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Boston Public Library (BPL) Trustees Strategic Community Engagement Committee meeting

The BPL Trustees Strategic Community Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda

    I.    Welcome Remarks                                                                                                                                                  Joyce Linehan, Committee Chair
    A.    Welcome Statement
    B.    Roll Call of Committee members
    C.    Overview of MA Open Meeting Law/Quorum requirements                                                                             Caroline Driscoll, BPL Legal Advisor

    II.    Engagement Discussion                                                                                                                                       Joyce Linehan, Committee Chair 

    A.    How does this committee define “community engagement?”
    B.    What goals will we use to define successful engagement?

    III.    Goal Setting and Output                                                                                                                                         
    Joyce Linehan, Committee Chair 

    A.    What are the goals of this committee? 
    B.    What are the expected deliverables for this committee?
    C.    Timeline for deliverables 

    IV.    Library Services and Communications Outreach Updates                                                                                                         Michael Colford, Director of Library Services and Lisa Pollack, Chief of Communications & Strategy

    V.    Committee Member Updates
    Joyce Linehan, Committee Chair                                                                                                                                       

    A.    Wrap-up and Next Steps

    VI.    New Business
    VII.    Public Comment                                                                                                                                                                 
    *Members of the public may sign-up for “Public Comment” via the “Chat” on Zoom. Participants will be called in the order they were received, mics will be unmuted by the moderator, and allowed two minutes to speak.  All comments and/or questions given at this time will be documented and/or answered accordingly at a later time.  If follow up is required, please leave your contact information at time of sign up. 

    Strategic Community Engagement Committee
    Joyce Linehan, Chair, Evelyn Arana-Ortiz, Vice Chair
    Zamawa Arenas, Joe Berman, Michelle Coleman, Imari K. Paris Jeffries, 
    David Leonard, John Linehan, Dayron J. Miles, Nam Pham, Chynah Tyler, Pam Waterman

    Zoom meeting link

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