06.11.20 – EB Meeting Minutes
EXECUTIVE BOARD MINUTES
BERGEN COUNTY COOPERATIVE LIBRARY SYSTEM
June 11, 2020
Stephanie Bellucci Cliffside Park
David Hanson, BCCLS
Catherine Shaw, Trustee, Allendale
Gerry McMahon, Franklin Lakes
Paige Soltano, Trustee, Fort Lee
Ellen O’Keefe, Glen Rock
Gretchen Kaser Corsillo, Ho-Ho-Kus
Amy Babcock-Landry, Livingston
Sai Rao, North Bergen
Terrie McColl, New Milford
Matthew Latham, Ramsey
Laura Leonard, Wyckoff
Darlene Swistock Recorder of Minutes
A list of the guests is attached to the minutes in the BCCLS office
Stephanie Bellucci called the virtual meeting to order at 9:35 am. She reminded everyone to ensure their name is listed in the list of participants (if not, email Darlene Swistock to let her know), to mute their mics if they are not speaking, to identify themselves when speaking and to wait to speak until the Public Portion, Membership Hearing or when general comments are requested after the Executive Board has their discussion. She asked members of the board to announce the motion clearly and to identify who made the motion and who seconded it. This will help to ensure that there is a clear record on the recording and in the minutes. Since this is a special meeting, there will be no reports from the Treasurer, President or Executive Director. They will be presented at the regularly scheduled System Council on June 18.
- Minutes of the Previous Meeting on June 8, 2020
Will be reviewed at the meeting on June 18
- Public Portion
- Old Business
BCCLS Statement on current Social Crisis – VOTE
Stephanie Bellucci explained that the Executive Board wanted a more robust statement than the original version that was presented at the last Executive Board meeting. She thanked Dave Hanson, Amy Babcock-Landry, Laura Leonard and everyone else for their
efforts. A discussion followed regarding edits and ways to use this statement. Another discussion followed about further refining the language in the statement. Amy Babcock-Landry did not accept the friendly amendment. Stephanie Bellucci read the proposed statement for those calling in who could not view it. She also read the comments
in the chat box. There was no further discussion.
It was MOVED BY: Amy Babcock-Landry Seconded by: Matt Latham
To approve the refined statement as presented. All in favor. Motion carried.
The statement will be sent to directors and posted on the BCCLS website. A special edition of Cobalt will include the statement and the resources already shared by the libraries. It will also ask the libraries to share more resources. Libraries can use this statement and directors can share it with their boards if they would like to do so. The Personnel Committee can incorporate the statement into the Personnel Manual and the Advocacy Committee and Diverse & Underserved Populations Committee can also use it where appropriate.
- New Business
- Membership Hearing
There will be a library re-opening town hall meeting with the governor’s office on June 12.
- Date of Next Meeting
• Executive Board – Thu 6/18/20 @ 9:00 am – VIRTUAL
• Executive Board – Wed 7/15/20 @ 9:30 am – New Milford or VIRTUAL (TBD)
• System Council – Thu 6/18/20 @ 9:30 am – VIRTUAL
It was MOVED by: Ellen O’Keefe Seconded by: Catherine Shaw
to adjourn at 10:04 am. All in favor. Motion carried.