Tuesday, October, 2, 2007 at 4:00 P. M.



Illinois Prairie District Public Library

Metamora Branch and Headquarters

208 E. Partridge Street

Metamora, Illinois



Board Meeting Minutes


The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at4pm.  The following trustees were present: Koehler, Kramer, Peterson, Pugh, Santos, Rush, and Zoss.  Director Fredricksen and Fred Schlipf were also present.  A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Pugh to pay the bills and requisitions.  All voted yes.


A.  Confirming Benson Hours:  The hours as requested by the branch librarian were corrected from the last meeting.  A motion was made by Kramer and seconded by Pugh to accept the hours as requested. All voted yes.  More advertising will be done for an assistant.


B.  Per Capita grant:  A motion was made by Zoss and seconded by Pugh to submit this year’s grant with funds to be used to purchase subscription databases. All voted yes.


C.  Children’s Librarian:  Sharon Hill has stated her intent to resign this position at the end of October.  We will need to begin the search at once for a replacement.


D.  PLA Conference:  A motion was made by Santos and seconded by Peterson to have Grant attend the conference on Mar. 25-29 in Minneapolis.  All voted yes.


E.  Germantown Hills site:  Library consultant, Fred Schlipf, used a needs assessment question format to ascertain what the board envisions the scope and needs of the new building.  He left with an outline of what was shared and will begin a more formal plan so further changes can be made as needed.  He will return in 2-3 months to share some drawings and costs. 


The meeting was adjourned at 7:00PM.  The next regular meeting will be Tuesday November 6, 2007 at 4pm at the Metamora Branch, 208 E. Partridge Street, Metamora, Illinois 61548.


Phyllis Peterson, Secretary

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