Friends of Marsden Library

Interim Steering Group, 2 September 2015

Action / Agreement Notes

Present: Diane Barkley, Caroline Bolton, Laura Goldman, Jenny Hemming, Natalie Stevenson, Taru Sinclair

Contact Golcar FOG to see if someone would come and talk at our ‘Next Steps’ meeting about their group. Natalie
Ditto Marianne McNamara/Pete Toon – Mikron – to talk about Mikron Friends. Natalie
Keep an eye on Kirklees website and obtain copy of report when public (~22/9) – are we going to be community managed or community supported? Diane
Draft the agenda for our Next Steps meeting Taru
Look for copy of list of interested parties generated previously Taru and Natalie
See if Sue from Library Services has list of interested parties that Taru gave her Lorna
Set up email address Jenny
Give out email address for expressions of interest etc All/Lorna when she calls into Library
Research activities of other Library Friends Groups Caroline
Ask Bob to design poster/flyer Taru
Check Mechanics Availability for October 5th, 7 – 9 Diane/Natalie
Confirm with Sue who will be present from Library and if they can do a two-hander with Diane to scene set Jenny
Inform councillors of workshop but remind them they suggested we might be better off meeting without them, so ask them not to attend on this occasion Jenny
Flyers in School Book Bags Caroline
Posters in Shops
Look at existing Library research to pull out list of what Library is currently used for Jenny
Ask Sue if Library Services can print flyers/posters for us and who to contact in her absence Jenny

Provisional Dates

28/9, 7 – 8.30, 2, Sunny Lea (Natalie’s): Interim Steering Group

5/10, 7 – 9, Marsden Mechanics: Next Steps Meeting

?? Interim Steering Group needs to meet in the middle

9/11, time and place tbc: Follow Up to Next Steps

Agreed

  • Purpose of the Next Steps meeting: sharing information/update; gathering ideas; gathering skills and interests; generating community involvement; discussion of Kirklees’ Cabinet decision re Library future (to be taken 22/9); vision of what Library could become. Also cover boundaries – what we’re not going to do.
  • Those present 2/9 to act as an interim steering group, to keep things moving until such time as a constitution agreed and officers elected (4 – 6 months envisaged).
    • Therefore, we need to introduce ourselves at the Next Steps meeting
  • Publicity/invitation needs to make it clear 1. That this is following on from previous meetings and so is different; 2. It’s a community invitation not Kirklees; 3. Any contribution, no matter how small, is of value.
    • Ideally, we’ll send out an email invitation first to those who we can identify who have already expressed an interest. Then do facebook, posters, flyers etc.
  • ‘Friends of Marsden Library’ includes all supporters, from volunteers to steering group members. You don’t have to take on a big job to be a supporter – just join the discussion and tell your neighbour about the threat to the Library.
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