Tuesday February 5, 2008 at 4:00 P. M.



Illinois Prairie District Public Library

Metamora Branch and Headquarters

208 E. Partridge Street

Metamora, Illinois


Board Minutes:  The regular meeting of the IPDPL Board of Trustees was called to order at 4:10 pm with the following members present:  Kramer, Pugh, Peterson Rush Santos, and Zoss.  Absent: Koehler.  Director Fredricksen and Carol Wood were also present.  A motion was made and seconded to pay the bills and requisitions.  All voted yes.


A.  Benson Branch roof problems.  A previously repaired roof leak has returned.  The source of the leak is being investigated.


B.  RSA Conversion to SirsiDynix:  The new system is still experiencing some challenges that are being worked out.


C.  AARP tax assistance:  A tax expert is available at Metamora on Tuesdays from noon to 2pm until April 15.


D.  Germantown  Hills site:  A meeting with branch staffs will be Feb.13.  Fred Schlipf  will be available and population projections will be discussed as well as building needs.


E.  Salary Comparison:  No real data is yet ready to be discussed.


G.  Children’s Librarian:  Danita Scheirer has been hired for this position.  She will meet with Sharon Hill become familiar with  the requirements of the job to be ready to begin in March.


F.  Policy:  Tabled


The board was informed that the assistant at Washburn is resigning.  There are other staffing issues due to injury and a mission trip.  Staff will be moved to cover these absences.


The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 4pm at the Metamora Branch, 208 E. Partridge Street, Metamora, IL 61548.


Phyllis Peterson, Secretary

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