MOBAC Administrative Council Minutes – Oct. 9, 2015

MOBAC Administrative Council

Friday, October 9, 2015

Salinas Public Library-John Steinbeck Library

350 Lincoln Ave,

Salinas, CA 93901

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Action Minutes

Council: Eleanor Uhlinger (NPS), Peter Liu (MIIS), Cynthia Bojorquez (SAL), Georg Romero (CAB), Jayanti Addleman (MCFL), Carol Heitzig (WAT), Frank Wojcik (CSUMB)

Others: Irma Fink (NPS), Donna Truong (MOBAC), John Bono (UCSC), Deborah Stephens (HCL), Glenn Tozier (MPC), Don Gardner (SAL), Kris Amaral (SAL), Cathy Andrews (MCFL)

Proxies: Deborah Stephens for Peggy Mayfield (HCL), Glenn Tozier for Deborah Ruiz (MPC) and John Bono for Elizabeth Cowell (UCSC)


The October 9, 2015 meeting was held at Salinas Public Library, John Steinbeck, and chaired by Uhlinger.

  1. Agenda: Adopted (Addleman/Liu).
  1. Minutes: June 12, 2015 approved (Addleman/Bono).
  1. PLP Update: Romero and many MOBAC directors attended PLP’s strategic planning meeting in Los Gatos, early October . A report will be available at the next PLP Executive Committee meeting. A PLP orientation will be held in November at San Mateo office for new directors, board and trustee members to learn more about PLP.
  1. Mutual Aid Agreement among MOBAC libraries is on hold due to lack of interest at this time
  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-wait until PLP Strategic Plan completed 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. All committees gave their annual reports.
  2. News was shared by libraries attending.


Next MOBAC Council meeting: Monterey Peninsula College Library, December 11, 2015

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