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04-27-1976 C liar THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY LAS CRUCES. NEW MEXICO 88001 LIBRARY BOARD MEETING, APRIL 27, 1976 Notice is hereby given that there will be a Library Board meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 1976 at 4:00 p.m. , in the librarian's office. The agenda is as follows: AGENDA Unfinished Business: 1. Library Building Miscellaneous Business: 1. Tours, Meetings and Speeches New Business: 1. Election of Officers 2. National Library Week 3. Children's Services 4. Personnel 5. Budget 6. Gifts 7. Exhibits _ 8. Other New Business 1 THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY 2 Las Cruces, New Mexico 3 April 27, 1976 4 5 The Board of Trustees of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library met in the 6 librarian's office at Branigan Library, Tuesday, April 27, 1976 at 4:00 p.m. 7 Members present were: Mr. Fielder, Mrs. Roach, Mrs. Priestley, Mrs. King, 8 the librarian and Secretary of the Board, Don Dresp, and his secretary, Cathy 9 Jacobs. The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Clarence Fielder. 10 Mr. Fielder asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Board 11 minutes of April 6. Mrs. Roach moved that the Board minutes of April 6 be 12 approved and Mrs. King seconded the motion. The minutes were approved. 13 Copies of several items of interest were handed out or previously mailed 14 to the Board. 15 The Board welcomed Mrs. Elizabeth King and said they hoped she would enjoy 16 the Board experience. The librarian had given Mrs. King a tour and orientation 17 of the library April 15. Y` 18 Mr. Fielder said he had received a letter from Mrs. Leyendecker in regard 19 to the appointment to the Dona Ana Art Council of a representative for libraries 20 Mr. Fielder discussed it with Dr. Dyke, University Librarian, and Mrs. Cheryl 21 Bandy, Humanities Librarian, accepted the appointment as a representative of 22 libraries. 23 Under Unfinished Business, the following was discussed: 24 1. Library Building. The librarian looked at the old Paper Mill building 25 located at Water and Las Cruces streets. He talked to Henry Gustafson, the 26 owner, and was informed that there is only 12,500 square feet in the building 27 and that he is negotiating with someone about the building. There are 5 doors 28 and parking is limited, also. 29 The librarian said he thought there were too many negatives, particularly 30 only 12,500 square feet. The square footage is not much larger than Branigan 31 Library's present footage of 7,600 square feet. The Board said that the 32 library needs a much larger building. v - 2 - 1 The librarian said that he has 2,000 fliers to put on car windshields 2 stating that the parking lot is for library patrons only. Three signs have 3 been put up in the parking lot with the same message. Library patrons are 4 constantly complaining about no parking being available. 5 Under Miscellaneous Business, the following was discussed: 6 April 8 and 22 the librarian attended Drug Commission luncheons. 7 April 9 SER (Service Employment Redevelopment) students had a tour and 8 orientation of the library given by Pat Greathouse. 9 April 20 the librarian attended a Community Action Agency meeting and 10 April 21 he did a one minute tape encouraging people to support educational 11 television channel 7 (22), KRWG-TV at NMSU. 12 April 22 the Dona Ana County Historical Society met at the library with 13 author Eve Ball as speaker with 25 people in attendance. 14 Under New Business, the following was discussed: 15 1. Election of Officers. Mr. Fielder opened the floor for nominations 16 for the office of chairman. Mrs. Roach nominated Mrs. Priestley and Mrs. King 17 seconded the nomination as there were no other nominations. Mrs. Priestley 18 was elected chairman by acclamation. 19 Mr. Fielder again opened the floor for nominations for the office of vice- 20 chairman. Mrs. Priestley nominated Mrs. Roach and Mrs. King seconded the 21 nomination. There was no other nomination and Mrs. Roach was elected vice- 22 chairman by acclamation. 23 2. National Library Week. The librarian said the highlights of National 24 Library Week were the Head Start parties, which included a puppet show entitled 25 "Droodle the Dragon" and a tour for the children. On April 6 and 7 the Head 26 Start attendance was 571 boys and girls and 100 adults. 27 The Hester Roach Day and Wilma Powell Day were very successful and a 28 tribute to a Board member since 1940 and a Branigan staff member since 1957. 29 The librarian said he was disappointed in the response to No Overdue Fines 30 Day as only 151 overdue books were returned. 31 Other activities during the week included a kite program, announcement of 32 the poster contest winners, foreign exchange students speaking on their countrie - 3 - it 1 and a puppet show. 2 The book sale on Saturday, April 10 netted $228.09 and the total attendance 3 for the special activities was 948 children and adults. 4 The Library Board comended the Branigan staff for doing such an excellent 5 job. 6 Branigan Library had two exciting personal events during National Library 7 Week. Staffer Mary Lou Oquendo had a baby girl April 8 and Carol Gamboa Serna 8 ' was married Saturday, April 10. 9 3. Children's Services. Saturday, April 17 was Branigan's 5th annual %' 10 Easter Story Hour with 120 children and 40 adults attending. 11 April 10 Vera Schrader and Bertha Sanchez attended a story telling workshop 12 sponsored jointly by the Las Cruces Story League and the State College Story 13 League. 14 April 13, Vera Schrader and Bertha Sanchez spoke on the art of story tellin 15 at Ramona Gonzalez' workshop at Washington School. 16 April 12, Vera Schrader spoke on story telling to a class at Zia Sr. High. 17 April 14, Vera Schrader and Virginia Raney of Las Cruces Story League spoke 18 on story telling to Dr. Wright's Early Childhood Education class at NMSU. 19 4. Personnel. Mary Helen Marquez, a special education student and a 20 sophomore at Las Cruces High School will start at Branigan April 29 for 15 21 hours a week as a library page. 22 The librarian, Clara Martinez and Pat Greathouse are now interviewing 23 young people for Students Incorporated and two positions at Branigan. 24 Cynthia Martinez, a NYC library page, terminated her job April 15. 25 Two Boy Scouts, Eric Martin and Dean Hopper, are working at the library 26 for their Community Service badge. 27 Dwight Riggs will attend either University of Denver or University of Texas 28 for his Masters in Library Science. 29 The City Commission approved a 10% salary raise for all City employees. 30 The employees who stayed on the job during the strike will get a raise with 31 the May,14 check. 32 5. Budget. The librarian had sent the Board members a copy of his budget - 4 - 1 letter to the County Manager for the County Bookmobile expenses in fiscal year 2 1976-77. The librarian met with Mr. Sales April 15 on the County budget of 3 $13,155. 4 April 14 was the one year anniversary of the bookmobiles and Bertha Sanchez 5 City Bookmobile Librarian, had a birthday party (Cake and punch) for the childre 6 at the Elks Club stop. 7 6. Gifts. On April 8, the Breakfast Optimist Club presented a bicentennia 8 plaque entitled "Heritage '76" to Branigan. It is numbered 198 out of 2,500. 9 1,324 books and 191 magazines were collected from the book drive sponsored 10 by the Las Crucettes during the month of March. 11 Chi Omega Alumnae presented the librarian with a check for $75 for children s 12 books, April 14. The money was collected by selling tickets for heishi and ` 13 fetish necklaces with proceeds going to Branigan. Ar 14 April 27, Mrs. Carmen Freudenthal presented the librarian with 11 handbooks 15 on citizen's rights from the American Civil Liberties Union. 16 7. Exhibits. Mrs. Clarise Smith had a handmade Easter Egg exhibit feature 17 during April and Easter Week. 18 Wooden Shoes collection by Mrs. Anne Calvert is now exhibited in the 19 children's area. 20 8. Othet New Business. Voter Registration, April 2-20, that the library 21 participated in turned out well. Sara Johnson at Branigan registered 11 voters 22 and Bertha Sanchez, City Bookmobile librarian, registered 6 voters on the 23 bookmobile. 24 The librarian said that he thinks that the CETA program will be continued 25 for another year. t 26 Branigan is selling 100 tickets for the Bicentennial Pageant to be held ` 27 May 19 and 20. The tickets are $1.00 and the pageant will be held at the Pan 28 American Center. 29 When the librarian was in Santa Fe at the NMLA Convention, he saw the film, 30 "Rio Grande", produced by the New Mexico Bicentennial Commission. The film is 31 45 minutes long and traces the history of the Rio Grande River. The librarian 32 has written Chris Krahling.about`getting the film for 2 days in June during the - 5 - 1 Summer Reading Program. 2 The librarian recently joined the Chamber of Commerce. 3 Mr. Fielder said he had enjoyed being Chairman of the Board and Mrs. 4 Priestley said that Mr. Fielder was an excellent chairman and the library 5 Board wants to thank him for a job well done. 6 Mrs. Roach moved that the meeting be adjourned and Mrs. Priestley seconded 7 the motion. 8 With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:50 p.m. 9 10 Respectfully Submitted, 11 12 13 14 Don Dresp \1 Library Director 15 DD:cj 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 IMF 31 32