THE DUPAGE LIBRARY SYSTEM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES
February 19, 2004
The regular meeting of the DLS Board held at the DuPage Library System Center, 127 South First Street, Geneva, Illinois was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Pres. Plourde asked the Secretary to call the roll with the following board members present to establish a quorum: Stephen Fulton, Richard Gill, Karen Hannah, Hallé Mikyska, Pattie Piotrowski, Robert Wagner, Jackie Plourde, Carolyn Roys, Marguerite L. Treest, and Joyce Whitehead. Board member Robert Kepka was an excused absence.
DLS staff members attending were: Shirley May Byrnes, Claudia Sheets, Pam Kramer, Jane Plass, Denise Zielinski, Karen Odean, and Mary Jean McCleary. Also present was Neil Kelley, DLS Illinois State Library Consultant.
|THE AGENDA BE APPROVED.||Agenda approved.|
Motion carried unanimously.
THE JANUARY 15, 2004 MINUTES BE APPROVED AS AMENDED.
|January minutes approved as amedned.|
THE PAYMENT OF THE FEBRUARY BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 180,698.94 BE APPROVED.
|Payment of February bills approved.|
Governor’s Budget address: Exec. Dir. Byrnes pointed out several highlights. Changes and reforms the governor began last year will continue; there will be no increase in either the income or sales tax. Departments will be merged to save millions. He plans to introduce the Balanced Budget Act, whereby anyone wanting more money will have to have a way to raise the revenue for it. The Responsible Spending Act would put the reforms instituted in FY04 into law. He also plans to introduce an On Time Payment Act so state agencies avoid penalty charges.
Illinois Library Legislation Day: Five Board members and three DLS staff are planning to attend at this time. If anyone else is interested, please let Mary Jean know so she can take care of registration and hotel reservations.
National Library Legislation Day: Four members of the DLS Board are planning to attend. Exec. Dir. Byrnes is the only DLS staff member going.
OCLC Pricing: So far, 45 people have registered for the March 18 program, which is very good. Exec. Dir. Byrnes encouraged the Board to let people know about the flat pricing proposal from OCLC.
Book Expo and the Read CD: Zielinski informed the Board that Book Expo will be held June 4-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. This is a huge publishing industry exposition and an opportunity for librarians to obtain a lot of free books. Librarians will receive a discounted admission price of $25 for one day or $50 for three days.
DLS is also doing a coordinated order for the American Library Association (ALA) Read CD. Sixteen poster backgrounds and a number of type faces have been put on a disc so anyone can take digital pictures, layer the images together, and make a unique Read poster. We need only 10 orders to receive a $45 price break for the CD.
Planning Committee: The committee was unable to meet on February 5 because of weather conditions, and the meeting will be rescheduled. A list of potential consultants was included in the handouts.
Sites for Board Meetings: The April 15 board meeting will be held at Wood Dale Public Library. We have contacted Peacock Middle School in Itasca and Town & Country Public Library in Elburn, because they indicated last year an interest in hosting a meeting, and we are waiting to hear from each regarding the May and June meetings.
Exec. Dir. Byrnes referred the board to the February DLS News for information on legislative issues. The front page talks about the Imagination Libraries program. In the newsletter is the Illinois Legislative Update which covers many of the bills the ILA is following. To get a description, sponsor and status of a bill one can access the General Assembly web page. The ILA website also can be checked for information about its position on a proposed bill.
Dir. Mikyska noted that HB 4370 is going to committee and should be heard the week of February 23 or soon thereafter. HB 4349 will not be going to committee and will most likely die. A school filtering bill has been introduced. Kip Kolkmeier, lobbyist for the ILA, is fearful that this one might pass. It is very limited and would force all K-8 school libraries to filter, whether or not they’re receiving federal funds. On a positive note, LSTA should receive a little more money than it did last year.
Planning committee meeting is tentatively rescheduled to March 4 at 7:00 pm depending on Rob Kepka’s availability.
Library Community Foundation: Sarah Long, from North Suburban Library System and Anne Johnson, Executive Director of the Library Community Foundation (LCF), met at DLS with Byrnes, Kramer and Sheets on February 13. After learning more about what the partnership fee could cover, the staff recommends that DLS keeps its education fund at LCF and pay the new fee from the continuing education budget since Johnson is available to provide workshops.
Dir. Gill moved and Dir. Mikyska seconded that:
OUR SCHOLARSHIP MONEY BE KEPT IN THE LIBRARY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
|Scholarship money to be kept with LCF|
National Library Legislative Day Grant: There were four
The Board read each of them and voted to award the two $750 grants to Trustees Stanley Kosek of Villa Park Public Library and Ted Eselgroth of Glen Ellyn Public Library. They will be notified soon.
Dir. Roys inquired how many of our system libraries are doing the “One Book, One Community” program. Dir. Kramer stated that Naperville has been offering this to its community and Itasca is beginning one.
At 8:08 Dir. Hannah moved and Dir. Mikyska seconded that
|THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED.||Meeting adjourned.|
Joyce Whitehead, Secretary
Minutes approved as read
Minutes approved as amended
Jackie Plourde, President