Warren-Newport Public Library District Board of Trustees Committee of the Whole Report Committee, Date, and Location: General Topics, 9/1/15, McCullough Board Room Members Attending: Sue Niemi, George Kotsinis, Bob Diehl, Nancy Sheldon, Andrea Farr Capizzi, Tom Colwell, Jo Beckwith, Ryan Livergood Also Attending: Noreen Reese Public Comment: None Summary: Bookmobile circ stats for New adult collection items: Noreen Reese gave a report on the circ stats of New adult items in the bookmobile collection. Circulation typically levels off after 4 months. Monthly circ reports will be used to verify this; items showing this pattern of circulating will be “de-newed.” As such, they will become available for patrons to place holds on them. Strategic Plan Update: The survey was soft launched yesterday. There were 250 responses by 3:30 p.m. A few Spanish responses were also received. The paper survey is in the final stages of organization. Ryan provided some food for thought regarding the role of vision and mission statements in the strategic planning process. Committee of the Whole (CW), trial period: October is the last month of the 3 month trial of CW. Agenda item(s) for next Committee of the Whole: Strategic Plan SOAR analysis Committee of the Whole trial Improving the quality of board meeting recordings Organization of book series Begin personnel policy review Committee of the Whole adjourned at 8:57 p.m. Jo Beckwith WNPLD Form September 2015