arch 26, 1999
Jeff Cannell, Director
Judy Rosen, Board President
Albany Public Library
161 Washington Ave.
Albany NY 12210
Dear Jeff and Judy:
Thanks so much for your presentation at our March meeting. Enclosed are
the minutes. If by any chance we misquoted either of you or made any improper statements,
please let me know and they will be corrected at the next meeting.
As requested, I am writing to both of you to reinforce our plea that
you extend the library hours to 9 PM at least some evenings and at some locations to
accommodate community groups that want to meet at the library but cannot schedule an
evening meeting that will be over at 8PM. Perhaps this could be part of the celebration
when the renovations of the Main Branch are completed.
In addition, I want to reinforce CANAs support of the library. We
believe very strongly that the city should include sufficient funds in its budget to
enable you to pay the staff in each branch salaries that are equivalent to other city
salaries, including negotiated raises. If we can be of assistance, please do not hesitate
cc: Mayor Gerald D. Jennings,
Council President Helen Desfosses