Library Board meeting minutes - June 23, 2021
The public is welcome at all library board meetings
The Hennepin County Library Board met on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, virtually via Microsoft Teams.
Present: Jonathan Gaw, Sam Neisen, Adja Kaba, Labelle Nambangi, Erin Vrieze-Daniels, Gordy Aune Jr, Keegan Xavi, Lynn Stetler, Tim Dolan, and Jane Brissett
Hennepin County Staff: Chad Helton, Janet Mills, Bernie Farrell, Jeannette Lewis, and Commissioner Jeffrey Lunde
Call to Order
Chair Adja Kaba called the Hennepin County Library Board meeting of June 23, 2021, to order at 5:30 p.m. and welcomed all in attendance.
Approval of Agenda
Amendment Agenda item#6, President’s Report replaced with Library Dialogue by Bernie Farrell
Motion: Gordy Aune, Jr
Seconded: Erin Vrieze Daniels
Approval of Consent Items
Motion: LaBelle Nambangi
Seconded: Gordy Aune, Jr
No public comment.
County Commissioner Update
Hennepin County Commissioner Jeffrey Lunde, who represents District 1, introduced himself to the Library Board. Commissioner Jeffrey Lunde also gave an overview of his current and future work.
Library Youth Services Coordinator Bernie Farrell gave a presentation on Summer Learning programs from 2020 and in 2021.
Deputy Director Janet Mills reported to the Library Board on Library, Community, and County Updates.
2021 Policy Review
Board members discussed the 1st read of the Reserving & Using Library Rooms Policy and of Patron use of Library Spaces Policy. The Board discussed the 2nd read of the Patron Services Policy. The Board proposed amendments to the Reserving & Using of Library Rooms Policy and voted for a second read at the next Board meeting scheduled for September 22, 2021. The Board approved the Patron Services Policy.
Patron Services Policy
Motion: Jane Brissett
Seconded: Tim Dolan
The June 2021 Executive Committee meeting was cancelled, and there are no updates from the Executive Committee.
Committee Chair Jane Brissett discussed upcoming programs, donations, and grant awards for (FHCL) Friends of Hennepin County Library.
The Budget Committee has no updates.
No unfinished business.
Jane Brissett proposed discussion on how the Board will respond to members of the public. Erin Vrieze Daniels proposed discussing returning to in-person Library Board meetings.
There being no further business, Erin Vrieze Daniels made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:08 p.m.; seconded by Jonathan Gaw. Motion passed. The next meeting of the Hennepin County Library Board will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 22, 2021, virtually via Microsoft Teams.