Resolution Guidance Statement on the Consolidation Process of the

Library Foundation of Hennepin County and The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library

 

Whereas, the Hennepin County Library Board appointed a subcommittee to review the work being done by our highly-valued partners, the Library Foundation of Hennepin County and The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library; and

 

Whereas, the main mission of both groups is to support programs and services over and above tax-provided support for libraries in Hennepin County; and

 

Whereas, a unified support entity would strengthen the potential of the continued success of libraries throughout Hennepin County by combining the strengths and talents of both groups into one united support entity for Hennepin County Library; and

 

Whereas, the Hennepin County Library Board will pursue further exploration of a Friends alliance for independent Friends of the Library entities that may also provide representation and alignment with the larger unified support group;

 

Therefore be it resolved, that the Hennepin County Library Board strongly supports and agrees to assist as needed to ensure a smooth transition to consolidate the Library Foundation of Hennepin County and The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library into one unified support group with an effective date of consolidation on or before June 30, 2008.

 

Report from the Library Board Friends/Foundation Subcommittee

Distributed to Hennepin County Library Board February 27, 2008

 

 

Library Board Action

February 27, 2008

 

John Gibbs made a motion to approve the resolution which was seconded by Holly Guncheon and the motion passed.

 

Hennepin County Library Board               YEA           NAY           OTHER

 

John Gibbs                                            __x__         ____           ____   

Holly Guncheon                                     __x__         ____           ____

Roger Hale                                            ____           ____           absent

Patricia Izek                                          __x__         ____           ____

Jill Joseph                                             __x__         ____           ____                                       

Claudia Kelly                                         __x__         ____           ____

Kathleen Lamb                                      __x__         ____           ____

John Pacheco                                        __x__         ____           ____

David Pratt                                            ____           ____           absent

Cynthia Steinke                                     __x__         ____           ____

Therese Van Blarcom                             __x__         ____           ____

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Clerk of the Hennepin County Library Board