MOBAC Administrative Council Minutes – Feb. 13, 2015

MOBAC Administrative Council


Friday, February 13, 2015

McHenry Library

UC Santa Cruz

1156 High Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95064

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Action Minutes

Council: Eleanor Uhlinger (NPS), Georg Romero (CAB), Bill Michael (MPL), Jayanti Addleman (MCFL),Elizabeth Cowell (UCSC), Kathleen Hanselmann (DLI)

Others: Greg Lucas, State Librarian, Irma Fink (NPS), Donna Truong (MOBAC), Cathy Andrews (MCFL), Gale Farthing (SCPL); Jean Chapin (HML)

Proxies: Georg Romero for WAT and Jean Chapin HML


The February 13, 2015 meeting was held at UC Santa Cruz, McHenry Library and chaired by Uhlinger.

  1. Agenda: Adopted (Addleman/Romero).
  1. Minutes: October 10, 2014 approved (Romero/Addleman).
  1. PLP Update: Liu’s term on PLP Executive Committee will be ended June 2015. MOBAC needs another academic/special library representative. PLP’s Participation Fees Task Force for 2015-16 recommended to cap the fee for large public libraries at $25,000 and at $5,000 for academic and special libraries. PLP’s annual meeting will be held at Santa Clara County Library, May 8, 2015.
  1. Goals and Action Plan Update:


Goals Date to Complete Leadership Team
  1. Maintain awareness of Broadband issues as statewide initiatives move forward.
On-going Landers/Addleman
  1. Identify strategies to encourage information sharing between MOBAC and PLP.
  1. Finalize Admin Council committee attendance policies and procedures


January 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
  1. Explore options for holding remote meetings.

Survey/workshop this Fall

June 2015 Silveria /Technology Committee
  1. Establish clearinghouse of meeting room capabilities of MOBAC member libraries.
June 2015 Technology Committee
  1. 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
  1. Develop a process for participating in advocacy efforts related to California legislation and budget matters of interest to libraries.
On-going Addleman/Liu
  1. Review the content of the Library Services Survey.
May 2015 Romero/Reference Chair
  1. Formalize the process for updating the Library Services Survey.


May 2015 Romero/Reference Chair


  1. State Librarian, Greg Lucas, was here to meet MOBAC Directors and Committee members. He talked about current grants and projects from the State Library.


Next MOBAC Council meeting: MIIS Library, April 10, 2015.

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