Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


July 24, 2014

8:30 a.m.

Central Library Boardroom

Meeting Called By

Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Trustees: Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, President; Georgia Morgan Blair, Vice-President; Dr. Monique Gardner-Witherspoon, Patty A. Pilkerton, Kimberly Richardson, Samuel Rumore, Dora Sims, Judge Scott Vowell, Katrina Watson, Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch
Advisory Member Present: Dr. Regina Ammon
Staff: Irene S. Blalock, Director; Angela F. Hall, Associate Director; Edith Major, Personnel Officer; Danny Dorroh, Business Office Manager; Olivia Alison, Director of Development; Maya Jones, West End Library Branch Manager; Janine Langston, Coordinator for the Western Region
Others Present: Councilor Sheila Tyson, City Council District 6; Reverend Charles L. White, Jr. , National Action Network Field Director; Nicole King, City Attorney; Terry Oglesby, City Architect; Tyrone Silmon, Mayor's Office; Kay Kinnear, BPL Retiree; Hope Cooper, BPL Retiree; Yvonne Crumpler, BPL Retiree; Virginia Guthrie, BPL Retiree

Call To Order


Presentation, Councilor Sheila Tyson

Nicole King, City Attorney

Terry Oglesby, City Architect

Committee Reports

Advocacy, Fundraising, and Development

Director's Report

Finance and Budget Update

HVAC Problems at Branches

Update of Library and Director Activities

Gifts, Grants, etc. (Since May 1, 2014)

Upcoming Events



Unfinished Business


Submitted By

Angela Hall, Interim Director; Secretary