ANN ARBOR DISTRICT LIBRARY BOARD
MINUTES OF THE WORK SESSION OF
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2008
08-198 I. CALL TO ORDER
President Leary called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
08-199 II. ATTENDANCE
Present: Cahill, Leary, Murphy, Barney Newman
Absent: Head, Rosenthal, Surovell
Staff: Choate, Neiburger, Nieman, Parker, Wilson (recorder)
Others: Linda Bennett, Glacier Hills; Ruth Hastie
08-200 III. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
(Item of action)
The agenda was approved by unanimous consent.
08-201 IV. NEW BUSINESS
08-202 A. FUNDRAISING/DEVELOPMENT OFFICE ROLE
Chief Advancement Officer, Glacier Hills
Executive Vice President, Glacier Hills Foundation
Director Parker introduced Linda Bennett who prior to her current position at Glacier Hills retired from the University of Michigan as the Executive Director for Major Gifts, SE Michigan, Office of the VP for Development.
Ms. Bennett began with clarifying the purpose of the position of development officer:
She stated that a good development officer would bring strategic planning to the table and should have a good understanding of the science of donor development. They can position and leverage strategic donations. They would also use Josie’s time effectively along with that of the Board and staff.
What can you expect from this person?
This position would require a budget/materials/clerical support staff.
Ms. Bennett responded to the following questions presented by the Board:
The Board had a brief discussion of the historical role of the Friends. The Friends have a small joint endowment with the Library at the Ann Arbor Community Foundation.
It was the consensus of the Board to proceed with a Development Officer position.
08-203 V. ADJOURNMENT
President Leary adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m.