At its September meeting, the Pierce County Library System’s Board of Trustees will discuss new services from the Library’s re-authorized levy, the new University Place Pierce County Library, participation with community organizations, the Library’s 2008 budget, and other issues.
The Board of Trustees will meet at the Pierce County Library System’s Processing and Administration Center, 3005 112 th St. E., in Tacoma on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 3:30 & 6 p.m.
Four of the primary issues the board will address include:
- New services from re-authorized levy-Live Homework Help, the newest service from the Library’s re-authorized levy, launched in August. Live Homework Help is part of the Library’s pledge to add services for kids and teenagers. Professional tutors help students with their homework using IM or instant messaging and two-way whiteboards in online virtual one-on-one classrooms in real time.
- University Place Library-Designs are being developed for the new library, which is scheduled to be completed in 2009.
- Community organization participation-The Board will discuss a new policy that supports library staff participation in strategic community organizations, to help make the Library more aware of the needs of the communities it serves. Other benefits of participating with community organizations include developing partnerships and working with other groups on community activities.
- 2008 budget-Staff will provide the Board with an initial look at anticipated revenues and expenses in the Library’s 2008 budget.
Pierce County Library is the fourth largest library system in the state, serving 509,000 people, with 17 branches, three bookmobiles and online services. In 2006, people made 2.5 million visits to Pierce County Libraries.