LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

May 12 2015 7:00 pm

Minutes of the Board of Trustees

 

Johnsburg Public Library

 

May 12, 2015

 

 

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by President E. Munson at 7:07 P.M.  Trustees Present:  M.J. Farrell, E. Munson, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  All trustees were present.  Director M. Zawacki and B.Harmel were also present.

 

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by M.J. Farrell and seconded by K. Gustafson to approve the minutes of the April meeting.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, E. Munson, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, and J. Stockwell.  Abstain:  R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 

Approval of Bills

Motion was made by M.J. Farrell and seconded by J. Stockwell to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $46,183.01.  Ayes:  M.J. Farrell, E. Munson, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 

Treasurer's Financial Report

Trustees reviewed the financial report.

 

Committee Reports

There were no committee reports.

 

Correspondence

Trustees reviewed the summary of votes for the April 7, 2015 election.

 

Trustees reviewed the Final Tax Computation for FY2016.  The amount was $578,834.00.  This is an increase of 1.93%.

 

Trustees read a letter from Barbara Harmel regarding a board vacancy.

 

Trustees reviewed the IT report for April 2015.

 

Trustees read three positive surveys from HRC patrons.

 

Trustees read Facebook posts regarding JJHS Random Acts of Kindness Mini-course.

 

Trustees read a comment from a Connecticut librarian thanking us for HRC ideas on our website.

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Unfinished Business

The EDGE Assessment (Per Capita requirement) is cancelled until the June meeting.

 

New Business

Salaries for FY2017 were presented by library director.  Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by M.J. Farrell to accept the salaries as presented for FY2017.  Ayes:  E. Munson, M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 

Trustees reviewed the policy updates and revisions which M. Zawacki had updated.

 

Director's Report

The library will close at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, May 22nd, as the staff will be trained for CPR and AED by the Johnsburg Police Department.

 

Details for the Kohl's Cares Scholarship were reviewed by the trustees.  Employee Heather S. had nominated Alyssa Santiago for this award.

 

Public Input

There was no public input.

 

Board Input

There was no board input.

 

Adjournment

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by R. Barnes to adjourn.  Ayes:  E. Munson, M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, J. Stockwell, and R. Barnes.  Meeting was adjourned by E. Munson at 7:47 P.M.  This was E. Munson's last board meeting as she is officially retiring from the board after many years of service.

 

 

                                                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                     Madelyn Diedrich, secretary

 

 

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

May 2015

 

  1. CPR and AED Training for Staff:

Officer Jennifer Jones of the Johnsburg Policy Department will be doing CPR and AED training for staff on Friday afternoon, May 22.  The library will close at 2:00 p.m. for this purpose.  The Illinois State Library has sent out information that there may be a grant for public libraries to purchase an AED in the near future.

 

  1. Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program:

I didn’t have all the details on this scholarship program at last month’s meeting.  Staff member Heather S. nominated Alyssa Santiago, one of her very active teen members for this award.  Attached are the details on this scholarship program.

 

 

 

April 2015 statistics:

TOTAL CIRCULATION:  6,308                  AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  218

VOLUMES ADDED:             188                            VOLUMES WITHDRAWN:  156

TOTAL VOLUMES:  62,435                         TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED:  11,599

ILL BORROWING STATISTICS:  230       ILL LENDING STATISTICS:  344

                                                                                   

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Maria Zawacki

 

Library Director