A Special Meeting of the Eisenhower Public Library District Board of Trustees Decennial Committee September 21, 2023.
CALL TO ORDER
President Braun, called the meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.
Present: Magnelli, Magnuson, Ringelstein, Ross, Krebs, Braun.
Also Present: Wittmann, Bacarella, Stam (7:01 P.M.), Blubaugh (7:06 P.M.), and committee member M. Tomzik.
RECOGNITION OF VISITORS
There were no visitors.
There were no public comments.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
There were no minutes this month to be approved.
Review of Report—
The Committee went through the draft decennial report. The first item they discussed in the report was the Core Programs or Services Offered by our Library. Director Wittmann added a bunch of programs and the Committee discussed them and added more services. Director Wittmann is confident that the library meets all the standards. The Committee discussed other core services/programs the library could offer. Trustee Ringelstein recommended adding Home Delivery to the core programs. Trustee Magnuson recommended adding Interlibrary Loans and programs for special groups. They added tinkering/Makerspace. Director Wittmann asked the Committee what they wish the library did and what we don’t do. Trustee Ringelstein advised that she does not think people know what we do and maybe we could have a class that teaches people everything the library does. Molly Tomzik said it could be something like an orientation for people. Trustee Magnuson recommended we have Community college outreach/partnership. Molly Tomzik recommended the library offering College Text books. Trustee Magnuson recommended classes in ESL. Trustee Krebs recommended in house homework help. Molly Tomzik recommended that the library offer animal assistance story time.
The Committee discussed all of the Library’s current Intergovernmental agreements and how the library’s efficiency has increased through intergovernmental cooperation. Trustee Ross recommended adding the Silver Leeds. Director added to the intergovernmental cooperation “employ a Social Worker Intern”. Trustee Magnuson recommended adding “save on purchasing materials” with the agreement with Swan. Trustee Ringelstein recommended adding “communications with schools”.
The Committee discussed the Community Partnerships. They added Kiwanis, Rotary, the Chamber of Commerce, and Litworks to the list.
The Committee reviewed the Laws, Policies, Rules and Procedures, Training Materials, and other Documents. Director Wittmann advised that we could offer more information to the public via the library’s website. She said they could add more policies to the website. They discussed what the library did well. They could post the Disposal of Personal Property policy that was just passed. Trustee Magnuson recommended adding what we did well during Covid like Curbside pickup and Trustee Ringelstein mentioned that we have extended Wi-Fi. Trustee Krebs mentioned the Gardening programs. They discussed adding staff willingness to respond positively to suggestions. Trustee Magnuson suggested adding “supported staff during times of high stress”. Trustee Magnelli recommended adding “active shooter training” and Narcan training.
Director Wittmann will send the edits out to the Committee.
Next Meeting Date —
The Committee will meet again before the November 16, 2023 regular board meeting at 6:30 P.M.
Trustee Ross moved, seconded by Trustee Krebs, THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED. A voice vote was taken and the motion carried. The Committee Meeting was adjourned at 7:07 P.M.