Cortland Community Library Board
Place: Cortland Community Library
January 18, 2012

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

Meeting called to order by Harlan Hawkins at 7:00 p.m. 

December 2011 treasurer’s report reviewed.   Chris Ferguson made a motion to approve the expenditures of $21,232.92 for December.  John Francisco seconded the motion.  Roll call vote:  John Francisco-aye, Chris Ferguson-aye, Mary Benson-aye, Harlan Hawkins-aye, Maxine Divine-aye,  Carol Scidmore-aye, and Martha Carter-aye.  Motion carried.

December 7, 2011 minutes read.  Mary Benson made a motion to approve December 7, 2011 minutes.  Martha Carter seconded the motion.  Voice vote and all in favor.  Minutes stand as approved.

The librarian’s report for December was presented.  Heather Black helps patrons with e-readers.  Discussion.



Hearing of Citizens – None.

Friends of Cortland Library – Not meeting.

Book Club – 'ONE FOR THE MONEY' movie outing .

DATA grant/fiber optic – Not in yet.

Sign – No complaints.

Budget issues/progress of reductions - Cutting hours of the staff to save money is working out well.. 

Website/Fan Page on Facebook - Laura Mesjek updates Facebook.  Nikki Dieckhoff works on website.

RAILS system updates - No money. 

PrairieCat news/status/costs - Barb Coward attended a PrairieCat meeting.

LACONI workshops

Librarian's Working Together (LTW) meetings - January 13, 2012 meeting.  No kickoff meeting in February this year.

TIF District - Progress is being made.



OMA certification status for Board members - Due by the end of January.  May be able to wait because of possible changes on trustee portion.

Winter Reading results/read for fines etc. - Reading for fines worked well. 

Laura Mesjak reported on programming.


Carol Scidmore moved to adjourn the meeting.  Mary seconded the motion.  The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 p.m.    

Submitted by Carol Scidmore