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
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
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.
WNPLD Form September 2015