MOBAC Administrative Council Minutes – Oct. 10, 2014

MOBAC Administrative Council

Friday, October 10, 2014

Monterey County Free Libraries, Marina Branch

190 Seaside Circle

Marina, CA 93933

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.



Action Minutes

Council: Eleanor Uhlinger (NPS), Georg Romero (CAB), Teresa Landers (SCPL), Bill Michael (MPL), Peter Liu (MIIS), Peggy Mayfield (HCL), Jayanti Addleman (MCFL),Elizabeth Cowell (UCSC), Deborah Ruiz (MPC)

Others: Irma Fink (NPS), Donna Truong (MOBAC), Ashlee Wright (HML), Don Gardner (SAL), Cathy Andrews (MCFL), Sarah Dahlen (CSUMB), Diana Godwin (PGL), Orquidea Olvera (MCFL)

Proxies: Diana Godwin for PGL and Ashlee Wright for HML


The October 10, 2014 meeting was held at Monterey County Free Libraries, Marina Branch and chaired by Uhlinger.

  1. Agenda: Adopted (Landers/Addleman).
  1. Minutes: June 13, 2014 approved (Landers/Romero).
  1. PLP Update: The next PLP meeting will be at end of October. PLP needs new Chair/President since John Alita has accepted a director positon outside the Bay Area. PLP membership for FY 14/15 will be reviewed.
  1. Strategic Planning Committee:

Goals and Action Plan


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

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

(Romero will meet with Reference Committee in two weeks)

In progress Romero/Reference Chair


  1. All committees gave their annual reports.
  1. Cowell met the new State Librarian, Greg Lucas, and invited him to the MOBAC February meeting at UCSC. Meeting schedule needs to update since location for December and February will be changed.
  1.    MOBAC Chair: Uhlinger welcomed Elizabeth Cowell, Library Director at UCSC. MOBAC is pleased that Santa Cruz City/County Librarys ’ILL program is reinstated.
  1. News was shared by libraries attending.
  1.    Agenda items for next meeting:
  • Planning for February 13 meeting with the State Librarian
  • Goals and Action Plan update
  • PLP Update


Next MOBAC Council meeting: Monterey County Free Libraries, Castroville Branch, December 12, 2014.


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