CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO May 8, 2019
<br />Library Advisory Board Library
<br />Present: Cliff Perigo, Jacquie Siewert-Schade, Kay Steele, Ed Steinberg, Rick Slaven, Jackie Manz, Sherry
<br />Swackhamer, Jessica Smith
<br />Staff Present: Melissa Kelly, Nell Diamond
<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 />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 />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 />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 />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 />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 />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