SKOKIE PUBLIC LIBRARY

BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 7:30 p.m.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR MEETING OF APRIL 10, 2013

FINANCIAL STATEMENT

·         Financial Statement

YEAR-TO-DATE BUDGETARY STATUS

FINANCIAL STATUS / ANALYSIS OF GENERAL OPERATING FUND FOR THE SEVEN FISCAL YEARS

BILLS

CIRCULATION REPORT

LIBRARY USE STATISTICS

REPORT(S) FROM DEPARTMENT HEAD(S)

CORRESPONDENCE

·         Letter from Anne Craig, Director, Illinois State Library, to Carolyn Anthony dated April 18, 2013 re Skokie Public Library participation in Edge Initiative

PERSONNEL

Terminations:

·         Janet Garcia, part-time Security Guard, Maintenance Department, effective April 10, 2013

·         Megan Rosol, part-time Librarian, Adult Services Department, effective May 18, 2013

Hires:

·         Richard Luboff, part-time Security Guard, Maintenance Department, effective April 29, 2013

·         Chris Breitenbach, part-time Librarian, Adult Services Department, effective May 23, 2013

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

APPROVAL OF REDEVELOPMENT OF THE TEEN AREA, PAUL STEINBRECHER, ARCHITECT, AND JESSI SCHULTE, YOUNG ADULT LIBRARIAN, WILL BE PRESENT

APPROVAL OF LIBRARY WEBSITE REDEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL, GAIL SHAW, SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR/WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, WILL BE PRESENT

END OF YEAR CASH POSITION

APPROVAL OF STRATEGIC PLAN 2013-2016

APPROVAL OF PUBLIC COMPUTER REPLACEMENT

E-READING UPDATE

·         2012-13 Reading Survey: Summary Report

·         E-Books and Democracy”, The New York Times, May 1, 2013

HEALTH INSURANCE

REACHING ACROSS ILLINOIS LIBRARY SYSTEM (RAILS)

·         Report from Mrs. Parrilli

·         RAILS Finances – Some Questions and Answers from Dee Brennan’s Blog of 3/13/13

COMMENTS FROM TRUSTEES

COMMENTS FROM VISITORS

FLYERS

·         May 2013 Films

·         May 2013 Classes, Performances, Presentations

·         How do I Borrow Materials at Skokie Public Library?

·         Money Smart Week @ your library, April 20-27, 2013

·         Grapevine, May 2013

YOUTH SERVICES

·         Activities for Kids, May 2013

·         Hot Summer Reads

·         Autism Awareness Month: Tech on the Spec: Apps and Games

RECITALS

·         The 31st Young Steinway Concert Series of the Skokie Public Library presents Peter Pendowski, guitar, and Kimberly Siu, piano, May 5, 2013

BIBLIOGRAPHIES

·         Dan Brown Readalikes

·         Skokie Public Library’s New Fiction Added to the Collection in the Last 30 Days