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Transition Board Continues Its Work

May 27th, 2011

The Illinois Heartland Library System Transition Board of Directors met on Thursday, May 26 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Effingham. With a full agenda the meeting began at 6 pm. The minutes of the May 9 meeting were read, corrected, and approved. A financial report on the cash flow of the systems was reviewed and reports from the President and staff given.

Committee reports were as follows:

  • Dick Helton gave an update from the Facilities Location Committee. They have three possible properties that could be used as system headquarters in Effingham. They will continue to investigate possible sites.
  • The Executive Search committee presented the search schedule and position ad that was developed by Bradbury and Associates.
  • Personnel Committee presented the “IHLS Paid Time Off and Paid Benefits” resolution. The resolution was adopted. A resolution on “Service Credit & Sick Leave Carry Over” was discussed but no action taken.
  • The Executive Committee reported on changes needed in how to staff IHLS. The resolution on staffing revision was tabled till the June 9th meeting.
  • The Application Review Committee is busy cleaning up the position descriptions and will have them completed for review at the June 9th meeting. The Committee also recommended a resolution on “Educational and Experience Requirements of Internal Candidates “that was approved with modification of wording.

Unfinished Business:

  • An update on Medical Insurance was given.
  • The Application for the Area and Per Capita Grant was reviewed as was the budget for FY 12. Both documents were in draft form and needed more work before submission to the State Library June 1st. The Executive Committee will review and approve the final version before submission.

New Business:

  • A resolution was presented and adopted on the “IHLS Salaries re: Salary Rates” that addresses how salaries of staff who move into the new system will be handled.
  • A resolution to solicit logo ideas from members was also adopted.
  • Orientation of the new board will take place June 15th, and the first meeting of the new board will be on July 14th.

Next meeting of the Transition Board is June 9th at the Hilton Garden Inn,
Effingham, IL at 6 pm.

Congratulations to the new board of Illinois Heartland Library System, and thanks to everyone who offered their services. The new board of IHLS is: (This board shall be officially certified by the Transition Board at the June 9th meeting.)

Trustees:
Janet Hasten, Marshall Public Library
Susan Justice Eldorado Memorial Library
Linda McDonnell, Six Mile Regional Library District
Susan Mendelsohn, Glen Carbon Centennial Library
Joshua Mikeworth, Tolono Public Library District
Anthony Schuering, Lincoln Library Springfield
George Trammell, Marion Carnegie Library
Nina Wunderlich, Taylorville Public Library
Public:
Brock Peoples, Smithton Public Library District
Joan Rhoades, Vespasian Warner Public Library District, Clinton
School:
Karen Bounds, Centralia High School
Elizabeth Letterly, Williamsville CUSD #15
Jacob Roskovensky, Shiloh CUSD #1
Special:
Betsy Mahoney, Madison County Law Library
Academic:
Susan Tulis, SIU, Carbondale–Morris Library.

Beverly J. Obert, Executive Director, Rolling Prairie Library System

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