Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


February 9, 2021

4:30 p.m.

Zoom Teleconference

Meeting Called By

Eunice Johnson Rogers, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Trustees:Willie S. Davis III, James Sullivan, Judge Scott Vowell, Lynn Flowers-Martin, Sherri Nielson, Fatima Carter, Mona Lisa Morris, Kimberly Richardson
Staff Present: Damein Baity, Chief Financial Officer, Ka’ryn Davis-West, Central Manager; Janine Langston, Interim Director, Kimberley Wiley, Jamilah Muhammad, Human Resources Technician, Candice Hardy, Bessie Miller, Caleb West
Others Present: Malera Wright, Assistant City Attorney

Call To Order

Public Voices


Public Voices



Wylam Branch Library Virtual Dedication

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: None

Motion to approve Finance Report: Approval

Reports of Committees

Nominating Committee: Approval

Motion to accept the nomination by acclimation for president and vice president of the Birmingham Public Library Board: Approval

Eunice Johnson Rogers announced Lynn Flowers-Martin as the appointed Parliamentarian.

Advocacy, Fundraising & Development Committee

Finance Committee: Approval

Unfinished Business

Eunice Johnson Rogers stressed a reminder to the Board: we signed board pledge forms early in 2020. Going into 2021 if you have not met your 2020 commitment please do so at your earliest convenience

New Business: Approval

Janine Langston proposed moving the submission of the annual report to the March 9th 2021 meeting due to unforeseen circumstances.

Janine Langston proposed expanding the current in-person service hours at the branches to 9-4 beginning Monday Feb 22, 2021. Curbside service will remain. Eunice Johnson Rogers called for a motion.

Interim Director's Report: Approval

Janine Langston, Interim Director, asked Damein Baity to give an update on library vehicles.

Janine Langston shared several highlights including:

Board Member's Comments


Next Board Meeting: March 9, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Adjourned at 5:27 p.m.

Submitted By

Janine Langston, Interim Director