MINUTES OF
HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY BOARD MEETING
OF SEPTEMBER 27, 2000


The Hennepin County Library Board met on Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at the Oxboro Community Library.
PRESENT: Carol Walsh, President
Jack Cole
John Gibbs
Patricia Izek
Marilyn Jackson
David Pratt
LIBRARY STAFF ATTENDING: C.Brown, D.Cramer, C.DeGraff, J.Leick, J.Morgan, N.Perron, S. Charles, M. Turner, C. Muchow, A. Eccles, N. J. Fox, & B.Berg.
GUESTS: Angela Parker


WELCOME & PUBLIC COMMENT
President Walsh called the meeting to order and welcomed staff and guests.

Public Comment: Angela Parker, resident of St. Louis Park, and supporter of Hennepin County Libraries, addressed her concern about Internet access, specifically to minors, and especially for her children. She had prepared a letter, expressing her Internet-access concerns regarding her daughter's e-mail account that she accessed from the Library. The Library Board will read Ms. Parker's letter, and send her a written response.

Oxboro Community Library: Marilyn Lustig reported that the Oxboro Library has a long tradition of collaborating with English as second language projects, and has built on that tradition to expand ESL projects. She also answered a question on how the library got the name of Oxboro; and reviewed the community's diverse demographics.

APPROVAL A motion to approve the minutes of the August 2, 2000, meeting was made by M. Jackson; seconded by J. Cole; motion passed.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Ways & Means Committee: Bob Zaragoza was unable to attend the meeting; C. Walsh reported on the Sept. 13 meeting -- budget update, Capital Budget Task Force update, Library Board travel status, Library Board breakfast, new fines threshold.
Policy Committee: Patricia Izek reported on Sept. 13 meeting to begin reviewing policies for consideration at the October 25 Library Board meeting.

PROGRAM Presentation on the e-Library resources and services by Sharon Charles and Marilyn Turner.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Construction Project Updates: Charles Brown reported on Augsburg Park Library, Eden Prairie Library, Maple Grove Library, and Wayzata Library.

2001 Budget Update: Included in mailing to Library Board was budget presentation remarks made by Sandy Vargas and budget presentation remarks by Charles Brown; collection budget remains a concern in budget discussions. Input/suggestions from Library Board members on items to include for future budget discussions and for the County Board breakfast on October 17.

County Board Breakfast: Carol Walsh tied in breakfast to the 2001 budget discussion.

NEW BUSINESS
Long Lake Library Move: Charles Brown reported on the smooth move of the library and the new location.

Richmond, B.C. Site Visit: Janet Leick reported on staff visit to Richmond, British Columbia, and philosophy developed in that library/community as it relates to HCL.

DIRECTOR'S REPORT
September and October will be combined for the next Board meeting.

BOARD MEMBER REPORTS
C. Walsh: Attended the Foundation art reception Friday evening; plans to attend MLA on Friday for trustee programs; and plans to attend the ULC symposium in December.
J. Cole: Foundation received a grant from General Mills for a reading program; question raised on the MN Civil Liberties Union letter sent to all state library systems--HCL is required to work through the Hennepin County Attorney's Office.

OTHER
Grants: Nothing to report in addition to the Foundation General Mills grant.

Gift Acceptance: Motion to accept the gifts was made by M. Jackson; seconded by J. Gibbs; motion passed.
$962.09 Friends of the Brooklyn Park Library to the Brooklyn Park Library for index blocks, labeling machine, outdoor plants, stuffed animals, self check-out promotion, browsing materials, MELSA summer reading materials, summer children's program.
435.30 Friends of the Eden Prairie Library to the Eden Prairie Library for browsing materials, treats for summer programs, and miscellaneous supplies.
24.00 J.M. Broz to the Eden Prairie Library for subscription to the Smithsonian Magazine.
12.00 Barbara Kaerwer to the Eden Prairie Library for subscription to International Wolf magazine.
392.00 Friends of the Eden Prairie Library to the Eden Prairie Library for Read to Win gift certificates from summer reading programs.
46.00 Friends of the Excelsior Library to the Excelsior Library for a two-year subscription to the Chaska Herald.
31.94 Friends of the Hopkins Library to the Hopkins Library for a new staff coffeemaker.
801.43 Friends of the Maple Grove Library to the Maple Grove Library for the following: Read to Win giveaways and summer Book Club Books, McGlynn Bakeries - desserts for summer program, book discussion books, children's MELSA supplies.
75.00 Friends of the Rogers Library to the Rogers Library for a picnic table, printing for summer reading record keepers, prizes for Read to Win contest, supplies and refreshments for children's party.
100.00 Friends of the Wayzata Library to the Wayzata Library for board books for baby storytimes.
30.00 Friends of the Wayzata Library to the Wayzata Library for school year stamp-art program.
100.00 Friends of the Wayzata Library to the Wayzata Library for library kid stickers.
50.00 Friends of the Wayzata Library to the Wayzata Library for parenting fair at ECFE.
160.00 Friends of the Wayzata Library to the Wayzata Library for Read to Win program.
316.80 Friends of Westonka Library to the Westonka Library for summer programs from young audiences of MN.
296.27 Friends of the Westonka Library to the Westonka Library for Demco puppets from the friends to the Friends for circulating collection.
357.89 Friends of the Westonka Library to the Westonka Library for shape dies for Ellison die cutting machine.

ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by J. Gibbs, seconded by J. Cole, and passed.



John Gibbs, Secretary

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