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Trustees' Nominating Committee
Board of Trustees

Trustees Nominating Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 6, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30a.m.

A meeting of the Trustees Nominating Committee was held at the Boston Public Library, McKim Trustees Room, on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 7:30 a.m.

Present at the meeting were: Chairman Zamawa Arenas; Trustee James Carroll; President Amy E. Ryan; and Jamie McGlone, Clerk of the Board.

Chairman Zamawa Arenas presided.

Chairman Zamawa Arenas addressed the first item on the order of business pertaining to the review of the Trustees Nominating Committee Charge. The committee is charged with nominating the slate of officers for the Board of Trustees of the Public Library of the City of Boston at the Annual Trustees Meeting on May 11, 2010 including: nomination of a Chairman; nomination of a Vice Chairman; and nomination of a Clerk of the Board.

The Chairman invited discussion on the qualifications for and qualities of a Chairman of the Board of the Boston Public Library. The committee noted the desirable attributes of an effective Chairman of the Board would include: experience and knowledge of government; an understanding of the public role of the library; commitment to responsible fiscal stewardship; good spokesperson for the library; an appreciation for and love of libraries; and a recognition for building a vision for the future of the Boston Public Library.

The committee further noted an effective Chairman would be someone with strong administrative experience and knowledge of how large complex organizations work. The members also noted the desirable attributes of someone with proven leadership, encourages participation of discussion and the engagement of issues facing an organization, and a clear recognition of and appreciation for the future vision of the Boston Public Library.

In light of these desirable qualifications, the committee unanimously agreed that current Chairman Jeffrey B. Rudman perfectly fulfills all the criteria. To that end, Chairman Zamawa Arenas made the motion to nominate Jeffrey B. Rudman as Chairman of the Board at the Trustees Annual Meeting on May 11, 2010 which was seconded by Trustee James Carroll. Following discussion, on a motion duly made and seconded, it was

VOTED: “that Chairman Zamawa Arenas nominate Jeffrey B. Rudman as Chairman of the Board at the Annual Trustees Meeting on May 11, 2010 and Trustee James Carroll would second the nomination”

The Committee discussed the qualifications of a Vice Chairman of the Board noting the critical importance of someone who could stand in for the Chairman of the Board coupled with the attributes reflected in the qualifications for a Chairman of the Board.

The members discussed the potential nomination of Trustee Evelyn Arena-Ortiz as Vice Chairman of the Board in light of her commitment to the Boston Public Library and someone who would bring strong business and technology skills to the table.

In light of these desirable qualifications, the committee unanimously agreed that Trustee Evelyn Arana-Ortiz fulfills all the criteria. To that end, Chairman Zamawa Arenas made the motion to nominate Evelyn Arana-Ortiz as Vice Chairman of the Board at the Trustees Annual Meeting on May 11, 2010 which was seconded by Trustee James Carroll. Following discussion, on a motion duly made and seconded, it was

VOTED: “that Chairman Zamawa Arenas would nominate Evelyn Arana-Ortiz as Vice Chairman of the Board at the Annual Trustees Meeting on May 11, 2010 and Trustee James Carroll would second the nomination”

The committee discussed the nomination of a Clerk of the Board at the Annual Trustees Meeting on May 11, 2010. The members discussed the nomination of Jamie McGlone as Clerk of the Board in light of his dedicated service to the Boston Public Library.

To that end, Chairman Zamawa Arenas made the motion to nominate Jamie McGlone as Clerk of the Board at the Trustees Annual Meeting on May 11, 2010 which was seconded by Trustee James Carroll. Following discussion, on a motion duly made and seconded, it was

VOTED: “that Chairman Zamawa Arenas nominate Jamie McGlone as Clerk of the Board at the Annual Trustees Meeting on May 11, 2010 and Trustee James Carroll would second the nomination”

There being no further business, the Trustees Nominating Committee meeting adjourned at 7:45 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jamie McGlone
Clerk to the Trustees