Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


August 26, 2010

10:30 a.m.

Powderly Library

Meeting Called By

Shanta' Craig Owens, Vice-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, Samuel Rumore, Dora Sims
Staff: Irene S. Blalock, Director; Pamela O. Lyons, Associate Director; Angela Fisher Hall, Associate Director; Danny Dorroh, BPL Business Office; Jennifer Neely, Recording Secretary
Trustees Not Present: E Bryding Adams, Georgia Morgan Blair, Reverend Anthony Johnson
Others Present: Hannah Wolfson, Birmingham News; Alonzo Darrow and Leroy Bandy, Pratt City Neighborhood Association

Call To Order


Public Voices

Director's Report (as reported to the board)

Finance and Budget Update

City Retirement Incentive Plan


Buildings, Facilities and Projects Update

Strategic Plan/Central Architectural Planning

In addition to discussions of options with administration, they met with Alice Walther of Clarus to discuss how they can collaborate on the two planning processes. This was a successful and valuable meeting for everyone.


Gifts and Grants Received (June and July)

Current and Upcoming Events

New Business


Submitted By

Irene S. Blalock, Director