• NMLA Annual Conference Call for Proposals

    NMLA Annual Conference Call for Proposals

    | April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

    ​The New Mexico Library Association is seeking proposals for sessions at its annual conference, which will be held November 1-3, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. Please send your submissions that share innovative ideas and insights and that will inspire and encourage us to transform and refresh New Mexico’s library programs, services and collections. We especially encourage […]

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Job Opening – Librarian, United World College in Las Vegas, NM

| April 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

A letter of interest specific to the position, resume and list of references may be email to victoria.lovato@uwc-usa.org

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Job Opening: Library Information Specialist 3, UNM Taos Library

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
 The UNM-Taos Library is looking to fill a full-time Library Information Specialist III position with someone who is passionate about helping students succeed, and connecting with the campus community as well as the community at large. This position encompasses a variety of areas including circulation, cataloging, instruction, and ongoing supervision of student employees. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to be a team player, the ability to prioritize, and the ability to analyze and solve problems. There will be evening hours involved to best serve the patrons’ needs.

To access the application for this position go to <unmjobs.unm.edu>, go to the green box to Search Jobs, click on Staff on the next screen, and under Search Position click on Taos Campus. This position is listed as Req. ID 160.

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Library Legislative Bulletin #10

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Governor Martinez acted on HB 2, the General Appropriations Act, by signing it. However, she line-item vetoed the entire section of the act which funded the Legislative branch of government and the entire section funding all New Mexico higher education institutions.
 
 
The budget for the New Mexico State Library, including grants-in-aid programs, was passed without line-item vetos, except for a $75,000 item added by the Legislature which would have enabled schools to participate statewide in the national history day program.

Governor Martinez also vetoed a separate bill which raised the gasoline tax and made other revenue-enhancing provisions to the tax code.

It is certain that there will be a special session of the Legislature to fix this untenable situation.

  

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
Legislation Committee

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NMLA Annual Conference Call for Proposals

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

​The New Mexico Library Association is seeking proposals for sessions at its annual conference, which will be held November 1-3, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. Please send your submissions that share innovative ideas and insights and that will inspire and encourage us to transform and refresh New Mexico’s library programs, services and collections. We especially encourage first-time presenters to submit their proposals. A new feature this year will be poster sessions, presented during the opening reception Wednesday evening.

Here are some important things to know:

Proposals must be submitted by May 15, 2017.
Include as much detail as possible on the proposal form.
Programs will be selected based upon adherence to the conference theme, timeliness of topic, and availability of space.
If you would like to present more than one session, please submit a separate form for each session.

All applicants will be notified in writing of the status of applications by June 30, 2017.

Send in your proposal using this form, or copy this address into your browser address bar: https://goo.gl/forms/rRFSUuIx2PFTnBDy2

Questions? Please contact Lea Briggs, Conference Program Chair, at Programs@NMLA.org or by calling 505-400-7309.

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Job Opening: Instruction and Reference Librarian – Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

POSITION SUMMARY

Reporting to the Library Director, the Instruction and Reference Librarian provides a wide range of library services for students, faculty, and staff. Responsibilities include providing information literacy, reference services, overseeing patron workstations, engaging in collection development, and supporting IAIA’s mission, vision, and core values.

 

For the full job description visit: 

https://iaia.edu/download/ 47327/

 

To apply visit:

https://iaia.edu/about/ employment/

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Job Opening: Librarian – Southwest Acupuncture College, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

| March 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Half time position. In charge of providing both technical and public services for a small, specialized, collection. Accredited MLS required. Some knowledge of cataloging and classification necessary. Computer literacy required. Works with Campus Director in Santa Fe, and Chief Librarian based in Boulder, CO, to provide the full range of library services to both on-campus and online (distance) students and faculty. Apply via email with cover letter and up to date vita to Campus Director Paul Rossignol (paul@acupuncturecollege.edu) position starting date is negotiable, but no later than June 1, 2017, for training with incumbent librarian. Successful candidate assumes full responsibility June 16.

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Library Legislative Bulletin #9

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of the 2017 Session, the Legislature did pass a FY 2018 budget, the General Appropriations Act (HAFC Sub. for HB 2& HB 3/a). The bill number reflects the various amendments between the two chambers. The House concurred with the Senate amendments. The bill now awaits action by Governor Martinez, who has announced that she plans to veto it and call a special session.

The budget for the New Mexico State Library, including grants-in-aid programs, was not changed during the legislative process.

There were no capital outlay projects for libraries in any of the capital outlay bills. Two library projects funded in 2013 had their unexpended balances reallocated to other projects in Senate Bill 362.

Following the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 200, relating to additonal compensation for board-certified teacher-librarians and school councilors, the companion bill,House Bill 130 by Rep.
Christine Trujillo was not acted upon by the Senate Finance Committee.

Although Governor Martinez vetoed Senate Bill 24, pertaining to local government broadband development, she did sign another important broadband bill, House Bill 60. >Read More

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Library Legislative Bulletin #8

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we head into the final days of the session, we are still awaiting final action on the General Appropriations Act (HAFC Sub. for HB 2& HB 3/a). The bill number reflects the various amendments between the two chambers.  The amended version passed the House Appropriations and Finance Committee on a 10-6 vote and is now on the House Agenda Concurrence Calendar.

The main capital outlay bill, SB 101, Severance Tax Bond Projects, is still awaiting action by the Senate Finance Committee.  This bill was heard in Senate Finance on Tuesday afternoon, but has not yet come out of committee.

Check the Capital Outlay page to see the updated version once it clears committee:  https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/BillFinder/Capital_Outlay
Governor’s Veto Message on SB 200 Says School Librarians Are Not Teachers.

We now have the Governor’s veto message on SB 200, a bill relating to eligibility for salary increments for staff certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. The phrase “licensed school employees” is substituted for the word “teachers”. 

>Read more…

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Library Legislative Bulletin #7

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

As we head into the final week of the session, we are awaiting final action on the the General Appropriations Act (HAFC Sub. for HB 2& HB 3/a). The bill number reflects the various amendments between the two chambers. The appropriation amount for the New Mexico State Library has remained the same through this process, so the state grants-in-aid programs will likely continue at their current levels. Once the bill passes, the Governor could veto the whole bill, which might necessitate a special session.

The main capital outlay bill, SB 101, Severance Tax Bond Projects, is still awaiting action by the Senate Finance Committee. This bill will be heard in Senate Finance Monday afternoon, and is likely be fast-tracked once it comes out of committee. The version of SB 101 posted currently on the Legislature’s website is a “dummy” bill showing only a few projects. We do not know how many of the twenty one library projects proposed by 37 individual legislators will be included in the final bill. Check the Capital Outlay page to see the updated version once it clears committee: https://www.nmlegis.gov/Legislation/BillFinder/Capital_Outlay

There are two legislative items which pertain to public school libraries. > Read more…

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Library Legislative Bulletin #6

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Thanks to the librarians who attended the Department of Cultural Affairs budget hearing on February 9th. Cynthia Shetter gave a short presentation about the importance of libraries and the need for continued state grants-in-aid funding.

The deadline for bill introductions was February 16. No new bills were introduced having substantive library content.  In HB 499, by Larry A. Larrañaga and Jason C. Harper, some severance tax bond funded projects dating from 2013 and 2014 were reauthorized. This included a capital outlay project for $70,000 for renovations and improvements at the Ernie Pyle Library in Albuquerque.

Read more about Capital Outlay Funding

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