Loading...
06-11-2001 1 2 THOMAS BRANIGAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY 3 ADVISORY BOARD MEETING 4 LAS CRUCES,NEW MEXICO 5 June 11, 2001 6 The June 11, 2001, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Advisory Board meeting 7 was called to order at 2:10 p.m. Roll call was answered by Janie Matson, Dorris 8 Hamilton, Roy Fister, Melody Burns, Steven Givens, and Paul Comeau. Also present was 9 Interim Library Director Lori Grumet. 10 APPROVAL OF April 23, 2001,MINUTES 11 It was suggested that on page 2, line 12, Ms. Caffey should be changed to Miss 12 Caffey, and on line 22 computers Security System should be changed to computers' 13 Security System. The minutes were approved as corrected. 14 OFFICER REPORTS Nothing to report. 15 COMMITTEE REPORTS 16 Friends of the TBML 17 Ms. Grumet reported for Ms. Burns who was out of town. The Friends' Board 18 discussed whether or not to expand the nomination of authors throughout New Mexico. 19 It was agreed to advertise for nominations but confine the nominations to authors from 20 Dona Ana County. Pat Greathouse submitted a draft of the Friends of the Library history. 21 The Friends reported a book sale profit of $1,671.00 from their May book sale and 22 $2,000.00 from their June book sale. 1 LIBRARY DIRECTOR'S REPORT 2 Ms. Grumet reported she is working on a committee with Joe Provencio, 3 Programs Coordinator for the City; Lou Roman, Director of Public Services; and Shelly 4 Modell, Administrator of Senior Programs. . This committee is working on a city-wide s behavior policy. Ms. Grumet informed the Board that she has been inducted into the Rio 6 Grande Chapter of Rotary International, and Carol Brey was inducted as an honorary 7 member after moving to El Paso. As Library Director, Ms. Grumet has been working 8 through files, weeding out-of-date material and trying to get a better handle on important 9 issues which have slipped through the cracks. Permission has been received to advertise 10 for a replacement for Ms. Nanawa who graduated in May. This position will be filled by 11 an NMSU Computer Major. Mr. Tom Williams attended a seminar provided by the State 12 Library held at Branigan on the 18`h of May. Ms. Grumet related she attended a State 13 Library Leadership Institute in Santa Fe. She feels she has gained new skills which will be 14 helpful in her position. The Borderlands Foundation Board will meet on Wednesday, June 15 13, 2001, after one year of nonattendance. The BIEN grant is preparing to initiate 16 strategic planning, since the monies for the BIEN grant expire on the 30th of September 17 and additional funding has not been received. Work is being conducted to keep this 18 program alive because it has been a very beneficial program. It provides a bilingual health 19 web site and also trains people on the use of this web site. 20 UNFINISHED BUSINESS 21 Recommendations to fill Board Vacancies 22 Mr. Fister inquired about the possibility of advertising for the Board vacancy from 23 Mr. Trowbridge's district. Mr. Fister was advised that Mr. Trowbridge did advertise at 1 one point, but has not related information on the matter. Ms. Grumet will speak with Mr. 2 Lou Roman as to the possibility of publishing a press release through the local paper. It 3 was brought up that the City's future redistricting may influence Board membership. 4 Model Airplane Club Lease 5 There were no recommendations for changes to the Airplane Club lease, and after 6 intensive deliberation and discussion, the Board voted to have Ms. Grumet write a letter 7 to the Airplane Club contact person and let him know that the lease is going before the 8 Council and it is hoped that they will support the lease agreement. 9 Ouiet Title Suit 10 Ms. Grumet has spoken with Marcy Driggers, Assistant City Attorney, and the 11 Quiet Title Suit is now in the publication phase. 12 NEW BUSINESS 13 Ms. Grumet informed the Board Members that the Library has recently undergone 14 a property inspection by the City. They are looking to tag all valuable property and 15 questions have come up regarding the cultural property the Library owns and whether or 16 not that property should receive a city tag. The concern is that the historic pieces of art, 17 which have been given to the Library, might be seen as disposable by other parts of the 18 City. Ms. Grumet is seeking clarification and asking for criteria for tagging items. Ms. 19 Grumet also stated that she is working with Dr. Phillips to pilot a community library 20 program with the schools. This project will require more of the Library's resources. The 21 County has increased the allotment for the bookmobile, which shows some supportive 22 response from the County. It was brought to Ms. Grumet's attention at the Leadership 23 Institute, just how important the Branigan Library is in the state of New Mexico. The 1 Branigan Library is looked to by rural Libraries as the standard for library service and also 2 as a primary source for support. At least three Librarians at the institute stated they get 3 many materials from the Branigan Library and how wonderful the resources they share 4 are. The use of the Branigan Estate principal versus the interest was discussed. Ms. 5 Grumet will speak with someone in the Financial Department regarding this matter and 6 report her findings to the Board. The Advisory Board members addressed the issue of the 7 New Mexico Collection and suggestions for enhancement were discussed. i 8 ANNOUNCEMENTS None to Report 9 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION None to Report 10 ADJOURNMENT 11 The meeting adjourned at 3:25 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2001. The next Branigan Library 12 Advisory Board meeting is set for June 25,2001,at 2:00 p.m. in the Board Room. 13 14 15 16