Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Dec 13 2011 7:00 pm

 

Minutes of the Meeting
Of the
Johnsburg Public Library
 Board of Trustees
Dec. 13, 2011
Trustees Present: E. Munson, R. Barnes, K. Hughes, J. Stockwell, K. Kucik
Trustees Absent: M.J. Farrell, E. Robel
Also Present: Dir. M. Zawacki, M. Diedrich
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Pres. E. Munson at 7:00 pm.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by R. Barnes, seconded by K. Hughes, to approve the minutes of the November meeting as presented. Ayes: R. Barnes, K. Hughes, K.Kucik. Abstention: E. Munson, J. Stockwell. Motion passed.
Approval of Bills
Motion was made by K. Hughes, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $38,854.40. Ayes: K. Hughes, J. Stockwell, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the treasurer’s financial report.
Committee Reports
There were no committee reports.
Correspondence
Dir. M. Zawacki stated that she had received notification that J.C. Penney had appealed the tax rate for the Johnsburg store. There will be a hearing.
Unfinished Business
There was no unfinished business.
                                                                                                                        (over)
 
New Business
Motion was made by J. Stockwell, seconded by R. Barnes, to approve resolution #2011-12-1 (a resolution to declare a board vacancy and appoint a new trustee). Ayes: J. Stockwell, K. Hughes, K. Kucik, R. Barnes, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Oath of Office was administered to new library trustee Madge Diedrich.
Motion was made by J. Stockwell, seconded by R. Barnes, To approve proposal for HVAC duct cleaning from MR. DUCT of Crystal Lake in nthe amount of $2,580.00. Ayes: R. Barnes, K. Hughes, M. Diedrich, K. Kucik,J. Stockwell, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Motion was made by K. Hughes, seconded by K. Kucik, to adopt proposed holiday closing schedule. Library to be closed 12/26/2011 and 1/2/2012. Ayes: J. Stockwell. K. Hughes, M. Diedrich, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Motion was made by J. Stockwell, seconded by K. Hughes, to approve transfer of donated funds from Building fund to General fund. Ayes: J. Stockwell, K. Hughes, M. Diedrich, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Director’s Report
Trustees reviewed the director’s report.
There was no public input.
Board Input
There was no board input.
Adjournment
Motion was made by J. Stockwell, seconded by k. Hughes, to adjourn the meeting. Ayes: M. Diedrich, r. Barnes, K. Hughes, J. Stockwell, K. Kucik, E.Munson.   Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned by Pres. E. Munson at 7:27pm.
 
                                                            Respectfully submitted,
 
                                                            Kathleen Kucik, secretary
 
 
 

DIRECTOR’S REPORT
December 2011
 
  1. Staff update:
Jessica Norris, who has been employed here since 2007, will be continuing her education in January at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with the ultimate goal of getting her Master’s in Library Science (yeah!) Her last day here will be December 30. Three current staff members will be picking up most of her hours. Jessica’s evening shelving shift (two nights) is being filled by one of our existing volunteers, Heather Lipman. Heather is an accountant and is currently getting her Master’s in Library Science online. She is also planning on resurrecting an evening library book club in the spring.  
 
  1. Staff holiday recognition:
Usually the board approves the purchase of gift cards for all staff. The staff decided to have a combination going away party for Jessica and Christmas get-together at Chef Davito’s on Dec. 9. I suggested that maybe the library pay for that as their holiday gift, which they thought was a good idea, so we’ve done that instead of gift cards this year.
 
  1. Facebook/Twitter holiday promotion:
Attached is the first page from the library’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, showing our current social media Holiday Giveaway promotion. This was an effort to try and increase the number of people following the library. We’ve gone from 57 followers in mid-October on Facebook to 77. Our Twitter account is slightly less successful (understatement). There are only 7 followers! 
 
November 2011 statistics:
TOTAL CIRCULATION:  8,475                                AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  292
VOLUMES ADDED:  436                                         VOLUMES WITHDRAWN: 391
TOTAL VOLUMES: 59,722                                     TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED: 10,561
ILL BORROWING STATISTICS: 237                       ILL LENDING STATISTICS: 171                 
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
 
Maria Zawacki
Library Director