Illinois Heartland Library System Nominating Committee met February 17
Illinois Heartland Library System Nominating Committee met February 17.
Here is the minutes as provided by the committee:
Call to Order
Susan Tulis called the meeting to order at 10:33 am
Members present: Susan Tulis, Monica Cameron, Scott Drone-Silvers, Betsy Mahoney,
Others present: None; No comments from the public
Volunteer for Secretary
Susan Tulis agreed to take minutes.
Approval of Minutes
Motion by Betsy Mahoney to approve the January 5, 2017 minutes. Second by Monica
Cameron. All were in favor. Motion carried.
The committee reviewed the results of the 2017 IHLS Board Trustee nomination survey. The
board is seeking 1 academic library representative, 1 school library representative, 1 special
library representative and 2 public library trustee representatives. We are lacking in volunteers
for the public library trustee representatives.
We discussed various strategies for getting more volunteers and will investigate if it is possible
to resend the interest survey out for an additional week. Ideally, we would send it to just the
public library directors with an explanation that we are lacking volunteers for the public library
trustee slots and ask them to share with their trustees. If we are not able to send to a subgroup
of the IHLS membership, then we would resend to all with an explanation as to why the survey
was being resent.
In looking at the geographic distribution of the current board membership and those who are willing to run for
empty slots, we are lacking in the southern part of the state. Committee members in this area were asked to
make contact with their local libraries to see if they have ideas for who might be willing to volunteer as a public
We will be reviewing the information submitted on the survey to make sure it is complete. If
not, we will contact those volunteers for complete information for the ballot. The ballot is to be
sent to the IHLS membership on March 15.
There were no comments from the public.
Next meeting is March 2, 2017 – 10:00 am
Meeting adjourned at 11:08 am