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December 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Menlo Park Library > Downstairs Program Room
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Library Commission Meeting

Monday, December 18, 2017

The Library Commission examines issues of community interest in regards to library services and programs. The commission makes recommendations to the City Council on policy matters as directed by the City Council.

Roles and responsibilities
The Library Commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding the operation of the Menlo Park libraries by keeping in touch with patrons and the general public; promotes the use of the libraries; reports on library activities and encourages public as well as legislative support for library services. The Library Commission also maintains lines of communication with the friends of the Menlo Park Library, the Menlo Park Library Foundation and Project Read-Menlo Park Literacy Partners.

Commission priorities
  • Vibrant and resilient economy supporting a sustainable budget
    • Facilitation of general internet literacy training
    • Facilitation of online job applications and resume building
    • Facilitation of the operation of small businesses through the availability of free and stable Wi-Fi
    • Support English literacy efforts through interaction with Project Read.
    • Support of small business resources, including business materials collection; business electronic resources (databases)
  • Future focused planning and visioning supporting a high quality of life
    • Advise on methods of increasing visibility of the Library and its programs through electronic media by creating an electronic patron contact plan and mechanism.
    • Develop a vision and plan for the evolution of library services offered in the Belle Haven neighborhood.
    • Outreach to the community using the "Meet Your Commission" format.
  • Regional focus creating synergy of efforts on issues of mutual interest
    • Advise and inform the public of the broader regional network for the facilitation and best uses of new tech and the efficient implementation of that tech.
    • Advise library staff and help prepare the public as the implementation for the Peninsula Library System-wide RFID roll out occurs.
    • Consult on the update of the Library Strategic Plan to include the evolution of materials of all types (electronic, books, disk based).