Library Board Program Policy Committee
September 18, 2009
|Library Board Members
Therese VanBlarcom, President
Claudia Kelly, Vice President
John Pacheco, Secretary
Lois Langer Thompson
Chair Steinke called the
· The committee’s charge and work plan for the remainder of 2009 was discussed. The committee will continue to focus on policy development. Unifying the policies helps set the direction for the library’s program of services. Ms Friedrich handed out Hennepin County Library Board Policies: Policy Review and Consolidation Plan which provides the committee’s progress to date. Ms. Kelly added that the Executive Committee would be discussing the committee structure at their next meeting.
Draft Fee and Fine Policy was reviewed and discussed. Committee members
received no comments from Library Board members. Holly Guncheon made a motion
to approve the policy and advance it to the consent agenda for the Library
· Ms. Friedrich led a discussion on the Meeting Room and Facility Use Policy. She reviewed the initial Committee discussion held in March and led a discussion on how to establish priorities, limitations and regulations for use as a way to manage the demand for this service—demand that outstrips the resources available. Ms Guncheon suggested that meeting rooms can be used as a way to draw people into the library and discover the services available there. Ms Friedrich distributed the following documents: Library Board Program and Policy Committee Discussion Meeting Room and Facility Use Policy Discussion, and Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation of the Library Bill of Rights, published by the American Library Association
Ms. Friedrich will draft a Meeting Room and Facility Use Policy for next meeting and possibly an Internet Use Policy. Committee members will read the Internet Use Policy and come prepared for discussion.
Holly Guncheon made a motion to adjourn the committee meeting at ; motion was seconded by David Pratt; motion passed.
· Fee and Fine Policy will be added to Consent agenda for Sept. 23 Library Board meeting.
will draft Sept., 2009
· Next policies: Meeting Room Use; continued discussion on Internet Use.
Approved Oct. 16, 2009