MOBAC Administrative Council Minutes – Aug. 8, 2014 (Draft)

MOBAC Administrative Council

Friday, August 8, 2014

Watsonville Public Library

275 Main St., Suite 100

Watsonville, CA 95076

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Action Minutes

Council: Eleanor Uhlinger (NPS), Georg Romero (CAB), Teresa Landers (SCPL), Carol Heitzig (WAT), Kathleen Hanselmann (DLI), Bill Michael (MPL), Janet Bombard (HML), Peter Liu (MIIS)

Others:  Irma Fink (NPS), Donna Truong (MOBAC), Ashlee Wright (HML), Kris Amaral (SAL), Chris Ricker (MCFL),Toni Notar (WAT)

Proxies:  Liu for HCL and PG, Ricker for MCFL.


The August 8, 2014 meeting was held at Watsonville Public Library and chaired by Uhlinger.

1.         Agenda: Adopted (Romero/Liu).

2.         Minutes: June 13, 2014 approved as corrected (Romero/Landers).

3.         PLP Update: Innovation grant application is out. All CLSA systems received additional funding this year. It was recommended that the additionals  fund will be distributed to all public library members for bandwidth, communication and ILL costs.

4.         Strategic Planning Committee:

IV.       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
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

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.
E.            LOCAL IDENTITY
  1. Review the content of the Library Services Survey.
Romero/Reference Chair
  1. Formalize the process for updating the Library Services Survey.

(Romero will meet with Reference Committee in two weeks)

Romero/Reference Chair

5.     Reconfirm Literacy Committee (confirmed : Romero/Landers)

6.     MOBAC Chair: Uhlinger reported that the Literacy Campaign is on hold at the moment.     Committees will update MOBAC website with current Council members and Committee Chairs.

7.    News was shared by libraries attending.

8.    Agenda items for next meeting:

  • Goals and Action Plan update
  • PLP Update
  • Committee Annual reports

Next MOBAC Council meeting: October 10, 2014 at Monterey County Free Library, Marina Branch.

Scroll to Top