Blueprint for Guiding Principles for the Consolidation Process of the

Library Foundation of Hennepin County and The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library

 

 

Vision

To be the one united, strong support entity for the Hennepin County Library system by combining and leveraging the strengths and talents of the Library Foundation of Hennepin County and The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library.

 

Service to Libraries

Contribute to the success of Hennepin County Library's mission and vision by fostering and enriching programs and services that are not possible without funding that supplements tax dollars.  Strengthen the potential of the continued success of libraries throughout Hennepin County by combining the strengths and talents of both groups.

 

Governance

The name of the unified group will be inclusive and representative of the Vision.

 

A Board of Directors will be comprised of members representing the Library Foundation of Hennepin County and The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library and new members.

 

Membership structure should be determined by the new Board by December 31, 2008 and accomplish the Vision and Service principles outlined above.

 

Individual Friends of the Library groups will continue with further exploration of a Friends alliance that may also provide representation and alignment with the larger unified support group.

 

Financial support to be determined by the consolidated Board by December 31, 2008.

 

Assets and liabilities to be determined by the consolidated Board by December 31, 2008.

 

Employees to be determined by the consolidated Board by December 31, 2008.

 

Implementation

The effective date of the consolidation of the Library Foundation of Hennepin County and The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library will be on or before June 30, 2008 with implementation plans being reviewed by the Director and approved by the Hennepin County Library Board.

 

 

 

Report from the Library Board Friends/Foundation Subcommittee

Distributed to Hennepin County Library Board February 27, 2008

 

 

 

 

Blueprint for Guiding Principles for the Consolidation Process of the Library Foundation of Hennepin County and The Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library (cont.)

 

 

Library Board Action

February 27, 2008

 

Jill Joseph made a motion for the Library Board to endorse the use of the Blueprint of Guiding Principles by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County and the Friends of the Minneapolis Public Library which was seconded by Cynthia Steinke and the motion passed.

 

Hennepin County Library Board               YEA           NAY           OTHER

 

John Gibbs                                            __x__         ____           ____   

Holly Guncheon                                     __x__         ____           ____

Roger Hale                                            ____           ____           absent

Patricia Izek                                          __x__         ____           ____

Jill Joseph                                             __x__         ____           ____                                       

Claudia Kelly                                         __x__         ____           ____

Kathleen Lamb                                      __x__         ____           ____

John Pacheco                                        __x__         ____           ____

David Pratt                                            ____           ____           absent

Cynthia Steinke                                     __x__         ____           ____

Therese Van Blarcom                             __x__         ____           ____

 

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Clerk of the Hennepin County Library Board