Policy Committee meeting summary - May 11, 2022

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The Library Board Policy Committee met Wednesday, May 11, 2022, via Microsoft Teams.


Present: Jane Brissett, Gordy Aune, Jr., Mike Hogan, and Erin Vrieze Daniels 

Hennepin County Staff: Dan Rogan and Katie Zeuli 

Welcome and Call to Order

Chair Jane Brissett called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and welcomed attendees.

Approval of Agenda

Gordy Aune, Jr. made a motion to approve the agenda; seconded by Mike Hogan Motion passed.

Approval of Meeting Summary

No changes were made to the April 6, 2022, meeting summary therefore the summary was approved.
Motion: Gordy Aune, Jr.
Second: Mike Hogan

Library Bill of Rights Policy Discussion

The Policy Committee members discussed the Library Bill of Rights, a policy which is created by the American Library Association and affirmed and endorsed by the Library Board. This policy was most recently updated by the American Library Association on January 29, 2019. The committee discussed the 2019 updates to the policy.

Motion: Gordy Aune Jr.
Second: Mike Hogan
Motion Passed.

Committee members motioned to amend the previous motion, to bring the updated policy to the Library Board on June 22 at the next full board meeting for final approval.

Motion approved. Motion passed.

Communication Policy draft Discussion

The committee members discussed the creation of the first draft of the Communication Policy. The Communication policy outlines the communication between board members, as well as between the board members, the library staff, and the public.

The committee voted against bringing the new policy to the board for approval in its current state.

Motion: Gordy Aune, Jr.
Second: Mike Hogan
Motion failed. Will be brought back to the Policy committee with future revisions.


Mike Hogan motioned to adjourn, Gordy Aune, Jr. Second. Motion passed.
Jane Brissett adjourned the meeting at 6:01 p.m.