February 21 2013

AGENDA

London Public Library’s Vision

London Public Library is the Community Hub that strengthens individuals, families and neighbourhoods by connecting them to relevant information, collections, programs and resources.

London Public Library’s Mission

We are passionate about making a difference in our community, one person at a time, by enriching lives and empowering people through relevant, accessible, high quality library services.

 

  1. Apologies – Scott Courtice, German Gutierrez, Nancy Branscombe
  2. Disclosures of Interest
  3. Changes to and Adoption of Agenda(s)
  4. Approval of Minutes – February 5th, 2013
  5. Business Arising from the Minutes
  6. Delegations and Presentations
    1. Jalna Branch Library – Jodi Lewis
  7. Reports from Committees, Members and Staff Requiring Board Action
    1. Policy Review: Computer Use Policy
    2. Policy Review : Travel and Business Expenses Policy
    3. Service Report: Collections Management Policy – Challenged Materials
    4. Balanced Score Card Report, 4th Quarter 2012
    5. LPL Business Continuity Plan: Information Technology Plan Progress Report
    6. Discontinuation of the Penny - verbal
  8. Consent Items
    1. Events and Programs of Interest to Library Board Members
    2. Draft Agenda - March 28, 2013
    3. Letters to City Council regarding the 2013 London Public Library Operating Budget – Recommendation of the City of London Strategic Planning and  Priorities Committee, January 25, 2013 Part a) b) and c). February 5th, 2013.
    4. Letter from C. Saunders, City Clerk regarding the designation of 2960 Glanworth Drive – the Glanworth Branch of the London Public Library, the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.O.18. (January 28, 2013)
    5. Report to the Community 2012, City of London
    6. Thank you cards from Jill Blake and Margaret Mitchell on the occasion of their retirement from LPL. (not distributed)
    7. From the Media:
      Budget 2013;

      Glanworth;

      Other;
    8. Historic Sites Committee Minutes, December 5, 2012.
  9. Notice of Motion
  10. Inquiries and Other Business
  11. Report on Matters from the Executive Session
  12. Adjournment

February 5th 2013

AGENDA

London Public Library’s Vision

London Public Library is the Community Hub that strengthens individuals, families and neighbourhoods by connecting them to relevant information, collections, programs and resources.

London Public Library’s Mission

We are passionate about making a difference in our community, one person at a time, by enriching lives and empowering people through relevant, accessible, high quality library services.

  1. Apologies – Councillor Branscombe, Councillor Brown, Ms. Leckie
  2. Disclosures of Interest
  3. Changes to and Adoption of Agenda(s)
  4. Approval of Minutes – December 13th and 20th, 2012.
  5. Business Arising from the Minutes
  6. Delegations and Presentations
  7. Reports from Committees, Members and Staff Requiring Board Action
    1. 2013 LPL Operating Budget – Recommendation of the City of London Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee, January 25, 2013, Parts a) and b)
      Letter to City Council from Josh Morgan, February 5th. 2013.
    2. 2013 LPL Operating Budget – Recommendation of the City of London Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee, January 25, 2013, Part c) 2014 - 2015 Targets
      Letter to City Council from Josh Morgan, February 5, 2013.
  8. Consent Items
    1. Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee Agenda - January 24/25, 2013
    2. Strategic Priorities and Policy Committee 3rd Report – 2013 Budget Public Participation Meeting #1 - January 14, 2013
    3. 5th Report of the Audit Committee, November 5, 2012
    4. London Public Library Backgrounder Reports: Information and Referral Services for Employment, and Adult DVD Collection
    5. From the Public:
      Maureen Temme, January 2, 2013
      Gina LaForce, January 7, 2013
      Denise Brown, January 8, 2013
      Phil McLeod, January 9, 2013
      Michele Girash, January 14, 2013
      Friends of the London Public Library, January 14, 2013
      Elaine Holt, January 17, 2013
      Emma Donahue, January 19, 2013
    6. From the Media:
      City budget process begins, London Community News, December 13, 2012.
      London cultural centres at cross-roads, The London Free Press, January 6, 2013.
      It’s time to speak up London, The McLeod Report, January 7, 2013.
      Library cuts would shelve Sunday Service, The London Free Press, January 6, 2013.
      Volunteer group leader echoes others fearing deep service cuts, The London Free Press, January 6, 2013
      Comment of the day: The London Free Press, January 8, 2013.
      Closing branches will damage the fabric of our democracy, advocates say, The London Free Press, January 9, 2013.
      Supporting our library, zoneOfSilence.wordpress.com, January 8, 2013.
      Readers’ Comments, Rotate library closing day, Not all libraries nearby, The London Free Press, January 9/10, 2013.
      Letters to the Editor. Council owes us libraries & Gillespie hits a home run by defending libraries ,The London Free Press, January 10, 2013.
      London Public Library executive blasts plan to end Sunday service at central branch, The London Free Press, January 11, 2013.
      Not Enough Money Please ? The London Free Press, Saturday January 12, 2013
      Letter to council – support our library!, zoneOfSilence.wordpress.com, January 14, 2013
      London budget: tax freeze cuts draw heat, The London Free Press, January 14, 2013.
      Their two cents’ worth, The London Free Press, January 15, 2013.
      Londoners plea to save services, Blackburnnews.com, January 15, 2013.
      Reader’s Comment, City budget cuts threaten our vital library system, The London Free Press, January 15, 2013.
      Reader’s Comment, Sunday library missed, The London Free Press, January 16, 2013
      Early warning signs, Paul Hubert, January 21, 2013.
      Novel idea wins support, The London Free Press, January 23, 2013.
      Fearful of service cuts, Londoners speak out against zero budget, The Londoner, January 24, 2013.
      Pedal to the metal on drive to zero, The London Free Press, January 24, 2013.
      The calm before the storm, The London Free Press, January 25, 2013.
      You say cut, I say freeze; still a long way to zero, The London Free Press, January 24, 2013.
      London city budget has a long way to go…, The London Free Press, January 28, 2013.
  9. Notice of Motion
  10. Inquiries and Other Business
  11. Report on Matters from the Executive Session
  12. Adjournment

September 2013

LONDON PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD
REGULAR MEETING
Thursday, September 19, 2013 5:30 p.m.
Friends of the London Public Library Board Room
Central Library

AGENDA

London Public Library’s Vision
London Public Library is the Community Hub that strengthens individuals, families and neighbourhoods by connecting them to relevant information, collections, programs and resources.
London Public Library’s Mission
We are passionate about making a difference in our community, one person at a time, by enriching lives and empowering people through relevant, accessible, high quality library services.

  1. Apologies –
  2. Disclosures of Interest
  3. Changes to and Adoption of Agenda(s)
  4. Approval of Minutes – August 8, 2013
  5. Business Arising from the Minutes
  6. Delegations and Presentations
    1. Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) – London Public Library Revenue base and fee structure
  7. Reports from Committees, Members and Staff Requiring Board Action
    1. LPL Policy: Lease of London Public Library Property by Non-LPL Entities
    2. Policy Review: Monetary Charges (Schedule of Monetary Charges – Exam Proctoring)
    3. Service Report: Beacock Branch Community Reading Garden
    4. Service Report: 2013 Children’s and Youth Services
    5. Service Report: London Public Library Participation in Family Centres
    6. Balanced Score Card Report, 2nd Quarter 2013
    7. LPL 2014-2016 Strategic Plan: Progress Report – verbal
    8. Ratification of Summer Business – Glanworth Branch Library Revitalization Project Fund Development Update
    9. Financial Update - Financial Statements to August 31, 2013
  8. Consent Items
    1. Events of Interest to Board Members
    2. Draft Agenda – October 23, 2013
    3. Letter from C. Saunders regarding Glanworth Branch Library. (August 28, 2013)
    4. Western Fair District Media Advisory (August 19, 2013)
    5. From the Media:
      Library organizing hockey exchange, London Metro, August 2-5, 2013.

      London library’s worst book borrowing scofflaws, The London Free Press, August 7, 2013.
      CTV London, Behind the scene of London Libraries, August 8, 2013.
      London library requesting 1.8% budget hike for 2014, The London Free Press, August 10, 2013.
      And Monday'sRoundtable included a discussion about LPL budget request. Participants included Devon Peacock, Andrew Lawton and Stephen Orser generally endorsed budget request and LPL as good investment, AM980 Radio, August 12, 2013.
      London library gets unlikely ally as budget battle looms, Metro London, August 13, 2013.
      No Oprah Winfrey, but cameras rolling in London for her network, Metro London, August 15, 2013.
      E-Books and Your Kids, TVO Parents, August 20, 2013.
      London library rewriting strategic plan, London Community News, August 21, 2013
      Profiling London volunteer superstars, The London Free Press, August 22, 2013
      City hall briefs, The London Free Press, August 26, 2013.
      Library staff looking at options, but board chairperson not optimistic, The London Free Press, August 25, 2013.
      Letters to the Editor, The London Free Press, August 28, 2013.
      LTC Board chair Eric Southern predicts the spending limit means fewer bus routes, The London Free Press, August 28, 2013.
      Library Space is community space, Suzanne Morrison, Communications Coordinator at TechAlliance, September 11, 2013.
      Your stories could be part of a new Public Library project, The Londoner, September 12, 2013.
      London Public Library set to get involved to help stock food bank, The London Free Press, September 12, 2013.
      Library and the Friends Celebrating Two Decades of Support, The Londoner, September 18, 2013.
  9. Notice of Motion
  10. Inquiries and Other Business
  11. Report on Matters from the Executive Session
  12. Adjournment

Learning at LPL

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It's back-to-school time for kids and young adults, but what about us grown ups? The learning doesn't have to stop when you leave school!  

Talkin' baseball

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On Tuesday, September 17 (7pm) in the Central Library, London Free Press reporter Chip Martin will discuss his new book: Baseball's Creation Myth.

Are you a warrior?

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Brad Willis was a foreign correspondent for NBC News. For over ten years he was traveling the world on his work assignments, especially to places struck by wars