SUMMER 2005 FOUNDATION TO HELP SUPPORT DISTRICT’S NEW INITIATIVES At its June meeting, the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Foundation pledged their support to several significant initiatives of the Library District’s new Three Year Strategic Service Plan. Prominent among these initiatives is a new service response to help K-8 students succeed in school. branches to hear opinions about library services, facilities and Last spring, the Las Vegas-Clark funding. Staff members cybercast from Washington, Las Vegas-Clark County Events Calendar County Library District Board of contributed to the plan by Highly recommended upcoming D.C. Info: (702) 507-3459 Library District Foundation Board of Directors IN THIS Trustees decided that a new completing a survey, planning study was necessary to participating on the planning Library District events. All events free! October 8, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. ISSUE determine how to best meet the committee or providing 15th Storytelling Festival M. Frances Sponer challenges facing the District comments and suggestions as Rainbow Library President during a time of explosive September 10, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. work progressed. Second Saturdays Amphitheater Lawrence T. Wong Homework Help is growth and uncertain funding Nationally-known tellers, jazz Secretary-Treasurer Las Vegas Library bagpipes and picnics! Come Kristine Hipwell on the Way! sources. Over a five-month The data was analyzed by Second Saturdays presents an period, the Board, library library consultants Dubberly, enjoy the tales, the music and Director administration and staff worked opportunity to discover the Garcia Associates, Inc., who museums and attractions of the the lawn! Info: (702) 507-3711 Patrick J. Klenk Fall Donor Events hard at collecting data for use integrated it into the Strategic Director downtown Cultural Corridor. October 20-22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thomas C. Lawyer ”Data & Desserts” during the planning effort and Plan and recommended goals Info: (702) 507-3500 crafting the new plan. and objectives for public Vegas Valley Book Festival Director Sept. 12 services, as well as strategic Las Vegas Library Daniel L. Walters A total of 4,232 individuals September 12, 6-8 p.m.** recommendations for District- Author visits, book signings and Director (ex-officio) Data & Desserts a used book sale. For more “An Evening with completed in-library wide support of those services. Summerlin Library questionnaires and participated The resulting new Strategic Plan Multi-Purpose Room information about Vegas Valley Marta Becket” in telephone surveys. A financial identified five service response Book Festival authors, visit Nov. 9 study was prepared analyzing **LVCCLD Foundation Donors areas from the previous Plan www.vegasvalleybookfest.org. District growth projections. only. See page 3 for info & RSVP that continue to be relevant to Las Vegas-Clark County Community meetings were held the needs of District residents September 24, Noon-4 p.m. November 9, 6-9 p.m.** Library District Staff Liaisons Meet the at each of the Library District’s and added the K-8 initiative as a An Evening with Marta Gran Fiesta! Becket Daniel L. Walters Foundation 12 urban and 11 outlying new one. Clark County Library Clark County Library Executive Director Directors Theater, music, storytellers, Jewel Box Theatre dancing, and the 5th Annual **LVCCLD Foundation Donors Suzanne Hackett-Morgan National Book Festival via only. See page 3 for info & RSVP Development Director NEW INITIATIVES (cont’d) SUPPORT YOUR LIBRARIES FOR LIFE The K-8 initiative will ensure that students and Technology can help the District maintain the Consider one of the simplest and most young adults will have access to materials, services it provides, despite an increasing rewarding gifts you can make to express support programs, and services that will help them population and without the funds to add staff or for your public library: a bequest in your will or succeed in school. Through Homework Help build buildings. A few of these efficiencies include a other estate plans. Many of us want to provide Centers, the Library District will offer a safe, new library computer system that will allow generously for the institutions we cherish, in comfortable environment during the after school patrons to be more self-sufficient when using the addition to our loved ones. A bequest of any size hours, and on weekends, where students can catalog and other on-line resources and in your estate plans can shape the future of the receive one-on-one tutoring from older investigating self checkout stations. Library District Foundation and ensure the students and adults; use computers and vitality of library services for generations to peripherals such as printers, scanners, digital The District is also looking at how branch layouts come. cameras, and graphing calculators; and access can be rearranged to maximize efficiency and how supportive collections including study aids, better handling of materials like books and DVDs A bequest can be "specific," for a particular research databases, and testing software, etc. can improve customer satisfaction. amount, or "residual," for a percentage of your The Homework Help Centers will tap into other estate, after other obligations have been met. community resources such as the Clark The money saved from these increased efficiencies Bequests also differ in terms of how they may County School District and KLVX’s Homework can be applied to areas such as maintaining and be used. An "unrestricted" bequest may be used Hotline, plus offer original library programs improving the collection, and providing more for any purpose of the Foundation. "Restricted," such as Middle School Survival and new computers and other resources required to meet limits the bequest’s scope, for example, to youth programs for parents and teachers. the increasing service demands fueled by the programming or the Fund for Excellence District’s continuing population growth. Endowment. The first of these centers will be established at the West Las Vegas Library, one of the service The Library District’s Board of Trustees has Naming the Las Vegas-Clark County Library areas of greatest need. There are approximately determined that it will not go back to the voters in District Foundation as the beneficiary of a 5,000 students in the West Las Vegas community. the form of another bond issue proposal for many Most legacy gifts are designated for The Fund charitable bequest is often as simple as Nearly 45% of these students live in households years to come. As the Board of Trustees explores for Excellence, a permanently restricted adding a few sentences to your will. Before whose family income is below the federal poverty ways of maximizing the efficiencies of its endowment whose earnings annually support: making any kind of planned gift, you should line. In addition 35% of all residents over age 25 operations, the Las Vegas-Clark County Library consult with your attorney or financial advisor. in the community do not have a high school District Foundation is committed to helping • Engaging programs promoting reading for diploma. contribute to the continuation of the Library children, teens and their families The following is suggested language for making District’s excellent record of service. • Readings and performances by well- an unrestricted bequest to the Las Vegas-Clark The students of the West Las Vegas Community known authors and artists County Library District Foundation: trail their counterparts throughout the city in high The final Three Year Strategic Service Plan is • Affordable rates for community use of school graduation rates, and also lead the Clark available for viewing in its entirety on the Library library theatres and meeting rooms How to Make a Specific Bequest County School District in the numbers of students District’s web site at “I give, devise, and bequeath to the Las Vegas- that have failed fourth and eighth grade www.lvccld.org/about/publications/Strategic. Gifts of $10,000 or more may be designated for Clark County Library District Foundation of Las proficiency in math and reading. a specific purpose within this endowment and Vegas, Nevada ___% of my estate.” may be made in memory of, or in honor of, any Planning for the Homework Help Center is individual. “I give, devise, and bequeath to the Las Vegas- underway with a projected opening date planned Clark County Library District Foundation of Las for the 2007-08 school year. Whether you plan to name the Las Vegas-Clark Vegas, Nevada $______.” County Library District Foundation in your will More About the Plan.. or have already done so, please contact the How to Make a Residual Bequest Development Office to inform us of your plans. The Plan also identified some significant (Remainder of estate after all other bequests Doing so will allow the Library District challenges facing the Library District, including have been granted) Foundation to plan for its future needs, and to dramatic increases in use by residents in the recognize you appropriately for your absence of funding to build new branches for “I give, devise, and bequeath to the Las Vegas- generosity. If you would like more information, underserved areas. Clark County Library District Foundation of Las contact Development Director, Suzanne Vegas, Nevada, all the rest, residue and Hackett-Morgan, CSPG (a certified specialist in Recommendations for addressing these remainder of my estate after my final expenses planned giving) at (702) 507-3559. challenges focus on technology to increase and any legal obligations have been settled.” efficiencies to contain operating costs. 2 Family literacy programs like The Storytime Team ensure parents and caregivers have the knowledge 7 Did You Know…83.7% of the Library District’s patrons report that they are either “very and skills they need to build literate families. satisfied” or “extremely satisfied” with the Library? MEET THE FOUNDATION DIRECTORS FALL EVENTS YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS! The nonprofit Las Vegas-Clark County Library Kristine Hipwell (Director) received a Bachelor District Foundation was formed in 2002 to raise of Arts degree in Psychology from UCLA, and a One of the benefits of Foundation membership is private funds to enhance the quality of library Master of Education degree in Counseling from the An Evening with Marta Becket the opportunity to attend library events created services available to District residents and make University of Missouri, Columbia. She worked for exclusively for our donors. This Fall we will be Nov. 9th it possible to respond to community needs five years as a university student affairs starting our inaugural series of events with two Clark County Library, 6-9 p.m. beyond the scope of the District’s operating administrator at a private university in Los special evenings: budget. Angeles. She has worked as a classroom volunteer Marta Becket is an internationally-acclaimed for the past eight years and has served on the th classically trained dancer and painter who at age The Foundation’s founding Board of Directors Board of Managers of the PTA at her children's Data & Desserts—Sept. 12 81 is preparing for her 38th season of original included Las Vegas-Clark County Library District school. Most recently, she served two years as Summerlin Library 6 – 8 p.m. dance-pantomimes in her intimate Amargosa Trustees M. Frances Sponer and Lawrence T. PTA President at Lummis Elementary School. Opera House theatre at Death Valley Junction. Wong, along with Executive Director, Daniel L. Walters, serving in an ex-officio capacity. The Patrick J. Klenk (Director) is the President of Join us for a private cocktail reception and book first activity of the new Foundation was to Westar Architectural Group/Nevada Inc. and a signing before the presentation honoring the life conduct a fundraising planning study to assess prominent local architect. He serves on the City of of this amazing artist and celebrating the the climate for private philanthropic support for Las Vegas Historic Preservation Committee, and publication of her autobiography by Stephens the new Library District Foundation and to has served on the KNPR Board of Directors and the Press. The event offers a rare Las Vegas discover additional leadership potential within Clark County Historical Society. Klenk is a Past opportunity to meet Marta Becket in person. the community. In Spring 2005, three new President of the Las Vegas Chapter of the members were elected to the Foundation Board, American Institute of Architects. The public presentation and reception will follow bringing its membership to six. The Foundation in the Jewel Box Theatre at the Clark County hopes to fill its three remaining board seats by Thomas C. Lawyer (Director), a professional Library. Foundation Donors and their guests of July 1, 2006. If you would like more engineer, is the President of Lawyer Mechanical all ages are welcome. information, please contact the Development Services and District Manager of the Las Vegas Office at (702) 507-3559. office of the Trane Companies. An active To RSVP for Data & Desserts or An Evening community volunteer, Lawyer serves on the Board With Marta Becket, please call and leave a We are happy to introduce you to: of the Las Vegas Art Museum and is a past message at (702) 507-3559 or M. Frances Sponer (President), a 19-year President of the Las Vegas Executive Association Unlock the secrets of one of the Library District’s send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org resident of Nevada, and the President, Founder and Better Business Bureau of Las Vegas. hidden treasures: its fantastic collection of on- and Chief Executive Officer of the AscentrA line research databases. Corporate System. Ms. Sponer is honored by In Daniel L. Walters (ex-officio) has been Business Las Vegas as one of the initial Forty Executive Director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Join Virtual Library Branch Manager Lauren Most Influential Women in the Southern Nevada Library District since 1998. Since that time, the Stokes and members of the Foundation Board Business Community. She serves as a Trustee of District has won several local awards including best for an evening of hands-on learning and luscious the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and public sector employer, Company of the Year for desserts. You’ll learn how to navigate several sits on the Board of Directors of Bank of integration of the Internet into its operations, and kinds of high-quality databases—the kinds Commerce and the Las Vegas Literary Society. recognition for its exceptional diversity businesses and universities pay hundreds and employment practices. National awards include even thousands of dollars a year to subscribe Lawrence T. “Tim” Wong (Secretary- recognition for exceptional public relations to—that you can access FREE on-line with your Treasurer) has served as the President and campaigns in 2003 and 2004, best large public Las Vegas-Clark County Library District library CEO of Arcata Associates since 1993. He is a library web site and the 2003 Library of the Year card. member of the Board of Trustees of the Las Award from Gale/Library Journal. Under his Vegas-Clark County Library District and a leadership, circulation increased 105% in just five Whether you’re seeking business or investment member of: the KNPR Community Advisory years. Walters previously served as Director of the information, genealogical resources, full-text Board, Cox Communications Community Spokane (WA) Public Library and the Buffalo at news and articles on nearly any given subject or Advisory Board, the American Institute of Erie County (NY) Public Library. He is the 2005-06 more, you will come away from this fun event Aeronautics and Astronautics, and the Air Force President of the Public Library Association. with a new set of skills to make navigating these Association, among others. resources a breeze! The event is intended for adults and students Marta Becket Lawrence M. Frances T. “Tim” Wong Kristine Hipwell Patrick Klenk Thomas C. Lawyer Daniel L. Walters over 16. Alcohol and light appetizers will also be Sponer (President) (Secretary- Treasurer) (Director) (Director) (Director) (ex-officio) served. NOTE: Event is limited to 20 attendees. 6 Did You Know…The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District helped over 1,200 people improve their 3 This was the second highest user satisfaction rating in the nation among public libraries of our size (Source: English language literacy skills through its C.A.L.L. program last year? Dubberly Garcia & Associates). LIBRARY DISTRICT FOUNDATION DONORS LIBRARY DISTRICT FOUNDATION DONORS through June 30, 2005 through June 30, 2005 Conservator Thomas W. Trenholm Agnes C. Butterfield Olaf H. Haldorsen Debra A. McGlynn Lila W. Scott Brad Burns Elizabeth G. Tuggle Rex M. Caffery Jason Hall Holly G. McKinnis Susan L. See David Davari James L. Unger Charles W. Cain Murrel L. Hamilton Tammy McWilliams Herbert Seid Frederick and Kristine Hipwell Frank P. Wardlaw Stephanie Callewaert Mahala Hankins Julio A. Melendez Morton I. Shear Daniel L. Walters and Mary E. Petty Thomas C. Webster Guy Carlotti Larry E. Hanneman Joe D. Mercer William L. Sherman Tim and Shari Wong Stephen H. Weinstein Yvonne D. Carlson Judith W. Hansen Armando O. Meza Richard D. Shoop Sara R. Weinstein Matthew A. Carter Joseph P. Hardy Dominic Migliorato David B. Silva Sustainer Kathleen K. Wolgamot Floyd O. Chaffee Matthew Harris Edward J. Miller Donald G. Sippel Jay L. Cunningham Ruby Young Norman A. Champion Irwin Helford Kenneth Milton Mervin S. Skillestad Russell W. Dorn A & H Restaurant & Bar Supply Tracey Chasse Edward J. Hennessy Allene K. Misch Robert L. Smith Nancy A. French Robert A. Fielden, Inc. Barbara Chozahinoff Scott Hergott Leona A. Monroe James C. Smith Suzanne F. Hackett-Morgan Performing Arts Society of Nevada William V. Christ Cynthia A. Hernon William J. Moore Lam M. Smith Frederick James Cadillac of Las Vegas West Linda A. Close Barry Herr Mike J. Morris Donna Smith Patricia Marvel General Mills Foundation Gift-Matching Dora L. Coatsworth Edith A. Hicks James E. Morris Jack A. St. Clair Southwest Gas Corporation Foundation Program W. A. Coe John T. Hileman James F. Morrison Sam Steinfeld Sprint Foundation Winsor A. Cooper Joseph R. Hill Richard E. Mortenson Julie N. Stephens Contributor Thomas F. Cornett Jean H. Hite Robert S. Nagahama Gene C. Stephens Joan D. Brookhyser Donor Philip M. Coulson Thomas C. Hodges Hilton B. Nass Linda S. Stout Peggy J. Broxterman R. E. Alger Beatrice Danziger George A. Hoke Giuseppe L. Natale Alma M. Strabala Dorothy Q. Butte Sonya Ali Donald Y. Day Jonathan J. Hong Elmer Nathenson John B. Sweeney Domingo Cambeiro Diane E. Allard David B. D'Braunstein Lynn Hoover Ruth Nevins Andrew M. Tamminga Russell S. Courson Herbert Altman Carl A. Deberardinis John M. Hubbs Karen Newmiller Chi Tang Casey J. Crist Lord B. Alvarade Arthur Dejoya Richard C. Huntington Trevor Nogueria Ron Thom Amie M. Doetzer Joseph C. Anderson William R. Deloe Insurance Solutions Group James A. Nott Dick Thomas Larry J. Edwards Jacques Antheaume Robert Denis Sheila M. Jacobs Jessie M. Novero Regina D. Thomas William P. Forsythe Robert C. Anthony W. M. Dougall Eric James M. J. Nowlin Carmen C. Thompson Esther J. Frankenstein Sebastian A. Anzaldo Myrtle J. Douglas Virginia B. James Jessica M. Nusbaum Ruth J. Thornton June Gildersleeve Grace Armstrong Herbert C. Duval Ronald B. Jensen Alfred J. Oertle Edward J. Thurnbeck Augustus Hawkins Brian K. Ashton Alexander Edelstein Michele E. Johnson James Ortega Ben Tolly Charles Head Milagros C. Asistio Samuel E. Edwards Laura H. Jones Wayne L. Page Julieta S. Traje John E. Hiatt James T. Aubrey Barbara M. Egnitz Carlos J. Keller Darren C. Page Karen L. Trimble Verlia D. Hoggard H. V. Babich Roy M. Eike Harry L. Keneman James J. Parks Harry Trott Guy R. Hudson Elaine P. Baggett Charles E. Erickson Jamie E. Kew Robert T. Passera Joyce A. Ulibarri Jack A. Jurasky Pamela M. Baier C. S. Evans Helen Kiros Steven B. Perry Catherine T. Underdown Elinor R. Karp Glenn F. Ball Angela M. Faria Lyle W. Klassen Stacia L. Petersen Edgardo Valdivieso Brian Katz Joseph W. Bartish Carliss A. Farrow Alfred J. Klein Cassandra E. Petersen Jose G. Villarreal Kevin R. Krenzien David W. Bartlett Michael F. Fay Frank L. Kocvara Bernadette Pinkard Romeo A. Vivo Randi E. Lampert Michael A. Batchelder Robert L. Feldman William K. Koeski Charles E. Popham Joseph Vranesh Thomas C. Lawyer John W. Batdorf Don Fennell Janet E. Kofkin Walter J. Przybyla Iris L. Wall Alan G. Lewinter Janet L. Baumann Teresita M. Fickenworth George H. Koga Frank B. Pustay Claude N. Warren Tara Lindis Donald S. Bean Robert A. Fielden Kevin C. Krank Aaron Raeder Charles Waterman John E. Lowry Melvin G. Beatty John E. Fleming Gerald W. Kring Lillian L. Ramsey Mary J. Watson Agnes F. Macrury Ronald Benigo James M. Flynn David E. Kusiek Marjorie Randerson Roger W. Watson Elaine E. Marin Robert J. Berry David Fott Louis F. Lamatrice Kala Rehm John H. Weaver Albert J. McFadden Kevin C. Bialas Joseph A. Franck Jeffrey M. LaPour Kathleen Renois Corby N. Weber Edward A. Mellman K. J. Bierman Sandra C. Frank Jessica Lee Norma M. Restivo James K. Weber Pamela Mohr Joann Bingham Kendall Franklin Howard Lee Rogelio A. Reyes Arthur Weiss Patricia A. Morgan Carol Bishop Sandy Frunzi H. C. Lippman Robert C. Rhees J. Stuart Wells Robert L. Morgan Dalerie J. Blackburn Timothy F. Galvin Myrna J. Livingstone Else Rich Lee White Geno Munari Rosalie Blackman John Gatto Janice Long William N. Richardson Maebelle A. Wier Nicholas J. Nowicki Phillip A. Blount David Georgia Andres Lopez Michelle Richter Patti Wildey Jane D. Osborne Stanley O. Bokelmann Adele F. Gerhardt Lyle P. Louis Ernest Rinaldi Wilson P. Williams Annie Paulton Barbara J. Bonk Geraldine Gerrits Christopher M. Lush Antonio M. Rivera John A. Williams Margo S. Peck Janice G. Booth L. E. Godycki Lewis M. Lymon Magdalena R. Roman Harry T. Wineman Ann C. Pongracz Robert L. Boudreaux Helen F. Goggin John J. Lyon R. Ian Ross Harold A. Winters Albert Prendergast Erie Boykin Dolores Goldstein Richard Maiorana Howard I. Rothstein Patricia D. Wollard George S. Roberts Lamar Briley Marcia F. Gomez Emerson D. Mann William V. Ruggiero Irene Woods Steven Sanders Jerome H. Brin Gloria Gonzalez Katheryne Marchiano Rimantas A. Rukstele Arline K. Wurstner Karalyn J. Schenck Walter L. Brower Jody Gordon Johnnie Martin Joseph I. Salgo Jackson Yee Thomas J. Schoeman Kay M. Browne Rolando G. Granados Ida M. Martin Jennifer G. Sandoval Norman York Beverly Solow Robert R. Bruce Agnes-Maria Greve-Manning Kimberly A. Mason Robyn Saul John M. Yunker Keith Spencer Ray G. Buckwalter Patricia A. Grier Patricia J. Mau Virginia Schau H. P. Zieler James A. Summer Michael J. Burke Gail V. Haines Kenneth Mayer Pamela J. Scott Joseph Zinnes Fern D. Tracey Judith B. Butcher Garvin W. Haist Conrado B. Mayo Michelle A. Scott 4 Did You Know… Patron checkouts during fiscal year 2004-2005 totaled 10.76 million items. This is the fifth consecutive year in which the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has broken circulation records. 5 The FY 2004-2005 achievement is a 6% increase over the FY 2003-2004 record-breaking statistic of 10.16 million items and is an astonishing 105% increase over the 1999-2000 circulation of 5.2 million items.