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CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO May 8, 2019 <br />Library Advisory Board Library <br /> <br />1 <br />Present: Cliff Perigo, Jacquie Siewert-Schade, Kay Steele, Ed Steinberg, Rick Slaven, Jackie Manz, Sherry <br />Swackhamer, Jessica Smith <br /> <br />Staff Present: Melissa Kelly, Nell Diamond <br /> <br /> <br />1. Call to Order and Roll Call <br />The Library Advisory Board meeting was called to order by Chair Cliff Perigo at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday <br />May 8, 2019 <br /> <br />2. Minutes- Two revisions requested and amended. Slaven moved to approve, Steinberg seconded the <br />motion. All were in favor. Minutes approved (7-0). <br /> <br />3. Public Comment <br />Siewert-Schade noted dissatisfaction by a patron with the self-checkout, but also advised that the staff is <br />still available to assist at any time. Kelly noted that the automated system enables staff to spend more time <br />with patrons who need personal assistance. <br /> <br />4. Director’s Report-Melissa Kelly <br />Kelly reviewed the new Material Collections policy, as well as noted changes. Kelly read said changes to <br />the Board. The biggest change was an additional paragraph regarding how patron requests and complaints <br />are handled. <br /> <br />Perigo asked what the situations are where this policy would be used. Kelly noted that whether or not that <br />this additional paragraph is in the policy, if someone had a challenge we would have a mechanism to <br />address that issue. Steele asked what do we do currently, Kelly noted that there was a situation last year <br />where a book was contested at other libraries, though not at LOPL. The book name was George. Kelly <br />explained that if a challenge was received at LOPL, library staff would respond; explaining the Library’s <br />intellectual freedom policy, why the book is in the collection, referencing authoritative reviews, and <br />referencing the item’s inclusion in other library collections, etc. <br /> <br />Some revisions were requested to clarify that the Board would make a recommendation, but that the <br />Library Director would make the final decision. Kelly thanked the Board for the suggestions for revisions. <br />Kelly offered to read out the changes that were discussed. <br />Patrons may request the Library to consider withdrawal of any item from its collection. A formal request <br />must be submitted on a Request for Reconsideration form, available from any public service desk. The item <br />in question will be reviewed according to the Library’s Materials Collection Policy. The person submitting <br />the request will be advised by the collection’s operating Manager, within 30 days, of the action taken. Such <br />action may be appealed to the Library Advisory Board within 30 days of notification. The Library <br />Advisory Board will review the appeal and make a recommendation to the Library Director for a final <br />decision. <br /> <br />Timeline was discussed. Steinberg asked if a form is needed for appealing; Kelly answered no. Kelly <br />thanked the LAB for the feedback. Slaven moved for approval and Siewert-Schade seconded to approve <br />policy as revised. Kelly noted that the management team has reviewed this policy. Swackhamer <br />suggested that reading the entire resource should be mandatory in order to be qualified to contest the <br />collection choice. Slaven opposed this idea as Slaven feels that a patron should have a right to appeal