20 Sep

2019 Annual Membership Meeting and Board Meeting Dates Set

The 2019 Annual Membership Meeting will be held Saturday, November 16th from 3-5pm at the Valley Library in the Conference Room.  All members are invited.  The meeting will include an annual budget report, a year in review report from the director of the Juneau Public Libraries, discussion of goals and objectives for the coming year and election of board members.  Refreshments will be provided.  A slate of board candidates will follow shortly.   Any member interested in serving on the board is invited to send their name and a brief bio to juneauplfriends@gmail.com by November 1st.  

In 2019, the board will have meetings at the Valley Library at 5 pm on the following dates:
  • May 16
  • August 15
  • November 21
22 Jan

Board Meeting 1/23/16

The Friends of the Juneau Public Libraries Board of Directors will meet Saturday January 23rd 2016 from 1-3pm at the Valley Library in the Conference Room (seating is limited).  Members of the public are welcome.

Tentative Agenda:

Saturday 1/23/16, 1pm
Valley Library Conference Room

I. Adopt agenda

II. Reports:

  • Minutes of 2 previous meetings­ (Brandi)
  • Bookstore update (Heidi)
  • Valley Library update (Robert)
  • General library update (Robert | programming, CBJ budget)
  • Alaska Air foundation request denied, encouraged to reapply (Robert)

III. Old Business

  • Ameritrade Signature Authority Forms (Brandy, John, Jonas)
  • Discussion and potential resolution to add signature authority for Robert for purpose of writing checks/use of debit card/drawing funds from petty cash/checking account.

IV. New Business

  • JDCM request to sell greeting cards @ bookstore (ROBERT, Scott, Heidi).
  • Bookstore Insurance Policy Review (John)
  • Review quote for increasing liability/loss coverage for bookstore inventory.
  • Review quote for Directors & Officers Liability Coverage.
  • Suggestion to pursue coverage to include worker’s comp for bookstore vols.
  • Discussion and potential resolution to add official signature authority for Robert for purpose of writing checks/use of debit card/drawing funds from petty cash/checking account.
  • Donation Request: Read Across America event March 5th @ Valley Library. In the past Friends of the Library has donated approximately 200 books and 100 $1.00 bookstore gift certificates. Do we want to support at same level again this year?

V. Adjourn

13 May

How to Run for Local Office @ Assembly Chambers

Have you ever wondered about running for local office but don’t quite know where to start?

If you think you might run this year – or only sometime in the future – a new half-day workshop might be just what you’ve been waiting for.

This new workshop:

How to Run for Local Office
Saturday, June 6, 9am to 1pm
Juneau Assembly Chambers.

Sponsored by the Juneau League of Women Voters, the Municipal Clerk, the Juneau Public Libraries, and the School District.

Registration is required and space is limited. Pick up a flyer at any CBJ Library, or register online.  Don’t wait – seats will fill up fast!

Participants will learn what it’s like to serve on the Assembly and School Board, the legal requirements for candidates, and how to campaign. They’ll hear from current and past elected officials and get a free printed toolkit with everything needed to know to be ready to run.

Maybe this is the time to test the waters by learning more about what it takes.

The Workshop is free, and lunch will be provided afterwards so interested citizens  can ask questions and learn about the the rules, how-tos, and pitfalls.

Juneau League of Women Voters – Pat Watt 957-1175, lwvjuneauak@gmail.org
Municipal Clerk’s Office – Laurie Sica 586-5278, Laurie.Sica@juneau.org
Juneau Public Libraries – Robert Barr 586-0443, Robert.Barr@juneau.org
Juneau School District – Kristin Bartlett 523-1707, kristin.bartlett@juneauschools.org
Juneau Votes! is a non-partisan collaborative community project to increase voter registration, voter education and voter turnout in Juneau, AK. A copy of the Juneau Votes! charter and other documents are available on the Juneau League of Women Voters (LWV) website

Follow us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/JuneauVotes or
on Twitter @JuneauVotes.

Collaborating Organizations: Juneau Public Library, Juneau LWV, CBJ Assembly, Juneau Economic Development Council, Huna Totem Corporation, Sealaska, KTOO/KRNN/KXLL, Juneau Radio Center (KINY, TAKU 105, KXJ, KJNO, MIX106), Thunder Mountain High School Government/Student Government, The Juneau Empire, the Juneau Bar Association, the Juneau Chamber of Commerce and the University of Alaska Southeast. Conversations are underway with other potential partners, and their names will be added once they join the project.