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MINUTES OF THE LIBRARY COMMITTEE OF ASHFIELD COUNCIL, HELD IN HABERFIELD LIBRARY, 78 DALHOUSIE STREET, HABERFIELD ON TUESDAY 24 MAY 2011, COMMENCING AT 10.12 PM.

 

 

PRESENT The Mayor Councillor Cassidy in the Chair and Councillors Drury, Kennedy, Lofts, Mansour, McKenna, Rerceretnam, Stott, Wang and Wangmann

Ms V Chan General Manager

Ms N Kettle Director Corporate and Community Services

Mr P Sarin Director Planning and Environment

Mr S Joannidis Director Works and Infrastructure

Mr G McMahon Chief Financial Officer

Mrs F Riva Manager Library Services

Ms G Rennard Manager Governance

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF LOCAL INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY

 

"Let us acknowledge that we are meeting on country for which the members and elders of the local Aboriginal community have been custodians for many centuries, and on which Aboriginal people have performed age old ceremonies. We acknowledge their living culture and unique role in the life of this region."

 

 

APOLOGIES

 

CONFIRMED Kennedy/Cassidy

 

An apology for non attendance was received and accepted from Councillor Kelso

 

ACCEPTED Wangmann /Cassidy

 

An apology for non attendance was received and accepted from Councillor Adams

 

 

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

 

No disclosures were made.

 

 

 

 

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES

 

 

RECOMMENDED Mansour / Wangmann

 

That the minutes of the Library Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 22 March 2011 be received.

Staff Reports

 

 

REVIEW OF THE SWIFT STRUCTURE. Frances Riva - Manager Library Services. Report Submitted.

(20/04/11) Library

h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\LC240511SR_1.doc

LC 8.1 Attached

 

 

RECOMMENDED Kennedy / Lofts

 

1/2 That Ashfield Council provide in principle agreement to the proposal to convert the Swift Library Consortium into a company limited by guarantee.

 

2/2 That council officers provide a further report on the specific detail relating to the formation of a company limited by guarantee before any changes are made to the current Swift structure.

 

 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AT ASHFIELD LIBRARY. Frances Riva - Manager Library Services. Report Submitted.

(04/05/11) Library

h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\LC240511SR_2.doc

LC 8.2 Attached

 

 

RECOMMENDED Drury/Wang

 

That Council support the trial of social networking tools such as Twitter and Facebook for the Library

 

 

 

PROGRAM OF EVENTS FOR LIBRARY OPENING. Frances Riva - Manager Library Services. Report Submitted.

(04/05/11) Library

h:\reports.bp\Committees\Reports\LC240511SR_3.doc

LC 8.3 Attached

 

 

RECOMMENDED Mansour/McKenna

 

That a finalised program be provided to all councillors with dates and times for all events.

GENERAL BUSINESS

 

SYDNEY WRITERS FESTIVAL

 

Councillor Drury congratulated library staff for involvement in a very successful Sydney Writers Festival 2011

 

 

PROCEEDINGS TERMINATED AT 10.20PM

 

 

Chairperson of the meeting of Library Committee

when the Minutes were confirmed

 

 

Chairperson

 

 

 

Date