Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


August 10, 2021

4:30 p.m.

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, Lynn Flowers-Martin
Staff Present: Janine Langston, Interim Director; Damein Baity, Chief Financial Officer; Karyn Davis-West, Regional Manager; Loretta Jones, Regional Manager; Bessie Miller, Regional Manager; Jamilah Muhammad, Personnel Officer; Caleb West, Collection Manager; Richard Manoske, IMS Administrator; Roy Williams, PR Director; Sandi Lee, Advisory Member; Kiara Harley, Administration
Others Present: Malera Wright, Assistant City Attorney

Call To Order

Public Voices


Presentations: Highlight Video, Millender Family Resolution

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:

Unfinished Business

Eunice Johnson Rogers reminded Trustees that their APLS online training requirement must be completed by the end of December 2021.

New Business:

Interim Director's Report:

Board Member's Comments

Board members unanimously thanked staff for their hard work. Sandi Lee announced that the Friends Bookstore is having a three-day sale Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Grand Reading Room.

Next Board Meeting is scheduled September 14, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Adjourned at 5:20 p.m.

Submitted By

Janine Langston, Interim Director