Board of Directors Agenda September 28 2022

Board of Directors

  • Karen Roth, Chairperson
  • Mike Jefferis, Vice Chairperson
  • Henry Schubert, Secretary & Treasurer
  • Michael Delk
  • Lynne Faimalie
  • Jeffrey P. Gellermann
  • Brian Lowack
  • Chris Moore
  • Angela Pietras
  • Cheryl Morales, Executive Director
  • Martha Frenchek, Recording Secretary
  • Betcinda Kettells, LDAC Liaison

Agenda

  1.  Call to Order – Chairperson, Karen Roth
  2. Roll Call – Martha Frenchek
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
    1. Minutes of Meeting, August 31, 2022 (vote needed)
  4. Financial Committee Report -Treasurer, Henry Schubert
    1. Level Four Management Report – August 2022
    2. PDR Accounting Financial Statement – August 2022
  5. Correspondence
  6. Executive Director’s Report – Cheryl Morales
    1. Building/Admin
    2. Countywide Services/Member Libraries
  7. Old Business
  8. New Business
    1. FY’23 Budget review (vote needed)
    2. Updated job descriptions (vote needed)
  9. LDAC Report – Betcinda Kettells
    1. Minutes of LDAC Meeting August 8, 2022
  10. Executive Session
    1. Succession Planning
    2. Ed Annual Performance Review (vote needed)
  11. Announcements/Miscellaneous
  12. Public Comments
  13. Adjournment

The next regular board meeting: Wednesday, November 30, 2022, at PPLC @ 3:30 pm. (No Meeting in October)

Countywide Services Report – August 2022

Deaf Literacy Center

Program Attendance
Total Programs
Volunteer Hrs.
August 2022
699
27
53
August 2021
789
37
41

Talking Book Library

Total Circulation
New Patrons
Total Patrons
August 2022
16,124
34
4,757
August 2021
12,583
41
4,792

3 for Me Cards

New Cardholder
Items Checked Out
FY 2022 YTD
2,511
19,141
FY 2021
1,234
11,866

Partnerships

Museum Passes

Museum Visits FY 2021
Check Outs FY 2021
Museum Visits YTD 2022
Check Outs YTD 2022
Dunedin History Museum
37
70
239
523
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
412
197
2,811
1,474
Florida Holocaust Museum
123
108
1,189
866
Henry B. Plant Museum
31
42
251
217
Imagine Museum
230
211
2,018
1,477
James Museum
317
245
2,568
1,797
Leepa-Rattner Museum
NC
60
305
475
Museum of Fine Arts
240
243
1,820
1,571
Tampa Bay History Museum
NC
95
603
718

Ukulele Program

Checkouts
Workshops
Workshop Attendees
FY 2022 YTD
257
30
297
FY 2021
220
0
0

Career Online High School

Library
Students
Library
Students
Clearwater
5
Safety Harbor
3
Dunedin
2
St. Petersburg
8
Largo
9
Tarpon Springs
0
Pinellas Park
0
Total Students
27

Reading with the Rays

FY 2021: online data not available to PPLC
FY 2020: online data not available to PPLC
FY 2019: 7,645 program participants

Digital Media

E-Magazines
E-Books
FY 2022 YTD
6,217
62,995
FY 2021
4,882
64,563

Deaf Literacy Center Statistics FY 2022

ClassesFY21OctNovDecJanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSeptTotal
ASL Tutoring5904738182541275244312812363
Sign Language I1556185167411361952103182233613271832,346
Sign Language II91698741587134132128115169182781,212
Deaf/HH Tutoring87211493568710311211991746542256
Basic Literacy2023629191627204133545111337
Outreaches68215371861321027313228210644281,209
Baby ASL266137211693697843253953535
Individualized Assistance23272332051751942482562143131832021262,349
Special Programs34464026424592364944283682763934171534,268
Family Mentoring6043849314443336357373513443
Volunteer Hours778817378486591109887610253864
# of Programs6235346373342444841515527477
Total Program Attendance112211367140592197314801360151314771,4331,390699014,018

Deaf Literacy Center Comparison Chart

Service
August 21
August 22
ASL Tutoring
41
12
Sign Language I
141
183
Sign Language II
47
78
Deaf/HH Tutoring
73
42
Basic Literacy
25
11
Individualized Assistance
192
126
Special Programs
152
153
Family Mentoring
61
13
Volunteer Hours
41
53
# of Programs
37
27

The Covid-19 pandemic forced DLC staff to continuously change the methods and platforms of service delivery to the Deaf community throughout FY 21. The data in FY 22 is indicating a return to pre-pandemic levels. This is shown by higher attendance numbers as well as fewer number of programs as the DLC returns to its focus on in-person programming.

August Highlights: ASL storytime @ SH lib, Virtual ASL presentation in partnership with SPC, End of Deaf/HH and CODA Summer Camp @SH library, Began ASL classes @libraries, Baby ASL classes Seminole, Weekly US citizenship, Drivers Ed and basic English to Deaf adults – individualized sessions, Began Fall reading challenge for D/HH kids, Visit schools to meet new potential families and share flyers, Sabila’s ASL videos, Worked on preparing for fall programs and events.

Talking Book Library

 FY 21OctNovDecJanFebMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugSeptTotal
Library Usage- Total Patrons4807483448664554458546074637466416914,7114,7224,7574,757
Library Usage- New Patrons3472730222923322934221234294
Library Usage- Walk-ins2632940294523221924121326282
Library Usage- Phone Calls70294865483445004034484043853574384154,728
Total Circulation188205143771319411120116371002512352116321227611,83414,26216,1240138,833
Digital Book Circulation14870011238102068081846971099242851488218,47810,72513,463104,346
Books Downloaded by Staff39252042382513103142381952503421501482,640
BARD (Downloaded Books)35482293027472782285225922869291532023,0103,3852,51131,795
Circulation of other formats9853661038342252
Interlibrary Loan26901861291571251621861771391141231251,623
Digital Book Copies91463921879257992846931659322693359935309390593,99994,30594,59394,593
Items in other formats100410041004100410041004100410041004989989989989
Volunteer Hours7839473576476433754364532611
Donations12531.85$108$775$1983.51$165$110$1030$75$505$1,140.65$472.00$137.00$6,501.16
Outreach - Events3000001400027
Outreach - Audience529200022314113376
Outreach - New Registration81331109111475862

Talking Book Library Comparison Chart

Aug 21
Aug 22
New Patrons
323
294
Walk-Ins
240
282
Volunteer Hours
701
611
Outreach Events
3
7
Outreach Audience
529
76
New Registrations from Outreach
78
62
Total Patrons
4,792
4,757
Total Circulation
173,134
138,833
Donations
12,257
6,501

Data extracted from: Florida Division of Blind Services’ Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library ILS; KLAS (7.01.20)

The Walk-ins statistic reflects persons visiting TBL using curbside assistance or entering the building.

Outreach statistics reflect virtual Events and Audience since March 2020.