The regular meeting of the Des Plaines Public Library held on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St. Des Plaines, IL 60016
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
May 21, 2013
I. CALL TO ORDER.
The regular meeting of the Des Plaines Public Library Board of Trustees was held in
the second floor conference room on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. President Rich Pope called
the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m.
II. ROLL CALL.
Roll call indicated the following board members were present: Dion Kendrick, Steve
Mokry, Susan Moylan Krey, Alma Perez, Rich Pope, Vince Rangel, Gregory Sarlo, Carol
Absent: Eugene Fregetto, Vince Rangel, Jennifer Tsalapatanis.
Also present: Holly Richards Sorensen, Roberta Johnson, Heather Imhoff, Jo Bonell,
Stephanie Spetter, Susan Farid.
III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
IV. CONSIDERATION OF THE AGENDA.
MOTION by Steve Mokry, seconded by Susan Moylan Krey, to accept the agenda,
as written. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
V. PUBLIC COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS.
VI. CITY COUNCIL COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE.
VII. CONSENT AGENDA.
MOTION by Susan Moylan Krey, seconded by Gregory Sarlo, to approve the Consent
Agenda, as presented. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS.
A. Approve Payment of Vendor Checks Report - $203,201.72 and ACH Payments -
$42,754.31. [Action Item]
MOTION by Rich Pope, seconded by Susan Moylan Krey, to approve the payment of
vendor checks in the amount of $203,201.72 and ACH Payments paid in the amount of
$42,754.31 as listed on the vendor checks report of April 2013 and authorize Library
Director Sorensen to have transferred the amount required to the library’s operating
account. ROLL CALL VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
B. 2014 Per Capita Requirements for Trustees.
1. Review Chapter 10, “Marketing Promotion and Collaboration” of Serving
Our Public 2.0: Standard for Illinois Public Libraries, 2009
The board reviewed Chapter 10. Director Sorensen presented to the board a Des Plaines
Public Library Marketing Overview, which was prepared by Heather Imhoff, Head of
Public Information Services.
Vince Rangel entered the meeting at 7:11 p.m.
2. The library board will conduct an environmental scan of the community.
Based on the information gleaned, the scan will assess the library’s
strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges in meeting the
needs of the service area.
Roberta Johnson, Assistant Director, explained how to conduct a SWOT analysis. The
board members identified the following factors that are favorable and unfavorable in
achieving the needs of the community.
Strengths – Services, Knowledgeable staff, location, fiscal stability, accessibility,
community presence, collections.
Weaknesses – advertisement, more hours, increase training opportunities, support
continuing education for others, outside activities.
Opportunities – Increase training opportunities, more hours, support continuing education
for others, remote learning, Podcasts, new website for online learning.
Threats – Competition from other libraries, perception of the library.
C. Declaration of Surplus Property.
MOTION by Gregory Sarlo, seconded by Richard Pope, to declare the list of property
presented to the board as surplus. VOTE: AYES: All. NAYS: None. MOTION CARRIED.
D. Report Out Finance Committee Meeting – May 20, 2013.
Jennifer Tsalapatanis will report out at the June 18, 2013 Board of Trustees meeting.
President Pope asked that Jennifer have a budget schedule prepared for the next board
E. Appoint Committee to nominate board of Trustee Officers for 2013/2014.
President Pope appointed Trustees Vince Rangel, Steve Mokry, Susan Moylan Krey to
serve on the Nominating Committee.
President Pope announced that he will not run for President for 2013/2014.
Trustee Mokry asked if the library could donate books to the library in Oklahoma. Trustee
Sarlo asked if some of the surplus property could be donated to the library in Oklahoma.
Director Sorensen will report back to the library board on whether the library/schools in
Oklahoma would want used books and/or used computers.
MOTION by Susan Moylan Krey, seconded by Gregory Sarlo, to adjourn the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m.
Minutes prepared by Carol Kidd.