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Okanagan Regional Library Board highlights from Nov. 20

November 25, 2013 - 10:32 AM

Financial Allocation Model Analysis Next Steps
The board requested the Policy and Planning Committee to work with Executive Director Stephanie Hall on a plan for executing next steps based on the Financial Allocation Model Analysis. The Executive Director has met with both unions and will be meeting with the staff in the branches that may need some adjustment to gather input to take back to the committee.

Board Governance
The board reviewed several options of board governance and agreed that the existing board-committee model was sufficient as it allowed for the greatest opportunity for participation for all members. The board noted that several improvements in agenda management had made a difference over the past year. Further steps will be taken to take advantage of the efficiency of this model including greater emphasis on committee input.

Nomination Committee
The Library Act requires yearly election of Board Chair, Vice-Chair and committee chairs. Out-going chair Carol Zanon appointed the following members to the nomination committee: Maria Besso for the Northern Region, Jim Edgson for the Central Region and Suzan McKortoff for the Southern Region. The committee will bring its recommendations to the February 19, 2014 meeting.

System  Reports
A report from the Communications Manager highlighted several new initiatives from that department including a new patron newsletter to be launched this month. Interested patrons can sign up on the orl.bc.ca website. The Information Technology Manager gave a report on some of the work his department has been undertaking including a switch to VOIP phone system that will allow for better connectivity between branches.

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