Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


March 29, 2012

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; Gwendolyn Amamoo, Vice-President; Nell Allen, Georgia Morgan Blair, Samuel Rumore, Dora Sims, Judge Scott Vowell, Katrina Watson, Dr. Monique Gardner-Witherspoon
Advisory Member Not Present: Patricia Rumore
Staff: Irene S. Blalock, Director; Angela F. Hall, Associate Director; Edith Major, Personnel Officer; Danny Dorroh, Business Office; Sandra Crawley, North Birmingham; Marguerite Scott, Avondale; Janice Granger, RLCC Central; Barry Crane, Springville Road; Lynn Carpenter, Five Points West; Jared Millet, Acquisitions; Ben Petersen, Southern History; Mary Beth Newbill, Southern History; Jacqueline Singleton, East Ensley; Diana Prince, Springville Road; Martez Harris, Southside; Rita Goodson, Springville Road; Cielita King, Avondale; Casonya McClammy, Catalog Central; Latonya Jones, Catalog Central; Natasha Carpenter, RLCC Central; Samuel Rumore, Circulation Central; Cedric Evans, Elizabeth Fortune, Five Points West; Teresa Ceravolo, Southside; Saundra Ross, North Avondale; Janine Langston, Five Points West; Sandi Lee, Springville Road; Sherolyn Jones, IT Central; Phillip Willingham, IT Central; Mike Lee, Chief of Security
Others Present: Fred Fullerton, City Attorney; Nicole King, City Attorney; Jim Pate, Retired BPL Employee, Yolanda Valentin, Retired BPL Employee; Laytoya Washington, Advisory Committee Member

Call To Order


Staff Spotlight

Committee Reports

Personnel Committee

Advocacy, Fundraising, and Development Committee

Policies, Procedures, and By-Laws Committee

Executive Session

The Library Board entered into executive session to discuss pending litigation.

Director's Report

Finance and Budget Update

Most Exciting News

Director's Activities


Current and Upcoming Events


New Business


Submitted By

Irene S. Blalock, Secretary