Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Nov 8 2011 7:00 pm

Minutes of the Meeting
Of the
Board of Trustees
Johnsburg Public Library
Nov.8, 2011
Trustees Present: R. Barnes, M.J. Farrell, K. Hughes, K. Kucik
Trustees Absent: E. Robel, J., Stockwell, E. Munson
Also Present: Dir. M. Zawacki
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by V.-P.M.J. Farrell at 7:04 pm.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by R. Barnes, seconded by K. Hughes, to approve the minutes of the October meeting as presented. Ayes: R. Barnes, K. Hughes, K. Kucik, M.J. Farrell. Motion passed.
Approval of the Bills
Motion was made by K. Kucik, seconded by R. Barnes, to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $41,611.42. Ayes: R. Barnes, K. Hughes, K. Kucik, M.J. Farrell. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the treasurer’s financial report.
Committee Reports
There were no committee reports.
Trustees reviewed notice from auditors regarding FY2011 audit.
Trustees reviewed notice of IMRF rate for FY2012.
Trustees reviewed Tax Projection Report for FY 2013.
Trustees reviewed letter from Madge Diedrich expressing interest in serving on the board if there is a vacancy.
Trustees reviewed copy of Northwest Herald article regarding Health Dept. food permits.
Unfinished Business
There was no unfinished business.
New Business
There was no new business.
Director’s Report
Trustees reviewed the director’s report.
Public Input
There was no public input.
Board Input
M.J. Farrell expressed appreciation of added posters in women’s restroom.
Motion was made by K. Kucik, seconded by K. Hughes, to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: K. Hughes, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, M.J. Farrell. Motion passed.  Meeting was adjourned by V.-P.M.J. Farrell at 7:21 pm.
                                                            Respectfully submitted,
                                                            Kathleen Kucik, secretary


November 2011
  1. Per Capita Grant check:
I am pleased to report that we finally received our FY2011 Per Capita check for $12,226.75. We have until June 30, 2012 to spend the money.
  1. Library Facebook and Twitter accounts now active:
I am now regularly posting on the library’s Facebook ( and Twitter accounts (@jburglibrary). “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! We’ll have a special holiday giveaway, specifics of which will only be made available via these social networking tools. Pam is currently working on the promotional info to encourage people to sign up. The FY2014 Per Capita grant will require us to report on the library’s promotion and programming, including the use of social networking.
  1. New Warner Home Video Policy:
Warner Home Video will no longer distribute theatrical releases to libraries or home video rental operations until 28 days after they release the movies for sale at retailers. In addition to being released 28 days after the retail version, Warner’s rental version DVDs will not contain bonus features or extras. This will also result in a price reduction of approximately $4 per title. One of the upcoming DVD releases affected by this will be the new Harry Potter release.
  1. Status of Simple Scan/Fax station for patrons:
We had originally been told that we’d be receiving this in mid-October when the fax option became operational. I’m now being told it might be released sometime in November, or at least by the end of the year.
  1. Report from the Illinois Library Association conference in Rosemont:
Judy, Paulette, and I attended this year’s conference. We attended programs on legal trends, using social media, the library as the community’s “third space”, IMRF, and ideas for next summer’s reading program.
October 2011 statistics:
TOTAL CIRCULATION:  9,460                                AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  305
VOLUMES ADDED: 250                                          VOLUMES WITHDRAWN: 593
TOTAL VOLUMES: 59,758                                     TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED: 10,515
ILL BORROWING STATISTICS: 275                       ILL LENDING STATISTICS: 190                 
Respectfully submitted,
Maria Zawacki
Library Director