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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.


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;acquisitions library, Texas Eastern U., 1975;humanities library, Stephen F. Austin State University, 1975-1976;district library coordinator, Longview Indiana School District, 1976-1977;program development coordinator, Austin Public Library., 1977-1980;supervisor branch services, Austin Public Library., 1980-1986;associate director public services, Austin Public Library., 1986-1991;director, Austin Public Library., since 1991. Project manager reduction-in-force project City of Austin, 1988, co-chair customer service task force, coordinator creativity program, 1990. Member long range planning committee services special populations Texas State Library., 1992.


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

Member speaker's bureau United Way, 1990-1992. Member Master of Public Administration advisory county S.W. 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 resourcesharing committee since 1990, member ad hoc property committee 1992, member minority recruitment committee 1992-1993, co-chair legislation day 1992-1993, chair-elect pub.libr. 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).