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



DATE:††††††††††† Thursday, August 17, 2006 †

TIME:†††††††††††† 4:00 p.m.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

PLACE:††††††††††††† Koret Auditorium, Main Library, lower level


The meeting will be called to order.


1.†††††††† PUBLIC COMMENT†††††††††††††††††††††††

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


2.††††††††††† APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ACTION

Presentation and discussion of, and possible action to approve the Minutes of the regular Commission meeting of July 20, 2006.

Explanatory documents: minutes


3.†††††††† 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.).


4.†††††††† RICHMOND & INGLESIDE LIBRARIES††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† ACTION

Presentation on and discussion of the Richmond and Ingleside Branch Libraries, and possible action to increase the project budget for one or both branch renovation projects.


5.†††††††† BOND PROGRAM MANAGERíS REPORT ††††††††††††††††††††† DISCUSSION

(This is a discussion item to allow the Branch Library Bond Program Manager to report on recent bond program related activities and make announcements.)

This report will consist of an informational presentation: none; regular reports: program budget, schedule, and construction reports; active projects; and community outreach; and special reports: none

Explanatory documents: current Budget Report and Branch Library Summary Schedules


6.†††††††† CITY LIBRARIANíS REPORT by City Librarian Luis Herrera††††††††††††† DISCUSSION

(This item is to allow the City Librarian to report on recent Library activities and make announcements)

The City Librarian will report on the following topics: introduction of new Chief of Branches; update on closing celebration of Western Addition Branch Library and plans for temporary library services; a donation of Chinese Language books from Cathay Bank; bibliographies for Every Child Ready to Read; and highlights of exhibitions and programs.




Presentation of and discussion of an possible action to approve a Library Commission policy authorizing the Library Commission President to award commendatory awards and certificates.

Explanatory document: draft commendation policy


8.††††††† LABOR UNION REPORT††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

(This item is to allow members of library labor organizations to report on employee matters within the Commissionís purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Library Commissionís consideration.)


9.†††††††† NEW BUSINESS†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

(This item is to allow Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration.)


10.†††††† ADJOURNMENT (requires motion and public comment)††† ACTION



M. Housh, Secretary. 8/14/06


Explanatory documents: Copies of listed explanatory documents are available as follows: (1) from the Commission Secretary/Custodian of Records, Main Library, 6th Floor, (2) in the rear of the Koret Auditorium immediately before and during the meeting, and (3)to the extent possible, on the Library's website at


Additional materials not listed as explanatory documents on this agenda, if any, that are distributed to the 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 ßß 67.9, 67.28(b) & 67.28(d).