Cortland Community Library Board
Place: Cortland Community Library
March 21, 2012

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

Meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm. by Harlan Hawkins.

Minutes were read. Motion to approve by Mary Benson, seconded by Maxine Divine.
Unanimous approval.

Treasurer’s Report tabled due to computer problems. No report available at this time.

Librarian’s Report was read and briefly discussed.



No Citizens Present To Be Heard

Friends of the Library may be asked to help with Sumer Fest August 11, 2012.

Book Club going well/ next book not yet chosen.

Library Director’s job to be reduced to 19 hours per week. Discussed and all agreed.

2012-2013 Budget discussed and approved. Motion to approve the budget by Chris Ferguson with second by Mary Benson. Roll call vote was unanimous.

Website/ new material sent to designer.

RAILS discussed.

PrairieCat discussed. New system should be implemented in July. Hopefully cheaper.

Value of LACONI membership for training sessions discussed.

Trustees need to turn in Economic Interest Statements via computer by April 1, 2012.

OMA training needs to be taken on line also.

LWT (Librarians Working Together) meeting about HR with Sikich discussed.

Staff working on policies and procedures.



Mrs. Coward wrote grant to DeKalb County Community Foundation.

Possible roof repairs/replacement discussed by John Francisco.

Library Lobby Day in Springfield discussed. Barb not going.

Summer Reading theme is “Reading is so delicious”. Miss Laura working on plans.

Harlan read her report aloud.

Cortland Community Cooperative newsletter discussed. Phil Llenzini has been consulted.

Board members discussed attending Community meal before April 18 Board meeting, to quietly promote library and meet neighbors. No library Board business will be discussed there…attend Board meeting afterward.


Christine Ferguson moved to adjourn. Second by John Francisco. All approved.
Meeting adjourned 8:35.

Respectfully submitted. Mary Benson