Statement sent from Board of Trustees President, Mary Ellen Farrell:

After the closed session we moved into Open Session and approved the following:

    A public statement will be issued:

  1. We are encouraged that people are involved and share our love and concern for Urbana Free Library. We’ve heard you, and the Board is in the process of addressing the issues you have raised over the last week. To protect the privacy of individuals, please respect our process and understand that we are taking steps.  As we make progress we will keep you informed.
  2. The Board directs that all weeding activities and shipping of materials off library premises cease immediately.
  3. Urbana Free Library will reopen the strategic planning process, complete a draft strategic plan, and make that plan available to the community for a reasonable period of time for their review and comment.
  4. The Board directs the Executive Director to explore the feasibilty of televising future Board meetings. Results of this feasibility study will be reported at the next regular Board meeting in July [July9].