Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes

Minutes

April 23, 2015

8:30 a.m.

Central Library Boardroom

Meeting Called By

Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, Vice-President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting

Attendees

Trustees: Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, Vice-President; Georgia Morgan Blair, Patty A. Pilkerton, Samuel Rumore, Dora Sims, Judge Scott Vowell, Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch
Board Members Not Present: Kimberly Richardson, Katrina Watson
Advisory Member Present: Dr. Regina Ammon
Staff: Angela Fisher Hall, Interim Director; Edith Major, Personnel Officer; Danny Dorroh, Business Office Manager; Olivia Alison, Director of Development; Jennifer Neely, Administrative Assistant
Others Present: Nicole King, City Attorney; Terry Oglesby, City Architect; Kay Kinnear, BPL Retiree; Virginia Guthrie, BPL Retiree; Hope Cooper, BPL Retiree

Call To Order

Approvals

Terry Oglesby, City Architect

Committee Reports

Advocacy, Fundraising, and Development

Director's Report

Overview of Activities for this Period

JOB ANALYSIS FOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT POSITION

Plans and oversees all development and fundraising activities for the library including major gifts, grant writing, and the Young Professionals and handles communications and marketing regarding development concerns

35%

Makes recommendations to the Director, Associate Director, Friends and Foundation regarding fund development initiatives; manages the BPL Foundation, its committees, and the BPL Foundation accounts

25%

Represents the library, its board and director to donors, prospects, Regulators, development committee and fundraising volunteers

15%

Provides administrative leadership and supervision for the Development Department

15%

Attendance at System-wide meetings and planning sessions as appropriate

10%

Update of Library Services

Facilities

In our Buildings Update, there is additional information regarding our facilities. However, I want to point out just a few matters that are receiving attention from citizens and City Council members:

Accomplishment of Objectives Set Forth in Strategic Plan

Financial Report and Grants

Where I Need Your Assistance

Now that our Board President Kim Richardson has appointed committee chairs for the year, I need assistance in moving forward with a few items which include the following:

What I Am Reading or Listening To This Month

Additional Announcements

New Business

Comments

Submitted By

Angela Fisher Hall, Secretary