The regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to order at 4.30 p.m. by President Peg Giesler. In attendance were Trustees Mary Ann Tucker, Greg McHenry, Mary Taylor, Beth Graham, Jerry Cockcroft, Merle Clark, Sharon Farris, and Librarian Teresa Pennington.
Absent: Trustee Roxanne Michels

Minutes of previous meeting: dated December 3, 2007
MOTION TO ACCEPT: Graham, second Cockcroft. Motion Carried.

Finance Report:
Finance report was reviewed. MOTION: Tucker, second Graham. Motion carried.

Book Committee:
MOTION: Farris, second Clark to approve nonfiction titles for purchase through the Lucy Bishop Fund. Motion carried.

House Committee: Nothing to report.

Librarian's Report (Statistics): MOTION: Graham, second Farris. Motion carried.

Old Business:
LINC: 86% project complete.  Tentative live date is March 3.  Motion to approve circulation policy changes when online: Tucker, second Graham. Motion carried.  Board thanked all staff for their efforts to complete the project, with special thanks to Hinesley, Sanchez, and Marshall who are entering most of the holdings.
Pennington requested the purchase of another port.  Motion, McHenry. Second, Clark. Motion carried.
Reading Room: Project waiting on upholsterer to pick up chairs.  Deposit has been paid.  Tucker will contact.
E-Pay: Motion to accept credit cards through the E-Pay system, Tucker, second Graham.  Motion carried.

New Business:
Internet: After comparing four providers, motion to accept Illinois Century Network as library's Internet provider, McHenry; second, Tucker.  Motion carried.
Public computers: One of the Gates computers acquired in 2002 must be replaced. Motion to purchase computer from Parkway by McHenry, second Farris.  Motion carried.
Landscaping:  Pennington reported that Teresa Bach has developed a plan for the front plantings and will begin updating the area when weather permits.
Gift: Pennington will order shades (matching those in reading room) for the mysteries/computer room using a recent gift.
Children's room: Staff will encourage high school students to use the reference room after school rather than the children's room.

Meeting adjourned at 5:30.  MOTION:  Clark, second McHenry.