Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


April 22, 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; Bryding Adams, Nell Allen,Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, Georgia Morgan Blair, Reverend Anthony Johnson, Samuel Rumore, Dora Sims
Staff: Irene S. Blalock, Director; Pamela O. Lyons, Associate Director; Angela Fisher Hall, Associate Director; Marie Nash, North Avondale Branch Library; Yolanda Hardy, Smithfield Branch Library; Janine Langston, Literacy and Outreach; Alisha Johnson, Administration

Board Members Not Attending

Thomas Adams

Call To Order

Terry Oglesby, City Architect

Birmingham City Schools Superintendent, Dr. Craig Witherspoon

Staff Spotlight


Committee Reports

Long Range Planning Committee Report

Friends Advocacy

Director's Report

Buildings, Facilities, and Projects Update

Finance and Budget Update

Associate Director Performance Evaluations

Alex Lamis, (Robert A. M. Stern) Site Visit

Strategic Plan Request for Proposal


Itty Bitty Scavenger Hunt

Gifts and Grants Received

Five Points West From Ensley Highlands--$2,500

Pratt City from Smithfield Estates--$634.92

West End from Oakwood Place--$2,000

BPL@Night from the Daniel Foundation--$5,000

Word Up Competition from Regions Bank--$500

Current and Upcoming Events

Unfinished Business

New Business


Submitted By

Irene S. Blalock, Secretary