CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO December 13, 2017
<br /> Library Advisory Board Library
<br /> Present: Jessie Halligan, Mike Hostetler,Nancy Niland, Cliff Perigo
<br /> Excused: Fred Baldwin, Lucas Brook, Ed Steinberg
<br /> Staff Present: Bill Baars, Beverly Ross
<br /> Others: John LaMotte, Council Liaison, Allison Arnold
<br /> The Library Advisory Board meeting was called to order by Chair Jessie Halligan at 7:00 p.m. on
<br /> December 13, 2017.
<br /> 1. Call to Order and Roll Call
<br /> 2. Introductions
<br /> Allison Arnold introduced herself and said she wanted to attend a meeting as she is interested in applying
<br /> for the LAB. Introductions were made around the room.
<br /> 3. Minutes
<br /> Nancy Niland made a motion, seconded by Mike Hostetler, to approve the minutes of the
<br /> September 13, 2017 meeting, the October 11, 2017 meeting, and the November 8, 2017 meeting. The
<br /> motion passed unanimously.
<br /> 4. Public Comment
<br /> None
<br /> 5. Director's Report-Bill Baars
<br /> • Baars has checked on what the City policy is regarding people sleeping on outside benches. The only
<br /> restriction is that people cannot sleep on the benches overnight from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am.
<br /> • Staff from Beaverton Library visited today to see the AMH (Automated Materials Handling Machine).
<br /> They have a machine at their library but do not have the feature that sorts the material onto carts.
<br /> • On Saturday,November 18, the Library held an Open House celebrating the completion of the remodeling
<br /> project. A lot of people came and there was great interest in getting a tour of the back room featuring the
<br /> AMH. There were also stations on each floor highlighting various Library services. Most popular were
<br /> Elephant and Piggy in the Children's Department and the Reference Department printing off copies from
<br /> microfilm of the front page of the Oregonian on someone's birth date. Baars thanked Niland and Perigo
<br /> for volunteering to help out that day.
<br /> • Baars said the Library is working on a Strategic Plan. It is in the preliminary stages and he wants to
<br /> involve the Library Managers and the Marketing/Innovation Committee as they work on a 5 year plan that
<br /> would look at current services and how to implement visionary changes as we look towards the future.
<br /> This would include long range facility changes. Baars would like to emphasize that the Library is
<br /> considered by many to be a community center. Baars will ask the LAB for their input as the work moves
<br /> forward on the Strategic Plan.
<br /> 6. LO Reads Update-Bill Baars
<br /> • There was a nice article in HelloLO about LO Reads. Baars shared a draft copy of the brochure with the
<br /> events planned. The brochure will be mailed to every household in Lake Oswego.
<br /> • Baars said his book group read Good Morning, Midnight, and it initiated a great discussion.
<br /> • The LO Reads Art Show has been a part of the program since the beginning 12 years ago. Well recognized
<br /> artists are invited to create their interpretations after reading the book. In February the art is on display at