Library Board Program Policy Committee
August 12, 2010
|Library Board Members
Therese VanBlarcom, President
Claudia Kelly, Vice President
John Pacheco, Secretary
Lois Langer Thompson
Welcome and Approvals
Ms. Kelly opened the meeting for discussion at 3:10 p.m. and welcomed attendees. This meeting is for discussion purposes only. No formal Library Board Committee action will be taken.
Documents distributed for discussion
Ms Friedrich distributed a Hennepin County Library Collection Overview document and Collections: Minneapolis Central Library and Hennepin County Library document.
Topic for discussion: Hennepin County Library Collection - facilitated discussion and brainstorming workshop
How does the library's collection advance the library's mission to "nourish minds, transform lives, and build community together"-now and into the future?
A total of 6 people participated. Working together for 1 ½ hours, the group developed the following response:
The collection supports the library's mission because it:
Each bullet point above was derived from the individual ideas created by each participant and clustered together by the group.
Encourages well-being and life/work balance
Supports life long learning through access to resources
Expands our horizons through new experiences
Cultivates community through diverse viewpoints
Prepares citizens for the future
Provides an archive and cornerstone of our culture and heritage
The committee meeting discussion concluded at 5:00 p.m.