Board of Library Trustees Meeting Minutes - March 1, 2019 - 9:00 a.m.

#Main Library Conference Center, Multi-Purpose Room

#Jacksonville Public Library

#303 North Laura Street

#Jacksonville, FL 32202


Ronnie King II, Chair

Tim J. Anderson, Vice-Chair

Jill Langford Dame, Secretary

Sybil Ansbacher, Foundation Liaison

Guy K. Anderson, Trustee

Mario Payne, Trustee

Jackie Perry, Trustee


Donald Horner III, Trustee

Carlo Fassi, Trustee

Marc Hardesty, Trustee

Celia Nass, Trustee


Tim Rogers, Director

Julie McNeil, Assistant Director for Public Services

Gretchen Mitchell, Assistant Director for Support Services

Chris Boivin, Assistant Director for Community Relations and Marketing

Andrew Herron, Executive Assistant to the Director

Chuck McNeil, Assistant Director for Financial Services

Richard Mott, Manager for Strategic Initiatives

#Others Present:

Tia Leathers, DCPS

Kathy McIlvaine, Chair, Jacksonville Public Library Foundation

Margaret Smith, Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library

Jeannette Ali, Friends of the Brentwood Branch Library

Roxanne Henkle, Friends of the Willowbranch Library

Judy Klein, Friends of the Murray Hill Branch Library


#Call to Order

Board Chair Ronnie King II called the meeting to order shortly after 9:00AM.

#Introduction of Newcomers and Guests

No newcomers were introduced.

#Public Comment

No visitors commented.

The Consent Agenda of March 1, 2019 was presented to the Board.  It included:

  • Board Minutes: January 17, 2019
  • Bylaws Revision: Chair’s Right to Reschedule Meetings
  • Policy Exception: Community Groups Effected by Changes in Hours.

Trustee Guy Anderson moved to approve the Consent Agenda as presented.

Trustee Sybil Ansbacher seconded the motion.  Approved.

#Chair’s Report

Chair King updated Trustees on events of relevance to the Board:Library advocates, including Board Members and Friends, traveled to Tallahassee on February 19th to advocate for State Aid.

#Director’s Report

Director Rogers highlighted his monthly report to the Board, which was provided in written form:The Library Administration and Trustees continue to advocate library interests to state and local officials, with efforts toward federal officials to come, and will expand efforts toward local officials as results come in for upcoming elections.Staff are preparing for the library’s FY 2020 budgeting process.Assistant Director for Financial Services Chuck McNeil reviewed the Library’s financial activity for January.

#Old Business – None

#New Business – None

#Mayor’s Office and Ex-Officio Reports

Liaisons to the Board reported on their recent activities.

#Committee Reports

Committee Chairs and Trustees reported on their recent activities, as did Jacksonville Public Library Foundation (JPLF) Vice-Chair Kathy McIlvaine.


Friends groups reported on their recent and upcoming activities.

#Public Comment

No visitors commented.


The meeting adjourned at 9:45AM.

Approved by the Board of Library Trustees March 21, 2019.

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