LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

Feb 13 2018 7:00 pm

Minutes of the Board of Trustees

 

Johnsburg Public Library

 

         February 13, 2018

 

 

Call to Order

Meeting was called to order by President M. Diedrich at 7:01 p.m. Trustees present: M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, D. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.  Also present: Trustee Candidate Karen Liston.  Director B. Ryan was present.

 

Approval of Minutes

Motion was made by D. Liston and seconded by L. Dohrn to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2018 meeting.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, D. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.

Motion passed.

 

Approval of Bills

Motion was made by D. Liston and seconded by J. Stockwell to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $61,004,93.

Ayes: M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, D. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.

Motion passed.

 

Treasurer’s Financial Report

Trustees reviewed the FY Year 2017-2018 January 31, 2018 financial report.

 

Committee Reports

None

 

Correspondence

Trustees reviewed the email from Trustee Candidate Karen Liston expressing her interest in filling the vacant position created when Board Trustee B. Harmel resigned December 31, 2017.

 

Unfinished Business

None

 

 

New Business

After an interview with Trustee Candidate Karen Liston motion was made by D. Liston and seconded by S. Reitz to welcome Karen Liston as a new Board Trustee to fill B. Harmel’s vacant board position.

Ayes:  M. Diedrich, K. Gustafson, L. Dohrn, D. Liston, S. Reitz and J. Stockwell.

Motion passed.

 

The Johnsburg Expo is scheduled for March 17, 2018 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Trustees covering the Expo are M. Diedrich and K. Gustafson (10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.), L. Dohrn and K. Liston (11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.), and S. Reitz and J. Stockwell (1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.). Director B. Ryan will be present all day.

 

Trustees reviewed the difference between the estimate and the final charge invoice amount from Cadre Communications for providing and installing wiring for Johnsburg Library’s communications needs.

 

 Director’s Report     

   1. Shifting:

   Biographies have been moved to vacated magazine area and         

   Romances will be likely to be moved back in that area shifting

   Audio books so that their flow is not interrupted by physical

   books, moving the non-fiction DVD’s to where the audio books

   currently are located and adding DVD’s of television series.

2. Staff Training/Continuing Education:

    Julie Schoen attended the McHenry Youth Librarians meeting

    and Library Director B. Ryan attended the McHenry County

    Director’s meeting as well as the Newbie Director meeting.

    Heather Stewart attended the “What’s New in Young Adult

    Literature” presented by the Bureau of Education & Research.

    Programs provide opportunities to network, share and learn

    new information.

3. New Baby!:

    Staff member Kari Willems gave birth to a beautiful 6 pound 10

    ounce baby girl on Wednesday, February 7. Mom and Baby

     Nora are doing great.

4. Statement of Economic Interest:

     Hopefully, trustees received an email from McHenry County

     with instruction on how to complete this outline. Please

     complete before the deadline—it takes 2 minutes to complete.

5. Blinds:

    Blinds in the meeting room need to be replaced and Director

    B. Ryan is checking the costs of adding new blinds with room

    darkening capabilities.  She checked with Home Depot already.

 

Public Input

None

 

Board Input

None

 

Adjournment

Motion was made by J. Stockwell and seconded by S. Reitz to adjourn.

Ayes: M. Diedrich, L. Dohrn, K. Gustafson, D. Liston, K. Liston, S Reitz and J. Stockwell. Motion passed.

Meeting was adjourned by President M. Diedrich at 8:12 p.m.

 

 

                                                                   Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                   Karen Gustafson, secretary