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Approved Meeting Minutes for 1/15/19


 2.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES:  Draft Minutes - November 20 2018

 3.         PUBLIC COMMENT

            For persons desiring to address the Board on an item that is not on the agenda please note that each speaker is limited up to three (3) minutes.  The Brown Act limits the Board ability to take and/or discuss items that are not on the agenda; therefore, such items are normally referred to staff for comment or to a future agenda.


            Staff and Board member announcements.

 5.         PRESENTATIONS                     


 6-1.      Election of officers – Board will nominate and select Chair and Vice-Chair

 6-2.      Overview of Library Board Charge – Isabelle Leduc, Staff Liaison

 6-3.      Albany Library Report – Ouida Charles, Acting Albany Library Manager.

 6-4.      Update on Strategic Planning Process - Ben Gomberg, Principal Librarian, Head for Branches 

 6-5       Alameda County Library Advisory Commission (ACLAC) Report – Ben Gomberg, Principal Librarian, Head for Branches

 6-6.      Recommendation for Alameda County Library Advisory Commission (ACLAC) – Library Board Member recommendation for appointment by the City Council to the ACLAC.

 6-7.      Work Plan – Board will review current work plan and begin discussion on potential items for inclusion in the 2019-2020 work plan in support of the Council Strategic Plan.   Current Library Board  Work Plan         


Board Members announce requests for future agenda items. No public comment will be taken on announcement of future agenda items.

8.         NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 7:00 pm, Albany City Hall – Council Chambers, 1000 San Pablo Avenue




 As a general policy, the Commission/Committee/Board will not begin discussion or consideration of an agenda item after 10:00 pm.

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 In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and State Law, if you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the City Administration Office 510-528-5710.  Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting (28 CFR 35.102.104 ADA Title II)”.  Upon request, we will provide written agenda materials in appropriate alternate formats, of disability related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in public meetings.  Please deliver a written request, including your name, mailing address, phone number and brief description of the requested materials and preferred alternative format or auxiliary aid or service at least two (2) days before the meeting.  Request should be sent to: or City Clerk, 1000 San Pablo Avenue, Albany, CA  94706.

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