MINUTES OF
HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
OF OCTOBER 26, 2005


The Hennepin County Library Board met on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at Westonka Community Library.

Present: Holly Guncheon, Patricia Izek, Jeffrey Lunde, Peter Miller, David Pratt, and Cynthia Steinke
Library Staff Attending: Amy Ryan, Lois Langer Thompson, Bill Erickson, Marilyn Turner, Meg Canada, and Bill Berg.

CALL TO ORDER
Cynthia Steinke, President called the Hennepin County Library Board Meeting of October 26, 2005 to order at 5:15 p.m. with a welcome to all. There were no public comments.

APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Agenda unanimously approved

WELCOME - Bill Erickson, Senior Librarian - Westonka
Bill welcomed the Library Board giving them an update of some of the facts regarding Westonka
  • Discussed the Community and its relationship with the library
MINUTES
  • September 28, 2005
Patricia Izek moved approval of the minutes, seconded by Jeff Lunde and approved unanimously - 6 YEAS 1 ABSENT (Gibbs)    APPROVED

LIBRARY BOARD MEMBER REPORTS

David Pratt
  • Attended Library Foundation/Commissioner Breakfast
  • $60,000 Best Buy Grant
Peter Miller
  • Attended Library Foundation/Commissioner Breakfast
  • Visited Wayzata High School and discussed Assistive Technology
Cynthia Steinke
  • Attended Library Foundation/Commissioner Breakfast
  • Spoke to Commissioners regarding additional hours for various Libraries
Patricia Izek
  • Spoke about her experience at ALA Annual Conference
  • Retirement Celebration for Principal Librarian, Cathy Fischer @ Plymouth Library
  • Library Foundation/Commissioner Breakfast
  • Attended Friends Meeting
Holly Guncheon
  • Attended Library Foundation/Commissioner Breakfast
PROGRAM
  • Assistive Technology - Marilyn Turner & Meg Canada
    Discussed upcoming Assistive Technology Open House scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at Ridgedale Resource Library
  • Redesign of Teen Links - Meg Canada
    Gave overview of new Teen Links designs
NEW BUSINESS
  • Security at Hennepin County Library - J. Leick
    Janet Leick discussed some of the security measures the Library is involved with:
  • Positive Environment Card in 4-languages
  • Pro-active regarding bike theft - Offer bike locks at Brooklyn Park Library and soon to be offered at other libraries
  • Incident Report - Changing to categorize the order of complaint
DIRECTOR'S REPORT - Amy E. Ryan
  • Discussed the introduction of the New Management Group
  • Discussed the outcome of the Library Foundation/Commissioner Breakfast
  • Highlighted upcoming Board Briefing scheduled for October 27, 2005 - Framework for the Future
OTHER
  • Gifts
    Patricia Izek moved approval to accept non-monetary gifts, seconded by Jeff Lunde and approved unanimously - 6 YEAS 1 ABSENT (Gibbs)     APPROVED

      GRAND TOTALS:
      $2,976.16 Ridgedale
      $2,976.16 TOTAL GIFTS
There being no further business, the Library Board Meeting for October 26, 2005, was declared adjourned at 6:17 p.m. Next meeting is scheduled Wednesday, December 7, 2005 @ 4:30 p.m. at Ridgedale Resource Library.

 

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Peter M. Miller, Secretary