Minnesota Statutes Sections 383B.237 to 383B.247 and 134.001 to 134.50.
The county board shall direct, operate and manage the county library system. A county library board consisting of 11 members who reside in the county library service area shall be appointed by the county board.
In the event a member leaves the Board for any reason, the appointment to fill the vacancy shall be for the remainder of that member’s term, and the replacement will be made by the County Board of Commissioners.
All terms commence January 1 of their respective year of appointment; incumbents are expected to serve until the County Board of Commissioners makes the appointment; and, as each term expires the successor shall be appointed for a three year term. No member shall serve more than three consecutive terms.
If any member resigns at any time, written notice must be sent to the Library Board President who shall forward the notice to the County Board of Commissioners. Any such resignation shall take effect at the date of receipt of the notice or any later date specified; unless otherwise specified, the acceptance of the resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
The Library Board shall be advisory to the County Board of Commissioners and shall be responsible for policy and legislative recommendations relating to the library system and shall perform their duties and responsibilities pertinent to library matters as may be delegated by the County Board of Commissioners.
County Commissioner Resolution #96-11-695 states that “the Hennepin County Library Board shall articulate and endorse major library system goals and initiatives for which significant private financial support and partnership will be necessary to ensure success, and the Library Board shall undertake a regular process for recommendation of these goals to The Library Foundation of Hennepin County (Friends of the Hennepin County Library) for consideration and development.”
Bylaws adopted: February 22, 2017
Next review date: 2020