Cordova District Library

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Of the Board of Trustees

March 11, 2014


The meeting was called to order at 4:30 pm by Merredith Peterson, President.    

Trustees in attendance:  Deb Deines, Gene Krukow, Byron Kurkowski, Merredith Peterson, Karen Lonergan and Bruce Wood.   Debra Hart and Cheryl Lennox/Head Librarian, was absent.

Sue Hebel/Library Director was in attendance. 


The minutes from the previous meeting were presented. Deb Deines made a motion to accept the minutes as read and was seconded by Byron Kurkowski.   Motion carried.  

The minutes from the Closed Session were presented.   Byron Kurkowski made a motion to accept the minutes as read and was seconded by Gene Krukow.  Motion carried.


PRESIDENTíS REPORT:   Merredith Peterson talked about The Edge initiative which is an assessment tool for libraries to see where they can help the community with technology.   Cordova Library would like to be the Internet provider for this community.   Merredith Peterson and Sue Hebel will attend meetings concerning this grant opportunity.




TREASURERíS REPORT:  Byron Kurkowski presented the financials for the month.  Deb Deines made a motion to accept the Treasurerís report and pay the bills.  Bruce Wood seconded.  Motion carried.


            BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the payments made by the District, under the signatures of the President, Treasurer, or Director, as detailed in the Financial Report presented and approved as necessary to meet the obligations of the District in timely manner.


DIRECTORíS REPORT:   Sue Hebel reported:

         Sue Hebel attended a workshop at the Coal Valley Service Center which was about board meetings and correct protocol.   Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) has hired a person who will be scheduling workshops for library staff and boards.  There will be one for board members in the fall.  There is a workshop next week which will feature the libraries attorney Phil Lenzini.


LIBRARIANíS REPORT:   Sue Hebel reported:

         Statistics for February were distributed and discussed

         The April calendar was handed out and discussed






The library has opened a Discover Card which will be used all purchases.  

Financial Strategic Plan: No report


PERSONNEL:   Sueís evaluation.   Karen Lonergan collected evaluations from board members and will compile the data for the next meeting.

Personnel Strategic Plan:   No report   


POLICY:  No report

Policy Strategic Plan:  No report


BUILDINGS & GROUNDS:  Update on Old School Property.   The Cordova Village Board has the libraries counteroffer of $70,000.00.  Sue Hebel will attend their Board Committee meeting on March 13 and answer any questions they may have.

Building & Ground Strategic Plan:  No report


TECHNOLOGY:  Hoopla is up and running.  Cheryl Lennox and Sue Hebel have done the training on how to use it.  The rest of the staff will be doing training in the following weeks.  The system is very user friendly.

Technology Strategic Plan:  No report



    ---Updating Strategic Plan.   Board members are asked to look over the strategic plan objectives and goals and let Sue know if there is are things they would like to add or have deleted from the plan.  Once this is completed the Strategic Plan will be completed for the Per Capita Grant requirements.  





The next meeting will be on Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 4:30 p.m.   



A motion was made by  Deb Deines   and seconded by Byron Kurkowski  to adjourn the meeting.   Motion carried. 


Respectfully Submitted,


Sue Hebel