A regular meeting of the San Francisco Public Library Commission will be held as follows:


DATE:                        Thursday, March 5, 2009

TIME:              4:30 PM

PLACE:          Koret Auditorium, Main Library, lower level


The meeting will be called to order.



(This item is to allow members of the public to comment generally on matters within the Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Library Commission’s consideration.)



(Presentation, discussion and possible action to nominate and/or elect Library Commission officers (President and Vice-President) for 2009.)


3. CITY LIBRARIAN’S REPORT by Luis Herrera                                        DISCUSSION

(This item is to allow the City Librarian to report on recent Library activities and make announcements).  The City Librarian will give updates on the following topics:  new Portola Branch opening, trends in library use and public safety plan.

Explanatory Documents: Report on Public Safety Plan.


4.  FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY REPORT                                     DISCUSSION

(This item is to allow the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library to inform the Commission of their current and proposed activities.)


5.  PROPOSED AMNESTY PERIOD FOR OVERDUE LIBRARY MATERIALS                                                                                  ACTION           

(Presentation, discussion and possible action to approve a resolution urging the Board of Supervisors to authorize the Library to hold a 2-week fee amnesty program in April 2009 for overdue library materials.) 

Explanatory Documents:  Draft Commission Resolution (revised) and attachment


6.  APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES                                                       ACTION

Presentation, discussion and possible action to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 5, 2009.

Explanatory document: minutes.



7.  ADJOURNMENT (requires motion & public comment)                    ACTION


Sue Blackman Library Commission Secretary, 3/2/2009


Explanatory documents:  Copies of listed explanatory documents are available as follows:  (1) from the commission secretary/custodian of records, 6th floor, Main Library; (2) in the rear of Koret Auditorium immediately prior to, and during, the meeting; and (3), to the extent possible, on the Public Library’s website


Additional materials not listed as explanatory documents on this agenda, if any, that are distributed to library commissioners prior to or during the meeting in connection with any agenda item will be available to the public for inspection and copying in accordance with Government Code Section 54954.1 and Sunshine Ordinance Sections 67.9, 67.28(b), and 67.28(d).