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Brenda Sue Branch

Brenda Sue Branch, American library director. Recipient Outstanding Achievement for Government Service award Young Women’s Christian Association, 1991.


  • Branch, Brenda Sue was born on April 27, 1947 in Buffalo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, State University of New York, Cortland, 1969. Master of Library Science, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1972. Postgraduate student, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1972.

      Postgraduate student, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1975—1976. Postgraduate student, Southwest Texas State University, 1973—1974. Master of Public Administration in Personnel Administration, Southwest Texas State University, 1985.


    • Teacher Kenmore Indiana School District, 1969—1970. Assistant health science library State University of New York, Buffalo, 1971—1973. Branch manager Austin Public Library., 1973—1975, progressive development coordinator, 1977—1980, supervisor branch services, 1980—1986, associate director public services, 1986—1991, director libraries, since 1991.

      Acquisitions library Texas Eastern University, 1975. Humanities library Stephen F. Austin State University, 1975—1976. District library coordinator Longview Indiana School District, 1976—1977.

      Project manager reduction-in-force project City of Austin, 1988, co-chair customer service task force, coordinator creativity progressive, 1990. Member long range planning committee services special populations Texas State Library., 1992.


    Member Austin Travis County Continuing Education Advisory Board, Austin, 1981, Texas Municipal League, Mayor's Coalition Workplace Literacy, 1990, Literacy and Fundamental Education speaker's Bureau, 1991-1993, Leadership Austin, 1991, chair kids progressive, 1993. Tutor, trainer Travis County Adult Literacy Council, 1986-1989. Chair City of Austin Workplace Literacy Task Force, 1989.

    Member speaker's bureau United Way, 1990-1992. Member Master of Public Administration advisory council Southwest Texas State University, 1993. Board directors Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 1986-1990, chair public relations committee, 1986-1990, fundraiser, 1986-1990, committee co-chair, 1986-1990.

    Member American Library Association, Texas Library. Association (treasurer district V 1976-1977, member continuing education committee 1978-1979, member membership committee 1986-1989, member annual conference placement center 1989, member literacy committee 1990, chair 1990-1993, member resource sharing committee 1990, member ad hoc property committee 1992, member minority recruitment committee 1992-1993, co-chair legislation day 1992-1993, chair-elect public library division 1994-1995, chair 1995-1996), Austin Society Public Administration (chair membership committee 1984-1989, newsletter editor 1984-1989), Toastmasters (vice president, president, newsletter editor).
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    Born April 27, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      State University of New York
    • 1972
      State University of New York
    • 1972
      State University of New York
    • 1985
      Southwest Texas State University
    • 1969 - 1970
      Teacher, Kenmore Indiana School District
    • 1971 - 1973
      assistant, health science library State University of New York
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1975
      acquisitions library Texas Eastern University
    • 1975 - 1976
      humanities library Stephen F. Austin State University
    • 1976 - 1977
      district library coordinator, Longview Indiana School District
    • 1980 - 1986
      branch manager, Austin Public Library
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