Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Saturday, July 10, 1999


Minutes

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) met on Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 8:00 a.m. in the Texas Ballroom 3, Hyatt Hotel (208 Barton Springs Road, Austin) for a Public Forum with Director and Librarian candidates.

Members Present:


Carolyn Palmer Armstrong, Chairman


Kenneth Carr


Patrick Heath, Vice-Chairman


Sandy Melton


Sandra Pickett


Marvin Rich

Members Absent: None

The forum was open to the general public.

Chairman Armstrong convened the meeting at 7:55 a.m.

1. Open Forum with Director and Librarian candidates.

  1. Paul Dumont (8:00-8:50)
  2. Joseph Barnes (9:00-9:50)
  3. Peggy Rudd (10:00-10:50)
  4. Roman Bohachevsky (11:00-11:50)
  5. Katherine Massey (12:00-12:50)

Chairman Armstrong recessed the meeting at 12:50.

Executive Session

Chairman Armstrong reconvened the meeting on Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 314, Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building in Austin. The Commission immediately began Executive Session. (Please see attached statement by Ed Seidenberg concerning taped record of open meeting.)

Members Present:


Carolyn Palmer Armstrong, Chairman


Kenneth Carr


Patrick Heath, Vice-Chairman


Sandy Melton


Sandra Pickett


Marvin Rich

Members Absent: None

2. Evaluate Applicants for position of Director and Librarian.

Session concluded at 7:10 p.m.

Open Session

Chairman Armstrong reconvened the meeting in Open Session at 7:13 p.m.

Staff present:


Robert S. Martin, Director and Librarian


Ed Seidenberg, Director, Administration

3. Take actions necessary to employ or extend search for Director and Librarian.

Commissioner Heath made a motion to authorize Chairman Armstrong to offer appointment to Peggy Rudd as Director and Librarian at a starting salary of $78,000. A possible increase in salary would be addressed on the first anniversary of employment. If Ms. Rudd accepts appointment, her tenure will begin no sooner than September 1, 1999. Commissioner Carr seconded the motion. Motion passed.

After a brief recess, Chairman Armstrong reconvened the meeting at 7:25 and announced the appointment of Peggy Rudd as Director and Librarian Designate.

With no further discussion, Commissioner Carr moved to adjourn the meeting; Commissioner Heath seconded. Motion passed.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,


Robert S. Martin


Director and Librarian

 

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