THE DUPAGE LIBRARY SYSTEM
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MINUTES
April 21, 2005
ROLL CALL OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS/RECOGNITION OF GUESTS
The regular meeting of the DLS Board held at the DuPage Library System, 127 South First Street, Geneva, Illinois was called to order at 7:02 p.m. Pres. Mikyska called the roll since Sec. Whitehead was absent. The following board members were present to establish a quorum: Stephen Fulton, Karen Hannah, Hallé Mikyska, Pattie Piotrowski, Mesfin Tefera, Marguerite Treest, and Robert Wagner. Excused absences were Elaine Buch, Robert Kepka, Carolyn Roys, and Joyce Whitehead.
DLS staff members attending were: Shirley May Byrnes, Karen Odean, Jane Plass, and Mary Jean McCleary.
|THE AGENDA BE ADOPTED.||
Motion carried unanimously.
THE MARCH 17, 2005 BOARD MINUTES BE APPROVED.
March minutes approved.
Motion carried unanimously.
Treas. Treest presented the financial report. Treas. Treest moved that:
THE PAYMENT OF THE APRIL 2005 BILLS IN THE AMOUNT OF $147,042.28 BE APPROVED.
April bills approved.
Motion carried unanimously.
Illinois Library Advocacy Day: Advocacy Day was hectic as usual as library supporters competed with several other groups for legislators’ attention. Both the House and Senate went into session at 11 a.m., but all DLS legislators still received a packet of information and a small gift from some of their constituents. Whenever possible the deliveries were made in person.
There were 270 people at the advocacy day of which 25 were from DLS. Thirty-nine people from four library systems attended the DLS dinner on Tuesday night and got the latest legislative information from Illinois Library Association (ILA) Legislative Consultant Kip Kolkmeier. DLS had two representatives of the 3M Corporation in its delegation. The company has funded ALA projects and participated in National Library Legislative Day and is now concentrating on state advocacy days. Illinois was their 6th one this year. Zielinski provided them with library information to use during their visits with Secretary of State Jesse White.
National Library Legislative Day: All arrangements have been made for the trip to Washington on May 2. Eight DLS representatives will be attending.
Strategic Plan: The comments received from DLS members were in the night’s handouts. If the Board approved the plan tonight it could be included in the FY2006 Area and Per Capita Grant Application.
Operations Committee: The committee needs to meet prior to the May Board meeting to review the Area and Per Capita Grant application.
Meeting Room Policy: The DLS staff has updated the meeting room policy. Copies were in the handouts. Byrnes hopes to have the changes approved at the May Board meeting so it too can be included in the grant application.
Illinois Budget: There has been no movement on the state budget. Predictions are that it will be another overtime session.
READ Posters: During Advocacy Day, several more legislators expressed interest in having a READ poster done. Zielinski has already taken a picture of Rep. Tim Schmitz for a poster. While in Washington D.C. in May, DLS will attempt to get some of the federal legislators to pose for a poster as well.LACONI Annual Trustee & Librarian Dinner: The Library Administrators Conference of Northern Illinois (LACONI) annual trustee and librarian dinner is scheduled for Friday, May 6 at the Lisle/Naperville Hilton. The guest speaker will be Mitch Freedman, former ALA President.
SB 847 Amendment 1, Public library districts: Sen. Terry Link introduced this amendment April 12 in response to his constituents in Vernon Hills who are unhappy to be part of the Cook Memorial Public Library District in Libertyville. If the amendment passes as introduced, it would have far- reaching ramifications for all public library districts. Sen. Link made a commitment to ILA that, if the bill passes the Senate, he will work on an amendment in the House that will make the bill applicable only to his local situation. There is some question whether it would be legally defensible to have it apply to a single district. The House sponsor will be Rep. Kathy Ryg.
HB 582: Library confidentiality: House Speaker Madigan did not call this bill for a vote in the House, so it is dead in its current form. Rep. Joe Dunn, the bill’s sponsor, has said he will try to get it added as an amendment to another bill this session. ILA continues to monitor it.
SB 1882: Library procurement – This bill increases the competitive bid threshold for local library procurement from $10,000 to $20,000. It passed the Senate on April 11 and was sent to the House where it was assigned to the Local Government Committee on April 20. It is anticipated that this bill will pass.
HB 3761: Public library construction fund – This is the bill that Speaker Madigan introduced. Several House members have signed on as co-sponsors including Rep. Chapa LaVia. It was re-referred to the House Rules Committee on April 15. Still unknown is the size of the fund and the revenue source for it.
|THE BOARD ADOPT THE DLS STRATEGIC PLAN FOR FY2006-FY2008 .|
Further discussion ensued.
Dir. Tefera amended and Dir. Hannah seconded the motion to state:
THE BOARD ADOPT THE DLS STRATEGIC PLAN FOR FY2006-FY2008 WITH THE DELETION OF THE THIRD BULLET POINT UNDER MARKETING, PROMOTION, AND ADVOCACY .
FY2006-08 Strategic Plan Adopted
Motion passed unanimously.
Dir. Hannah asked whether there has been an announcement regarding the naming of the new Illinois State Library Director. Byrnes responded that there has been none.
Joyce Whitehead, Secretary
____Minutes approved as printed
____Minutes approved as amended
Hallé Mikyska, President