Texas State Library and Archives Commission
August 29, 2013

Minutes

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission met on Friday, August 29, 2013, at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas.

Commissioners Present:

Michael C. Waters, chairman

Sharon T. Carr, vice chairman

Martha Doty Freeman

F. Lynwood Givens

Larry G. Holt

Wm. Scott McAfee

Sandra J. Pickett

 
Administrative Staff Present:

Edward Seidenberg, interim director and librarian

Manuel Alvarez, director, Information Resources Technologies

Jelain Chubb, director, Archives and Information Services

Craig Kelso, director, State and Local Records Management

Deborah Littrell, director, Library Development and Networking

Donna Osborne, director, Administrative Services

Ava Smith, director, Talking Book Program

Cesar Garza, communications officer

Tracy Kuhn Lash, executive assistant

 
Guests:

Joe Thrash, Office of the Attorney General

Joe Pool, New Mexico State Library

Mark Smith, Library Systems and Services

 

Registration sheets showing others in attendance are on file with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Executive Assistant.

  1. Introductions and establish quorum.

Chairman Waters called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. and welcomed everyone to the meeting. He noted that all commissioners were present thus establishing a quorum. He introduced Joy Poole, Edward Seidenberg and Mark Smith, finalists for the position of Director and Librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

  1. General announcements.

Chairman Waters invited everyone to meet the candidates during the public reception from 3:00 to 4:20 p.m. and invited all to attend the candidate presentations at 4:30 p.m. He thanked the Texas Library Association for providing refreshments during the reception.

Chairman Waters called the commission into executive session as authorized by Texas Government Code §551.071, and §551.074, regarding consultations with attorney and personnel matters, respectively.

  1. Public Reception to meet candidates for Director and Librarian position.

Candidates were positioned in the lobby in separate locations where staff and guests could meet and discuss issues impacting the agency. Refreshments were served. At 3:45 p.m., the commission ended the executive session and all commissioners joined the public reception in the lobby.

  1. Presentations by candidates.

At 4:20 p.m., Chairman Waters invited all in attendance to take seats in the Reference Library for the candidate presentations. Chairman Waters welcomed everyone and introduced former commissioners, members of the Friends of Libraries & Archives of Texas board and Ed Robinson of the Governor’s Office. Chairman Waters introduced Edward Seidenberg who made a brief presentation on his background, experience and plans for the agency’s future. After he exited the room, Chairman Waters introduced Mark Smith who made a brief presentation on his background, experience and plans for the agency’s future. After he exited the room, Chairman Waters introduced Joy Poole who made brief presentation on her background, experience and plans for the agency’s future.

  1. Executive session to discuss candidates for Director and Librarian position, as authorized by Texas Government Code §551.071, and §551.074, regarding consultations with attorney and personnel matters, respectively.

Chairman Waters thanked everyone for attending the reception and presentations. At 5:00 p.m., chairman Waters announced the commission would go into executive session pursuant to Sections §551.071 and §551.074 of the Texas Government Code, regarding consultations with attorney and personnel matters, respectively.

At 5:40 p.m., the commission reconvened the open meeting and Chairman Waters adjourned the meeting.

 

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