Meeting of the Johnsburg Public Library Board of Trustees

Nov 12 2013 7:00 pm

Minutes of the Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Johnsburg Public Library

November 12, 2013

 

Call to Order

 Meeting was called to order by President E. Munson at 7:02 P.M.  Trustees present:  M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell, E. Munson, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, and R. Barnes.  Trustee absent:  J. Stockwell.  Director M. Zawacki was present.

 Approval of Minutes

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

 Approval of Bills

 Motion was made by M.J. Farrell and seconded by R. Barnes to approve the payment of bills in the amount of $51,882.82 and the payment of $6,396.25 for the building fund.  Ayes:  M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell, E. Munson, K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 Treasurer's Financial Report

 Trustees reviewed the financial report.

 Committee Reports

 There were no committee reports.

 Correspondence

 Trustees discussed the legal information regarding the Concealed Carry Act.  A required sign will be posted.

 Trustees reviewed the IMRF Contribution Rate for 2014 which actually went down.

 Trustees reviewed the executive summary from the new IT provider.  It was agreed that he is working very hard for our benefit.

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 Trustees looked into the Calendar Palace info and agreed it was not for us.

Trustees were given the information on the Open Meeting Act training for 2013.  They were reminded that all board members must complete this training program by December 31, 2013.

 Unfinished Business

 There was no unfinished business.

 New Business

 Motion was made by M.J. Farrell and seconded by M. Diedrich to approve the "Hit the Paws Button for Adult Animal Nonfiction"  grant application from the Illinois State Library.  Ayes:  M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, E. Munson, K. Gustafson, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 Motion was made by K. Hughes and seconded by M.J. Farrell to approve Ordinance No. 2013-11-1.  This is the ordinance prohibiting firearms on library property.  Ayes:  M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, E. Munson, K. Gustafson, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

Motion was made by R. Barnes and seconded by M.J. Farrell to approve the goals for 2014.  Ayes:  M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, E. Munson, K. Gustafson, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 Motion was made by R. Barnes and seconded by K. Hughes on IMRF disability benefits.  It was decided that the use of sick/vacation pay would be left up to the employee.  Ayes:  M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, E. Munson, K. Gustafson, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.

 Director's Report

 Maria commented on several conferences that she and other employees had attended. 

 Our library will be participating in World Book Night on April 23, 2014.  This is a nationwide event where book givers will give away 20 free copies of brand new books to spread their love of reading.  We need people to sign up to be book givers.

Public Input

 There was no public input.

 Board Input

 There was no board input.

 

Adjournment

 Motion was made by M.J. Farrell and seconded by M. Diedrich to adjourn.  Ayes:  M. Diedrich, M.J. Farrell,

K. Hughes, K. Gustafson, E. Munson, and R. Barnes.  Motion passed.  Meeting was adjourned by President E. Munson at 7:35 P.M. 

 

 

                                                                     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

                                                                     Madelyn Diedrich, secretary

 

 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

November 2013

 

 

  1. Illinois Library Association conference:

Melanie and Heather attended the conference on October 15 and got some great ideas for teen programming from the sessions they attended.  I attended on October 16 and attended “Fire Up a Dynamic Strategic Plan”, “Breaking Bad Behavior: Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports in the Public Library”, and “Fire Up Your Staff:  Using Values to Focus Your Organization toward Your Vision”.  Most of the presenters were from large libraries and I didn’t come away with very much that I felt was relatable to our situation.  I did go to the ILA annual members’ meeting and it was interesting to hear their lobbyist talk about various library issues, such as the new concealed carry law.

 

  1. World Book Night, April 23, 2014

The library will be participating in this nationwide event.  Book givers will give away 20 free copies of brand new books to spread their love of reading.  The library will be a pick-up location and will host a kick-off reception for the book givers.  We need people to sign up to be book givers!  I’ve signed up to distribute large print copies at the senior center, as an example.  More info and the online application to be a book giver can be found at www.us.worldbooknight.org.

 

 

 

 

October 2013 statistics:

TOTAL CIRCULATION:  8,038                  AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  259

VOLUMES ADDED:             316                            VOLUMES WITHDRAWN:  187

TOTAL VOLUMES:  62,677                                    TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED:  11,216

ILL BORROWING STATISTICS: 257        ILL LENDING STATISTICS:  629

                                                                                   

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Maria Zawacki

Library Director