April 16, 2008 5-6:30 p.m.

Brookdale Library, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

The public is invited to all Library Board meetings.


1.   Call to Order                                                                

2.   Approval of Agenda                                                                             

3.   Approval of Minutes – March 19, 2008

4.   Public Comment

5.   Board Member Reports

6.   Welcome

·         Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat

7.   Program

·         Job & Career Centers and Workforce Development: Brookdale Librarian Saad Samatar


8.   Director's Report

·         Hennepin County Library Update: Deputy Library Director Lois Thompson


9.   New Business

·         Planetarium Update: External Relations & Partnerships Division Director Jane Eastwood

·         2007 Local Government Innovations Award: Jane Eastwood

·         Nominating Committee, Election of Officers: David Pratt, Chair

·         Capital Projects Update: Capital Projects Coordinator Mary Kramer


10.   Business Previously Addressed


11.   Acceptance of Donations


12.   Adjournment



Next Library Board Meeting

May 28, 5-6:30 p.m., Northeast Library, 2200 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418


Library Board Members

President John Gibbs; Vice President Patricia Izek; Secretary Holly Guncheon; Roger Hale, Jill Joseph,

Claudia Kelly, Kathleen Lamb, John Pacheco, David Pratt, Cynthia Steinke and Therese VanBlarcom


Library Director Amy Ryan


Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, readers, large print or Braille, are requested to contact Char Sohlberg at 612-543-8581 (Text Telephone at Ridgedale 612-543-8880) three work days before the meeting.


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