East Alton Public Library District

April, 2012

April 19, 2012



The regular meeting of the East Alton Public Library District board of Trustees was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by president Sally Hierman at the library. Those in attendance were C. Wiegand, B. Werts, J. Podesva, E. Long, and L. Thatcher.   Also present was the Director, Richard Chartrand. V. Long was absent. 6 present, 1 absent. Quorum established.                                                                                                  



  Motion: Podesva                Second: Werts                              Approve the minutes of the March 15, 2012 board meeting. Roll call vote: Podesva, aye; Werts, aye; Wiegand, aye; E. Long, aye; Hierman, aye; Thatcher aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.


  Thank you cards from Rosemary Chartrand. River Bend Book Club comments from Karen Sadich.                                         


   Motion: Thatcher                  Second: E. Long                             Approve wage and expenditures as presented for March.                                                                                          Roll call vote: Thatcher, aye; Long, aye; Wiegand, aye; Hierman, aye; Podesva, aye; Werts, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.                                                                                                


1. As of this report, there is nothing new regarding Olin.

2. All three items of new business are the result of Dustin abandoning ship. His resignation, the revised job description and his replacement. Tanna is completing her second year at SIUE. She will be working with Dustin for about 2 weeks. Four applicants were interviewed and she was the chosen one.  

3. The last day for income tax service was April 10. All concerned breathed a sigh of relief.  

4. The roof grant was submitted under the Build Illinois program. Many thanks to Paula, Darlene and Dustin.  

5. Two Ernest Hemingway novel were chosen for the April book blub meeting. “Old Man and the Sea” and “Garden of Eden”.

6. The staff is experiencing more questions and patron activity pertaining to the eBooks. 63 were checked out and 23 were on hold.

7. Joe Brown has been accepted to the SIUE School of Pharmacy for the fall 2012 semester.   

8. In preparation for improving our lack of bandwidth problem, we received free a new hi-capacity modem from the Illinois Century Network office in Collinsville; Dustin said it cost approximately $200.00.  

9. The Statement of Economic Interest form has been mailed by the county Clerk. If you have not returned your form, bring it to the board meeting and give it to Paula for her collection.

10. Youth Services: There were no movie watchers for “Happy Feet 2” in March. The March SWAYS meeting was held at the Freeport Public Library. I didn’t attend this month due to the distance. Story time for March was my favorite book St. Patrick’s Day, hats on to Dr. Seuss and exploring your library. Next month I have been invited to attend the Community and School Alliance (CASA) meeting at Eastwood Elementary. I will also be attending the 3rd annual Parent and Community Learning Institute at Roxana Community High School. All of my performers for the summer reading program have been scheduled and hired. Ideas for crafts and most of the prize selections are finished. Open registration will be the end of May.           



Motion: Werts                                    Second: E. Long                Accept the resignation of Dustin Abner effective May 1, 2012. Roll call vote: Werts, aye; E. Long, aye; Hierman, aye; Podesva, aye; Wiegand, aye; Thatcher, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.

 Motion: E. Long                             Second: Podesva              Approve revised job description for Clerk III.                                                        Roll call vote: E. Long, aye; Podesva, aye; Hierman, aye; Wiegand, aye; Werts, aye; Thatcher, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.

Motion: Thatcher                           Second: Werts                              Approve hiring of Tanna Boaz effective 4/19/12.                                           Roll call vote: Thatcher, aye; Werts, aye; Hierman, aye; Podesva,  aye; Wiegand, aye; E. Long, aye. 6 ayes, no nays, 1 absent. Motion carried.

ADJOURNMENT             There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:13pm.