CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO March 11, 2020
<br />Library Advisory Board Library
<br />Present: Cliff Perigo, Kent Studebaker, Jessie Halligan, Kay Steele, Rick Slaven, Jacquie Siewert-Schade, Ed
<br />Steinberg, Sherry Swackhamer, Cale Garrett, Rachel Garrett, Jessie Halligan, Michael Cole
<br />Staff Present: Melissa Kelly, Nell Diamond
<br />1. Call to Order and Roll Call/ Introductions
<br />The Library Advisory Board (LAB) meeting was called to order by Chair Cliff Perigo at 7p.m. on
<br />Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at the Lake Oswego Public Library (LOPL).
<br />Cale Garrett, Rachel Garrett, and Michael Cole introduced themselves to the Advisory board and shared
<br />their occupational and personal information. Jessie Halligan introduced herself as the Friends of the
<br />Library liaison to the LAB. The Library Advisory Board in turn introduced themselves to the newest
<br />members of the board.
<br />Perigo shared that there would be alternative call-in meeting opportunities available for future meetings,
<br />based on the anticipated closures of facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
<br />2. Minutes Minutes motion to approve by Slaven with one amendment requested; seconded by Steinberg.
<br />Minutes were unanimously approved (7-0).
<br />3. Director’s Report- Melissa Kelly
<br />Kelly shared the success of the Multicultural Book Day event, held by the Children’s Library in January,
<br />noted that stories were being read in different languages and various cultures were shared. In addition,
<br />the Lake Oswego Public Library was featured as the “photo of the month” in the LO Monthly magazine.
<br />LOPL hosted a recent tour for third graders from Oak Creek Elementary, who were impressed with the
<br />automated materials handling (AMH) machine. February events were numerous focusing on
<br />LO Reads. There were programs held almost every day, sometimes two in one day.
<br />Highlighted LO Reads events:
<br />• Art show and reception: over 220 people
<br />• First Tuesday music: over 90 people
<br />• Climate Change Anxiety 80 people
<br />• Dr. Beckham-Changes in the Land: 120 people
<br />Future programs were reviewed by Kelly and author program featuring Elizabeth Rush is currently
<br />delayed until May 5th, and might need to be further scheduled due to COVID 19
<br />Initial COVID 19 cleaning protocol was shared with the LAB, including staff protocols as well as new
<br />services provided by the janitorial staff. Currently no changes to the lending practices but at this point
<br />the services to the homebound patrons have been postponed due to safety concerns.
<br />Kelly shared that the library has a dedicated page to COVID 19 based on the information provided by
<br />the Oregon Health Authority. Kelly is also working closely with the other Directors and other city and
<br />health officials, some programs may be cancelled in the future but at this point there are many unknown
<br />factors. Kelly shared that there are masks on order as well as sanitation and cleaning supplies.