Library Board meeting minutes - June 22, 2022

The public is welcome at all library board meetings

The Hennepin County Library Board met on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Brookdale Library, ABC Meeting Room.


Present: Adja Kaba, Lynn Stetler, Erin Vrieze Daniels, Gordy Aune, Jr., Briana Eicheldinger, and Keegan Xavi

Hennepin County Staff: Dan Rogan, J.R. Genett, Patti Hetrick, Jeannette Lewis, Amy McNally, Josh Yetman, Ali Turner

Call to Order

President Adja Kaba called the Hennepin County Library Board meeting of June 22, 2022, to order at 5:31 p.m. and welcomed all in attendance.

Attendance of Library Board Members

Library Board clerk Jeannette Lewis took role call and the board met quorum with 6 members present.

Approval of Agenda

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

Approval of Consent Items

Approval of the meeting minutes of May 4, 2022, and Acceptance of Donations.
Motion: Erin Vrieze Daniels
Seconded: Gordy Aune, Jr.
Motion passed.

Public Comment

No public comment was made.

President’s Report

President Adja Kaba announced that the Executive Committee will continue to consist of 3 executive committee members being President, Vice President, and Secretary. Other member(s) will not be appointed at this time.

Interim Director’s Report

Interim Director Dan Rogan spoke to the Library Board on Library, Community, and County Updates. Rogan shared an update on the Strategic Plan and the Youth Advisory Committee.

Library Staff Dialogue

Ted Hathaway shared a presentation on how patrons use library archives and digital collections.

Committee Reports

The next Executive Committee meeting is August 10, 2022.

There was no update from The Friends of Hennepin County Library (FHCL) ex officio.

The Budget and Long-term Planning Committee is working with the library to get updates and a timeline for the Budget.

The Policy Committee presented the HCL Bill of Rights policy for discussion. The library board approved the policy as presented.

Unfinished Business

No unfinished business.

New Business

No new business.


There being no further business, Adja Kaba made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:54 p.m.; seconded by Erin Vrieze Daniels. Motion passed. The next meeting of the Hennepin County Library Board will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the Walker Library, Bde Maka Ska Meeting Room.