PPLC Board of Directors March 30 Agenda

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, February 23, 2022 (vote needed)
  4. Financial Committee Report -Treasurer, Henry Schubert
    1. Level Four Management Report – February 2022
    2. PDR Accounting Financial Statement – February 2022
  5. Correspondence
  6. Executive Director’s Report – Cheryl Morales
  7. Building/Admin
  8. Countywide Services/Member Libraries
  9. Old Business
    1. Contracts update -roofing (change order approval needed), DLIS ARPA grant, Smart Horizons COHS
    2. DEI Policy -Final draft, approved by the LDAC 3.14.22
  10. New Business
    1. Courier contract -final
    2. Website -Accessibility statement or policy
    3. Interlocal Agreement -2023 revisions
    4. FY’21 Audit update
  11. LDAC Report – Betcinda Kettells
    1. Minutes of LDAC Meeting February 14, 2022
  12. Announcements/Miscellaneous
  13. Public Comments
  14. Adjournment

The next regular board meeting: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at PPLC @ 3:30 pm.

Countywide Services Report – February 2022

Deaf Literacy Center

Program Attendance
Total Programs
Volunteer Hrs.
Feb. 2022
1,480
42
65
Feb. 2021
1,135
44
41

Talking Book Library

Total Circulation
New Patrons
Total Patrons
Feb. 2022
10,025
23
4,607
Feb. 2021
16,122
46
4,551

3 for Me Cards

New Cardholder
Items Checked Out
FY 2022 YTD
791
7,170
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
111
184
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
412
197
947
501
Florida Holocaust Museum
123
108
405
294
Henry B. Plant Museum
31
42
63
72
Imagine Museum
230
211
709
568
James Museum
217
245
1,071
721
Leepa-Rattner Museum
NC
60
97
162
Museum of Fine Arts
240
243
665
620
Tampa Bay History Museum
NC
95
0
240

Ukulele Program

Checkouts
Workshops
Workshop Attendees
FY 2022 YTD
110
12
110
FY 2021
220
0
0

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

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
Feb 21
Feb 22
ASL Tutoring
98
41
Sign Language I
194
195
Sign Language II
158
134
Deaf/HH Tutoring
57
103
Basic Literacy
13
27
Individualized Assistance
221
248
Special Programs
303
494
Family Mentoring
55
43
Volunteer Hours
41
65
# of Programs
44
42

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.

February highlights: Baby ASL classes at Palm Harbor, Eastlake, and Seminole, Black Deaf History month virtual presentation, Deaf Family Storytime and picnic, Optimist speech contest practice sessions with Deaf/HH middle and high schoolers, VITA Tax assistance in collaboration with Mattie Williams NFC in SH.

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

FY21
FY22
New Patrons
125
131
Walk-Ins
111
166
Volunteer Hours
284
364
Outreach Events
0
0
Outreach Audience
134
4
New Registrations from Outreach
43
8
Total Patrons
4,551
4,607
Total Circulation
84,363
60,353
Donations
6,227
3,142

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

The Walk-ins statistic includes persons using curbside assistance.
Outreach statistics reflect virtual Events and Audience since March 2020.