OF July 27, 2005

The Hennepin County Library Board met on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at Maple Grove Resource Library.

Present: John Gibbs, Holly Guncheon, Jeffrey Lunde, David Pratt, and Cynthia Steinke
Library Staff Attending: Amy Ryan, Mary Anderson, David Cramer, Janet Leick, Lois Langer Thompson, Joann Frankena, Richard P. Johnson, Judy Hollander, and Bill Berg.

Cynthia Steinke, President called the Hennepin County Library Board Meeting of July 27, 2005 to order at 4:53 p.m. with a welcome to all. There were no public comments.

  • June 22, 2005
    Holly Guncheon moved approval of the minutes, seconded by John Gibbs and approved unanimously - 4 YEAS 3 ABSENT (Izek/Lunde/Miller) APPROVED
  • Joann Frankena, Principal Librarian of Maple Grove Library
Joann Frankena welcomed the Library Board Members and staff in audience, highlighting the following points of activity at Maple Grove Library:
  • History of Maple Grove, opened 1987 with 10,000 sq feet - Expanded in 1996 to 15,000 sq feet
  • 31% of users come from outside of Maple Grove
  • Population in 1960 (2,213) vs. 2000 (50,364) - Projected higher growth of 28% by 2010
  • Large number of Russian speaking patrons
  • Partnership with Northwest Hennepin Family Services Collaborative
  • Partner with Barnes and Noble Booksellers for Book Club use
  • Roles and Services: Youth Services, Life Long Learning, and Popular/Current Materials
  • 46 Public Access Computer Stations - Patrons have divided opinions re PC Sign-up Sheet
  • Received numerous requests for additional software (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Outgrown facility, patrons want the following: 1) more materials, 2) quiet study spaces, 3) more meeting rooms, 4) more parking
  • Governance Relationship & Budget Review - Richard P. Johnson, Deputy County Administrator
    Richard reviewed the governance relationship between the Library Board and the County.
  • Hennepin County Property Services - Judy Hollander, Director of Property Services
    - Judy presented to the Board an overview of how each segment of Property Services work within the County as well as the Library
    - Approval of Ridgedale Library Art Project with Artist, Randy Walker and Team; Margaret Gillespie, Coordinating Librarian for Northwest and West Resource Groups further the discussion with the areas being redesigned.
    - Jeff Lunde moved approval of the project, seconded by John Gibbs and approved unanimously - 5 YEAS 2 ABSENT (Izek and Miller) APPROVED
Holly Guncheon
• Attended Library Tour on June 29th
David Pratt
• Continue work with Library Foundation on the Pen Pal Series
John Gibbs
• Attended the July 7th Library Tour
• Architecture and integration of art into architecture of the Libraries is really great
Cynthia Steinke
• While on vacation, visited Colorado Library
Jeff Lunde
• Appreciated Library Tour on July 7th
• Concern with Library being used as a daycare facility - Parents dropping off children without parental guidance
  • Conference Update: Shattering Stereotypes-J. Leick
  • Conference Update: Urban Libraries Council Annual Meeting: Futures Forum-A. Ryan
These items were rolled-over to the September 28, 2005 Meeting and unanimously approved

  • Location of September Board Meeting - A. Ryan
    Amy suggested moving the September meeting to Ridgedale in light of Pen Pals taking place later the same evening. Unanimously approved
  • Approval of Library Board Policies - J. Leick
    Met with Patricia Izek to discuss changes in the following Library Board Policies. No changes were recommended
    - LB 4 Ethics for HC Library Board Members - No Change
    - LB 15 Library Vision, Mission Statement - No Change
    - LB 22 Services to Groups and Individuals w/Restricted Library Access - No Change
    David Pratt moved approval of the policies, seconded by Jeff Lunde and approved unanimously - 5 YEAS 2 ABSENT (Izek and Miller) APPROVED
  • Review Outcome of Strategic Planning Process
    David Pratt motioned to approve Strategic Plan Process, seconded by John Gibbs and unanimously approved - 5 YEAS 2 ABSENT (Izek and Miller) APPROVED
  • Outcome of 2006 Budget Meeting with Richard P. Johnson
  • Met with Richard Johnson re Proposed 2006 Budget as we prepare to go forth in September.
  • Legislature will be sending the Library $1 million to be used for the Collection. Half will be spent in 2005 with the remainder being spent in 2006. We are moving on the right path for a 3-year growth pattern
  • Readmobile will not be cut as previously proposed
  • Library hours will be retained; No additional dollars to keep Library open on Sunday during summer months
  • Gifts
    - Approval of Hopkins Artwork, by Michael Pilla
    David Pratt moved approval of Hopkins Library stained glass artwork created by Michael Pilla, seconded by Jeff Lunde and approved unanimously - 5 YEAS 2 ABSENT (Miller and Izek) APPROVED
    - Approval of Non-Monetary Gifts
    David Pratt moved approval to accept non-monetary gifts, seconded by Jeff Lunde and approved unanimously - 5 YEAS 2 ABSENT (Izek and Miller) APPROVED

    $ 605.96 Excelsior
    $ 74.22 Westonka
    $ 1,868.74 Maple Grove
    $ 2,548.92 TOTAL GIFTS

There being no further business, the Library Board Meeting for July 27, 2005, was declared adjourned at 6:13 p.m.

Peter M. Miller, Secretary