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Boston Public Library Trustees Executive Committee Meeting

The Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston will hold a meeting of the Trustees Executive Committee on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. at Central Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116 Commonwealth Salon (must enter via Dartmouth Street entrance).

Members of the Public may join in-person or watch via Zoom:

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Discussion Topics

  1. Agenda
    • Call to Order
    • Priscilla H. Douglas, Chair of the Board
    • Read Trustees Affirmation Statement
      • Roll Call
    • Votes for Finance and Audit Committee
    • Evelyn Arana-Ortiz, F&A Committee Chair
    • Delegation of Approval of Newspaper Image Processing Project
    • VOTED: “that, the Executive Committee of the Public Library of the City of Boston delegate the award of contract for the Newspaper Image Processing project not to exceed Two Hundred Thousand Dollars and Zero Cents ($200,000) to the Finance and Audit Committee. This contract is to provide public access and long-term preservation of digitized newspapers and will be funded with Library for the Commonwealth
    • Funding.”
      • Approval of Research Collections Move Vendor
    • *Selection to be determined by 11.24.22
    • Review and Prioritization of topics for Staff briefings at future meetings
    • Priscilla H. Douglas
      • Full Board vs. Committee
        • Invited guests (urban public library trends and best practices)
          • Collections Usage: patterns & metrics
          • Library Services initiatives & metrics
          • Equity & Outreach metrics
          • Technology, Digital Services, & Engagement with metrics
    • Planned “Sub-Committees”
    • Priscilla H. Douglas
      • Strategic Planning
      • McKim Capital Project
    • New Business
    • Priscilla H. Douglas
    • Public Comment
    • Priscilla H. Douglas
    • “Please sign up for public comment within the first 30 minutes of the meeting to support effective time management. On occasion, additional public comments on matters formally on the agenda may be allowed at the discretion of the Chair, and time allowing. Members of the public are also reminded that comments may alternatively be submitted in writing to the Clerk of the Board for distribution to the Trustees.”
    • Vote for Executive Session
    • Priscilla H. Douglas
    • *The purpose of the Executive Session is to conduct a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with a nonunion staff member under exemption 2 of the MA Open Meeting Law.
    • *The Clerk will take roll call vote to enter into an Executive Session; held immediately following the vote and Board will not be reconvening in a public session.
    • VOTED: “that, the Trustees Executive Committee of the Public Library of the City of Boston vote to enter into Executive Session.”
    • Adjournment
    • Priscilla H. Douglas
    • Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston Priscilla H. Douglas, Chair; Evelyn Arana-Ortiz, Vice Chair, Jabari Asim, Navjeet Bal, Joe Berman, Ben Bradlee,
    • Cheryl Cronin, Linda Dorcena Forry, John Hailer, Jeff Hawkins,
    • Jose C. Masso III, Sen Mike Rush, Rep Chynah Tyler, and Christian Westra
    • President, David Leonard Clerk of the Board, Pamela Carver
    • This is an open meeting. The public is welcome to attend.
    • For information check bpl.org
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