Library Board of Trustees Meeting

Feb 14 2012 7:00 pm


Minutes of the Meeting
Of the
Board of Trustees
Johnsburg Public Library
Feb. 14, 2012
Trustees Present: K. Hughes, M.Diedrich, R. Barnes, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, J. Stockwell, E. Munson. Trustees Absent: None. Also Present: Dir. M. Zawacki
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Pres. E. Munson at 7:02 pm.
Approval of Minutes
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by R. Barnes, to approve the minutes of the Jan. meeting as presented. Ayes: J. Stockwell, M.J. Farrell, M. Diedrich, R. Barnes, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Abstention: K. Hughes. Motion passed.
Approval of Bills
Motion was made by M.J. Farrell, seconded by J. Stockwell, to approve payment of the bills in the amount of $47,674.78. Ayes: J. Stockwell, K. Hughes, M. Diedrich, R. Barnes, M.J. Farrell, K. Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Financial Report
Trustees reviewed the treasurer’s financial report.
Committee Reports
There were no committee reports.
Trustees reviewed email notice regarding the status of the Simple Scan/FAX station.
Trustees reviewed email notice regarding the recent duct work and the difficulties encountered as a result.
Trustees reviewed the recent report from the collection agency and agreed it had been a wise decision to contract with them.
Trustees reviewed recent thank you letters from Taiwan library thanking JPL for recent donation of materials.
Trustees reviewed memo regarding the treasurer’s report.
Trustees reviewed memo regarding on low return on IMRF investments.
Unfinished Business
There was no unfinished business.
New Business
The following scheduled was agreed upon for board members volunteering to man the library’s booth at the Johnsburg Trade Expo March 17, 2012:
            10:00-11:30 Diedrich and Zawacki
            11:30-1:00 Farrell and Kucik
            1:00-2:30 Hughes and Stockwell
Trustees confirmed the proposed holiday closing schedule.
Trustees reviewed information regarding required trustee training for OMA.
Trustees reviewed LACONI salary survey and agreed to continue discussion and decision making to subsequent meetings.
Director’s Report
Trustees reviewed the director’s report.
Public Input
There was no public input.
Board Input
There was no board input.
Motion was made by J. Stockwell, seconded by M. J> Farrell to adjourn the meeting. Ayes; M.J. Farrell, J. Stockwell, M. Diedrich, K. Hughes, K, Kucik, E. Munson. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned by Pres. E. Munson at 7:40 pm.
                                                Respectfully submitted,             
                                                Kathleen Kucik, secretary

February 2012
  1. Another CLC practicum student coming:
Marie Frostman, a Johnsburg resident, will be completing part of her Library Technical Assistant practicum here. She will start April 5 and will be completing 32 hours. Her tasks will include pulling interlibrary loan requests, maintaining and weeding the magazine collection, and relabeling call numbers in the Large Print section to include the entire author’s last name. Because she is only doing 32 hours, I will not be training her to assist at the Checkout Desk.
  1. Inspections:
The county Health Dept. came in to do a routine inspection of the septic tank, well, and the pressure tanks in the basement. A pressure gauge on one of the small pressure tanks was not working. Kurt contacted a plumber and the problem has been resolved. We also recently passed a Fire Dept. inspection, with no violations noted.
January 2012 statistics:
TOTAL CIRCULATION:  8,741                                AVG. DAILY CIRCULATION:  301
VOLUMES ADDED:  236                                         VOLUMES WITHDRAWN: 286
TOTAL VOLUMES: 59,811                                     TOTAL PATRONS REGISTERED: 10,672
ILL BORROWING STATISTICS: 256                       ILL LENDING STATISTICS: 232                 
Respectfully submitted,
Maria Zawacki
Library Director