MARINet Board Retreat Agenda

March 9, 2001 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Robson-Harrington House and Garden
237 Crescent Ave.
San Anselmo, CA

  1. Public Comment Period

  2. An opportunity for any citizen to address the MARINet Board on any MARINet matter. Please limit statements to 3 minutes.

  3. Introduction of any guests.

  4. Additions to the agenda (This agenda is not final. Board members may add to the agenda up to the date of the meeting.)

  5. Discussion based on the MARINet Network Assessment consultant "to do" list in the following areas:

    1. Committees - Discussion to be lead by Cathy and Mary

      • What committees does MARINet need?
      • Establish firm charge, method of establishing annual assignments, and evaluation
      • Redesign the Request for Action form and make sure committees communicate with each other when their actions affect other staff.

    2. Finance Group - Discussion to be lead by Debbie and Vaughn

      • Budget calendar must be prepared, explained, and enforced. Integrate with calendar proposed by Committee group
      • Budget assessment - does it cover all our needs? Prepare a budget that includes money for new projects and staff.
      • Hire a CPA.

    3. Personnel Group - Discussion to be lead by Sara and Carol

      • Look into substitution staff to cover during illness & vacation.
      • Develop more technological expertise within our own staffs - staff training shared by all libraries?
      • Consultants recommend hiring the technical/trainer position for MARINet as outlined by Deb.
      • Hire office assistant as well.
      • Letter from Phil Youngholm about system support

    4. Innovative Assessment Group - Discussion to be lead by Mary and Debbie

    5. JPA amendments - Process for bring in Larkspur as a member

    6. Schedule time to meet with consultants and receive final report from them.

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