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Avoiding Mistakes: Library Legal 101 for Directors and Trustees

Friday, May 4, 2018 (9:00 AM - 12:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Normal Public Library (In Person)
Cost:   Free

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Making the right decisions as a library director or a library board member means you need to have all the facts! Attending this workshop will provide you with the necessary interpretation of Illinois law concerning public libraries. Phil Lenzini, an attorney with Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White and Fredrick, P.C. will be the morning’s speaker.
The following topics will be addressed:
1. Trustee elections and appointments for open seats
2. The division of responsibilities between a library director and the board of trustees
3. Understanding the Illinois Procurement Code and the bidding process
4. Intergovernmental agreements and the legal boundaries for both parties
5. Understanding the budget cycle, ordinances, publications, creating a tax levy and the use of restricted funds
6. Reviewing the library’s responsibilities concerning the Library Confidentiality Act, Open Meetings Act, and Freedom of Information Act

If time is available, Mr. Lenzini will answer additional questions from attendees.
We will start the morning with coffee and rolls, and a time to network with other library directors and trustees. Plan to meet a few new friends who recognize and appreciate the responsibilities and opportunities that are part of public library leadership! Mr. Lenzini will begin speaking at 9:30, and the morning’s program will end at 12.
Lenzini, an attorney from Peoria Illinois, represents more than 200 public libraries throughout the state, and regularly provides an information session specifically for library trustees at the annual ILA conference. Among his many public library related activities, Lenzini is responsible for the policies and legal commentary provided for the Administrative Ready Reference on the Illinois Secretary of State website.

Member Library Group: Tri-County Directors
Event Coordinator: Ann Reeves
Phone: 1-309-467-2922

Type:   Program

Normal Public Library has parking privileges in the parking deck beside the library. The library opens at 9 am.

Categories: Law and Legal Issues, Member Networking Group, Trustee Development, Galesburg Area, Joliet Area, Kankakee Area, LaSalle Area, Macomb Area, Peoria Area, Quincy Area, Rockford Area, Sterling Area, Sycamore Area

This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 5/4/2018

Questions? Please contact Karen Goyer.

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