Library Board meeting minutes - September 21, 2022
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The Hennepin County Library Board met on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, Walker Library, Meeting Room.
Present: Adja Kaba, Lynn Stetler, Erin Vrieze Daniels, Gordy Aune, Jr., Briana Eicheldinger, Jane Brissett, Tim Dolan, Mike Hogan, Amal Karim, and Keegan Xavi
Hennepin County Staff: Dan Rogan, J.R. Genett, Patti Hetrick, Amy McNally, Josh Yetman, Ali Turner, Jeannette Lewis, Kelli Koob and Kristi Pearson
Call to Order
President Adja Kaba called the Hennepin County Library Board meeting of September 21, 2022, to order at 5:30 p.m. and welcomed all in attendance.
Attendance of Library Board Members
Library Board clerk Jeannette Lewis took role call and the board met quorum with 10 members present.
Approval of Agenda
Motion: Erin Vrieze Daniels
Seconded: Jane Brissett
Approval of Consent Items
Approval of the meeting minutes of June 22, 2022, and Acceptance of Donations.
Motion: Erin Vrieze Daniels
Seconded: Amal Karim
No public comment was made.
President Adja Kaba highlighted some HCL events and Banned Books Week event happening September 18-24, 2022.
President Kaba presented commendations to former board members Jonathan Gaw, LaBelle Nambangi and Samuel Neisen. All board members were in favor of the commendation resolution for all (3) former members. LaBelle Nambangi was present at the meeting to receive the commendation.>/p>
Interim Director’s Report
Interim Director Dan Rogan spoke to the Library Board on Library, Community, and County Updates. Rogan shared an update on the Youth Advisory Committee.
Library Staff Dialogue
Brad Lockhart from TerraLuna shared an update on the Strategic Plan and some feedback received from the library board and library staff.
Review Hennepin County Library Budget
Patti Hetrick, Library CFO reviewed the 2023 library Budget with board. The board voted to approve the 2023 Library Budget. Motion: Erin Vrieze Daniels. Seconded: Gordy Aune, Jr. Motion passed.
President Adja Kaba announced that the Executive Committee will continue to consist of 3 executive committee members being President, Vice President, and Secretary. Other member(s) will not be appointed at this time.
The next Executive Committee meeting is October 19, 2022, at Northeast Library.
The Friends of Hennepin County Library (FHCL) ex officio Jane Brissett gave an update on the FHCL events happening.
The Budget and Long-term Planning Committee had no updates.
The Policy committee presented the Fee Policy for discussion. The board voted to approve the Fee policy. Motion: Jane Brissett. Seconded: Gordy Aune, Jr. Motion passed.
The Policy Committee chair presented the Communication Policy for discussion. The board voted to approve the Communication Policy. Motion: Gordy Aune, Jr. Seconded: Erin Vrieze Daniels. Motion passed.
The Policy Committee chair presented policy history standardization for discussion. The board voted to approve policy history standardization. Motion: Jane Brissett. Seconded: Erin Vrieze Daniels. Motion passed.
No unfinished business.
No new business.
There being no further business, Erin Vrieze Daniels made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 p.m.; seconded by Amal Karim. Motion passed. The next meeting of the Hennepin County Library Board will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at the Eden Prairie Library, Meeting Room.