,508 15%97,650 18%Photocopies16,356 2%16,888 3%17,155 3%Miscellaneous revenue24,577 3%22,175 4%20,113 4%Cash over/short4 0%258 0%‐ 0%739,508$ 100%551,857$ 100%577,258$ 105%Austin History Center ‐ 7450Contributions‐other15,075$ 100%15,489$ 100%24,500$ 100%Friends of APL ‐ 7695Sale of promotional items192,490$ 59%289,940$ 69%314,250$ 72%Contributions‐other134,011 41%129,204 31%122,000 28%326,501$ 100%419,144$ 100%436,250$ 100%Special Library Fund ‐ 7240Parking revenue400,092$ 43%556,461$ 38%520,000$ 48%Facility rental238,418 26%367,343 25%250,000 23%Building rental89,666 10%271,367 18%260,580 24%Contributions‐other199,200 21%284,911 19%55,140 5%927,376$ 100%1,480,081$ 100%1,085,720$ 100%Trustee‐Ellis Library Fund ‐ 7430Interest Income142$ 100%201$ 100%‐$ 100%Revenues ‐ Grand Total2,008,603$ 2,466,772$ 2,123,728$ Special Revenue Fund DefinitionsAustin History Center ‐ contributions to be used for the Austin‐Travis County CollectionFriends of APL ‐ Recycled Reads book store & Central Library gift shopSpecial Library ‐ parking fees, facility rentals, leased space rent, donationsTrustee‐Ellis ‐ permanent fund of $9,000, estate donation for mental health booksFY21 Projection ‐ New Revenue ‐ Passport ServicesLocation:Central LibraryHours/Week:20Fees:Execution Fee$35Notary Fee$6Photo Fee$6FY21 Projected Revenue:84,400$ A new program, Passport Services, will be implemented by the end of FY20 and the increase in revenues is projected as follows:Projection is based on processing two (2) applications per hour, 50 weeks per year, and 60% of applications purchasing photos.(GiftShop)(RecycledReads)Questions? Email APL Financial Services at Library-ACAOFinance@austintexas.govPage 1 of 112/10/2019, 6:10 PM

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Dec. 16, 2019

Recycled Reads Marketing Snapshot 2019 original pdf

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Recycled Reads Marketing Snapshot 2019 Brand Awareness: Central Texas’ NPR affiliate brings in 250,000+ listeners each week; listeners are consistent supporters of the library, arts, & sustainability 2.5 weeks of KUT underwriting in late September through mid-October: “Support comes from Austin Public Library’s Recycled Reads Bookstore, diverting over 3,000 tons of material from the landfill since 2009. More info at library.austintexas.gov.” “Support comes from Recycled Reads, Austin Public Library’s used bookstore, celebrating 10 years in the community. Recycled Reads offers sustainability classes, events and other programs throughout the year. Full listing at: library.austintexas.gov” “Support comes from Austin Public Library’s Recycled Reads Bookstore. Inviting all to their 10th anniversary celebration! Live music, sustainability topics, crafts and more. Thursday, October 10th 5 til 8 PM at Recycled Reads. More at library.austintexas.gov.” 10th Anniversary Celebration: October 2019 The 10th anniversary celebration was featured on the Library’s homepage, all social media channels, and on KUT radio throughout September/October. Woodstock 50th anniversary celebration In August, the entire library system celebrated the 50th anniversary of Woodstock with a series of events and programming. Mindy Reed served as spokesperson on both FOX 7 and as live co-host on KOOP Radio during the Electric Lady Bird Tribute concert. Recycled Reads hosted a Woodstock event on Sunday, the final day of APL’s Woodstock 3-day tribute. Recycled Reads Website Traffic: 32% increase in page views over past 3 years 2017: 19,706 page views 2018: 23, 933 page views 2019: 26,052 page views Social Media Page Followers: Facebook: 4,179 Twitter: 1,623 Instagram: 1,077 2020 Marketing Objectives: • Align Recycled Reads marketing with primary APL marketing plan in order to cross promote events, programs and resources across channels. This started in 2019 with thematic programming across all locations, mentions of Recycled Reads in main APL newsletter, etc. The goal is to build Recycled Reads awareness first within Library cardholders, social media followers and newsletter subscribers, then to a broader community. • Update Recycled Reads website landing page. • Weave broader sustainability messaging throughout Recycled Reads’ messaging. i.e., general trends, City of Austin statistics, etc. • Highlight Recycled Reads’ volunteer stories. • Strengthen social media presence by centralizing & scheduling content by new Social Media Strategist. Goals are to adhere to City’s social media policy, APL’s social media policy, and Terms of Service set by Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. • Any paid advertising & paid social media to align with overall marketing plan …

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Nov. 18, 2019

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LIBRARY COMMISSION November 18, 2019 – 6:30 PM Howson Branch 2500 Exposition Blvd. AUSTIN, TEXAS The Library Commission shall make recommendations to the city council on matters relating to the establishment, maintenance, and operation of the public libraries. Section 2-1-150 of the City Code. General Communication & Communication on Agenda Items: The first 5 speakers signed up for citizen communication 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 during the time set aside for general citizen communication. Those who wish to speak on agenda items must be signed up prior to the meeting being called to order and will be allowed three minutes to speak when the agenda item comes up. Julia Aguilar, Patricia Dabbert, JC Dwyer, Aimee Finney, Catherine Hanna, Deborah Pardo-Kaplan, Daniella Ramos, Steven Self, Beth Smyer, and Chad Williams AGENDA CALL TO ORDER Citizen Communication: General 1. Approval of Minutes from the October 28, 2019 Regular Meeting 2. Welcome and Introduction of Howson Branch Manager Kathleen Kanarski 3. Briefing: Collection Development at Austin Public Library, Frank Giammarino, Manager Briefing: Library Foundation Update, Cecily Sailer 4. Old Business a. Discussion and possible action on meeting schedule for 2020 5. New Business a. Discussion and possible action on recommendation supporting Austin Public Library efforts to aid in promoting the 2020 Census. 6. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report for November 2019 covering programming highlights, facilities, and APL Priorities. 7. Discussion of commissioner visits to branch libraries 8. Future Agenda Items ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the Americans 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 before the meeting date. Please call Sharon Herfurth at the Library Department, at 512- 974-7420 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 sharon.herfurth@austintexas.gov

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Nov. 18, 2019

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Nov. 18, 2019

20191118-5a: Support for Austin Pubic Library's Assistance with the Decennial Census original pdf

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1 of 3 LIBRARY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20191118-5a: Support for Austin Public Library’s Assistance with the Decennial Census Date: November 18, 2019 Subject: Support for Austin Public Library’s Assistance with the Decennial Census Motioned By: Commission Member Smyer Seconded By: Commission Member Williams Recommendation Support for Austin Public Library’s Assistance with the Decennial Census Description of Recommendation to Council Requesting that Austin City Council commend and support the Austin Public Library’s efforts to assist the Austin-Travis County Complete Count Committee’s efforts to ensure a complete census count in 2020. Rationale: As a vital public space and community hub, the Austin Public Library supports and advances the City’s Strategic Direction, including the following goals and metrics: • Enhance communication and collaboration between City Council, City staff, and community members to enhance transparency, trust, and shared decision making. Ensure collaboration is strengthened by accessible, timely, and accurate information sharing. (GTW#5) • Engage community members on the matters that impact them in ways that are timely, convenient, meaningful, and honor their communication preferences; and equip employees to better engage vulnerable and historically marginalized communities. (GTW#6) • Create a new integrated approach to managing community members’ multiple relationships with different City departments to strengthen feedback loops, build trust, and improve satisfaction. (GTW#8) • Percentage of eligible residents who are registered to vote and who participate in City elections (disaggregated by race and geography). (GTW.E.1) • Percentage of residents who express high levels of satisfaction with the outcomes of their engagement with the City. (GTW.E.2) • Percentage of residents who believe Austin values dialogue between residents and government. (GTW.E.3) • Number of [stakeholder] engagement/outreach activities by department, Council district, time and type of activity. (GTW.E.4) 2 of 3 These goals may be grouped under the broad definition of “civic engagement,” which centers the values of inclusion and equity in the co-creation of public understanding and public policy. Civic engagement is a rising area of interest among many library systems, funders and national associations (e.g. American Library Association, Public Library Association, Urban Libraries Council). The high degree of public trust, strategically located infrastructure and regular access to a diverse cross-section of the public enjoyed by libraries makes them strong partners in this work. Civic engagement is especially relevant in the context of the decennial census. The census is a massive effort to count every person residing in our nation on April 1st, 2020. The results will be …

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Nov. 18, 2019

draft 2020 meeting schedule original pdf

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2020 Meeting Schedule for the Library Commission The Library Commission meets monthly MEETING DATES & TIMES LOCATION Monday, January 27 6-:30-8 PM Terrazas Branch | 1105 E Cesar Chavez St Monday, February 24 6:30-8 PM Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez St Monday, March 23 6:30-8 PM Old Quarry Branch | 7051 Village Center Dr Monday, April 27 6:30-8 PM Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez St Monday, May 18 6:30-8 PM Ruiz Branch | 1600 Grove Blvd Monday, June 22 6:30-8 PM Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez St Monday, July 27 6:30-8 PM Hampton Branch | 5125 Convict Hill Rd Monday, August 24 6:30-8 PM Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez St Monday, September 28 6:30-8 PM Willie Mae Kirk Branch | 3101 Oak Springs Dr Monday, October 26 6:30-8 PM Central Library | 710 W Cesar Chavez St Monday, November 16 6:30-8 PM Windsor Park Branch | 5833 Westminster Dr. Monday, December 14 6:30-8 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

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Library Commission Meeting Minutes 28 October, 2019 THE LIBRARY COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING MINUTES 28 October, 2019 The Library Commission convened in a Regular Meeting on Monday, October 28, 2019 at the University Hills Branch, 4721 Loyola Ln., in Austin, Texas. Chair Hanna called the Board Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Board Members in Attendance: Chair Catherine Hanna, Commission Members Julia Aguilar, Patricia Dabbert, JC Dwyer, Deborah Pardo-Kaplan, Daniella Ramos, Steven Self, and Beth Smyer Board Members Absent: Vice Chair Finney and Commission Member Chad Williams Staff in Attendance: Roosevelt Weeks, Director of Libraries; Anne Bramblett, Assistant Director for Public Services; Dana McBee, Assistant Director for Support Services; John Daniels, Facilities Planning Manager; Sharon Herfurth, Division Manager, Office of Programs & Partnerships; Emi Johnson, Business Process Consultant; Patti Fowler, Division Manager, Central Library; Wendy Harrison, Financial Manager; Pamela Bowles, Division Manager, Branch Services; and Joe Faulk, Information Systems Manager Citizen Communication: Carlos Leon spoke about citizen communication on agenda items. 1. Approval of Minutes from the September 23, 2019 Regular Meeting: The minutes of the regular meeting were approved on Commission Member Dwyers’s motion and Commission Member Dabbert’s second on an 8-0 vote. Vice Chair Finney and Commission Member Williams absent. 2. Introductions and Welcome: District 9 Library Commission Member Julia Aguilar, was introduced. 3. Briefing: Library Wraparound Services Emi Johnson, Business Process Consultant, gave an overview of wraparound services throughout the Austin Public Library system. 4. Old Business: a. Discussion and possible action on youth participation on the Library Commission Carlos Leon spoke. No action taken. The item will be put on a future agenda when more information is available. Library Commission Meeting Minutes 28 October, 2019 5. New Business: a. Discussion and possible action on meeting schedule 2020. A draft schedule will be presented at the next meeting. Meeting locations will alternate between branches and the Central Library. b. Discussion and possible action on civic engagement Carlos Leon spoke. John Lawler, Census Coordinator for Travis County and the City of Austin, gave a presentation about local Complete Count Committee and their activities. Commission Members Dwyer and Smyer presented their report on civic engagement activities taking place at Austin Public Library and other peer libraries. They will write a draft recommendation supporting APL participation in 2020 census efforts. Chair Hanna appointed a civic engagement working group, including Commissioners Williams, Smyer, Dwyer, and Ramos. 6. Discussion of Director’s Monthly Report …

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1 of 3 LIBRARY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION 20191118-5a: Support for Austin Public Library’s Assistance with the Decennial Census Date: November 18, 2019 Subject: Support for Austin Public Library’s Assistance with the Decennial Census Motioned By: Seconded By: Recommendation Support for Austin Public Library’s Assistance with the Decennial Census Description of Recommendation to Council Requesting that Austin City Council maintain awareness of and support the Austin Public Library’s efforts to assist local efforts to ensure a complete census count in 2020. Rationale: As a vital public space and community hub, the Austin Public Library supports and advances the City’s Strategic Direction, including the following goals and metrics: • Enhance communication and collaboration between City Council, City staff, and community members to enhance transparency, trust, and shared decision making. Ensure collaboration is strengthened by accessible, timely, and accurate information sharing. (GTW#5) • Engage community members on the matters that impact them in ways that are timely, convenient, meaningful, and honor their communication preferences; and equip employees to better engage vulnerable and historically marginalized communities. (GTW#6) • Create a new integrated approach to managing community members’ multiple relationships with different City departments to strengthen feedback loops, build trust, and improve satisfaction. (GTW#8) • Percentage of eligible residents who are registered to vote and who participate in City elections (disaggregated by race and geography). (GTW.E.1) • Percentage of residents who express high levels of satisfaction with the outcomes of their engagement with the City. (GTW.E.2) • Percentage of residents who believe Austin values dialogue between residents and government. (GTW.E.3) • Number of [stakeholder] engagement/outreach activities by department, Council district, time and type of activity. (GTW.E.4) 2 of 3 These goals may be grouped under the broad definition of “civic engagement,” which centers the values of inclusion and equity in the co-creation of public understanding and public policy. Civic engagement is a rising area of interest among many library systems, funders and national associations (e.g. American Library Association, Public Library Association, Urban Libraries Council). The high degree of public trust, strategically located infrastructure and regular access to a diverse cross-section of the public enjoyed by libraries makes them strong partners in this work. Civic engagement is especially relevant in the context of the decennial census. The census is a massive effort to count every person residing in our nation on April 1st, 2020. The results will be used to allocate political representation, as well as billions …

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