Legislative Bulletin #5

| February 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Job Opening: Library Information Specialist 3 – University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

| February 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Job Title:  Library Information Specialist 3                        (we will be filling three positions)

Status: Open Until Filled
For Best Consideration Date: February 12, 2016
Posting #: 0833442
Supervisor: Cindy Pierard
Salary posted: $2,686.33 minimum to $3,894.80 midpoint
Contact: Leah Boetger, Search Coordinator, 277-7168 or LBoetger@unm.edu
For more information click on the quick link: unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=86209

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Job Opening: Museum Specialist – Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts, Village of Los Lunas

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Village of Los Lunas is accepting applications for the position of Full-Time Museum Specialist.  Entry level/minimum starting pay is $13.47 per hour.

 Job Summary:

This is specialized work in the administration of museum activities, programs and collections. Work involves accessioning and maintaining permanent records on museum collections; collecting, classifying and caring for the collections; planning, constructing and interpreting exhibits and displays; conducting research for programs and collections; and to provide administrative support to the Library Director and Assistant Library Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two (2) years of professional experience in library/museum collection or library/museum education and direct supervisory experience in a management and/or administrative capacity.

Required Certifications and Licenses:

State of New Mexico Grade II Library Certification; or, must sufficiently demonstrate the ability to obtain a State of New Mexico Grade II Library Certification within six (6) months of date of initial hire or transfer.

Valid New Mexico Driver’s License

To Apply:

Submit a completed job application to the Receptionist at the Village of Los Lunas Administration Offices at 660 Main Street, NW, Los Lunas, NM 87031, or to Human Resources, Village of Los Lunas, P.O. Box 1209, Los Lunas, NM 87031 by 5:00 PM on February 12, 2016.  Complete job description at www.loslunasnm.gov.

THE VILLAGE OF LOS LUNAS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

AND CONDUCTS PRE-PLACEMENT DRUG SCREENS

 

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Job Opening: Archival Assistant – Acequia Madre House, Santa Fe NM

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

JOB DESCRIPTION ARCHIVAL ASSISTANT ACEQUIA MADRE HOUSE (AMH) www.wisc-amh.org The house, completed in 1926, was built by three women who participated in the creation of many Santa Fe cultural institutions. It has been designated a museum by the city of Santa Fe. The rooms are filled with original furniture, paintings, and artifacts, with many items that have been featured in academic publications and museum exhibitions. WISC at AMH provides a retreat and study center for scholars who seek to advance the contributions of women in the arts, sciences and engineering, cultural preservation, business and philanthropy. Other programs are described on the website. The archives contain the documents and photographs assembled during the 150 year span of the women’s lives. Position The Archival Assistant will help process the institution’s archival material. This involves rehousing historical material (letters, documents, photographs, etc.) and includes sorting, tabbing/clipping, labeling acid-free folders, reorganizing, and helping to create an index of material. In particular, the Archival Assistant will support the digitization of archival materials, the ongoing development of an associated database, and the online publishing of selected materials. Archival or library experience, digitization expertise, and demonstrated proficiency in database management are preferred. Responsibilities may involve supervising and assisting a small team of volunteers who will be engaged with the same work. The Archival Assistant performs various levels of administrative and office work in addition to primary archival responsibilities. This job requires a great attention to detail and ability to carry out repetitive tasks, but it also provides a rare opportunity for someone interested in the history and cultures of the Southwest as well as the impact of women. The position is ideal to acquire archival, museum, and/or nonprofit experience. There is opportunity for this position to increase in responsibility in the future.

Desired Skills

 Organization and attention to detail.

 Digitization, database management, and content management systems expertise.

 Excellent computer skills, including internet research, MS Office (expertise with Excel is especially important) and Dropbox.

 Ability to carefully handle fragile historic material, artifacts, and documents.

 Ability to follow directions and work independently and productively.

 Strong writing and communication skills. Additional Skills

 Interest/capacity for learning other software programs as necessary, such as PastPerfect, Content DM, Constant Contact, and HootSuite.

 Knowledge of basic office procedures (file, photocopy, scan, fax) and good telephone skills.

 Experience and expertise with Photoshop, Publisher, Google and burning CDs.

 Experience with social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter.

A new entity will preserve the house and its contents as a resource for researchers, museums and other non-profit institutions. The Women’s International Study Center at Acequia Madre House will interpret the lives, and advance the contributions of the three women in the arts, sciences, cultural preservation and business while preserving their Santa Fe home and related collections. At its heart will be the archive containing the documents and photographs assembled during their lifetimes that chronicle 150 years of the history of Santa Fe and the world. Scholars of distinction will come to study, to hold master classes and symposia, and to create new works. Acequia Madre House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable A new entity will preserve the house and its contents as a resource for researchers, museums and other non-profit institutions. The Women’s International Study Center at Acequia Madre House will interpret the lives, and advance the contributions of the three women in the arts, sciences, cultural preservation and business while preserving their Santa Fe home and related collections. At its heart will be the archive containing the documents and photographs assembled during their lifetimes that chronicle 150 years of the history of Santa Fe and the world. Scholars of distinction will come to study, to hold master classes and symposia, and to create new works. Acequia Madre House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable A new entity will preserve the house and its contents as a resource for researchers, museums and other non-profit institutions. The Women’s International Study Center at Acequia Madre House will interpret the lives, and advance the contributions of the three women in the arts, sciences, cultural preservation and business while preserving their Santa Fe home and related collections. At its heart will be the archive containing the documents and photographs assembled during their lifetimes that chronicle 150 years of the history of Santa Fe and the world. Scholars of distinction will come to study, to hold master classes and symposia, and to create new works. Acequia Madre House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable A new entity will preserve the house and its contents as a resource for researchers, museums and other non-profit institutions. The Women’s International Study Center at Acequia Madre House will interpret the lives, and advance the contributions of the three women in the arts, sciences, cultural preservation and business while preserving their Santa Fe home and related collections. At its heart will be the archive containing the documents and photographs assembled during their lifetimes that chronicle 150 years of the history of Santa Fe and the world. Scholars of distinction will come to study, to hold master classes and symposia, and to create new works. Acequia Madre House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. Contributions are tax deductible.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

 The ability to lift and move materials weighing up to 45 pounds.

 The ability to reach and lift items to a height of 6’ with the use of a step-ladder.

 The ability to work at ground level and lift material to work tables.

 The ability to climb stairs.

 The ability to work with dusty or moldy materials.

Additional Information

 Location: 614 Acequia Madre, Santa Fe, NM 87505

 It is preferred that applicant have his/her own vehicle.

 Schedule: Hours are flexible and to be determined with successful applicant. Could range from 2 to 4 days per week.

 Pay range: To be determined, $13.00/hour minimum. Supervisor Bunny Pierce Huffman, Director Acequia Madre House – 614 Acequia Madre How to Apply

 Send cover letter, résumé, references (personal and professional) and contact information to archives@wisc-amh.org

ENTRY-LEVEL SALARY: $13.00/ hour HOURS PER WEEK: 16-32 Plus tax NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1 HIRING: Immediately

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Legislative Bulletin #4

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

N.M.L.A. LEGISLATIVE DAY IS THIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 28th. Our delegations will be introduced in the House and Senate.  These sessions have been starting at 10:30 am. Arrive early so you can visit with your legislators before the session (and get a parking spot in the Capitol garage).

BILLS INTRODUCED

No new substantive library legislation has been posted.  Our primary focus is Senate Bill 122, by Senator Carlos Cisneros, which provides for five state general obligation bond issues, including bond B for libraries. SB 122 has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.

COMMITTEE HEARINGS:

Three members of the NMLA Legislation Committee spoke during the House Appropriations and Finance Committee budget hearing for the Department of Cultural Affairs on Thursday, January 21.  Cynthia Shetter appreciated the programs and initiatives of the New Mexico State Library in technology, continuing education and funding. She supported full staffing for the agency. She noted the economic impact of libraries in local communities. Tamara Sandia spoke about the importance of cooperative efforts between educational and cultural institutions. She cited programs that the Jemez Pueblo Community Library had with the Jemez Histoic Site, public and charter schools, Walatowa Visitors Center and Headstart programs. Joe Sabatini answered a question from Rep. Sharon Clahchischilliage of San Juan County about the closing of the Shiprock Branch Library and the funding available to local public libraries.

CAPITAL OUTLAY REQUESTS:

These are listed at http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/16%20Regular/capitaloutlays/2016%20Requested %20by%20Agency.pdf

Here are the requests that have been posted so far:

Agency: LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION

ALB CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 6 LIBRARY CONSTRUCT $1,000,000 Albuquerque o acquire property and to plan, design, construct, furnish and equip a library in city council district 6 in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

ALB LOS GRIEGOS LIBRARY PARKING LOT $67,000 Albuquerque

to plan, design, construct and repair the parking lot and sidewalks at Los Griegos library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

ALB TONY HILLERMAN LIBRARY PARKING LOT $88,000 Albuquerque

to plan, design, construct, repair and improve the parking lot and sdewalks at the Tony Hillerman library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

Agency: PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

CEC & EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY LIBRARIES & BOOKROOMS $25,000 Albuquerque PSD to purchase and install library and bookroom equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the libraries and bookrooms at the Career Enrichment center and Early College academy in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

CHELWOOD ELEM SCHL LIBRARIES & BOOKROOMS $50,000 Albuquerque PSD  to purchase and install library and bookroom equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the libraries and bookrooms at Chelwood elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

HARRISON MID SCHL LIBRARIES & BOOKROOMS $59,000 Albuquerque PSD to purchase and install library and bookroom equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the libraries and bookrooms at Harrison middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

KENNEDY MID SCHL LIBRARIES & BOOKROOMS $38,000 Albuquerque PSD to purchase and install library and bookroom equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the libraries and bookrooms at Kennedy middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

LONGFELLOW ELEM SCHL LIBRARIES & BOOKROOMS $64,000 Albuquerque PSD to purchase and install library and bookroom equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the libraries and bookrooms at Longfellow elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

SAN ANTONITO ELEM SCHL LIBRARIES & BOOKROOMS $29,000 Albuquerque PSD to purchase and install library and bookroom equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the libraries and bookrooms at San Antonito elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

WASHINGTON MID SCHL LIBRARIES & BOOKROOMS $13,000 Albuquerque PSD to purchase and install library and bookroom equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the libraries and bookrooms at Washington middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

ZIA ELEM SCHL LIBRARIES & BOOKROOMS $69,000 Albuquerque PSD to purchase and install library and bookroom equipment, furniture, fixtures, bookshelves and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the libraries and bookrooms at Zia elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

 

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ALA Council Midwinter

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Want to catch up on what’s happening at ALA Council Midwinter? Check out Val Nye’s Blog, ALA Council Report New Mexico

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Job Opening: Youth Services Manager – Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup NM

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Octavia Fellin Public Library is looking for a Youth Services Manager with an active and creative imagination who is forward thinking, innovative, and community focused. This position is
responsible for the overall operations of Youth Services, including collection development, reference services, programming, outreach,supervision, and training. Works closely with other city departments,community organizations, and the school district. Must be knowledgeable of emerging trends in library services to youth and have a clear vision on how to lead the department. Assists with budget preparation and is a member of the management team. Minimum qualifications: ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Sciences (MLS/MLIS), two years’ experience in professional library work, a valid Driver’s License (state of residence) and must meet City’s Insurability requirement, and proficient with Microsoft Office. For more information and to apply go to www.gallupnm.gov/Jobs.aspx or call City of Gallup Human Resources at (505)863-1215.

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2016 NMLA Mini-Conference Call for Program Proposals

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

April 28-29, 2016

Las Cruces, NM

“Check Out…what’s new! Check In…with colleagues!  Renew…your enthusiasm!

What’s new in your library? Have you and a colleague collaborated on a project or program that you would like to share? How is your library making an impact on your community?

We welcome programs that address issues facing libraries – programs that will enlighten us, encourage us, and inspire us – as we continue to build effective partnerships and keep libraries relevant for the citizens of New Mexico.

Proposal forms and conference details will be available very soon!

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New Mexico Library Joins GPO Program as All-Digital Member

| December 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) designates The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), a land-grant institution of higher learning in Santa Fe, NM, as the newest all-digital member of GPO’s Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). The Institute will provide patrons with digital-only access to Federal Government publications at no cost.

The IAIA is the only institution of higher learning in the world dedicated to the study of contemporary Native American and Alaska Native arts. Through the FDLP, GPO works with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide to provide public access to authentic, published information from all three branches of the Federal Government in print and electronic formats. IAIA joins a program that can be traced back to 1814 when President James Madison signed the 7th Joint Congressional Resolution of the 3rd session of the 13th Congress, authorizing the Federal Government to furnish “the American Antiquarian Society [in Worcester, MA] with a copy of the Journals of Congress and of the documents published under their order.” GPO has operated the Federal Depository Library Program since 1895.

“GPO continues to meet the evolving Government information needs of the public and welcomes The Institute of American Indian Arts as a partner in that digital transformation,” said GPO Director Davita Vance-Cooks. “GPO values the unique and innovative ways the library community uses technology to expand free public access to Federal Government information.”

“The library is excited to be offering easy access to this new collection of material. Access to government publications will allow our community of patrons to easily find government information by searching the library’s catalog. We believe this collection will be a rich addition to student research and inquiry,” said IAIA Library Director Valerie Nye.

GPO is the Federal Government’s official, digital, secure resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indexing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. Government. The GPO is responsible for the production and distribution of information products and services for all three branches of the Federal Government, including U.S. passports for the Department of State as well as the official publications of Congress, the White House, and other Federal agencies in digital and print formats. GPO provides for permanent public access to Federal Government information at no charge through our Federal Digital System (www.fdsys.gov), partnerships with approximately 1,200 libraries nationwide participating in the Federal Depository Library Program, and our secure online bookstore. For more information, please visit www.gpo.gov.

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Legislative Bulletin #1

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Legislative Bulletin #1, LFC Hearing on November 19th

The NMLA Legislation Committee calls for library supporters to be in attendance at the Legislative Finance Committee hearing during the presentation of the Department of Cultural Affairs budget hearing. Secretary Veronica Gonzales is providing NMLA with five minutes of DCA’s allotted time to present our case for the bond issue. Cynthia Shetter will present the need for bond funding for all types of libraries. It will be helpful to have representatives of all types of libraries in the audience in case any legislators have specific questions.

Legislative Finance Committee
Room 322 – State Capitol – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Thursday, November 19
8:00 — Staff Briefings (Executive Session)

8:45 — Aging and Long-Term Services Department (624) — Myles Copeland, Secretary, Aging and Long-Term Services Department

9:45 — Cultural Affairs Department (505) — Veronica Gonzales, Secretary, Cultural Affairs Department

11:00 — Tourism Department (418) — Rebecca Latham, Secretary, Tourism Department

The Legislative Bulletin is a summary of library legislation during the 2016 Legislature, provided by the Legislation Committee of the New Mexico Library Association.

The 2016 Legislative session starts on Tuesday, January 19. This will be a 30-day session, ending at noon on February 18. February 3 is the last day for new bills to be introduced. Legislation may be pre-filed beginning December 15.

NMLA Legislative Day will be Thursday, January 28. Please ask library supporters, including your local board members and friends groups to save the date and plan to be there.

Now is the time to be contacting your local legislators in support of including libraries in the 2016 State General Obligation Bond Issue.

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