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Trustees of the Boston Public Library annual meeting

There is an Annual Meeting of the Trustees as Administrative Agency on May 16 at 8:30 a.m.
The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Chairman’s Call to Order and Report

    Robert E. Gallery, Chair

    Review and Approval of Minutes for the Trustees Meeting held on January 24, 2017

    Review and Approval of Minutes for the Special Trustees Meeting held on April 3, 2017 

  2. President’s Report

    David Leonard, President

    Accomplishments and Goals FY17-FY18

    Proposed Expansion of Services at Newsfeed Café                                              

    David Leonard, President                                                                                         

    Alex Marconi, Owner/ Vice President of Operations of The Catered Affair                           

    Pierre Prat, General Manager of The Catered Affair                                                    

                        VOTED:        that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston vote to allow The Catered Affair to extend the service of alcohol to the Newsfeed Café and Exeter Street patio.     

    Discussion of the Meeting Room Policy and Procedures                                                                      

    Emily Tokarczyk, Director of Special Events 

  3. Trustees Special Collections Committee

    William Stoneman, Chair

    Discussion and Vote to transfer the sound recordings collections to the internet archives                                                                                                                  

    Laura Irmscher, Chief of Collections

                        VOTED:           that, the Trustees of the Public Library for the City of Boston deaccession and transfer approximately 200,000 sound recordings on 78rpm and LP format from the Sound Archives collection to the Internet Archive for the purposes of digitization.

     

  4. Trustees Finance and Audit Committee

    Evelyn Arana-Ortiz, Committee Chair

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s FY18 Recommended Operating and Capital Budgets
    Executive Summary
    Evelyn Arana-Ortiz and Ellen Donaghey, Chief Financial Officer

    Review of Management Letter for FY16, for to Board of Trustees
    Matthew S. Hunt, CPA and Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

                         VOTED:        that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston vote to accept the Draft Management Letter for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016, from CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP, Certified Public Accountants.

    Award of Contracts

    Contract or Contracts for Various Goods or Services relating to the Critical Repair Operating Budget for FY18

                        VOTED:        that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston authorize the President, or designee, on behalf of the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston, to enter into a contract or contracts for various goods or services relating to the Boston Public Library Critical Repair Budget for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 provided that each contract entered into pursuant to this authorization shall have been estimated to be less than one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00).  In no event will the contracts cumulatively exceed three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00).

    Contract for the Purchase of Books and Certain Other Library Bibliographical Acquisitions Materials

                        VOTED:        that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston enter into a non-advertised contract, as authorized under G.L., c.30-B, Section 7(a), referred to as a “Procurement of Library Books,” between the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston (a Corporation under Chapter 114 of the Acts of 1878), and the vendors listed therein (including any subsidiaries or agents), for the acquisitions of books and for certain other library bibliographical acquisitions materials, in an amount not to exceed the amount appropriated in the Library Department budget for books and other related bibliographical acquisitions materials, during the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

    Trustees Fellowes Athenaeum Trust Advisory Committee / Trust Fund FY18         Expenditure

                        VOTED:        that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston approve the expenditure from the Fellowes Athenaeum Trust Fund in an amount not to exceed ninety five thousand one hundred dollars and no cents ($95,100) to support the Fellowes Athenaeum Trust Fund Programmatic Plan for FY18 as recommended by the Fellowes Athenaeum Trust Advisory Committee and to be presented at an upcoming meeting.

    Contract for Conservation work to be performed by Northeast Document Conservation Center, funding provided by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.  

                        VOTED:        that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston  approve a contract for conservation work not to exceed $150,000 be entered into with Northeast Document Conservation Center, funding provided by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.

     

    Contract to authorize the temporary hiring of part-time contract employees in the Content Discovery Department for a one year period, funding provided by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.

                        VOTED:         that, the Trustees of the Public Library authorize the temporary hiring of part-time contract employees in the Content Discovery Department, to include a photographers to provide part-time temporary support in the Content Discovery Department, not to exceed $32,000 in a one year period per individual; photographer assistants not to exceed $15,000 in a one year period per individual; metadata assistants not to exceed $15,000 in a one year period total cost not to exceed the $110,000,  funding provided by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.

    Review of delegation of certain contract approvals for the Board of Trustees

                        VOTED:        that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston delegate approval of any contract deemed to be of a critical nature by the President of the Library during the period between May 2017 and September 2017 to the Finance and Audit Committee.

    Accept Transfer of Trust funds held by the  Boston Public Library Foundation  

                        VOTED:        that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston approve the transfer of certain restricted endowments held by the Foundation for the benefit of the Boston Public Library.

    Approval of Program Selection Partners

                        VOTED:        that,  the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston approve the selection of Program Partners for Fiscal Year FY18, final amounts dependent upon available funds

  5. Proposed Schedule of Trustees Meetings for 2017 – 2018

    Robert Gallery, Chair

                        VOTED:  that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston approve the proposed schedule of Trustees meetings for 2017-2018 as noted below:

    Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:00 p.m.,  Dudley Branch

    Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Jamaica Plain Branch

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m., East Boston Branch

    Thursday, March 29, 2018, 5:00 p.m., Roslindale Branch

    Tuesday May 8, 2018, 8:30 a.m., Annual Meeting, Central Library 

  6. New Business
  7. Public Comment
  8. Adjournment

    Robert Gallery, Chair