MOBAC Administrative Council Minutes – April 10, 2015

MOBAC Administrative Council

Friday, April 10, 2015

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

McCone Building

First Floor, 499 Pierce St, Monterey CA 93940

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Action Minutes

Council: Eleanor Uhlinger (NPS), Bill Michael (MPL), Jayanti Addleman (MCFL), Kathleen Hanselmann (DLI),Peter Liu (MIIS), Teresa Landers (SCPL), Carol Heitzig (WAT),Nora Conte (SBCFL).

On the call: Elizabeth Cowell (UCSC)

Others: Irma Fink (NPS), Donna Truong (MOBAC), Cathy Andrews (MCFL), Jenifer Hooker (SCPL), Diana Godwin (PGL), Sarah Dahlen (CSUMB), Kristen Cardoso (MIIS)

Proxies: Eleanor Uhlinger for Georg Romero (CAB) and Peggy Mayfield (HCL)


The April 10, 2015 meeting was held at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Boardroom ,and chaired by Uhlinger.

  1. Agenda: Adopted (Addleman/Landers).
  1. Minutes: February 13, 2015 approved (Landers/Addleman).
  1. PLP Update: Liu reported that the new PLP Participation fees for FY 15/16 were reviewed by the PLP Executive Board and will be on the agenda at the next Annual meeting, May 8, 2015. PLP Participation Fees Task Force for 15-16 (Liu, Truong and Murphy) recommended to cap the fee for large public libraries at $25,000 and at $5,000 for academic and special libraries.
  1. Goals and Action Plan Update:
Goals Date to Complete Leadership Team
A.            COMMUNICATION    
1.       Maintain awareness of Broadband issues as statewide initiatives move forward. On-going Landers/Addleman
2.       Identify strategies to encourage information sharing between MOBAC and PLP. Addleman
3.       Finalize Admin Council committee attendance policies and procedures

No longer need appoint Director as liaison to specific committee

·         April 2015 Uhlinger
  1. Encourage MOBAC member libraries to participate in the PLP Talent Exchange Program.
  1. Evaluate value of recording workshops and other MOBAC sponsored training
In progress-survey questions out Silveria/Technology Committee
  1. Based on results above, publicize and promote recorded sessions to MOBAC and PLP member libraries and their staff.



Goals Date to Complete Leadership Team
C.            TECHNOLOGY
1.       Explore options for holding remote meetings.

Survey/workshop this Fall

June 2015 Silveria /Technology Committee
2.       Establish clearinghouse of meeting room capabilities of MOBAC member libraries. June 2015 Technology Committee
3.       Develop procedures to regularly update meeting room capabilities clearinghouse. June 2015 Technology Committee
1.       Develop a financial plan for managing the fund balance. August 2015 Uhlinger/Addleman
2.       Develop a process for participating in advocacy efforts related to California legislation and budget matters of interest to libraries. On-going (example: “Day in the District” legislative days) Addleman/Liu
E.            LOCAL IDENTITY
1.       Review the content of the Library Services Survey. May 2015 Romero/Reference Chair
2.       Formalize the process for updating the Library Services Survey. May 2015 Romero/Reference Chair


  1. Mutual Aid Agreement among MOBAC libraries: ad hoc committee will be created. Uhlinger will draft letter to MOBAC directors regarding Disaster Preparedness.
  1. Nominating Committee Report (Addleman/Landers):
  • Slate of Officers for 2015/2016: Uhlinger as Chair /Heitzig as Vice Chair
  • Academic Representative on PLP Executive Committee: Romero
  • Special election for Public Representative to replace Silveria as MOBAC Vice Chair: Heitzig
  1. MOBAC Chair: Uhlinger and Conte attended Crowe’s retirement party and welcomed Hildreth as the new PLP/Califa Executive Director.
  2. MOBAC Administration: Hildreth will attend MOBAC June meeting. Truong is working with

OCLC staff regarding the 2015/2016 contract.

Next MOBAC Council meeting: Pacific Grove Public Library, June 12, 2015.


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