Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


January 22, 2015

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; 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: Angela Fisher Hall, Interim Director; Danny Dorroh, Business Office Manager; Edith Major, Personnel Officer; Olivia Alison, Director of Development; Jennifer Neely, Administrative Assistant; Jean Shanks, Wylam Branch Head
Others Present: Mechelle Rice-Fields, Birmingham City Schools; Terry Oglesby, City Architect; Billy Morace, CMH Architects, Inc.; John Wood, CMH Architects, Inc.; Willie Oliver, Steel City Services; Tyrone Silmon, Mayor's Office Representative; Hope Cooper, BPL Retiree; Yvonne Crumpler, BPL Retiree; Virginia Guthrie, BPL Retiree

Call To Order


Terry Oglesby, City Architect

Mechelle Rice-Fields, Birmingham City Schools


Interim Director's Report

Overview of Activities for this Period

Update of Library Services

Alabama Driver’s Permit Practice Test

Business Plans Handbook

Career Cruising

Chilton Library


Mergent Online

Mango Languages

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.

Tumblebooks Library

World Book eBook Suite

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