MOBAC Administrative Council Minutes – June 12, 2015

MOBAC Administrative Council

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pacific Grove Public Library

The Little House

550 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Action Minutes

Council: Eleanor Uhlinger (NPS), Bill Michael (MPL), Kathleen Hanselmann (DLI), Peter Liu (MIIS), Georg Romero (CAB)

Others: Irma Fink (NPS), Donna Truong (MOBAC), Diana Godwin (PGL), Sarah Dahlen (CSUMB), Kristen Cardoso (MIIS), Jean Chapin (HML), John Bono (UCSC), Mary Ellison (SAL)

Proxies: Eleanor Uhlinger for Carol Heitzig (WAT), Jean Chapin for Janet Cubbage (HML) and John Bono for Elizabeth Cowell (UCSC).


The June 12, 2015 meeting was held at Pacific Grove Public Library, Little House, and chaired by Uhlinger.

  1. Agenda: Adopted (Romero/Hanselmann).
  1. Minutes: April 10, 2015 approved as corrected (Hanselmann/Bono).
  1. PLP Update: Liu reported that the new PLP Participation fees for FY 15/16 were approved at the PLP Annual Meeting. Starting FY 15/16, there will be a cap for base fee: large public libraries at $25,000 and at $5,000 for academic and special libraries. There will be no increase this year. The PLP Annual Meeting was well attended. More than 40 directors and staff were there. PLP Executive Committee will meet early in July.
  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/Uhlinger
3.       Finalize Admin Council committee attendance policies and procedures

No longer need appoint Director as liaison to specific committee

ü  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

ü  June 2015 Silveria/Technology Committee
2.       Establish clearinghouse of meeting room capabilities of MOBAC member libraries. ü  June 2015 Technology Committee
3.       Develop procedures to regularly update meeting room capabilities clearinghouse. ü  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. ü  May 2015 Romero/Reference Chair
2.       Formalize the process for updating the Library Services Survey.


ü  May 2015 Romero/Reference Chair


  1. Council approved the Technology Committee report regarding Virtual meeting. PLP will acquire 2 Zoom accounts for MOBAC.
  1. MOBAC director- only listserv will be removed since staff can use MOBAC director or MOBAC info listserv.
  1. PLP will print summer reading promotions for MOBAC libraries. Materials will be distributed at California State Parks this summer.
  1. OCLC contract for FY 15/16 was approved (Liu/Romero).


Next MOBAC Council meeting: Cabrillo College Library, August 14, 2015


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