Library Board meeting minutes - August 21, 2023

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The Hennepin County Library Board met on Monday, August 21, 2023, at Brookdale Library, ABC Meeting Room.


Present: Jane Brissett, Erin Carney, Amal Karim, Lynn Stetler, Adja Kaba, Gordy Aune, Jr., Ashley Krohn, Randy Klauk, and Briana Eicheldinger.

Hennepin County Staff: Dan Rogan, Kari Boe-Schmidtz, Amy McNally, Ali Turner, Patti Hetrick, Josh Yetman, and Jeannette Lewis.

Call to Order

President Jane Brissett called the Hennepin County Library Board special meeting of August 21, 2023, to order at 6:00 p.m. and welcomed all in attendance.

Attendance of Library Board Members

Library Board Clerk Jeannette Lewis took the roll call. The board met the quorum with nine members present.

Approval of Agenda

Motion: Gordy Aune, Jr.
Second: Lynn Stetler
Motion passed.

Library Director Interviews

Interim Library Director Dan Rogan provided a summary of the hiring process to date.

Kari Boe-Schmidtz from County Human Resources and Board President Jane Brissett provided an overview of tonight’s interview and recommendation procedure.

The Library Board conducted 45-minute interviews of finalists Scott Duimstra and Cindy Hohl.

Public Comment

There were no public comments.

Library Board Discussion and Recommendation

Mr. Duimstra is recommended to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.


There being no further business, Adja Kaba made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:58 p.m.; seconded by Erin Carney. Motion passed.