James Johnson, Jr., Chair
 
900 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602
James Martin, Jr., Vice-Chair
William Scheuerle, Secretary
 
Phone: (813) 273-3660
Fax: (813) 273-3707

Tampa-Hillsborough Public Library Board

MINUTES FROM THE JULY 24, 2003 PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
JOHN F. GERMANY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 4-6PM

CALL TO ORDER:

Ms. Swisshelm called the meeting to order AT 4:10 PM. A quorum was present.

ROLL CALL AND ATTENDANCE OF STAFF & SPECIAL GUESTS:

Library Board Members Present:
Vice-Chair Helen Swisshelm, Alma Hires
Margaret fisher, Ted Corwin
Sandra Cameron, Dora Reeder
Laura Vickers

Library Board Excused:
Kay O'Rourke
William Scheuerle
James Harkins

Library Staff Present:
Joe Stines, Director, Library Services
Linda Gillon, Manager, Staff and Administrative Support
David Wullschleger, Manager, Operations & Technology

Jackie Zebos, Administration
Michelle Crowe, Sr. Secretary

 

Special Guests:

None.

Members of the Public:

Fred Hearns

APPROVAL OF THE June 26, 2003 MINUTES

Mrs. Reeder moved that the minutes be accepted. Mrs. Vickers seconded. The minutes were approved.

CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

None.

PRESENTATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC/SPECIAL GUESTS:

Mr. Fred Hearns representing the City of Tampa Black History Committee updated the Library Board on the Urban Friends. Currently there are thirty paid members. Election of officers is scheduled for August 19. They will continue to meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Ybor City Public Library.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

    NOMINATING COMMITTEE:

    The Slate of Officers was presented by the Nominating Committee: Laura Vickers, Chair; Alma Hires, Vice-Chair; and Ted Corwin, Secretary. Mrs. Cameron made the motion to accept the slate of nominations. Mrs. Reeder seconded. The motion passed unanimously.

    PLANNING COMMITTEE:

    Sandra Cameron stated the Michael English, WilsonMiller, reviewed the Master Plan and gave comparisons of square foot per capita and volumes per capita. The Committee recommended that we accept the .6 square foot per capita and continue with the current three volumes per capita. Dr. Fisher made the motion to adopt the Committee's recommendation. Mrs. Reeder seconded. Motion passed unanimously.

    BUDGET COMMITTEE:

    There was no meeting held in June. Mr. Stines reviewed the June 30th budget report.

    POLICIES & BYLAWS COMMITTEE:

    Assistant County Attorney, Linda Davidson gave the Committee members the conclusions of her Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) report. The Committee brought the following recommendation to the Board. 1) The unfiltered computer in the John F. Germany Public Library should be immediately filtered; 2) the Library's internet policy should be reviewed to judge its compliance with CIPA and revise its flexibility in reviewing challenged sites and unblocking “mistakenly” blocked sites. Dr. Fisher made the motion to bring the recommendation to the Board and Ms. Reeder seconded. Motion passed unanimously. The latest ruling did place the age of a “child” to be 16 or under. The Internet Ad Hoc Committee will review the Library's policy. The motion included direction to the Library Board Chair to forward the recommendation to the County Administrator for approval.

    Mrs. Cameron made a motion to change the order of business to hear a public comment that was received late by the chair. Mr. Corwin seconded.

    Mrs. Maureen Gauzza asked whether an amendment was needed in the budget for the planning zones that were discussed in the Master Plan. Mr. Stines responded, “No, since the construction project is already funded.”

    INTERNET USE SUBCOMMITTEE:

    None.

    SCHEDULING ADHOC COMMITTEE:

    None.

    PUBLIC ART:

    None.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Dr. Hires and Mr. Stines will be meeting with Commissioner Scott on August 14th to discuss his request for the naming of a library facility.

NEW BUSINESS:

A letter was received by Mr. Fred Hearns from Barbara Mosley requesting that the College Hill Library be named in honor of her grandfather Matthew Gregory. The letter was given to the Policy & Bylaws Committee for review.

DIRECTOR'S REPORT:

There were no comments.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Budget/Planning Committee – Tuesday, August 19 - 1:30 p.m. at the John F. Germany Public Library

Policy & Bylaws – Thursday, August 28 – 2:30 p.m. at the Riverview Public Library

Library Board – Thursday, August 28 - 4:00 p.m. at the Riverview Public Library

ADJOURNMENT:

The meeting was adjourned at 5:40pm.

Next Library Board Meeting:
         Date: August 28, 2003
         Time: 4pm-6pm
         Location: Riverview Public Library

                 - Unless notified otherwise


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