Performs professional librarian duties related to the operations of the Santa Fe Community College library. Must be committed to serving a diverse college community. Actively participates in and contributes to continuous quality improvement.
|Performs the duties of the Reference and Instruction Librarian:
-assumes primary teaching responsibility for library instruction sessions across campus;
For the full posting, please visit https://jobs.sfcc.edu/postings/2522View Post
N.M.L.A. LEGISLATIVE DAY IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 27th
The 2017 Legislative session started on Tuesday, January 17th. This 60-day session will end at noon on March 18th. February 16th is the last day for new bills to be introduced.
Make your plans now to attend Legislative Day. Make contact with your local legislators. Librarians will be recognized during opening ceremonies in each chamber. Delegations representing types of libraries and geographical areas will be introduced in the Senate by Senator Bill Soules and in the House by Representative Deborah Armstrong.
Library supporters should gather in the galleries for these ceremonies, which occur soon after the session opens. We do not yet have the times for these ceremonies, but they will be posted on information kiosks in the Capitol lobby. The likely time will be between 10:00 and 11:00 am. Participants who arrive before then have a better chance of actually visiting with their legislators in their offices or as they attend their 8:00 am committee meetings. The public parking lot west of the Capitol fills up early.
Legislation Committee members will be available at the NMLA table by the west entrance to the Rotunda to provide information and distribute yellow “Support Libraries” buttons and general information.
Bring with you any information about your library and its needs, which you can leave off at individual legislative offices. Senate and House member offices are shown at
https://www.nmlegis.gov/Members/Find_My_Legislator Click on “Office and Phone List”
(As of January 19th, these lists had not be updated. There are listings under the individual names in “Search by Name, District or your Address”. These listings are carried over from 2016, so newly-elected members are not shown and some members will be switching offices due to changes in committee chairmanships. )
The NMLA Legislation Committee is giving its highest priority to the preservation of state grants-in-aid to public and tribal libraries. These could be reduced as part of the State’s efforts to overcome its budget shortfall. Reductions in funding for public and higher education could also affect library programs and services.
As yet, no bills have been introduced with substantive language about libraries. No local capital outlay projects have been posted on the website.
There was one library capital outlay project from 2015 which will be cancelled in a bill, SB 112, which passed the Senate by a vote of 41-0. There is a companion bill in the House, HB 5, with the same language. These bills apparently incorporate work done by the Legislative Finance Committee to identify and delete previous capital outlay projects on which timely progress was not made.
CAPITAL OUTLAY PROJECT CHANGES
Carlos R. Cisneros
SECTION 2. SEVERANCE TAX BONDS–VOID AUTHORIZATIONS FOR
ISSUANCE OF BONDS.—
A. Notwithstanding the requirements for reversion in Laws 2015 (1st S.S.), Chapter 3, the authorization for each of the following described projects under the control of the
following agencies in Laws 2015 (1st S.S.), Chapter 3 is void to the extent that severance tax bonds have not been issued for the project:
(1) to the capital program fund, thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to plan, design and construct a civil rights museum and a library for the Martin Luther King, Jr. commission in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county, as identified in Subsection 3 of Section 6 of that chapter;
Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair NMLA Legislation Committee
The National Hispanic Cultural Center is looking for two volunteer, part-time librarians for its History & Literary Arts Program.
The first position will be responsible for the direct operation of the research library by developing specialized research services, implementing new interlibrary loan services with SALSA & LIBROS member libraries, and maintaining and expending written library policies and procedures.
The second position will be responsible for cataloging and maintaining collections by performing copy and original cataloging with the use of Online Computer Library Center and Horizon bibliographic utilities, soliciting, acquiring and cataloging donated private collections and conducting space planning for collection growth and library reorganization.
Both positions will share duties that include providing public service in history & culture of Hispanic world and genealogy family history research assistance by conducting reference interviews in person, by phone or by e-mail, interpreting library and archives policies and procedures for the public and prospective volunteers and applying knowledge of cross-cultural communication issues to public services. Each position is needed to volunteer 20 hours per week.
If you are interested in either of these two positions, please contact Rebecca Avitia via e-mail at Rebecca.Avitia@state.nm.us.View Post
Thank you all for attending the NMLA Annual Conference in Albuquerque! I look forward to this next year to continue our focus on transforming our libraries to meet the future needs of our communities and users. I look forward to seeing you at our mini-conference in Las Vegas, NM in April, 2017.
~Lynette Schurdevin, NMLA PresidentView Post
Mary Ellen Pellington, Gallup Library Director Receives 2016 Governor’s New Mexico Distinguished Public Service Award
Mary Ellen Pellington was recognized as an outstanding Library Director and community leader. Under her leadership, the Octavia Fellin Library was awarded the 2014 National Museum and Library Medal for Excellence. This award was presented at the White House by First Lady Michelle Obama. In 2012 Mary Ellen received the National I Love my Librarian Award, from the Carnegie Institute and New York Times, for excelling in the field of Librarianship. In 2015 she was recognized by the New Mexico State Senate for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of library science and for her advocacy of library services that benefit Gallup, NM. She has been able to turn the library into a community center for exchange of ideas and developed services and programs vital to the growth of Gallup’s citizens.
She has built library services and programs responding to community needs. She established a Navajo Language room and a strong Native American film and music collection; and a multitude of programs reflective of our state’s rich history and culture including a growing celebration for Native American Heritage, Hispanic Heritage and African American History. Through her efforts, the library now offers free computer training on a wide variety of software and social media for community members. She established the yearly Gallup Authors Festival and incorporated the library into the fabric of community life.
Ms. Pellington was responsible for bringing Story Corps from NPR to Gallup where people were able to visit the library and record their personal family stories and have them archived.
In addition to her incredible work bringing the library to life for the community, she is involved in enhancing her community in many other ways. She is an active member of the Gallup Rotary and Lions Clubs, the Elks lodge, and Gallup McKinley County Early Childhood Community Council. She is a member of the local arts organization, GallupArts, and is involved in the development of Gallup Mainstreet Arts and Cultural District.View Post
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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 email@example.com 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.View Post