Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


November 20, 2014

8:30 a.m.

Central Library Boardroom

Meeting Called By

Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Board Members Present: Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, President; Patty A. Pilkerton, Kimberly Richardson, Samuel Rumore, Dora Sims, Judge Scott Vowell, Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch, Dr. Monique Gardner-Witherspoon
Board Members Not Present: Georgia Blair, Vice-President; Katrina Watson
Advisory Member Present: Regina Ammon
Staff: Angela Fisher Hall, Interim Director; Edith Major, Personnel Officer; Lisa Smith, Public Relations Graphic Designer; Olivia Alison, Director of Development; Chanda Temple; Director of Public Relations; Melinda Shelton, Webmaster; Stephanie George, Personnel Assistant
Others Present: Nicole King, City Attorney; Kay Kinnear, BPL Retiree; Dr. Brenda Dickerson, Citizens Coalition for a Better Birmingham; Andre' Natta, The Terminal; Virginia Guthrie, BPL Retiree; Melody Le, WBRC; Tracey Jolly, Richard Delaney; Mary Dean LaMay, Birmingham resident; Hope Cooper, BPL Retiree; Yvonne Crumpler, BPL Retiree; Carlos Charest, National Action Network

Call To Order


Public Voices


Terry Oglesby, City Architect

Nicole King, City Attorney

Personnel Actions

Committee Reports

Executive Search Committee

Advocacy, Fundraising, and Development Committee

Interim Director's Report

Overview of Activities for this Period

Update of Library Services

Facilities Management

Accomplishment of Objectives Set Forth in Strategic Plan

Financial Report and Grants

Where I Need Your Assistance

What I Am Reading or Listening To This Month

Unfinished Business

New Business


Submitted By

Angela Fisher Hall, Secretary