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


DATE:                        Thursday, December 7, 2006           

TIME:             4:00 p.m.                                           

PLACE:              Koret Auditorium, Main Library, lower level


The meeting will be called to order.



Presentation of certificates of appreciation to FY 2005/2006 library        

staff retirees.                                                                                      DISCUSSION


2.         PUBLIC COMMENT                       

(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.)


3.         APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES                                         ACTION

Presentation, discussion, and possible action to approve the minutes of the regular Library Commission meeting of November 2, 2006.

Explanatory document: minutes


4.         CITY LIBRARIAN’S 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:  public instruction programs offered at the library; opening of Western Addition Reading Center and Presidio International Center; update on acquisitions process for new books and out of print materials; press release regarding Library’s public safety initiative; and highlights on exhibitions and programs.


5.         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.).



Presentation, discussion,  and possible action to approve a proposed schedule for regular Public Library Commission meetings during 2007.

Explanatory Document: draft 2007 Library Commission meetings schedule

7.         AMENDMENT TO BYLAWS                                              ACTION

Amending Library Commission Bylaws, Article III, Section 6 to conform to the Attendance Policy adopted at the Library Commission meeting held on November 16, 2006.

Explanatory Document: Library Commission Bylaws


8.         PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT-                            ACTION

            Secretary, Library Commission       


Open Session:

Public Comment (on all matters pertaining to the closed session)


Vote on whether to hold closed session pursuant to California Government Code Section 54957(b) (1) and San Francisco Administrative Code Section

67.10(b) - Personnel Matter-Public Employee appointment-Secretary, Library Commission


Closed Session:

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE APPOINTMENT- Secretary, Library Commission

Discussion and possible action


Reconvene in open Session:

a) Vote whether to disclose any or all discussions held in closed session (San Francisco Administrative Code Section 67.12(a)).


b) Disclosure of action taken in closed session. 


9.         LABOR UNION REPORT                                                               

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


10.       NEW BUSINESS                                                                                                         

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


11.       ADJOURNMENT (requires motion and public comment)                    ACTION 


R. Walsh, Acting Secretary. 11/27/06


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 §§ 67.9, 67.28(b)& 67.28(d).