FEBRUARY 18, 2004

David Pratt, President, called the meeting of the Hennepin County Library Board for February 18, 2004 to order at 4:35 p.m. All members were present except Patricia Izek who was absent. Attending this meeting were the following: Richard P. Johnson, Deputy County Administrator, Maureen Bell, Julia Morgan, David Cramer, Janet Leick, Nancy Perron, and Bill Berg.

Peter Miller moved approval of the minutes, seconded by Cynthia Steinke with a correction to the Program section, second paragraph and unanimously approved as amended - 5 YEAS 2 ABSENT (Izek & Harris)           APPROVED

Library Director Search
Richard P. Johnson, Deputy County Administrator distributed a printed copy of the job announcement. He also addressed the suggested screening criteria set forth for this process, and answered questions accordingly.

Strategic Planning Task Force
A meeting was scheduled for the Strategic Planning Task Force, Monday, March 8, 2004 at 3:30 p.m. in the Director's Conference Room at Ridgedale Library.

Programs for 2004
David Pratt and Janet Leick will arrange a schedule of events for the 2004 Library Board Meetings

Draft - Internet Public Use Policy
Julia Morgan presented changes outlined for the Internet Public Use Policy, asking the Board to make appropriate changes they deem necessary. Julia also addressed the input she received from the Labor Management Team.

Director's Report
Janet Leick congratulated David, Cynthia and Dawn on their reappointment to the Board; gave update to the Board on the Construction projects; and scheduled openings - Oxboro, April 17, 2004. Originally, Brookdale was scheduled for a May 15, 2004 opening but this has recently changed to May 8, 2004.

Member Reports
  • David announced the selection of candidates for office will be conducted at the March 24th meeting; and the Annual Meeting on April 28th, with the election of officers

  • John gave "kudos" to Hennepin County Libraries for being open on President's Day

  • Cynthia commented on the "Grant's Status Report"

Cynthia Steinke moved to accept list of gifts, seconded by Dawn Harris and approved unanimously - 6 YEAS 1 ABSENT (Izek)       APPROVED

There being no further business, the meeting was declared adjourned at 5:35 p.m.


The next Library Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at
4:30 p.m., Ridgedale Resource Library

Dawn Harris