Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


March 18, 2010

8:30 a.m.

Central Library Boardroom

Meeting Called By

Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Trustees: Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch, President; Judge Shanta' Owens, Vice-President, Thomas Adams, Nell Allen, Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, Georgia Morgan Blair, Samuel Rumore, Dora Sims
Staff: Irene S. Blalock, Director; Pamela O. Lyons, Associate Director; Angela Fisher Hall, Associate Director
Others Present: April Odom, Mayor's Office; Terry Oglesby, City Architect; Deidre Sims, Southside Branch Library, Carla Perkins, Avondale Regional Library, Debbie Dahlin, Collection Management Department

Board Members Not Present

E. Bryding Adams, Reverend Anthony Johnson

Call To Order


Terry Oglesby, City Architect

Staff Spotlight

Collection Management

Committee Reports

Friends Advocacy Committee

Unfinished Business

Director's Report

Building, Facilities and Projects Update

Finance and Budget Update

Robert A. M. Stern Proposal

Strategic Plan Request for Proposal



Board Travel and Conference Registration

Volunteer Committee

Alabama Legislative Advocacy

Gifts and Grants Received

Current and Upcoming Events


Submitted By

Irene S. Blalock, Secretary