Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


October 12, 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 S. Davis III, Judge Scott Vowell, James Sullivan, Lynn Flowers-Martin, Kimberly Richardson, Sherri Nielson, Mona Lisa Morris
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; Catherine Frey, Director of Development; Roy Williams, Director of Public Relations; Kiara Harley, Administration
Others Present: Malera Wright, City Attorney; Sandi Lee, Advisory Member

Call To Order

Public Voices

Presentations: Highlight Video

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.

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 Committee:


Unfinished Business:


New Business:

Eunice Johnson Rogers proposed a motion the board contributes $625 to the employee Staff Day training.

Janine Langston brought a recommendation from the Executive Team that effective November 1, 2021 public service hours at all BPL locations will be 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Interim Director's Report:

Board Member's Comments

Board members unanimously thanked staff for their hard work and acknowledged citizens for sharing their concerns regarding their local libraries.

Next Board Meeting is scheduled November 9, 2021, at 4:30 p.m.

Adjourned at 6:03 p.m.

Submitted By

Janine Langston, Interim Director