[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Village of Bosque Farms 9-19-2013 (Sec. 3-3 of the 1980 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this Section 3-3, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CHILD PORNOGRAPHY
- Has the meaning given such term in 18 U.S.C. § 2256. That definition is given as follows:
- HARMFUL TO MINORS
- Any picture, image, graphic image file, or other visual depiction that:
- A. Taken as a whole and with respect to minors, appeals to a prurient interest in nudity, sex, or excretion;
- B. Depicts, describes, or represents, in a patently offensive way with respect to what is suitable for minors, an actual or simulated sexual act or sexual contact, actual or simulated, normal or perverted sexual acts, or a lewd exhibition of the genitals; and
- C. Taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value as to minors.
- Has the meaning given such term in 18 U.S.C. § 1460.
The Library Board shall consist of five members who shall be residents of the communities served by said library and shall include, as far as possible, representatives of the various geographic and ethnic populations within the area served by the library. The members shall be appointed by the Mayor with the advice and approval of the governing body. In addition, the following shall serve as nonvoting members: a member of the governing body, the President or designated representative of the Friends of the Bosque Farms Library, Inc. (a New Mexico nonprofit corporation established to support the library activities), and the Librarian.
Initially, three members shall be appointed for two years and two members for one year. Thereafter, each member shall serve two years.
The Board shall, at its July meeting, elect from its membership a President, Vice President, and a Secretary. Officers shall hold office for a term of one year.
The Library Board shall:
Advise and recommend to the governing body all aspects of development and implementation of policies and procedures governing the operation of the library.
Assist in formulating rules and regulations according to established policies and procedures, which will be made available for public inspection and information upon request.
Recommend to the governing body an annual library budget in sufficient time to be included in the total budget.
Research and seek out other revenue sources, including, but not limited to, grants, endowments and other gifts for the exclusive use of the library. Funds solicited on behalf of the library will not be used to supplant Village appropriations.
Establish short- and long-range priorities in cooperation with library personnel.
Keep the governing body informed of library activities through the Council representative.
Be responsive to the expressed needs of the community in library services.
Be knowledgeable of local, state and federal laws, and support legislation that improves and extends library services.
Know and understand the sources available through the state-wide library development programs, advantages of participation in such programs, and seek out funding from such programs, where applicable.
Keep abreast of public library standards and trends.
Encourage attendance at state meetings and workshops. All members of the Library Board shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for all necessary travel expenses incurred away from the Village of Bosque Farms on library business, in accordance with state statutes.
Uphold the Library Bill of Rights and the Freedom to Read Statement adopted by the American Library Association.
It shall be unlawful for any person(s) to give a fictitious or an incorrect name or address to the Bosque Farms Library in order to obtain possession of library property.
It shall be unlawful for any person(s) to write on, damage, deface, destroy, or keep Bosque Farms Library property.
The Children's Internet Protection Act [Pub. L. 106-554 ("CIPA")] provides safeguards for filtering internet content material that is defined under federal law as obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors. Pursuant to the CIPA, as a public place the Bosque Farms Public Library actively filters and monitors patrons' internet usage. Inasmuch as the Bosque Farms Public Library cannot filter out all possible content restricted under the CIPA on its library computers, it is therefore unlawful for anyone to access on library computers material defined under federal law as obscene, child pornography, or harmful to minors.
Any person found guilty of violating any provision of this code or any rules, policies and procedures established by the Library Board shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined not more than $500 or imprisoned for a period of not more than 90 days, or both.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Section 1-1).