Tag Archives: Niles-Maine District Library

Good Minutes Matter

Any organization with official meetings has official minutes. In Illinois, that’s not only a Robert’s Rules of Order requirement, but for the board of an elected body, it is a legal requirement as a central part of the Open Meetings … Continue reading

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Does a Bad Board at a Public Library Really Matter?

As a wise and wonderful former colleague has said, the beautiful building at the corner of Oakton and Waukegan in suburban Niles, and all that it represents, are the work of the people who for 60 years built it, updated … Continue reading

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The Sheep and the “Friends”

The situation at the Niles-Maine District Library is dire. The director (me) was forced to resign three weeks ago, and an interim director has not yet been appointed. The next scheduled board meeting is the public hearing on the budget, … Continue reading

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Taking the Library Back to 1965

First: Apologies to those of you who follow this blog to hear about children’s librarianship. I will return to that topic soon, I promise. A new board was seated at the Niles-Maine District Library in suburban Chicago on May 19th. … Continue reading

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