Johnson, who is employed at the Minnesota Department of Health, has been involved in various aspects of health promotion for the community for many years. She is co-founder of the African-American Health Workers Network and a member of the Allina Internal Review Board. She is an active member in her church and has been a mentor for Minneapolis and Ramsey Public Schools.
Johnson says the highlight of her week is reading to her "Book Buddy," a sixth grader in the "Book Buddy" program at Franklin Magnet in St. Paul.
"I think the library is a vital part of growth and development, personally and professionally," Johnson said. "I'm always learning, finding new experiences and new adventures at the library. I encourage others to expand their horizons at the Hennepin County libraries."
Lois Langer Thompson, Hennepin County Library director, said, "Sandy has joined a dedicated board that is visionary in its goal to create a future where all individuals and families are eager and engaged lifelong learners."
Johnson's term will expire on December 31, 2011.
The Library Board is a citizen advisory board that reviews budgets and establishes management and service policies governing the library system. Library Board members appointed by the County Board serve three-year terms and meet monthly at a Hennepin County library.
For more information, call Hennepin County Library at (952) 847-8500 or go to www.hclib.org