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Boston Public Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Boston Public Library (BPL) Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at 8:30 a.m.

The public is welcome to attend in-person or watch via Zoom:

In-person: Must enter via 230 Dartmouth Street Entrance if before 9 a.m. Entry not permitted before 8:15 a.m.

Zoom: Join the online meeting

Discussion Topics

  1. Chair’s Report Priscilla H. Douglas, Chair

    A.    Call to Order
                    1.    Reading of EDI statement
                    2.    Roll Call 

    B.    Review and Approval of Minutes for the Trustees Meetings held on January 17, 202

  2. II. President’s Report David Leonard, President

    A.    Discussion with Austin Public Library
    Roosevelt Weeks, Director of the Austin Public Library
                1.    Q & A with Trustees

    B.    BPL’s Key Recent highlights & challenges

    C.    Discussion of Updated Photography, Filming, and Digital Recording Policy 

    D.    Update on Capital Projects
            Alison Ford, Major Projects Manager

  3. Trustees Finance and Audit Committee Evelyn Arana-Ortiz, Committee Chair Ellen Donaghey, Chief Financial Officer

    A.    NEPC Update and Vote

    VOTED:   “that, the Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston vote to approve NEPC's recommendation to invest 3% of our portfolio in Vanguard Index Fund (VSTBX),  a Short-Term Investment Grade Corporate Bond with sourcing from our existing Fixed Income Managers.”

  4. Trustees Committee Reports Priscilla H. Douglas, Chair

    A.    Trustees Strategic Planning Committee
            Christian Westra, Committee Chair  

  5. New Business Priscilla H. Douglas, Chair

    A.    Public Comment update 

  6. Public Comment

    Please sign up for public comment within the first 30 minutes of the meeting (via Chat on Zoom or by Signup sheet in person) 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 permitting. You will be called in the order received and given up to two minutes to speak. Public Comments may alternatively be submitted in writing to the Clerk of the Board for distribution to the Trustees a minimum of one day prior to meeting.

  7. Adjournment Priscilla H. Douglas, Chair

    *Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, 2023, Annual Meeting, at 8:30-10:30 a.m. in Central Library

    Subject to change

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