Birmingham Public Library Board Minutes


December 14, 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, Lynn Flowers-Martin, Fatima Carter, Willie Davis III, Kimberly Richardson
Staff Present: Janine Langston, Executive Director; Damein Baity, Chief Financial Officer; Karyn Davis-West, Regional Manager; Loretta Jones, Regional Manager; Jamilah Woods, Personnel Officer; Caleb West, Collection Manager; Catherine Frey, Director of Development; Richard Manoske, IMS Director; Bessie Miller, Regional Manager; Roy Williams, Director of Public Relations; Kiara Harley, Administration
Others Present: Malera Wright, City Attorney

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:

Operating Items Requiring Board Approval

Finance Report:

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

Reports of Committee:

Personnel Committee:

Advocacy, Fundraising & Development Committee:

Long-Range Planning Committee:

Unfinished Business:

New Business:

Recommendation to accept the proposed 2022 Holiday Schedule.

Recommendation to accept the proposed 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule.

Rogers informed Trustees that elections will be held in January. She will be making nominating committee appointments over the next few days.

Executive Director's Report:

Board Member's Comments

Board members unanimously congratulated Janine Langston on her new role as the Executive Director and expressed gratitude to staff for their hard work and dedication.

Next Board Meeting is scheduled January 11, 2022, at 4:30 p.m.

Adjourned at 5:50 p.m.

Submitted By

Janine Langston, Executive Director