The Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Island Within A City Committee August 13, 2020
CALL TO ORDER
President Braun, called the meeting to order at 6:33 P.M.
Present Electronically: Ringelstein, Ross, Braun, Magnelli, Magnuson, Parent, Adams
Absent: Rich Massaro.
Also Present Electronically: Bacarella, committee members Stacy Wittmann, Penny Blubaugh, Dawn Parent, Dan McPhillips, and Author, L. Enright.
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
Laura Enright attended the meeting.
There were no comments from the public.
ISLAND WITHIN A CITY BOOK COMMITTEE
Discussion of sample chapters with Laura Enright—
Laura Enright discussed the sample chapters she submitted to the Committee. She reported that her objective for writing the book had not changed but the execution had changed a bit. She advised that she wanted to write a book that was more engaging to the community. She reported that she had an interview with the Superintendent of Ridgewood and Norridge Mayor Tannhauser. She advised that her goal in the book was to show how these two Villages carved out their existence back in the day. Laura Enright discussed with the Committee the water battle between the Sanitary District and the Coops. She also discussed the story behind the creation of Ridgewood. These were some stories that inspired her. Trustee Ross said he really liked the chapters and the only change he wanted to recommend would be to take the negative things out of the first chapter and replace with something positive. He felt the negative could be addressed later in the book. Director Wittmann asked Laura how she was keeping track of internet stories so she could cite them. She also wanted to know what her citation style would be. Laura advised that she would send that off and that she had printouts of internet resources. Trustee Parent thought the contract was specific and that the sample chapters should have had detailed attributions. He advised that they wanted this to be good information that people could use and rely on. Laura responded that the attributions were there and the Committee could put them in there any way they wanted. Director Wittmann said footnotes could take up a lot of space; Laura thought end source might be the best. Trustee Parent thought Laura should have the attributed sources. Laura responded that she had them and she could send them to him. Director Wittmann commented that the style chosen would dictate how to handle indirect quotations. It was not clear to Trustee Parent how to discern what was there. He advised that he liked Director Wittmann’s recommendation. Dan McPhillips advised that an editor would clean it up. Dawn Parent asked Laura if she had a printout with the actual attributions. Laura responded that she did have them. Trustee Ringelstein mentioned that Laura’s style in first chapter was different from the second chapter. Trustee Ringelstein was curious about the breakdown of the different chapters. She advised that she was looking forward to seeing what Laura had. Trustee Ringelstein advised that she needed everyone to make sure she was included on emails when anyone responded to Stacy regarding the book. Trustee Magnelli thanked Laura for her hard work and commented that she was doing a good job and to keep it up. He commented that he would like the forthcoming chapters. He also wanted to know when she would start covering the Park District. Laura commented that she had tried to get in touch with them and that she was at the mercy of what people could do. She advised that she needed to get more interviews. Trustee Adams felt that Chapter 1 starting out with RoadSnacks.net put a defensive taste in her mouth. She said her defensiveness was coming back after reading that. She commented that she did not know why that negativity was getting so much play in the first chapter. Trustee Braun commented that he remembered that also. Penny Blubaugh commented that maybe Laura could start out with the Ridgewood story and then go into the RoadSnacks.net story. Laura mentioned to the Committee that she would love any of them to email her with anything they wanted. Dawn Parent expressed her disappointment that Laura did not send the version of the chapters containing the attributions.
Next Meeting Date—
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnelli, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Ross, Magnelli, Ringelstein, Parent, Adams, and Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried unanimously. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:22 P.M.