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Minutes for February 2011

Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library


Board of Trustees

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Thursday, February 17, 2011 7:00 pm



President Stroube called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm
ROLL CALL:
Present: Holecek-Sherman, Joyce, Stewart, Stroube, Thurmond
Late: Fiorenzo
Absent: Peterson
Also Present: Lisa Morrison Korajczyk, Director
PUBLIC COMMENTS:
None
MINUTES:
Trustee Holecek-Sherman made a motion and Trustee Stewart seconded that minutes from the regular meeting on January 21, 2011 be approved. Upon a voice vote the motion passed.
CORRESPONDENCE:
The Board read the Ennounce concerning the system merger update and, and the Director informed them that the letter from the Treasurer’s Office was being handled by the O’Neill & Gaspardo.
FINANCIAL REPORT:
Trustee Holecek-Sherman made a motion and Trustee Thurmond seconded that the board approve the February 2011 Claims List for $ 14,345.35. Upon a roll call vote the motion carried.
Trustee Holecek-Sherman made a motion and Trustee Thurmond seconded that the board approve the February 2011 Petty Cash List for $ 292.84. Upon a roll call vote the motion carried.
IMRF for January 2011 was $2,322.97.
Ayes: Holecek-Sherman, Joyce, Stewart, Stroube, Thurmond
Nays: 0
Ayes: Holecek-Sherman, Joyce, Stewart, Stroube, Thurmond
Nays: 0
LIBRARIAN’S REPORT:
Automation:
The tech consultant performed the usual monthly maintenance, and also gave the library a new shelf to hold the computer equipment in the staff room. He also replaced all the monitors in the Children’s Department with flat screens. We would still like to purchase two laptops or tablets for patrons to use when all of the computers are full.
Building and Maintenance:
As you can tell by Max’s bill this month we had plenty of snow in January. We have moved the DVD’s to under the Front Desk for ease of convenience, and we also hope to purchase a shelving unit for the circulation area and remove the small desk by the glass partition. By next year, we hope to move the audio visual materials to the reference area, and remove all of the DVD spinners. It would open that front area, and make for a more attractive space.
Personnel:
Vacation: 11.5
Sick: 1
Personal: 1
The director attended: 1 Kiwanis meeting, 1 Project Phoenix meeting, 1 HR Roundtable, and 1 Zone meeting, and Ms. Gaz attended 1 CLASS meeting. Ms. O’Halloran attended 1 Cirq Du Swan meeting. Also, Ms. Gaz decided to visit three different libraries to see how they handle storytimes. She was inspired and cam away with a variety of ideas for our library.
Programs:
Ms. Elmore has started computer classes at the library, and they seem to be popular. Scrabble is still going strong and the L’Go club and storytimes are still well attended.
COMMITTEE REPORTS:
None
OLD BUSINESS:
The Strategic Plan committee will consist of Trustee Holecek-Sherman, Trustee Stewart, Trustee Fiorenzo and President Stroube. The Library Director will also be on the committee along with two staff members and 2 or 3 community members. The First meeting will be 4/12/2011. The Personnel Committee will meet in Executive session to discuss the Director’s evaluation on 2/24/11 at 2:00 pm, and the Policy Committee is scheduled to meet on 3/15/2011 at 1:00 pm.
NEW BUSINESS:
None
TRUSTEE DISCUSSION:
The Director asked the Board to consider closing for half a day to attend a workshop on communication skills in the workplace.
ADJOURNMENT:
Trustee Thurmond made a motion and Trustee Joyce seconded that the February 17, 2011 meeting be adjourned. Upon a voice vote the meeting adjourned at 8:57 pm.