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Notice of Meeting - February 04, 2003

Library Commission
A regular meeting of the San Francisco Public Library Commission will be held as follows: Date: Tuesday, February 04, 2003
Time: 4:00 PM
Place: Koret Auditorium, Main Library, lower level The meeting will be called to order. 1. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES - ACTION Presentation of, and discussion of, and possible action to approve the Minutes of the regular Commission meeting of January 7, 2003. Explanatory document: draft Minutes 2. 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 American Library Association (ALA) Mid-Winter Conference, the Library Strategic Planning Committee meeting, and exhibits and programs. 3. EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF LIBRARY PAGES - DISCUSSION Presentation on and discussion of the employment status of Library pages. 4. MAIN LIBRARY SIGNAGE - ACTION Presentation on and discussion of and possible action to reallocate funds from the Library Improvement Fund for Main Library signage improvements. 5. REVISED COMMISSION MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2003 - ACTION Presentation of, and discussion of, and possible action to approve a revision of the regular Library Commission meeting schedule for 2003 that changes all of the regular meetings previously scheduled for the first Tuesday and third Thursday of each month to the first and third Thursdays of each month beginning in May 2003. Explanatory document: draft revisions to the 2003 meeting schedule 6. REVISION OF THE HOLIDAY CLOSURE POLICY - ACTION Presentation of, and discussion of, and possible action to approve a revision of the Holiday Closure Policy to permit open hours on Easter. Explanatory document: draft revised Holiday Closure Policy. 7. USA PATRIOT ACT RESOLUTION - ACTION Presentation of, and discussion of, and possible action to approve a resolution expressing the Library’s concerns regarding the USA Patriot Act. Explanatory document: draft resolution. 8. LIBRARY 2003/04 BUDGET UPDATE - DISCUSSION Presentation on and discussion of the Library’s 2003/04 Budget. Explanatory documents: 2003/04 budget update documents. 9. AFFINITY CENTERS UPDATE REPORT - DISCUSSION Presentation of and discussion of reports concerning the activities of the African American and Chinese American Affinity Centers. 10. COLLECTION RECOVERY PROGRAM - DISCUSSION Presentation on and discussion of a collection recovery program. 11. FRIENDS AND FOUNDATION REPORT - DISCUSSION (This item is to allow the Friends and Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library to inform the Commission of their current and proposed activities.) 12. 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.) 13. NEW BUSINESS (This item is to allow Commissioners to introduce new agenda items for consideration.) 14. 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.) 15. ADJOURNMENT - ACTION (requires motion and public comment) 01/29/03 - M.Housh, Commission Secretary Explanatory documents: Copies of explanatory documents listed in this agenda, and other related materials received by the Library Commission after the posting of this agenda, can be obtained from the Office of the Library Commission, Main Library, 6th Floor and also, to the extent possible, will be available on the Library’s website at http://sfpl.org/. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMISSION Proposed New 2003 MEETING SCHEDULE Third Tuesday of the Month 4:00PM May 20, 2003 First Thursday of the Month, 4:00 PM May 1, Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7, Sep 4, Oct 2, Nov 6, and Dec 4 Third Thursday of the Month 4:00PM Jan 16, Feb 20, Mar 20, Apr 17, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16, Nov 20, and Dec 18 1/24/03 - M.Housh, Commission Secretary -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- DRAFT LIBRARY COMMISSION RESOLUTION 2/03 as revised 2/3/03 RESOLUTION OF THE SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY COMMISSION PROTECTING LIBRARY USERS RIGHTS TO PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY WHEREAS, the San Francisco Public Library Commission is deeply concerned about the ramifications of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA Patriot Act) as it affects the privacy of San Francisco Public Library users; and WHEREAS, Sections 214 – 216 of the USA Patriot Act, give law enforcement agencies expanded authority to: Obtain library records Secretly monitor all electronic communication, and Prohibit libraries and librarians from informing users of such monitoring or information requests: and WHEREAS, the San Francisco Public Library Commission is strongly opposed to terrorism, we also affirm that efforts to combat terrorism need not violate civil rights guaranteed under the First and Fourth Amendments to the Constitution of the United States; and WHEREAS, public libraries, and specifically the San Francisco Public Library champion intellectual freedom and must guard library user’s rights to privacy in the exercise of that freedom, and must safeguard the civil liberties that have gone hand in hand with the San Francisco Public Library’s role in the community: and WHEREAS, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Library Bill of Rights, affirmed as policy by the San Francisco Library Commission in January 1998 asserts that: Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information; and Libraries should resist abridgement of free expression and free access to ideas; and The "Shadow of Fear" caused by government intrusion into library records breeds self-censorship; and WHEREAS, the San Francisco Library Commission honors the diversity of San Francisco’s people, cherishes the richness this diversity brings, and is offended by targeting or profiling any particular racial, ethnic, cultural, political, or religious group in government investigations; and WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of public libraries and librarians, as guardians of the public’s freedom to read and right to access information, to contest encroachments upon those freedoms by individuals, groups, or the government, and WHEREAS, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has adopted a resolution directing City departments to avoid any abridgment of San Franciscans’ constitutional rights that could result from law enforcement use of provisions of the USA Patriot Act; and WHEREAS, the American Library Association has also adopted a resolution in opposition to the USA Patriot Act, now therefore, be it RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Public Library Commission stands firmly behind the principles of the public’s right to access information and freedom to read; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Public Library Commission views the right to seek and receive information as inherent in the exercise of freedom of speech, and that the Commission views any attempt to obstruct expression and exploration as a violation of the spirit and practice of intellectual freedom that amounts to censorship; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Public Library Commission supports the American Library Association (ALA) guidelines to avoid creating and maintaining unnecessary records. Specifically the San Francisco Public Library Commission supports the San Francisco Public Library’s administrative policies that champion the confidentiality of user records and agree with the Library’s regular practice of purging user files and circulation records; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Public Library Commission supports the City Librarian’s instructions to library staff as a result of recent development s to refer any requests from law enforcement agencies to the City Librarian’s Office; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED that the San Francisco Public Library Commission encourages the City Librarian to take steps to strengthen the Library’s circulation and electronic systems and processes to further protect user privacy, and to request additional funds be budgeted if needed for such purposes; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Public Library Commission joins with the American Library Association, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and San Francisco’s citizens to prevent breaches of user privacy and the disruption of library users First and Fourth Amendment rights; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Public Library Commission encourages the San Francisco Public Library to take an active role in clarifying these issues and educating all parties in the interest of the right to know, the right to access, and the freedom to read; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the San Francisco Public Library Commission opposes the USA Patriot Act and supports the efforts of the American Library Association and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to address the broad scope of civil rights violations engendered by certain provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Proposed - February 4, 2002
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