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Pentwater Township Library

Board of Trustees

Library Board Meeting Information    

The Library Board meets at 5:30 P.M. in the Library.                                                               

 2023 Board Meeting Dates

  • January 17, 2023 
  • February 21, 2023 Public Budget Hearing @ 5:30 PM
  • February 21, 2023 (immediately following Public Budget Hearing)
  • April 18, 2023
  • June 20, 2023
  • August 15, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • December 5, 2023

Board Work Session Meeting Dates

  • January 3, 2023 @ 5:30

Purpose: To produce an action plan for the board with tasks and a timeline that supports the goals of the Strategic Plan. 

Agenda:

  1. Welcome
  2. Rules of Engagement
    1. Rules of Engagement
    2. Be prepared
    3. Stay of task
    4. focus on what's in the best interest of the library
  3. Round Robin Brainstorm: in pairs, brainstorm and generate ideas for action items that support outcomes that have been identified in the Strategic Plan.  There are four goal areas with several items identified under each goal.  You will have ten minutes to brainstorm ideas to accomplish the items under each goal.  Please also include ideas for a reasonable timeline (from 1-3 years) for each item and who might be responsible for its completion if applicable. 
  4. Review the brainstormed ideas: These ideas will be put into an Action Plan Template at a later date.
  5. Adjourn

REMINDER:

In brainstorming action items, it is helpful to review the areas for which a board member is responsible (taken from the Trustee Manual, page 7-8):

  1. Administration: The board maintains indirect responsibility through adoption of a strategic plan, library policies and an annual budget. 
  2. Human Resources: The board hires, monitors, and evaluates the director. 
  3. Strategic Planning: The board is a major force behind the library's strategic plan.  They consider all aspects of their community's library needs and plan accordingly. 
  4. Policymaking: The board considers what policies are needed to carry forward the library's service plan. 
  5. Finance: The board reviews the annual budget submitted by the director and makes necessary changes, officially approves budget requests, and revises the Budget to fulfill the legal requirement of balancing income with expenditures. 
  6. Advocacy:  The board serves as the connecting link between the library and the community, interpreting the one to the other.  The board helps shape public opinion and governmental action at the local, state, and national level. 
  7. Continuing Education:  The board sets aside time at it's meetings to study topics of concern to the library. 

Additional Work Sessions to be determined as needed:  

  • March 21, 2023
  • May 16, 2023
  • September 19, 2023
  • November 21, 2023

BOARD MEMBERS

  • President – Valerie Church McHugh
  • Vice-President -- Jennifer Gwillim
  • Secretary – Amber Jaeb
  • Treasurer -- Melissa Williams
  • Trustee –Kendra Flynn
  • Trustee – Joan  LundBorg

The public is welcome at the Library Board meetings.

Upcoming Events
Crafternoons Feb 02, 2023 03:00 PM (US/Eastern)
Tech Help Tuesday Feb 07, 2023 01:00 PM (US/Eastern)
Card Making Club Feb 08, 2023 03:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Multi-Purpose Room
Crafternoons Feb 09, 2023 03:00 PM (US/Eastern)
Library Book Club Feb 13, 2023 01:00 PM (US/Eastern) — Pentwater Township Library
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