Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


May 11, 2021

4:30 p.m.

Zoom Teleconference

Meeting Called By

Eunice Johnson Rogers, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Trustees: Eunice Johnson Rogers, Willie Davis III, Judge Scott Vowell, Sherri Nielson, Mona Lisa Morris, James Sullivan, Fatima Carter
Staff Present:Janine Langston, Interim Director; Damein Baity, Chief Financial Officer; Karyn Davis-West, Regional Manager; Bessie Miller, Regional Manager; Jamilah Muhammad, Personnel Officer; Caleb West, Collection Manager; Richard Manoske, Interim IT Director; Roy Williams, PR Director; Catherine Frey, Director of Development
Others Present:Malera Wright, Assistant City Attorney

Call To Order

Public Voices



Promotional Video

Janine Langston presented a promotional video for the library. Board comments followed.

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Consent Agenda

Approval of the Consent Agenda: Approval

All items designated as "consent" are considered to be routine and non-controversial and will be approved by one motion.

Minutes of March 9, 2021 Board Meeting
Personnel Actions

Terry Oglesby, City Architect: Not Present

Malera Wright, Assistant City Attorney

Operational Items Requiring Board Approval

Damein Baity, Finance Report

Damein Baity, Chief Financial Officer, presented the financial report to the board.

Reports of the Committees

Advocacy, Fundraising & Development Committee

Personnel Committee

Unfinished Business


New Business


Interim Director's Report:

Janine Langston reported several items including:

Board Member's Comments


Next Board Meeting is Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Adjourned at 5:28 p.m.

Submitted By

Janine Langston, Interim Director