Fox River Valley Public Library District
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Library Board of Trustees
 
 
Mission Statement
Fox River Valley Public Library District provides equal opportunity for all to learn, explore, imagine, create, and connect in a welcoming environment.
 

Core Values

Community and Customer Service
Diversity
Intellectual Freedom
Fiscal Responsibility
Transparent Governance


District Priorities

Encourage innovation and flexibility
Foster an organizational culture of exceptional customer service
Expand all revenue streams of the library
Support transparent fiscal and fiduciary practices
Promote engagement in the library across our diverse community
Provide leadership in technological services and training

Bylaws and Policies
(Rev. 11/2014)

Archive of Board of Trustees Agenda and Meeting Minutes

Meet the Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees Election Information

Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Meetings are normally held in the Dundee Library's Meeting Room (Lower Level) on the second Monday of the month, starting at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Please note: The July and August meetings have been combined into one meeting to be held on July 28.

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Agendas Minutes
2014 Jan Jan
Exec. Session
 
Feb
Mar

Apr
May May
June June
July/Aug July/Aug
Sep & B&A Sep & B&A
Oct Oct

Nov
Truth in Taxation
Special Meetings:
Nov. 1, Nov. 19
Nov
Dec Dec

C.O.W.=Committee of the Whole ; B&A=Budget & Appropriations
Archive of Board of Trustees Agenda and Meeting Minutes


Meet the Board of Trustees

Marge SkoldMargaret (Marge) Skold, Board President
Elected: 2007, 2011
Positions held: Vice President, President
Current term expires: 2015


I think the library is important to the community because: Reading is essential in a civilized world. The exchange of ideas and the acquisition of information are hallmarks of an educated citizenry. Like our schools, strong public libraries are significant to the economic development of our community.
I was inspired to become a member of the board because: I believe in volunteering within my community where I can donate skills and talents Ive acquired through my education and work life.
My favorite way to use the library is: Im a strong online user. I love eBooks and audiobooks that I can access online from the librarys web page. I also love finding an author I like and browsing the book shelves to see what else that author has written.
My favorite book is: I have many. Last year it was Friday Night Knitting Club. This year its anything by Reichs, Cornwell, Jance and Lescroart.
Interests/Hobbies: When Im not reading, Im knitting, cooking, traveling, walking my dog, Wyatt, or watching grandchildren perform in music and sports.
Education/Degrees: BA-Speech English, MA-English, Ph.D.-Higher Education Governance.
Profession: Retired Chief Academic Officer, community colleges.
Family: son, daughter, two granddaughters, two grand cats, two grand dogs, and one grand anole (lizard). (Our family loves animals.)


Fred Lechuga
Alfredo Lechuga, Jr., Board Vice President
Appointed: 2010
Elected: 2011
Positions held: Secretary, Vice President
Current term expires: 2015

I think the library is important to the community because: It allows an opportunity for everybody in our community, regardless of age, to begin or continue their reading passion. It also allows a chance for people to continue their education at their own pace and in a variety of topics.
I was inspired to become a member of the board because: I was looking for a volunteer opportunity and I wanted to invest my time in something I was passionate about. The library is something I have always attended and I truly believe every citizen should have a library card.
My favorite way to use the library is: Borrow books, eBooks, movies and video games for myself and my family.
My favorite book is: There are so many to pick, but I am going to go with a recent one that really inspired me, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.
Interests/Hobbies: Running, working out, baseball and of course, reading.
Education/Degrees: Some college.
Profession: Manager of a finance group at a telecommunications company. Also operator of my own fitness website.
Family: Married with one child.


Richard CorbettRichard Corbett, Board Secretary
Elected: 2011
Positions held: Secretary
Current term expires: 2015

I think the library is important to the community because: it provides a focal point for the community to access print, video, and other media that can be enjoyed by all age groups.
I was inspired to become a member of the board because: After my retirement, I wanted to do some meaningful service for the community. Serving on the library board has provided me with an opportunity to do that.
My favorite way to use the library is: I enjoy visiting the library and finding print media to read.
My favorite book is: I really enjoy reading books written by Andrew Greeley.
Interests/Hobbies: Hobbies include wood working, gardening, and reading.
Education/Degrees: My educational background includes an engineering degree and an MBA.
Profession: Former business/operations manager, now retired.
Family: Married, three children, eight grandchildren.

Mark Biewald, Board Treasurer
Appointed: 2012, Elected: 2013
Current term expires: 2017


I think the library is important to the community because: Libraries nourish communities intellectually but also as a gathering place and community hub. A vibrant library is vital to a healthy and vibrant community.
I was inspired to become a member of the board because: I simply want to contribute to the community in which I live and set an example for my children about the value of volunteerism.
My favorite way to use the library is: I enjoy reading hard cover books and also enjoy the DVDs of TV series.
My favorite book is: No single favorite. I'm interested in 1960-era political history, and especially enjoy the authors Robert Dallek, Michael Beschloss, and Robert Caro.
Interests/Hobbies: Almost everything outdoors, home improvement, golf, hockey, technology and community gardens.
Education/Degrees: Bachelor of Science Loyola University of Chicago.
Profession: Director of Compliance and Capability with Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States.
Family: Married to Patti Lesiowski Biewald. Two daughters Danielle, 16, and Courtney, 13.


Brian Lindholm, Board Trustee
Elected: 2013
Current term expires: 2017


I think the library is important to the community because: I believe our library is an amazing resource and truly one of our community's "hidden jewels." For young people particularly, a library offers almost unlimited access to books and can help develop a lifelong love of reading.
I was inspired to become a member of the board because: I can't think of a better way to volunteer and give back to my community. I hope I can help to raise awareness and make others as passionate about the library as I am.
My favorite way to use the library is: I enjoy coming to the library on Saturday morning with my kids to fill our basket with new books and a DVD for "movie night." I also love being able to place new books on hold and manage my checkouts online.
My favorite book is: Wow, this is a hard question for me to answer because I have so many to choose from. One of my favorite non-fiction authors is Daniel Pink and I really enjoyed his latest book, To Sell is Human.
Interests/Hobbies: I love to exercise, read non-fiction, drink craft beer, and hang out with my awesome family.
Education/Degrees: B.S. Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University, MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Profession: Currently serving as a Project Manager at School District U-46 in Elgin after a long career in wireless telecommunications at Motorola and U.S. Cellular.
Family: Married for 16 years to Katrina Burmeister with two children, son Tory (8) and daughter Gabriella (3).

     

Phyllis Creighton, Board Trustee
Appointed: 2014
Current Term Expires: 2015


I think the library is important to the community because: It offers equal opportunity to all for access to information, great services and of course books, and other media.

I was inspired to become a member of the board because: I love libraries, and I want to make a positive impact on my community.

My favorite way to use the library is: I love to read, so I check out books and ebooks.

My favorite book is: My favorite book changes. I get hooked on an author and like to read all their books. I love Alice Hoffman and Alice Munro.

Interests/Hobbies: Reading, of course. Rehabbing my house, gardening, music.

Education/Degrees: I have a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Dayton and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Kent State University.

Profession: I am the Director of Technical Support and Training for Stenograph, a company that makes the machines and software that Court Reporters use. I have also worked at libraries and been a teacher.

Family: I have a wonderful husband.


Denise Sommerlot, Board Trustee
Elected: 2013
Current term expires: 2017






Archive of Board of Trustees Agenda and Meeting Minutes
C.O.W.=Committee of the Whole ; B&A=Budget & Appropriations
 
Agendas Minutes
2013 C.O.W. & Jan C.O.W. & Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr Apr
May May
June June
July/Aug July/Aug
Sep, B&A Sep, B&A
Oct Oct
Exe. Session
COW & Nov
Truth in Tax
Nov, Truth in Tax
C.O.W.
Exec. Session (Nov. 2)
Exec. Session (Nov. 11)


C.O.W., Dec Dec, C.O.W.
Exec. Session
2012 Jan / C.O.W.
Feb Feb / Executive Session
Mar / Mar 27 Special Mar / Special Meeting
Apr Apr
May May
June June
July & August July
Sept and B&A Sept / Sept B&A
Oct Oct
Nov / Nov Truth in Taxation Nov & Truth in Taxation
& Executive Session
Dec
2011 Jan Jan
Feb Feb
Mar Mar
Apr. 4 Special Meeting / Apr April Special Meeting
May May
June June
July / July 16 Special Meeting July / July 16 Special Meeting
Aug Aug
Sept. 12 B&A / Sept B&A Hearing / Sept / Exec. Session
Oct Oct
Nov. Truth in Taxation Hearing / Nov Nov. Truth in Taxation / Nov
Dec Dec
2010 Jan Jan / Open Exec. Session
Feb Feb
Mar Mar & C.O.W.
Apr Apr
May / May 22 Special Meeting May / May 22 Special Meeting
June 2 Special Meeting / June June
July July
Aug Aug
Sep. B & A Hearing / Sep B & A / Sep
Oct Oct
Truth in Taxation Hearing / Nov Nov
Dec. 6 C.O.W. / Dec C.O.W. / Dec
2009 Jan Jan
Feb Feb
Mar Mar
Apr. 6, C.O.W. / Apr April & May 11 Spec. Mtg
May 11 Special Meeting / May 18 May 18
June / June 20 Special Meeting / June 22 Special Meeting June
July Special Meetings: Director Candidate Interviews / July 27 Special Meeting Special Meetings on 7/9, 7/10, 7/20, & 7/27
Aug Aug
Sep / Sep 21st Special Meeting Sep
Oct Oct
Nov. 9: 6:45 pm Tax Levy Hearing & Regular Meeting Nov. Tax Levy & Nov
Dec. Dec
2008 Jan Jan
Feb Feb
Mar Mar
Apr Apr
May May
June June
July July
Aug (with B&A) Aug
Sep Sep / Sept. Open Exec. Session
Oct. & Tax Levy Oct
Nov Nov
Dec Dec / Dec. Open Exec. Session

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