The Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Island Within A City Committee September 15, 2022.
CALL TO ORDER
President Braun, called the meeting to order at 6:32 P.M.
Present: Ringelstein, Ross, Braun, Magnuson, Parent, Krebs, Magnelli (6:33 P.M.).
Also Present: Bacarella, Wittmann, committee members Blubaugh, McPhillips, and Rich Massaro.
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 Parent, THAT THE MINUTES OF THE ISLAND WITHIN A CITY COMMITTEE HELD AUGUST 11, 2022 BE APPROVED. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnelli, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Ross, Parent, Krebs, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried.
ISLAND WITHIN A CITY BOOK COMMITTEE
Discussion of Essay Prompts
Trustee Parent advised that he thought many of the general prompts could be swept into the public prompts. He felt there could be a sheet for current residents or one for the general public. Director Wittmann thought they could put out some sort of publicity about the prompts. Julie thought having them separate was a good thing. Trustee Magnuson said she really liked the general prompts and maybe they could group the topic areas. Penny recommended a cover letter for each set of prompts. Director Wittmann advised that they could include general prompts in the newsletter and if people were looking for something specific to write about, the committee could help them out. Trustee Parent suggested that making a larger set of prompts easily accessible to the public increases the likelihood that any individual member of the public might find a prompt that inspires that individual to contribute something, but scattering the public prompts over an unnecessarily large number of pages or packets would make them more difficult for potential respondents to access and compare. Director Wittmann advised that they could put a special section in the newsletter where they could include a cover letter saying what they are looking for and where to check for more detail and writing prompts. Trustee Braun asked Rich if maybe the Village could put a robo call out to the community. Director Wittmann advised that if they wanted to put a list of general prompts in the newsletter they would have to decide which ones they want to include sooner than later. In the newsletter, they could have one page for the introduction, one page for the general prompts, and the waiver. They would add library specific prompts to the newsletter. Julie would check with the Park District to see if they could put this in their newsletter. Dan will have an email account set up specifically to receive stories. They will also reach out to Central Baptist. They could put out bookmarks and a pouch in the little free libraries. Julie advised that she reached out to the superintendents at the schools and they are willing to send the prompts home with the kids. Trustee Parent would like to try to get this out to academics who could creatively write some stories. Rich will reach out to people that he knows to see if they want to share their memories.
Penny Blubaugh left the meeting at 6:59 P.M.
Island Within A City Event Timeline
Julie is looking into an electronic time line. She advised that there were various time lines available and she researched and looked at reviews and narrowed it down to three possibilities. One of which was Tiki-Toki which was used for the 40th anniversary. She advised that she would bring more information to the next meeting. Julie also reported that she went through the first Island Within a City book and made a list from that book to put into the online timeline.
Next Meeting Date
The committee will meet next on October 20, 2022 at 6:30 P.M.
There was no other business.
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Magnuson, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A roll call vote was taken and the results were as follows: AYES Magnelli, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Ross, Parent, Krebs, Braun. NAYS None. ABSENT None. The motion carried. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:14 P.M.