ILLNOIS STATE LIBRARY ADVISORY COMMITTEE
ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY
Gwendolyn Brooks Building
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
M I N U T E S
Yvonne Beechler Bergendorf
Those members not present were Betsy Adamowski, Brad Baker, Pat Burg.
ISL STAFF PRESENT: Director Anne Craig, Kathleen Bloomberg, Cyndi Colletti, Mary
Downing, Karen Egan, Gwen Harrison, Bob Long, Pat McGuckin, Joe Natale, Pat Norris, Blaine
Redemer, Sharon Ruda, Jeannie Urbanek, Ron Winner
Call to Order
Chair, Barry Levine called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. Introductions followed.
Chair Levine appointed Dr. Bush (Chair), Ms. Hammerstrand, and Mr. McKay as a nominating
committee for the election of ISLAC Chair and Vice Chair.
John Dittmer moved to approve the minutes from the previous meeting. It was
seconded. The minutes were approved as read.
Director’s Report- Director Craig
Director Craig reported on the implementation of WebJunction Illinois, a cooperative project of
OCLC and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The intent of WebJunction Illinois is to serve
as a clearinghouse of information for librarians, library staff, and trustees. A “soft launch” of
WebJunction Illinois will occur in July 2007.
Director Craig asked ISL Associate Director Norris to provide Committee members with an
overview of the Evaluation of Library Services and Technology Act Funds FY2003-FY2007. Ms.
Norris reported that outside evaluator, Miriam Pollack of Miriam Pollack & Associates conducted