The Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Island Within A City Committee November 17, 2022.
CALL TO ORDER
President Braun, called the meeting to order at 6:33 P.M.
Present: Ringelstein, Ross, Braun, Magnuson, Parent, Krebs.
Also Present: Bacarella, Wittmann, committee members Blubaugh, McPhillips, Julie Stam, and Rich Massaro, J. Ringelstein.
Absent: Dawn Parent.
Declaration by the Board President that a fully in-person meeting is not Practical or Prudent because of COVID.
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
There were no visitors present.
There were no public comments.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, THAT THE ISLAND WITHIN A CITY COMMITTEE MINUTES HELD OCTOBER 20, 2022 BE APPROVED. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Ringelstein, Ross, Parent, Krebs, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Magnelli. The motion carried.
ISLAND WITHIN A CITY BOOK COMMITTEE
The committee received their first essay submission. It was an essay about Rolling Stones. Dan will scan the document. It will be saved in a Google drive file. Director Wittmann reported that the newsletter went out. Julie reported that the documents with the writing prompts and guidelines went out to the schools, the village, and local churches. She showed the committee the prompts that went out to them all. She also showed the committee the general prompts.
Discussion of Deadlines—
Director Wittmann said that they should establish some deadlines. She recommended that people should turn the stories in by the end of May 2023.
Discussion of Advertising—
Director Wittmann and Dan discussed ways to advertise and they agreed that they could have a 30 min commercial with Rich Massaro talking about the topics. Rich said he spoke to a few residents and they may be interested in giving their stories. He said people have been open to talking. Trustee Parent asked about the recordings they had from the beginning of the IWAC book project. Dan reported that they had 8-9 audio recording of stories. Trustee Parent wondered if there were volunteers who would have an interest in conducting the interviews. Trustee Ringelstein will talk to the students who work for the Ridgewood Rebellion paper. She advised that she would be happy to take a shift and assist with interviews. Dan will email the committee with times they could conduct interviews.
Dan will email the committee with dates and times. He will scan the essay. Director Wittmann and Julie will attend the Chamber event to promote. The deadline of May 31 will be printed in the next newsletter. Jan will check with the crochet group and see if anyone is interested in giving their stories during the program, they could record the zoom session. Julie will ask Chris to put the prompts at the top home page of the Library’s website. Dan will be the contact for setting up the interview days and times.
Next Meeting Date—
The committee will meet next on January 19, 2022 at 6:30 P.M. They will try to meet before each regularly scheduled Board meeting.
Committee member Dawn Parent resigned from the committee.
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Parent, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnuson, Ringelstein, Ross, Parent, Krebs, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT Magnelli. The motion carried. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:14 P.M.