SONOMA COUNTY LIBRARY COMMISSION
AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING

Wednesday
April 5, 2006
7:00 p.m.

Location: Central Library, Board Room, 2nd Floor
Third & E Streets
Santa Rosa, CA

Members of the public wishing to speak to the Commission may do so under Public Appearances. If you wish to speak on an item under discussion by the Library Commission which appears on this agenda, you may do so upon receiving recognition by the Chairperson. Please state your name and address for the record before making your presentation, which will be limited to three minutes. All hearings are taped. Time limitations on public testimony may be extended at the discretion of the Library Commission

The Commission does not take action on items presented under Public Appearances during this meeting. You can request a response and one will be forwarded to you.

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INTRODUCTIONS

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
3.1 Minutes of the regular meeting of March 1, 2006

4. CORRESPONDENCE

5. PUBLIC APPEARANCES
An opportunity for members of the public to address the Commission

6. CONSENT CALENDAR
(Background memo and attachments)
These matters include routine financial and administrative actions that may be approved by a single majority vote. Any Commission member may remove an item from the Calendar.

7. ACTION ITEMS BY MOTION
7.2 Authorization for Organizational Assessment Project
(Background memo and attachment)
Review and action
Recommended action: Authorize the Library Director to execute an agreement with Consultant Jeanne Goodrich in an amount not to exceed $40,000 to assist the library in an organizational assessment project.

7.3 Election of officers
a. Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Election Procedures
b. Nominations and election of Commission Chair and Vice Chair (deferred from previous meeting)

7.4 Six-month extension of contract with Fund Development Officer Peter Hunter

8. DISCUSSION ITEMS
An opportunity for members of the Commission and the Library Director to discuss specific topics

8.1 New facility-planning reports
1. Southwest Santa Rosa Region
2. Sebastopol / West County Region
3. Sonoma Valley Region
4. Windsor Region

8.2 Financial Reports (Background and Attachments)
Presented for the Commission’s review
8.2.1 Claims of $2,000 or more paid subsequent to March 1, 2006
Report on claims of $2,000 or more, and certain trust fund claims, and journal vouchers, paid subsequent to March 1, 2006

8.2.2 2005-06 revenue and expenditure report

9. LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARDS
Appointments and reappointments (Background memo)

NEW TERMS

9.1 New four-year term ending June 30, 2009.
Healdsburg Library Advisory Board - No incumbent (Gloria Hersch left the board) - Posted and ready for appointment

9.2 New one-year term ending June 30, 2007.
Rohnert Park-Cotati Library Advisory Board – New youth member position - Posted and ready for appointment

10. DIRECTOR’S INFORMATION ITEMS

10.1 Process for selecting accounting firm for audit

10.2 Process for Library Advisory Board appointments for terms expiring June 30, 2006

10.3 Plans for CLA Library Legislative Day, April 26

10.4 Plans for North Bay Cooperative Library System Luncheon, May 11 & Library Director’s Potential Conflict
Note: Luncheon will be at the Napa Valley College Upper Valley Campus in St. Helena. The speaker is Elaine Petrocelli, owner of the Book Passage bookstore in San Francisco. She will bring a number of books with her and will give a book talk as well as talk about issues for independent bookstores.

11. COMMISSION MEMBER INFORMATION ITEMS
An opportunity for members of the Commission to present brief factual information, respond to public comments, place items on the next agenda, or to request information from the Library Director.

12. DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING

Day: Wednesday
Date: May 3, 2006
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: Santa Rosa Central Library Board Room
Third & E Streets, Santa Rosa, CA

13. ADJOURNMENT
By motion

Agenda support materials are available in the Library Administration Office, Third and E Streets, Santa Rosa, after 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2006.