Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


November 9, 2021

4:30 p.m.

Arrington Auditorium

Meeting Called By

Eunice Johnson Rogers, President

Type of Meeting

Regular Board Meeting


Trustees: Eunice Johnson Rogers, Judge Scott Vowell, James Sullivan, Lynn Flowers-Martin, Fatima Carter
Staff Present: Janine Langston, Interim Director; Damein Baity, Chief Financial Officer; Karyn Davis-West, Regional Manager; Loretta Jones, 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

Approval of Agenda

Approval of Consent Agenda

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:

Personnel Committee:

Unfinished Business:

New Business:

Interim Executive Director's Report:

Board Member's Comments

Members of the board expressed their gratitude to the staff for their efforts. They also expressed appreciation to the public for attending Board meetings to express their concerns. President Rogers stated that citizen’s concerns are being heard and taken into account before any decisions on library closures are made. Sandi Lee reported the Friends Foundation has two new board members - Marcedia Bolden, Budget Officer at Miles College, and Christin French, Attorney at Petway, French, & Ford, LLP.

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

Adjourned at 5:03 p.m.

Submitted By

Janine Langston, Interim Director