Texas State Library and Archives Commission
August 30, 2013
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission met on Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building, 1201 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas.
Michael C. Waters, chairman
Sharon T. Carr, vice chairman
Martha Doty Freeman
F. Lynwood Givens
Larry G. Holt
Wm. Scott McAfee
Sandra J. Pickett
Joe Thrash, Office of the Attorney General
Joy Poole, New Mexico State Library
Ed Seidenberg, interim director and librarian
Mark Smith, Library Systems and Services, Riverside, CA
- Introductions and establish quorum.
Chairman Waters called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m., and announced that with all commissioners present, the commission would enter executive session to conduct interviews of the three candidates for the position of Director and Librarian.
- General Announcements. There were none at this time.
- Executive Session to conduct interviews of Director and Librarian candidates, as authorized by Texas Government Code §551.074, regarding personnel matters.
The commission conducted separate interviews with each candidate. Each candidate was interviewed for one hour and 45 minutes. During this time, Donna Osborne and Joe Thrash were present in the meeting.
- Executive session concerning candidate interviews for Director and Librarian position, as authorized by Texas Government Code §551.071, and §551.074, regarding consultations with attorney and personnel matters, respectively.
After the interviews were completed, Chairman Waters continued the executive session and asked the agency’s division directors to appear individually before the commission in executive session to provide input on the Director and Librarian candidates. Jelain Chubb, director, Archives and Information Services Division, Manual Alvarez, director, Information Resources and Technologies, Deborah Littrell, director, Library Development and Networking, Ava Smith, director, Talking Book Program, and Craig Kelso, director, State and Local Records Management, appeared individually before the commission, after which the executive session continued.
At 3:05 p.m., Chairman Waters recessed the commission from executive session announcing that a public meeting would begin at 3:20 p.m.
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
Registration sheets showing others in attendance are on file with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s Executive Assistant.
- Possible action concerning matters discussed in executive session, concerning the Director and Librarian position.
At 3:20 p.m. Chairman Waters called the public meeting to order. Chairman Waters moved to offer the Director and Librarian position to Mark Smith at an annual salary of $140,000. Vice Chair Carr seconded the motion. Chairman Waters called for a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.
Vice Chair Carr moved to increase the salary of Assistant State Librarian Edward Seidenberg to $125,000. Commissioner Freeman seconded the motion. Chairman Waters called for a roll call vote. The motion passed unanimously.
Chairman Waters thanked all in attendance for being present and for participating in the process. He adjourned the meeting at 3:25 p.m.