April 16, 2008 5-6:30 p.m.

Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

The public is invited to all Library Board meetings.


1. Call to Order

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Approval of Minutes March 19, 2008

4. Public Comment

5. Board Member Reports

6. Welcome

         Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat

7. Program

         Job & Career Centers and Workforce Development: Brookdale Librarian Saad Samatar


8. Director's Report

         Hennepin County Library Update: Deputy Library Director Lois Thompson


9. New Business

         Planetarium Update: External Relations & Partnerships Division Director Jane Eastwood

         2007 Local Government Innovations Award: Jane Eastwood

         Nominating Committee, Election of Officers: David Pratt, Chair

         Capital Projects Update: Capital Projects Coordinator Mary Kramer


10. Business Previously Addressed


11. Acceptance of Donations


12. Adjournment



Next Library Board Meeting

May 28, 5-6:30 p.m., Northeast Library, 2200 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418


Library Board Members

President John Gibbs; Vice President Patricia Izek; Secretary Holly Guncheon; Roger Hale, Jill Joseph,

Claudia Kelly, Kathleen Lamb, John Pacheco, David Pratt, Cynthia Steinke and Therese VanBlarcom


Library Director Amy Ryan


Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact Char Sohlberg at 612-543-8581 (Text Telephone at Ridgedale 612-543-8880) three work days before the meeting.


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