Cortland Community Library Board
Place: Cortland Community Library
February 15, 2012

Members present:  Maxine Divine, John Francisco, Carol Scidmore, and Martha Carter.  Absent: Mary Benson, Harlan Hawkins, and Chris Ferguson.  Also present: Barb Coward.

Meeting called to order by Maxine Divine at 7:00 p.m. 

December 7, 2011 minutes presented.  Martha Carter made a motion to approve the amended December 7, 2011 minutes.  Maxine Divine seconded the motion.  Voice vote and all in favor.  Minutes stand as approved.

January 18, 2012 minutes read.  Martha Carter made a motion to approve January 18, 2012 minutes.  John Francisco seconded the motion.  Voice vote and all in favor.  Minutes stand as approved.

January 2012 treasurer’s report reviewed.   Carol Scidmore made a motion to approve the expenditures of $21,334.86 for January.  Martha Carter seconded the motion.  Roll call vote:  John Francisco-aye, Maxine Divine-aye,  Carol Scidmore-aye, and Martha Carter-aye.  Motion carried.

The librarian’s report for January was presented.  Discussion.



Hearing of Citizens – None.

Friends of Cortland Library – Not meeting.

Book Club – The group went to see the movie  'ONE FOR THE MONEY'.  It was delightful.

DATA grant/fiber optic – Heard nothing.

Budget & financial updates - Cutting hours has worked well. 

Website/Facebook Fan Page - Laura Mesjek posted information regarding STEM Outreach at NIU on Facebook.

RAILS updates - No money to help us. 

PrairieCat status/costs -
small & medium sized libraries/largest have withdrawn
--suggested new computer database/Innovative automatic "sheltering" of new items for 3 months-- Laura Mesjek cleaning up computer records

LACONI workshops attended - Barb Coward has not attended any workshops recently.

TIF District approved by Town Board 1/23/2012

Tentative 2012-2013 budget/ideas - Board will look over and discuss at next meeting.

OMA Certification for Board Members/just OMA - Board members need to complete one time.



Report of February 10 Librarian's Working Together & legislator meeting at Cortland Library and Town Hall - A very good meeting was attended by 12.

Summer Reading/Reading Is So Delicious - Laura Mesjek has it pretty much planned.

Policies & procedures/Val & Laura's project - Val & Laura are working on the project.

Possible switch to accrual accounting/Town of Cortland

PrairieCat changing to Innovative database during July 2012 superior product July "go live" forced by timing of ending SIRSI contract.


John Francisco moved to adjourn the meeting.  Carol Scidmore seconded the motion.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.        

Submitted by Carol Scidmore