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11-30-1976 4W THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY 106 WEST HADLEY AVE. LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO 88001 LIBRARY BOARD MEETING, NOVEMBER 30, 1976 Notice is hereby given that there will be a Library Board meeting on Tuesday, November 30, 1976, at 4:00 p.m. , in the librarian's office. The agenda is as follows: AGENDA Old Business• 1. Sheriff Posse Miscellaneous Business: 1. Tours, Meetings and Speeches New Business: 1. Friends of Branigan Library 2. New Library Building 3. Personnel 4. Time Capsule 5. TLA-NMLA Convention 6. Circulation 7. Children's Services 8. Bookmobiles 9. Exhibits 10. Other New Business 1 THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY Las Cruces, New Mexico y November 30, 1976 ` 1 The Board of Trustees of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library met in the 2librarian's office at Branigan Library, Tuesday, November 30, 1976, at 4:00 p.m. 3 Members present were: Mr. Fielder, Mrs. Roach, Mrs. Priestley, Mr. Taylor, 4 the librarian and Secretary of the Board, Don Dresp, and his secretary, 5 Rose Mary La Plante. The meeting was called to order by the ChaLrman, 6 Kra. Priestley. 7 Mrs. Priestley asked if there were any additions or corrections to the B Board minutes of October 12. Mrs. Roach moved that the Board minutes of 9 ctober 12 be approved and Mr. Fielder seconded the motion. The minutes 10 ere approved. 11 Copies of several items ofinterest were handed out or previously mailed 12 o the Board. 13 Under Unfinished Business, the following was discussed: IJAV 14 1. Sheriff's Posse. The Board asked the librarian to check with Mr. 15 Riordan on why the rodeo grounds were now being torn down. 16 The October 18 City Commission approved looking into the possibility of a 17 trade of Whitfield property for Branigan peoperty. Mr. Taylor asked what piece 18 of land (Whitfield) is interested in and added that we should be careful before 19 making a trade. The librarian said that Whitfield is having the land appraised. 20 rhe October 18 City Commission minutes on this item were read. The Dorbandt 21 letter (August 24) was discussed in regard to a trade or "leasing the Branigan 22 property for a long term period". A discussion followed in regard to the locatio 23 of 1.06 acres of Branigan property. The Board members wondered whether it is 24 better, to lease or trade the property. Discussion was deferred for more infor- 25 mation into what type of lease is being considered or what type of exchange for 26 the property. The Board is interested in the lease possibility with Branigan's 27 best interest in mind. 28 Under Miscellaneous Business, the following was discussed: 29 1. Tours, Meetings and Speeches. October 13 the librarian attended a 30 Border Regional Library Association meeting in E1 Paso. October 14, Mrs. 31 Greathouse spoke on Branigan Library to Mrs. Novinger's language class at the 32 First Baptist Church in Las Cruces. October 15, the librarian attended the Clive 33 Barnes luncheon sponsored by Dona Ana County Arts Council. October 19, the 6W - 2 - `, 1 librarian attended the Community Action Agency meeting. October 21, he attended 2 the seminar on labor relations sponsored by the City. October 21, the Dona Ana 3 County Historical Society met at Branigan Library. November 1, the librarian 4 spoke to Circle 2 of the United Presbyterian Church on Branigan Library and its 5 services. November 6, he and Mrs. Dresp attended the Border Regional Library 6 Association annual banquet in E1 Paso. November 10 and 11, the librarian at- 7 tended the Southwestern Library Association convention in Albuquerque. 8 November 19, the librarian was on the Que Pasa show with Sandra Hester on 9 Channel 22 reviewing Christmas books. 10 Under New Business, the following was discussed: 11 1. Friends of Branigan Library. The Library Board has been sent the 12 minutes for the October 14, 28, November 4 meetings of the Friends of Branigan 13 Library. The Friends met also November 24. There will be two general meetings 14 a year, in January and April, and the executive board will meet four times a 15 year. The Friends will sponsor the annual book sale in April, National Library 16 Week activities in April, monthly book reviews and library speakers. There 17 are now 26-30 paid members and the next general meeting will be January 17 at `,. 18 the School District assembly room. The officers of the Friends are: President, 19 Dr. Eric Jensen; Vice-President President-Elect, Rev. George Whitney; Secretary, 20 Mrs. Kay Korsmo; Treasurer, Mrs. Casey Ancker; Directors at Large, Mrs. Julia 21 Fitz Patrick, Mrs. Carol Gaines, and Don Dresp. 22 2. New Library Building. The librarian handed out the building program, 23 for a new library. The Board was asked to look over the program, ask questions 24 make suggestions and call him. Mrs. Roach brought up buying the property north 25 of Branigan and adding on to the library. The problem .of no parking space 26 here was discussed. 27 At the October 18 meeting, the City Commission approved a resolution for a 28 new library facility and a resolution to have an in house staff work on the 29 new library facility. 30 One site mentioned was moving the library into the present City Hall and 31 moving City Hall to the City-County building. Several other sites were also 32 mentioned and discussed. ♦ 3 Jim Brown, Assistant to the City Manager, is working on the library site 34 locations. The librarian said if a wrong site was selected, we would have a - 3 - I museum rather than a library. The most important factor is the right site and 2 location for the public library. 3 The League of Women Voters is tabulating the User Survey which started at 4 Branigan September 7. The librarian reminded the Board to review the Library 5 philosophy paper on needs and reasons for a new facility. 6 3. Personnel. Six staff members (Bertha Sanchez, Sara Lu3an, Terry 7 Johnston, Mary Lou Oquendo, Wilma Powell, Mary Lara) attended the public 8 relations workshop in Deming November 6. October 16, Terry Johnston attended 9 the NMSU Conference on the handicapped. November 6, Sara Johnson resigned and 10 moved to Albuquerque where her husband has a job with HSSD. November 11, 11 Barbara Suzy Griggs replaced Sara Johnson as a clerk-typist. December 1, 2 and 12 8, the Branigan staff will tour the NMSU Library facilities. 13 4. Time Capsule. In November, Mayor Johnson had two meetings on the 14 Bicentennial Time Capsule. Mr. Taylor described the capsule which will be 15 buried December 31 at City Hall and is not to be opened until July 4, 2076. 16 The Capsule will contain materials gathered from clubs, organizations, churches, 17 White Sands, schools, NMSU, the City and the County. The librarian mentioned 18 that people can sign the scroll and write comments on it when they visit Braniga . 19 Early in December, materials to be included in the capsule will be in exhibit 20 cases at Branigan. Copies of the scroll are placed at City Hall, Branigan 21 Library and the two bookmobiles. Mrs. Priestley wrote the inscription for the 22 top of the time capsule. 23 5. TLA-NMLA Convention. Marilyn Hinshaw of E1 Paso Public Library has 24 invited the Board to serve as hosts for the luncheon for western artists at the 25 April, 1977, Texas Library Association-New Mexico Library Association 26 Convention. The artists are Carl Hertzog, Tom Lea, Jose Cisneros, and Lawrence 27 Clark Powell. Pat Greathouse and Rose Mary La Plante will serve as hostesses 28 for the Irving Stone luncheon. 29 6. Circulation. October circulation was 18,299. November 26, the 30 Firday after Thanksgiving, Branigan was open from 9 a.m, to 6 p.m. and 659 items 31 were checked out. For ILL, Branigan loaned 27 books to other libraries and $2 received 67 books for our patrons in October. - 4 - 1 7. Children's Services. Vera Schrader, Children's Librarian, is working 2 on a Junior Story League group for junior and senior high students to tell 3 stories on Saturday mornings. The Halloween Party was held Saturday, October 30 4 and the judges were Helen Caffey, Commissioner Thaeler and Jacques La Roche. 5 Over 200 boys and girls attended the puppet show and festivities and each 6 received a Halloween treat from the Las Cruces Story League. Mrs. Schrader 7 mailed letters to all school principals in October inviting their schools to 8 tour Branigan for library orientation. 9 The Christmas programs for December begin with the Girl Scouts decorating V*► 10 Branigan Library, Sunday, December 5. Other activities include the arrival of 11 Santa Claus, films, story hours, the Bells of St. Paul's, Mayfield High Story 12 Theater, Christmas Story Festival and Las Cruces High Thespians. 13 November 13, the Las Cruces High School Thespians presented a special 14 readers program for the children. November 5, sixty 5th and 6th grade students 15 from Anthony came for a tour and orientation. December 15, the Las Cruces 16 Story League and Mrs. Schrader will present a puppet show and stories for 17 40 handicapped children at the Rotary Club luncheon. 18 November 8, Vera Schrader, Bertha Sanchez, and Sara Lujan were in Mesquite 19 and San Miguel telling stories and talking about the Bookmobiles to elementary 20 students. Children's Book Week was celebrated November 8-13. November 11 and 21 15, Vera Schrader spoke to two classes at NMSU on the art of story telling. 22 November 19, Bertha Sanchez and Vera Schrader were resource people for the Head 23 Start program for parents sponsored by the School District 24 8. Bookmobiles. October 25, Pat Greathouse, Bertha Sanchez, and Sara 25 Lujan went to Caballo State Park to tour the Southwest Regional bookmobile from 26 Silver City. Bookmobile librarians need to meet and exchange ideas and problems 27 Mr. Taylor asked if Branigan could initiate such a meeting statewide. 28 Three bookmobile locations are going to be changed January 3, 1977. 29 The Eastside Community Center location will be moved to Bella Vista Quick Mart, 30 1195 North Mesquite. New locations for Mesilla and Mesilla Park are being look 31 into. 32 Gametime of Michigan, from whom the two bookmobiles were purchased, is - 5 - 1 publishing a booklet featuring the Branigan bookmobiles. Bob Widen of Game Time 2 was in Las Cruces November 5 and is looking into heavier locks for the book- 3 mobiles. Several generator problems will be worked on in December with 4 Tri State of E1 Paso. Both bookmobiles were closed November 29 because of 5 treacherous roads. These were the first scheduled stops ever missed. The 6 bookmobiles will be closed December 20 to January 2. 7 9. Exhibits. November 3, exhibits were setup for Dr. John Glowacki as 8 November author of the month, Saul Bellow, the Novel Award winner for 9 Literature, and Mary Stewart, popular mystery writer. A special children's 10 exhibit for Children. Book Week, November 8-13, and a Thanksgiving bulletin 11 board were set up. December exhibits will feature the contents of the 12 Bicentennial Time Capsule. 13 10. Other New Business. The History of Branigan Library was featured 14 in the New Mexico Library Association Newsletter in November. 15 The Albuquerque Journal article on Branigan Library, November 7, was 16 good. Increase in circulation in five years was 58%, not 37%. 17 In the Branigan basement, platforms have been placed to keep boxes off the {� 18 floor. 19 Monday, December 13, on Channel 22 at 7 p.m. , Ricardo Munoz will devote 20 one hour to Branigan Library. The program will feature Terry Johnston on 21 Talking Books and the Homebound program, Bertha Sanchez and Sara Lujan on 22 bookmobiles, Vera Schrader on Children's programs, Dr. Eric Jensen on the 23 Friends of Branigan Library, Mrs. Priestley on the Board of Trustees and the 24 librarian. 25 The November 14 Albuquerque Journal had a full page article on the 26 Romero family, Paul Taylor's mother. 27 The library will be closed Friday and Saturday, December 24 and 25, and 28 December 31, January 1. Monday through Thursday Christmas hours will be 29 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 30 There will be no December Board meeting and the next meeting will be 31 January 25. 32 Mrs. Priestley asked the Board's feelings on attending the SWLA 1978 �w y - 6 - 40 1 Trustees meeting in New Orleans. The librarian said such a trip would have to 2 be in the budget. The Board felt it was better to be involved in the New 3 Mexico trustee programs and the New Mexico Library Association. 4 The meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m. 5 6 Respectfully Submitted, 7 9 Don Dresp Library Director 10 DD/rl 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 4