MEETING PREVIEW: Guelph Public Library Board for May 29, 2023

It’s the last committee meeting of the month, the Guelph Public Library Board of Directors. It looks to be a fairly light meeting in terms of agenda items, but to borrow a popular phrase that was probably once on a poster in the the library, “knowledge is power.” So this coming Monday, we will get more powerful with an update about the business of managing the local library system.

NOTE #1: This meeting will take place in Programming Room at the Main Library on Norfolk Street, but you can also watch it on video via Cisco Webex. (Find the link on the library board’s webpage.)

NOTE #2: The meeting begins at 6 pm and is expected to wrap up around 8 pm.

NOTE #3: The Library does not make the complete agenda with reports available to the public, not the point form agenda.

Consent Agenda – There are the usual six items on this part of the agenda including the minutes from the last meeting, correspondences, and the monthly scorecards for service capacity and utilization. We will also get the monthly update from CEO Steve Kraft, and there will be an operating variance report for the board’s information.

Presentations & Reports – There are only three items on this portion of the agenda, the usual update about the new main library, an annual report about programming, and an update from the board’s own executive committee.


Between the reports and the new business, the board will go into a rare in-camera discussion, this time under the Public Libraries Act, Section 16.1(4) for (b) personal matters about an identifiable individual, and (d) labour relations or employee negotiations.


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