Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


November 19, 2015

8:30 a.m.

Central Library Boardroom

Meeting Called By

Kimberly Richardson, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


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

Call To Order


Terry Oglesby, City Architect

Nicole King, City Attorney

Director's Report

Overview of Activities for this Period

Highlights for this period include the following

Libraries Visited and Community Events During This Period

Oct 23 Unveiling of the Miss Nina Miglionico statue in Linn Park—along with Board Member Sam Rumore, I served as the co-emcee for the event (if you have not seen the statue in Linn Park, please visit it soon

Nov 6 Bards & Brews at the Central Library

Nov 9 APLS Congressional District Meeting/LSTA Updates at the B.B. Comer Regional Memorial Library in Sylacauga

Nov 12 National Philanthropy Day Luncheon/Harbert Center in Downtown

Nov 13 Alumni Day at the School of Library and Information Science in Tuscaloosa at the University of Alabama—Board Member Sam Rumore and BPL Branch Manager (West End) Maya Jones on Planning Committee for the event

Nov 14 Five Points West Community Appreciation and Unveiling Ceremony at the Five Points West Regional Branch Library—portraits of outstanding community leaders will be unveiled

Nov 15 Book Signing and unveiling of BPL Press Booklet by Dr. Ed LaMonte on the administrations of David Vann and Dr. Richard Arrington, Jr.

Update of Library Services

In October, Cataloging created 5,292 new bib records for BPL items and 1,150 new records for requests from municipal libraries. Cataloging processed 4,263 new items. Acquisitions placed orders for 3,546 new items and received 4,354. In October, a new disc cleaning machine, our ECO-Pro disc repair machines, were used to clean 1,140 discs at the regional libraries, Central, and Southside. We have received the machines free of cost thanks to a program that Collections Management Coordinator Jared Millet found for us. BPL only pays for the discs that are cleaned.

Facilities Management

Accomplishment of Objectives Set Forth in Strategic Plan

Financial Report and Grants

Where I Need Your Assistance

I need assistance in moving forward with a few items which include the following:

What I Am Currently Reading or Listening To

Additional Items

Unfinished Business

New Business


Submitted By

Angela Fisher Hall, Secretary