Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


July 13, 2021

4:30 p.m.

Richard Arrington Auditorium

Meeting Called By

Eunice Johnson Rogers, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Trustees: Eunice Johnson Rogers, Willie Davis III, Judge Scott Vowell, James Sullivan, Fatima Carter, Lynn Flowers-Martin
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; Roy Williams, PR Director; Catherine Frey, Director of Development, Kiara Harley, Administration
Others Present: Malera Wright, Assistant City Attorney

Call To Order

Public Voices


Presentations: Highlight Videos & Bookmobile Design Presentation

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Consent Agenda

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

Terry Oglesby, City Architect: Not present

Malera Wright, City Attorney:

Operational Items Requiring Board Approval

Finance Report

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

Reports of the Committees

Advocacy, Fundraising & Development Committee:

Personnel Committee:

Long-Range Planning Committee:

Unfinished Business

Eunice Johnson Rogers reminded Trustees that their APLS online training requirement must be completed by the end of December 2021 and to pay their dues if they have not done so. Rogers also acknowledged the recent approval vote for the $5000 one-time premium payment for full-time staff and the $2500 one-time premium payment for part-time staff.

New Business: None

Interim Director's Report:

Board Member's Comments

Board members unanimously thanked Tuskegee students for their bookmobile design presentation. Willie Davis III revealed the American Red Cross press conference that will take place to discuss a space that has been donated for a satellite library in the old American Red Cross building by Mr. Ticheli.

Next Board Meeting is scheduled August 10, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Adjourned at 5:47 p.m.

Submitted By

Janine Langston, Interim Director