Notice of Meeting - June 3, 2004

Library Commission
A regular meeting of the San Francisco Public Library Commission will be held as follows: Date: Thursday, June 3, 2004 Time: 4:00 PM 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 Commission’s purview as well as to suggest new agenda items for the Library Commission’s consideration.) 2. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES - ACTION Presentation of, discussion of, and possible action to approve the Minutes of the regular Commission meeting of April 1, 2004. Explanatory documents: Minutes. 3. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES - ACTION Presentation of, discussion of, and possible action to approve the Minutes of the regular Commission meeting of May 6, 2004. Explanatory document: Minutes 4. CITY LIBRARIAN’S REPORT - DISCUSSION by City Librarian Susan Hildreth (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 subjects: the Library 125th Anniversary; a Prop. E (Library Preservation Fund 1994) lawsuit; status of the Branch Library Improvement Program Advisory Committee; the Friends of the Library lease; a BALIS Advisory Board vacancy; the Mission Branch lobby reconfiguration; Chinatown Branch carpeting; and exhibits and programs. 5. LIBRARY 2004/05 BUDGET REPORT - DISCUSSION Presentation of, discussion of an update report on the Library’s proposed 2004/05 Budget. 6. PRIVACY POLICY - ACTION Presentation of, discussion of, and possible action to approve a Library Privacy Policy to safeguard the privacy of all library users and preserve confidentiality of information sought or received, and materials consulted, borrowed, or received. Explanatory document: revised draft Privacy Policy (PDF 162K); Memo (PDF 99K); Staff Procedures (PDF 101K) 7. RESOLUTION HONORING DR. KEVIN STARR - ACTION Presentation and discussion of and possible action to approve a resolution to commend and honor Dr. Kevin Starr, recently retired California State Librarian and former San Francisco City Librarian for his decades of leadership and service on behalf of California’s public libraries. Explanatory document: draft resolution (PDF 109K) 8. BALIS UPDATE REPORT - DISCUSSION Presentation of and discussion of an update report by Library BALIS (Bay Area Library and Information System) Advisory Board Representative Deborah Doyle. 9. CITY LIBRARIAN SEARCH PROCESS - ACTION Presentation and discussion of a process to identify and select candidates for the position of City Librarian and possible action to authorize the Library’s Director of Human Resources to select a professional executive search firm using one of three firms pre-qualified for use by City Departments to conduct the search process for the position of City Librarian. 10. 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.) 11. 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.) 12. NEW BUSINESS (This item is to allow Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration.) 13. ADJOURNMENT - ACTION (requires motion and public comment) 5/28/04 - M. Housh, Commission Secretary 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 http://sfpl.org/. 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).
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