Board Meeting – Official Minutes – 2015 August 20

Taylor Community Library
12303 Pardee, Taylor, MI 48180

Meeting on August 20, 2015. Called to order at 2:12 p.m.

  • Approval of Agenda.
    • Motion by Sue Steiger to approve agenda. Seconded by Sherri Nelsen. Approved.
  • Minutes of June 25, 2015.
    • Motion by Sherri Nelsen to approve minutes. Seconded by Sue Steiger. Approved.
  • Financial transactions.
    • Reviewed and filed.
  • Bylaw review and quorum.
    • Motion by Sherri Nelsen to updated bylaws with suggested revisions. Seconded by Sue Steiger. Approved.
    • Motion by Sue Steiger to add to Bylaw 5.b. “Submit reports and forms for state and federal government authorities as required.” Seconded by Sherri Nelsen. Approved.
  • Vision: Inclusive Libraries.
    • Motion by Sherri Nelsen to adopt “Inclusive Libraries” as official vision statement. Seconded by Sue Steiger. Approved.
  • Mission: Library Access Foundation helps public libraries serve people with print impairments.
    • Motion by Sherri Nelsen to adopt “Library Access Foundation supports public libraries to serve people with print impairments” as official mission statement. Seconded by Maria McCarville. Approved.
  • Objectives, strategies, action plans.
    • Motion by Sherri Nelsen to set first objective “Support public libraries in creating accessible library collections for people with print impairments.” Seconded by Sue Steiger. Approved.
    • Motion by Sue Steiger to set strategy for first objective “Establish demo centers in public libraries to support Michigan Braille and Talking Book Library.” Seconded by Sherri Nelsen. Approved.
    • Motion by Sherri Nelsen to set second objective “Advise public libraries on how to reach and serve people who cannot read standard printed matter.” Seconded by Sue Steiger. Approved.
    • Further discussion tabled until next meeting.
  • Volunteer roles
    • Sandra Johnson volunteered to contact Stephanie Wambaugh at Michigan BTBL to discuss demo centers in Wayne County.
    • Sue Steiger volunteered to compile a phone list for public libraries in Wayne County.
  • Three-year budget projections
    • Discussion tabled until next meeting.
  • Fundraising/Solicitation Registration
    • Discussion tabled until next meeting.
  • Open business
    • None.
  • Adjourn
    • 3:50 p.m.

Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 2 p.m.

Present: Vanessa Morris, Sue Steiger, Sherri Nelsen.
Attended via Phone: Maria McCarville.
Excused: Lynne Coles.
Guests: Stuart Nelsen, Sue Chinault, Scott Norris, Theresa Powers, Leona Nowakowski, Jennie Jablonski, Barbie Hall, Sandra Johnson, Tyrone Hamilton.

Respectfully Submitted,
Vanessa Morris.

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