Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


December 8, 2020

4:30 p.m.

Board Room

Meeting Called By

Eunice Johnson Rogers, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Trustees:Willie S. Davis III, James Sullivan, Eunice Johnson Rogers, Judge Scott Vowell, Lynn Flowers- Martin, Mona Lisa Morris, Fatima Carter, Sherri Nielson
Trustees Present by phone: Kimberly Richardson, Mona Lisa Morris
Floyd Council, Executive Director; Roy Williams, Director of Public Relations
Staff Present: Damein Baity, Chief Financial Officer, Ka’ryn Davis-West, Central Manager; Janine Langston, Deputy Director, Kimberley Wiley, Jamilah Muhammad, Human Resources Technician, Richard Manoske, IMS Administrator, Bessie Miller, Regional Manager
Others Present by phone: Malera Wright, Assistant City Attorney

Call To Order

Public Voices

There were no public voices.


There were no presentations.

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Agenda: Approval

Approval of Consent Agenda

Approval of the Consent Agenda: Approval

Terry Oglesby, City Architect

No Report

Malera Wright, Assistant City Attorney

No Report.

Operational Items Requiring Board Approval

Damein Baity, Finance Report

Motion to approve Finance Report as revised: Approval

Reports of the Committees

Advocacy, Fundraising & Development Committee

New Business

No New Business

Unfinished Business

Candice Hardy will be setting up Zoom meeting to welcome back furloughed fulltime staff.

Recommendation was made for setting a 5 minute time limit on public voice presentations made at Board meetings: Approval

Deputy Director's Report:

Recommendation was made to cancel the 2020 Annual Inventory Day scheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2020: Approval

Recommendation was made to initiate the Board approved Curbside Pickup Schedule at all 18 BPL locations on Monday, December 14, 2020. Approval

Recommendation was made to approve the schedule for in-person service at all 18 BPL locations on Monday, January 4, 2021 pending the arrival and installation of all necessary plexi-glass shields and PPE item: Approval

Next Board Meeting is Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Adjourned at 6:02 p.m.

Submitted By

Janine Langston, Deptury Director