Library Board Meetings Won’t Be Broadcast

At its May 16, 2011 meeting, the Ann Arbor District Library board voted on a resolution to begin videotaping its meetings for broadcast. Nancy Kaplan, the board’s newest member, proposed the idea at their April 25, 2011 meeting. At that same meeting, AADL staff told the board that limited resources and quality control issues were the reasons why they hadn’t chosen to videotape the meetings to date.

Only Kaplan and Barbara Murphy voted in favor of the resolution. It was defeated by a 2-4 vote, with trustees Rebecca Head, Jan Barney Newman, Margaret Leary and Prue Rosenthal voting against it. Ed Surovell was absent.

This brief was filed from the AADL board meeting at the downtown library on South Fifth Avenue. A more detailed report will follow: [link]