• NMLA Mini Conference Call for Proposals

    | November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

    Libraries Transform New Mexico!  Let’s continue the conversation that started with the 2016 assessment of our state’s libraries. The fact that our library landscape is unique, rich and diverse was confirmed and we learned that we are facing funding issues. Who knew, right?  Librarians across the state want to know what you are doing in […]

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NMLA Mini Conference Call for Proposals

| November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Libraries Transform New Mexico!  Let’s continue the conversation that started with the 2016 assessment of our state’s libraries. The fact that our library landscape is unique, rich and diverse was confirmed and we learned that we are facing funding issues. Who knew, right?  Librarians across the state want to know what you are doing in your library and in your community to transform the landscape.  Are you collaborating with other entities? Are you defining new roles to meet new needs? Are you finding innovative ways to fund programs and services?  Join your colleagues and share your ideas!

Call for Proposals (docx)

Call for Proposals (pdf)

December 16, 2016 is the deadline to submit your proposal or meeting request.

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Job Opening: Digital Humanities Librarian, College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences – UNM Albuquerque

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a Digital Humanities Librarian. This position reports to the Director of Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication. This is a full-time, 12-month position with faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience. The desired start date is March 1, 2017. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications, with full benefits.

The Digital Humanities Librarian will provide specialized reference, consulting and project development services to humanities students, faculty, and researchers at UNM. As the Libraries’ designated expert in emerging humanities research tools and methods, this position will collaborate with library and academic colleagues across campus and throughout New Mexico to develop and promote innovative new digital scholarship services. This position will also serve as the Libraries’ subject specialist for English, and as a member of the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication unit, they will contribute to digital collections and access initiatives. The Digital Humanities Librarian will keep current with emerging research and instructional tools and technologies. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.

For best consideration, apply online by December 9, 2016. Go to the UNMJobs website at http://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and search for posting #0835496.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

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Job Opening: Associate Dean Library and Information Science – New Mexico State University

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Assist the Dean with the administration, and evaluation of the Library and the programs it encompasses. Supervise and evaluate assigned personnel. Responsible for assisting in the development and/or administration of budgets in areas of supervision. Seeks and pursues/motivates others to pursue potential sources of funding for the Library. Serve as liaison between the Library and the university community, community agencies, businesses and other groups, advisory committees, state and national groups. Reports directly to the Dean of the Library.
• Serves as a member of the library management group.
• Supervises faculty and staff directly reporting to the position.
• Administratively oversees library space and facilities, safety/security, staff professional development, grants, and travel requests.
• Manages activities with the Library Student Advocacy & Advisory Council.
• Coordinates activities between the library and four community college libraries within the NMSU system.
• Advisory to the Dean regarding matters such as budget, personnel, and strategic planning.
• Serves as Acting Dean in the absence of the Dean.
• Other duties as assigned.

Please visit  http://jobs.nmsu.edu (Posting #1600471S) for detailed job description, on-line application and guidelines.

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Library Legislative Bulletin #1

| November 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Legislative Bulletin is a summary of library legislation during the 2017 Legislature, provided by the Legislation Committee of the New Mexico Library Association.

The 2017 Legislative session starts on Tuesday, January 17th. This will be a 60-day session, ending at noon on March 18th. February 16th is the last day for new bills to be introduced. Legislation may be pre-filed beginning December 15, 2016.

NMLA Legislative Day will be Friday, January 27. Please ask library supporters, including your local board members and friends groups to save the date and plan to be there.  NMLA will have an information table in the west rotunda of the Capitol.

Library Bond B was successful, receiving a yes vote of around 65%. In Bernalillo County, the library bond issue passed with around 74% yes.


ACTION ITEM:  We need librarians and library supporters to attend the budget hearing for the N.M. Department of Cultural Affairs on Friday, November 18th, presently scheduled for 11:00 am.

Legislative Finance Committee
State Capitol – Room 322 – Santa Fe, New Mexico

TENTATIVE AGENDA for Friday, November 18th
An electronic copy of your presentation must be sent prior to the meeting to: lfc@nmlegis.gov. In addition, please provide 30 hard copies for the committee.

8:00 — District Attorneys/Administrative Office of the District Attorneys (251-265) — Rick Tedrow, 11th Judicial District Attorney Division I & President of the District Attorney’s Association; Henry Valdez, Director, Administrative Office of the District Attorneys

11:00 — Department of Cultural Affairs (505) — Veronica Gonzales, Secretary, Department of Cultural Affairs

12:00 — Adjourn


Here is a list of legislators on the Legislative Finance Committee.  Members have a vote on committee decisions. Designees may attend the committee sessions but do not vote. If one of your legislators is on the committee, please let them know of your particular concerns.  Public and tribal librarians should provide information about the impact of state grants-in-aid in your particular library.

 Legislator  Title  Role

 John Arthur Smith   Senator   Chair
Jimmie C. Hall    Representative  Vice Chair
Paul C. Bandy    Representative  Member
Pete Campos    Senator   Member
Carlos R. Cisneros    Senator   Member
George Dodge, Jr.    Representative  Member
Jason C. Harper    Representative  Member
Larry A. Larrañaga   Representative  Member
Carroll H. Leavell    Senator   Member
Patricia A. Lundstrom   Representative  Member
Howie C. Morales    Senator   Member
George K. Munoz    Senator   Member
Steven P. Neville    Senator   Member
Nick L. Salazar    Representative  Member
Luciano “Lucky” Varela   Representative  Member
William F. Burt    Senator   Designee
Jacob R. Candelaria   Senator   Designee
Sharon Clahchischilliage   Representative  Designee
Lee S. Cotter    Senator   Designee
Doreen Y. Gallegos   Representative  Designee
Stephanie Garcia Richard   Representative  Designee
Ron Griggs    Senator   Designee
Stuart Ingle    Senator   Designee
Conrad James    Representative  Designee
Gay G. Kernan    Senator   Designee
Rick Little    Representative  Designee
Linda M. Lopez    Senator   Designee
Antonio Maestas    Representative  Designee
Sarah Maestas Barnes   Representative  Designee
Cisco McSorley    Senator   Designee
Mark Moores    Senator   Designee
Michael Padilla    Senator   Designee
Mary Kay Papen    Senator   Designee
William H. Payne    Senator   Designee
Patricia Roybal Caballero   Representative  Designee
Sander Rue    Senator   Designee
Tomás E. Salazar    Representative  Designee
Clemente Sanchez    Senator   Designee
John M. Sapien    Senator   Designee
Larry R. Scott    Representative  Designee
William E. Sharer    Senator   Designee
Benny Shendo, Jr.    Senator   Designee
James E. Smith    Representative  Designee
Jeff Steinborn    Representative  Designee
James G. Townsend   Representative  Designee
Christine Trujillo    Representative  Designee
Jim R. Trujillo    Representative  Designee
Peter Wirth    Senator   Designee
Monica Youngblood   Representative  Designee
John L. Zimmerman   Representative  Designee

Now is the time to be contacting your local legislators on local capital outlay requests.

The Statewide Library Conference came up with recommendations about funding, technology and collaboration, based on the statewide assessment supported by the New Mexico Library Foundation.  These recommendations will form the basis for legislation to address the future development of library services.


Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

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Libraries Transform New Mexico Statewide Conference on Libraries

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments



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2016 NMLA Mini Conference Highlights

| May 17, 2016 | 0 Comments


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Join the NMLA Assessment & Statistics SIG

| August 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

As library resources become more limited each year, assessment becomes increasingly important. Library assessment may be strategic or occur at the point of need and can be as elaborate as a space study or as simple as a focus group. In its many forms, assessment generates data that needs to be analyzed, shared, and stored.

How should I start my assessment? What tools are the best for my project? How can I communicate my results effectively? What are the barriers to my assessment? How can I better manage my library data? NMLA invites you to discuss these questions and more. Members may now join the newly formed Assessment & Statistics special interest group. If you’re interested in assessment as a means of demonstrating your library’s value, improving your collections & services, and better understanding the needs/user experience of your patrons, this group is for you. You do not need to be an assessment and/or data wizard to join!

To join the Assessment & Statistics SIG, please send an email to membership@nmla.org with the subject “Join Assessment & Statistics SIG.” This SIG is open to all NMLA members. This group seeks to be an active SIG with conference programming and a lively listerv. Members from all libraries are welcomed and encouraged to join. Contact Samantha Rich for more information.

Samantha Rich
Assessment & Data Management Librarian
New Mexico State University Library
MSC 3475; PO Box 30006
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
(575) 646-2602; snrich@nmsu.edu

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