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


DATE:††††††††††† Thursday, September 7, 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 Library Commission meeting of June 1, 2006.

Explanatory document: minutes


3.†††††††† DOROTHY STARR COLLECTION††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† DISCUSSION

Presentation on and discussion of the Dorothy Starr Collection by Jason Gibbs, Librarian II in Art/Music/Recreation.


4.†††††††† 2003-2006 STRATEGIC PLAN STATUS REPORT††††††††††† DISCUSSION

Presentation and discussion of a status report on the Libraryís 2003-2006 Strategic Plan.



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


6.†††††††† 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.)


7.†††††††† 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: update on One City, One Book Events, the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the African American Affinity Center; and highlights on exhibitions and programs.



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. 9/1/06


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).