Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


May 26, 2016

8:30 a.m.

Central Library First Floor Conference Room

Meeting Called By

Kimberly Richardson, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Trustees: Kimberly Richardson, President; Georgia Morgan Blair, Vice President; Gwendolyn R. Amamoo, Parliamentarian; Willie S. Davis III; Patty A. Pilkerton; Eunice Johnson Rogers; James A. Sullivan; The Honorable Scott Vowell; Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch
Trustee Not Present: Dora U. Sims
Staff: Angela Fisher Hall, Director; Sandra Vick Lee, Deputy Director; Olivia Alison, Director of Development; Danny Dorroh, Business Office Manager; Tiffanie Jeter, Development Associate; Edith Major, Personnel Officer; Roy Williams, Director of Public Relations; Marie Nash, North Avondale; Saundra Ross, North Avondale; Alisha Johnson, Ensley; Sandra Crawley, Pratt City; Byron Williams, Pratt City; Denise Allen Ford, West End; Maya Jones, West End; Joan Black, Volunteer, West End; Mary McCann, Administrative Assistant
Others Present: Yvonne Crumpler, BPL Retiree; Fred Fullerton, Chief Deputy, Law Department, City of Birmingham; Nicole King, City Attorney; Kay Kinnear, BPL Retiree; Elodia Miller, Patron/Citizen of Birmingham

Call To Order

Public Voices


Approval of Agenda

Angela Fisher Hall requested an addendum to the agenda to discuss the closing of the library on Saturday, June 4, 2016, due to the Steel City Jazz Festival in Linn Park. Gwendolyn B. Guster Welch moved to approve the agenda as amended. Georgia Morgan Blair seconded the motion. All were in favor.

Approval of Consent Agenda

Terry Oglesby, City Architect

Terry Oglesby was not in attendance for this meeting.

Nicole King, City Attorney

Operational Items Requiring Board Approval

Angela Fisher Hall stated the music from the Steel City Jazz Festival in Linn Park was so loud last year that patrons and employees could not hear in both buildings. Hall requested to close the both buildings at the Central library on Saturday, June 4, 2016, and reopen Sunday. Hall stated no employees would be scheduled, therefore, no one will be paid. Employees will rearrange schedules. Judge Scott Vowell moved to approve closing the library Saturday, June 4, 2016. Eunice Johnson Rogers seconded the motion, and all were in favor.

Committee Reports

Advocacy Committee

Long-Range Planning Committee

Policy Committee and Ad Hoc Committee

Unfinished Business

There was no unfinished business.

New Business

There was no new business.

Director's Report

Board Members' Comments

Next Board Meeting is June 14, 2016

Submitted By

Mary McCann, Senior Secretary