The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Webster Groves Public Library was held at 7 p.m. on June 18, 2008. Vice President Christine Krueger presided, and Library Director Tom Cooper kept the minutes. Present: Library Board Trustees Stacy Deleste, Liz Walsh, Angela Birke, Bob Herdler; City Council Liaison Jeanne Kirkton; and former board president Jon Furst. Absent: Trustees Pete Ruger and Tom Reedy.

Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 7:01.

Public Agenda

There was no public agenda

Minutes of the May 21, 2008 Meeting

Ms. Deleste moved to approve the minutes as written, Ms. Birke seconded, and the minutes were approved.


There was no correspondence.

Presidentís Report

There was no presidentís report, and the matter of appointing new committee members was deferred until the next meeting.

Librarianís Report

Mr. Cooper told the Board that he has specified four goals for the upcoming year. They are:

Advanced Planning

The Board reviewed a preliminary sketch of a plan for renovating the library building. Architects at Bond Wolfe seem to be furnishing a plan that makes all the needed improvements and space enhancements without impacting current parking spaces too much. But the plan is only preliminary; there is more work to do, particularly regarding planning how much space is required for shelving of materials.

Ms. Krueger reminded the Board of the need to begin interviewing bond attorneys soon.


There was no report from this committee.

Building and Grounds

There was no report from this committee.


Mr. Herdler reviewed the financial report and disbursements for May, 2008. Ms. Birke made a motion that the financial report be approved as presented. Ms. Walsh seconded, and the report was approved.

Mr. Herdler also spoke about the budget presentation to the City Council the previous night. Councilmembers asked a few questions, and in general seemed to understand where the library was going.

Human Resource

There was no report from this committee.


There was no report from this committee.

Old Business

There was no old business.

New Business

There was no new business.


Mr. Herdler moved to adjourn, Ms. Walsh seconded, and the meeting was adjourned.

The next meeting of the Libraryís Board of Trustees will be held on Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m.