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Board of Trustees

Regular Meeting – Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 6:45 p.m.

  1. Call to Order and Roll Call
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Welcome to Visitors
  4. Communications/Citizen/Staff Comments
    CONSENT ITEMS (Items 5-11): All items on the Consent Agenda are routine or have been brought forward at the direction of the Board of Trustees and will be enacted in one motion. If discussion is desired on any item, the item in question will be removed from the Consent Agenda and considered separately under New Business.
  5. Approval of Minutes
    A. Regular Meeting, January 19, 2021
  6. Bills and Invoices
    A. Library Materials Check Numbers 31897-31911…..$27,072.60
    B. General Check Numbers 31913-31941…..$83,313.99
    C. Manual Check Numbers 7941-7951……..$111,370.36
    D. Report of voided Checks
  7. Report of the Director ---- Personnel Changes
  8. Oak Lawn Public Library Friends Report
  9. Peer Jury Report
  10. Oak Lawn Community Library Foundation
  11. Policies up for Review in February
    A. Bylaws of the Board of Trustees
    B. Community Use of the Bulletin Boards
    C. Library Credit Card
    D. Community Use of the Display Cases
    E. Barring Disruptive Patrons from the Library
    F. Soliciting, Selling, and Petitioning
    G. Website Usage
    H. Delinquent Patrons
    I. Youth Services Programming
    J. Directors Evaluation Policy

  12. Financial Reports
    A. Budget Fund Reports
    (i) General Fund
    (ii) Building Fund
    (iii) Working Cash Fund
    B. Report of Cash Balances
  13. Report of the Director
    A. Narrative Report
    B. Statistical Report
  14. Old Business
    A. Village and Community Report
    B. Committee/Working Group Reports
    1. The Building & Grounds Working Group met on 01/26/21
    2. The Health Insurance Working Group met on 01/27/21
  15. New Business
    A. Approve Illinois State Library Annual Certification
    B. Approve 2021 Illinois Public Library Annual Report - IPLAR
    C. Approve 2021 Health Insurance Package
    D. Approve Rescinding Temporary Hiring Freeze
    E. Discuss Establishment of Jim Buschbach Children's Library Branch at the Children’s Museum in Oak Lawn
  16. Executive Session – Review of Executive Minutes (5 ILCS 120/2) exception #21)
    A. (5 ILCS 120/2) Open Meetings Act. ILCS (c) Exceptions. A public body may hold closed meetings to consider the following subjects: (1) The appointment, employment, compensation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body. (2) Collective negotiating matters between the public body and its employees or their representatives, or deliberations concerning salary schedules for one or more classes of employees. (11) Litigation, when an action against, affecting or on behalf of the particular public body has been filed and is pending before a court or administrative tribunal, or when the public body finds that an action is probable or imminent, in which case the basis for the finding shall be recorded and entered into the minutes of the closed meeting.
  17. Adjournment


  • Sue Whisson, President (seated, left)
  • Pat O'Donnell, Vice-President (standing, far left)
  • Suzanne Marzano, Secretary (not pictured)
  • Joe Skibinski, Financial Secretary (standing, far right)
  • Joan Buschbach, Trustee (seated, right)
  • Sean Kelly, Trustee (standing, second to left)
  • Roseann Spoto, Trustee (standing, second to right)

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Oak Lawn voters elect trustees for six-year terms. The Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:45pm in the Oak Lawn Rotary Room (lower level); the public is always welcome.
The Board of Trustees of the Oak Lawn Public Library is responsible for governance and overseeing the provision of Library services to meet the needs of the Oak Lawn community.
To this end, the Board shall:

  1. Determine Library policies
  2. Employ a capable Library director
  3. Secure adequate funds for Library operations
  4. Approve expenditure of Library funds
  5. Provide and maintain adequate facilities
  6. Ensure a representative selection of Library materials
  7. Promote use of the Library within the community


Meetings are held at 6:45 pm on the third Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
To view AGENDAs or MINUTES, please click on the link next to the dates below:

  • Tuesday, January 19 AGENDA
  • Tuesday, February 16 AGENDA
  • Tuesday, March 16
  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Tuesday, May 18
  • Tuesday, June 15
  • Tuesday, July 20
  • Tuesday, August 17
  • Tuesday, September 21
  • Tuesday, October 19
  • Tuesday, November 16
  • Tuesday, December 21


Meetings are held at 6:45 pm on the third Tuesday of every month, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public unless otherwise noted.
To view AGENDAs or MINUTES, please click on the link next to the dates below:

Created by Erin Foley on Jun 3rd, 2017 @ 12:26 PM.
Updated on Feb 11th, 2021 @ 2:44 PM.