• Proposed Bylaws Revisions

    | November 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

    Please see the Bylaws & Procedural Manual page for the current manual and proposed revisions. In November you will receive a ballot that will allow you to vote on these changes.  

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Job Opening: Senior Librarian, City of Albuquerque

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
CLASS CODE: 700019
DEPARTMENT: Cultural Services  
DIVISION: CS-Library-City Services
BARGAINING UNIT: Management Union
REQUISITION #: 1400525
SALARY: $21.04 – $33.66 Hourly

$1,683.20 – $2,692.80 Biweekly

$43,763.20 – $70,012.80 Annually

 
OPENING DATE: 04/09/14  
CLOSING DATE: 04/23/14 11:59 PM  
POSITION SUMMARY:
Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Lead, oversee and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for providing a wide variety of public services to library patrons and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.
MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree with major course work in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) certified institution, plus three (3) years library patron service or cataloging experience.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a New Mexico Driver’s License (Class D), or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (CO) within six months of hire date.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE:
  • Principles and practices of library circulation and reference resources including electronic resources
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, performance evaluation and selection of staff
  • Methods and techniques of library cataloging and library research
  • Principles and practices of effective and efficient patron services
  • Principles and practices of collection management
  • Local, regional and national information resources and retrieval systems
  • Principles of business writing and basic report preparation
  • Principles and practices of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Principles and practices of marketing and outreach
  • Methods and techniques of web design and on-line services
  • Methods and techniques of system-wide training
  • Principles and practices of children and young adult library services
  • Principles and practices of volunteer services coordination
PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate work of assigned staff
  • Independently perform complex library duties, including but not limited to, acquisitions, cataloging, information retrieval, web design, digital resources, training, youth services and volunteer services coordination
  • Interpret, explain and enforce City policies pertaining to library operation and function
  • Operate a variety of library and office equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Perform analysis of patron service operations and recommend modifications, analyze problems and identify alternative solutions
  • Plan and prepare future library services
  • Prepare and administer facility budgets
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the information received
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
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Job Opening: Library Administrator, City of Las Cruces

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

CITY OF LAS CRUCES

Library Administrator

SALARY:   $60,695.72 – $91,043.58 / Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/04/14     CLOSING DATE: 05/08/14 11:59 PM

NATURE OF WORK: Plans, organizes, and directs the staff and activities of the public Library.

Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues.

Work is performed in a library in a standard office environment. Light physical demands; mostly desk work; some lifting of heavy books and materials. Frequent use of a personal computer.

Full-time, regular, exempt

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

·    Plans, develops, organizes, implements and manages operations and staff to deliver informational, instructional, and research services to the general public; provides leadership to assure that services are provided in alignment with the City’s strategic goals and policies.

·         Meets regularly with staff to review work in progress, discuss and resolve administrative, workload and technical issues, and to prioritize and assign tasks and projects; evaluates and analyzes functions, resources, processes, and procedures to identify issues and recommend changes for improvement; interprets statutes and regulations to provide guidance in developing, implementing, and administering policies and procedures.

·         Manages staff through proper delegation and work supervision to ensure appropriate levels of service and resources; monitors work, evaluates performance, trains, counsels, coaches, and instructs employees in order to meet established goals and objectives; ensures staff adhere to established policies and procedures to remain in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

·         Develops, evaluates, recommends, and implements goals, objectives, policies and procedures to assure compliance with all laws, policies, and regulations; evaluates and analyzes issues and recommends and implements solutions to meet the needs of community and assure effective and efficient operations.

 

·         Develops, manages and monitors financial activities of assigned budgets to ensure compliance and meet performance targets; prepares special and recurring reports; analyzes future needs and forecasts resource requirements to direct, coordinate, and implement various projects and programs.

·         Maintains expertise in library sciences and/or management and monitors trends in library practices to recommend operational and policy improvements; monitors operations and evaluates programs, services, and activities to assure they are meeting the needs of customers, and to identify and resolve issues.

·         Represents the Library to internal and external customers, including elected officials, groups, and agencies; explains and interprets programs, policies, and activities and negotiates and resolves sensitive and significant issues within the scope of authority; coordinates services and programs with various regional organizations, community groups, and agencies; develops recommendations, summarizes issues, and makes presentations to various councils, boards, groups, and agencies to promote strategic initiatives and meet established objectives.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Masters Degree in Library Science, Library and Resource Management, Library and Information Science, or related field AND five (5) years public library management experience.  Three (3) years of qualifying experience must include supervision of staff.  A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.

Certification as a Permanent Professional Librarian in the State of New Mexico is required within ninety (90) days of hire date.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Considerable Knowledge of:  library organizations, procedures, technology, practices and trends; state and Federal resources for Library programs; principles and practices of administrative management, including personnel rules, budgeting, strategic planning and effective employee supervision; techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources; principles and practices of managing a library collection; program planning and management principles; policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of library programs and facilities; library classification, cataloging, and acquisition protocols; techniques and protocols for researching a wide variety of online bibliographic databases; business and  personal computers, and specialized software applications; City municipal code, policies and procedures.

Ability to: assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; interpret and apply local, state, and federal rules, regulations, standards, policies, practices, and procedures; effectively communicate in verbal  and written form to groups and individuals of varied backgrounds; establish and maintain effective and  appropriate relationships with city employees and the public; firmly and impartially supervise, coach, counsel, mentor, lead and direct the activities of staff; use initiative and independent judgment within established  procedural guidelines; read, interpret, and consistently apply policies, rules, and regulations; prepare and  present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations; perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities timely and with accuracy to meet deadlines and ensure achievement of City goals and  objectives.

Skills in: using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; reading, interpreting, understanding, and applying policies, procedures, and applicable rules and regulations; assessing needs and developing and implementing effective solutions; researching, analyzing, and synthesizing data, evaluating alternatives and making logical recommendations based on findings; effectively managing and leading staff and delegating tasks; operating a personal computer with installed generic and specialized software; preparing and presenting information in a clear and concise manner; developing, coordinating and conducting library programs and activities; utilizing and evaluating automated library systems and computer equipment; identifying library collection issues and developing suggestions for enhancements; demonstrating effective  interpersonal communication skills, building consensus among groups and individuals, and conflict resolution.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.las-cruces.org/

It is policy to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodation to interview and/or test because of a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department at 575-528-3100/ Voice or 575-528-3169/TTY.

 

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Scholarships & Grants

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take a look at the Scholarships & Grants page for applications for the 2014 Marion Dorroh Scholarship & the 2014 NMLA Continuing Education Grants.

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Job Opening: Head of Archives & Cataloging, NM Highlands – Las Vegas, NM

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Posting Date: March 21, 2014 Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

Position Title: Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division

Department: Library Salary Grade: (15) Minimum Starting $43,200

Job Type: 12 Months/Full-Time

Reports To: Library Director FLSA: Exempt

SUMMARY: The Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division will appraise, collect, organize, describe, make available,
and preserve records of historical, legal, fiscal and/or administrative value to the University and the regional community, as
well as make all library resources accessible by providing descriptive bibliographic records. Under the general direction of
the Library Director, the Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division oversees the division and supervises
subordinate personnel.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Evaluates, organizes, and processes material in special collections and archives;
 Protects all documentary materials by mitigating the natural physical deterioration of records;
 Preserves and repairs archival material using methods proscribed by the Society of American Archivists;
 Evaluates and selects material for digitization; implements and oversees digitization projects; implements policies to
protect digital records;
 Consults with campus departments to plan for the transfer of select university records to the archives;
 Evaluates archival material for appropriate preservation method; plans and implements preservation strategies for
special collections and archives;
 Manages the archival supply budget, including purchasing of archival supplies;
 Through donor contacts and through library acquisition, actively seeks primary documents, historical photographs,
records, and archival material pertinent to Donnelly Library special collections and archives;
 Collaborates with faculty to integrate archival and special collections resources into teaching, learning, and research,
as well as to promote the collections to the broader community and scholars with an interest in our region;
 Classifies, reclassifies, and catalogs (including original cataloging) all library resources;
 Runs reports to identify problem records in the library catalog, and supervises their clean-up;
 Trains, schedules and manages library associates, technicians, clerical workers and/or student assistants;
 Prepares monthly and annual reports;
 Develops and maintains division policies and procedures;
 Acts as the liaison with the LIBROS Consortium;
 Supports the archives and special collections in grant writing and solicitation of donations;
 Selects and/or participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff;
 Works with the collection librarian in selecting books for assigned subject areas, online databases and periodicals;
 Weeds book inventory and evaluates holdings;
 Participates in University faculty committees;
 Teaches the one-credit library research class, individuals, and other classes on request;
 On a rotational basis, provides assistance at the Reference Desk, as well as provides research assistance to patrons in
person and via phone, mail, email and chat (online Helpdesk);
 A commitment for reading job-related information and research concerning aspects of library development and
involvement in library associations is expected;
 Maintains regular attendance;
 Performs any other Library related activity as instructed by the Director of Library and Information Services.

MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
 EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited
university.
 EXPERIENCE: None

o PREFERENCE:
 Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.
 Experience or coursework in archives and special collections.
 Experience or coursework in cataloging of library resources.
 Familiarity with metadata standards for library and archival description such as DACS, EAD, RDA and
MARC.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
 Occasional out-of-town travel for meetings and conferences using a personal or company vehicle.
 Willing to work occasional evenings, weekends, holidays, and odd hours.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
 Knowledge of current trends and issues in special collections, archives, conservation and preservation.
 Knowledge of professional archival methods and procedures for processing and preserving primary material.
 Knowledge of cataloging procedures using national cataloging and archival standards.
 Experience with Microsoft office products.
 Experience with library or archival related software.
 Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
 Supervisory experience.
 Demonstrate a commitment to working in a team environment as well as commitment to diversity, continuous
improvement, and the university philosophy.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
 Sitting……………………………………………………………………………Frequently
 Standing………………………………………………………………………Occasionally
 Walking……………………………………………………………………….Occasionally
 Bending……………………………………………………………………….Occasionally
 Squatting……………………………………………………………………..Occasionally
 Climbing ……………………………………………………………………..Occasionally
 Kneeling ………………………………………………………………………Occasionally
 Lifting/Carrying up to twenty (20) pounds……………………….…………Occasionally

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
 Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment
 Work with frequent interruptions
 Work in dirty/dusty conditions
 Occasionally work around fumes/odors

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit 1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) University Employment
Application; 4) Copies of advanced degree transcripts; 5) Names/address/phone numbers of 3 professional references.

References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interviews and official transcripts should be requested upon
acceptance of the on-campus interview.

New Mexico Highlands University
Human Resources
Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division Search
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Email applications will be accepted: jobs@nmhu.edu

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003.
NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY IS AN EEO EMPLOYER

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Job Opening: 3 Librarian Positions – UNM

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) has three openings for (1) Research Services Librarian for the Social Sciences, (2) Research Services Librarian for the Life Sciences, and (3) Research Services Librarian for the Physical Sciences. These are full-time, 12-month tenure track faculty positions with the rank of Assistant Professor. The desired start date is July 1, 2014. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

For full details of the posting and instructions to apply, please go to: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/  and search for posting #0824443, the position title: Assistant Professor, or working title: Research Services Librarian

Open until filled. For best consideration, complete applications must be received through the UNMJobs website no later than April 25, 2014.

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

 

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NM Library Foundation Grant

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New Mexico Library Foundation is now accepting grant applications for the Spring 2014 grant cycle.  The deadline for applications is April 30th.  Applications for the spring cycle will not be accepted after this date.

 Information about the grants and a link to the application can be found here:

 https://sites.google.com/site/newmexicolibraryfoundation/grants

Please read carefully through the Grant Guidelines before submitting an application.  The Foundation’s grant process is competitive with approximately 20% of the applications being accepted each cycle.  We don’t want to reject any grant because the guidelines were not followed.

If you have questions, please contact the Foundation at grants@nm-lf.org

 We look forward to your library’s application!

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NMLA Library Legislative Bulletin #8

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
REAL FINAL OUTCOME OF THE CAPITAL OUTLAY BILL
Yesterday, the Governor signed SB 53, the General Obligation Bond Bill.
 The Governor also signed HB 55, the 2014 WORK NM ACT-SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS bill. She did line-item veto a number of projects in this bill, including three
library projects.
The Legislative webpage this morning showed the following account for HB 55.
* HB 55
2014 WORK NM ACT- SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS

Sponsor:  Jim R. Trujillo
Current Location: Chaptered

Actions: (Key to Abbreviations)
HPREF [2] HTRC/HAFC-HTRC [13] DNP-CS/DP-HAFC- w/drn [14] fl/a- PASSED/H (65-0)
[19] tbld/S- w/drn – fl/a- PASSED/S (42-0) [20] h/cncrd SGND BY GOV (Mar. 11) Ch.
66 (partial veto).

Introduced (1/07/14)

House Floor Amendment 1 (2/19/14)
Final House Vote (2/19/14)
Senate Floor Amendment 1 (2/19/14)
Final Senate Vote (2/19/14)
HTRC Committee Report (2/21/14)
HTRC Committee Substitute (2/21/14)
STB and other Funds Capital Projects HB55 (by Agency) (3/11/14)
STB and other Funds Capital Projects HB55 (by County) (3/11/14)

Fiscal Impact Report

E&E Version prior to governor’s action (final will be available this a.m.) 

  E&E means that this is the “Enrolled and Engrossed” version of the bill the
Legislature passed. This line was listed yesterday as the “Final Version”, which
was used prematurely to prepare the information in Legislative Bulletin # 7.
The final version was posted at 1:30 pm today. The Legislative Council Service acknowledges and regrets the confusion. Thanks to Tracey Kimball at the LCS Library for the update.
Capital Outlay Funding:

Three library-related projects were line-item VETOED by the Governor in HB

55:
SECTION 7. CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–

5. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to purchase, design and construct a

bookmobile vehicle for the New Mexico state library. VETO
(A new bookmobile currently costs around $300,000. js)
SECTION 22. LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–
26. five thousand dollars ($5,000) to purchase and install a digital security
camera at the Cherry Hills library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county; VETO
50. fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to acquire land for and to plan, design and
construct a library facility to replace the San Pedro branch library in Albuquerque
in Bernalillo county; VETO
All remaining library-related projects were not vetoed, and will received funding from Bill 55. These are:

SECTION 6. CAPITAL PROGRAM FUND PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–

1. one hundred sixty thousand dollars ($160,000) to plan, design and construct
offices, a civil rights museum and library for the Martin Luther King, Jr.
commission in Bernalillo or Sandoval county;
SECTION 13. PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon
certification by the public education department that the need exists for the
issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the public
education department for the following purposes:
26. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install library equipment,
furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Bandelier elementary school
in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
34. two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Chamiza
elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
37. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Chelwood
elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
40. one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) to purchase and install
library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Cibola
high school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
63. ninety-five thousand dollars ($95,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Ernie Pyle
middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
86. eighty-five thousand dollars ($85,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Inez elementary
school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
92. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install library equipment,
furniture, information technology and infrastructure at James Monroe middle school
in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
145. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install equipment, furniture
and information technology, including related infrastructure, at the library in the
Reginald Chavez elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in
Bernalillo county;
168. twenty thousand dollars ($20,00
0) to purchase and install library equipment,
furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Taft middle school in the
Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
175. twenty-six thousand dollars ($26,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Truman middle
school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
181. thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to purchase and install library equipment,
furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Van Buren middle school in
the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
185. fifty-six thousand dollars ($56,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at West Mesa high
school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
201. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for an air conditioning system in the
library at East Mountain high school in Sandia Park in Bernalillo county;
 SECTION 19. INDIAN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.-
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon
certification by the Indian affairs department that the need exists for the
issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the Indian affairs
department for the following purposes:
36. fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to renovate and equip the Cochiti library and
cultural building at the Pueblo of Cochiti in Sandoval county;
39. one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to plan, design and construct the
renovation of the library building, including an addition, in the Pueblo of Jemez
in Sandoval county;
SECTION 22. LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon
certification by the local government division of the department of finance and
administration that the need exists for the issuance of the bonds, the following
amounts are appropriated to the local government division of the department of
finance and administration for the following purposes:
8. forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to purchase and install information technology,
including related equipment, furniture and infrastructure, at the North Valley
library in Bernalillo county;
24. three hundred thirty-five thousand dollars ($335,000) to acquire rights of way
for and to plan, design, construct, furnish and equip a library serving southwest
and northwest areas of Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
32. forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to repair and replace furniture at the
Erna Fergusson library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
33. thirty-eight thousand dollars ($38,000) to purchase and install digital
cameras, security and fire system upgrades at the Erna Fergusson library in
Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
34. seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) for renovation and improvements at the Ernie
Pyle library building in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
40. thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to design and construct improvements to
meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 at the Juan
Tabo library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
41. seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to plan, design, construct, renovate,
expand, landscape and furnish the Juan Tabo library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo
county;
43. forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to renovate the exterior program area and
install turf at the Lomas Tramway library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
44. eighty-eight thousand dollars ($88,000) for improvements and repairs at the
Lomas Tramway library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
54. fifteen thousand six hundred dollars ($15,600) to replace blinds in the
children’s area at Taylor Ranch library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
55. forty-three thousand dollars ($43,000) to resurface and make related
improvements to the parking lot at Taylor Ranch library in Albuquerque in
Bernalillo county;
57. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to plan, design and construct heating,
ventilation and air conditioning improvements at the Tony Hillerman library in
Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
58. forty-nine thousand dollars ($49,000) to purchase and install digital cameras,
a security system and a fire suppression system at the Tony Hillerman library in
Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
63. one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to plan, design, construct and equip
improvements, including the purchase and installation of information technology and
related infrastructure, for the public library in the Westgate community of
Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
135. two hundred thirteen thousand dollars ($213,000) to plan, design, construct,
renovate, equip and furnish the community center, including improvements for a
library, in Carrizozo in Lincoln county;
152. one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to plan, design, construct,
furnish and equip a community center and library in Cloudcroft in Otero county;
181. seventy-five thousand five hundred dollars ($75,500) to design and construct
irrigation and utility infrastructure improvements and equip park and library
facilities at La Entrada park in Corrales in Sandoval county;
193. ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for improvements, equipment and infrastructure
related to the expansion of the Vista Grande library in Eldorado in Santa Fe
county;
SECTION 45. NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PROJECTS–APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND.–
The following appropriations are from the unexpended proceeds of taxable
supplemental severance tax bonds that are no longer needed for the projects for
which the bonds were issued.
1. four million one hundred sixteen thousand nine hundred ninety-three dollars
($4,116,993) to plan, design, construct, renovate, equip and furnish the Ditzler
auditorium and recreation center and the library building, including demolition of
the Bert Reeves learning center, and to make other infrastructure improvements
campus wide at the New Mexico school for the blind and visually impaired in
Alamogordo in Otero county;
Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

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Legislative Bulletin #8
REAL FINAL OUTCOME OF THE CAPITAL OUTLAY BILL
Yesterday, the Governor signed SB 53, the General Obligation Bond Bill.
The Governor also signed HB 55, the 2014 WORK NM ACT-SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS bill. She did line-item veto a number of projects in this bill, including three
library projects.
The Legislative webpage this morning showed the following account for HB 55.
* HB 55
2014 WORK NM ACT- SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS

Sponsor:  Jim R. Trujillo
Current Location: Chaptered

Actions: (Key to Abbreviations)
HPREF [2] HTRC/HAFC-HTRC [13] DNP-CS/DP-HAFC- w/drn [14] fl/a- PASSED/H (65-0)
[19] tbld/S- w/drn – fl/a- PASSED/S (42-0) [20] h/cncrd SGND BY GOV (Mar. 11) Ch.
66 (partial veto).

Introduced (1/07/14)

House Floor Amendment 1 (2/19/14)
Final House Vote (2/19/14)
Senate Floor Amendment 1 (2/19/14)
Final Senate Vote (2/19/14)
HTRC Committee Report (2/21/14)
HTRC Committee Substitute (2/21/14)
STB and other Funds Capital Projects HB55 (by Agency) (3/11/14)
STB and other Funds Capital Projects HB55 (by County) (3/11/14)

Fiscal Impact Report

E&E Version prior to governor’s action (final will be available this a.m.) 

  E&E means that this is the “Enrolled and Engrossed” version of the bill the
Legislature passed. This line was listed yesterday as the “Final Version”, which
was used prematurely to prepare the information in Legislative Bulletin # 7.
The final version was posted at 1:30 pm today. The Legislative Council Service acknowledges and regrets the confusion. Thanks to Tracey Kimball at the LCS Library for the update.
Capital Outlay Funding:

Three library-related projects were line-item VETOED by the Governor in HB

55:
SECTION 7. CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–

5. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to purchase, design and construct a

bookmobile vehicle for the New Mexico state library. VETO
(A new bookmobile currently costs around $300,000. js)
SECTION 22. LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–
26. five thousand dollars ($5,000) to purchase and install a digital security
camera at the Cherry Hills library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county; VETO
50. fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to acquire land for and to plan, design and
construct a library facility to replace the San Pedro branch library in Albuquerque
in Bernalillo county; VETO
All remaining library-related projects were not vetoed, and will received funding from Bill 55. These are:

SECTION 6. CAPITAL PROGRAM FUND PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–

1. one hundred sixty thousand dollars ($160,000) to plan, design and construct
offices, a civil rights museum and library for the Martin Luther King, Jr.
commission in Bernalillo or Sandoval county;
SECTION 13. PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon
certification by the public education department that the need exists for the
issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the public
education department for the following purposes:
26. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install library equipment,
furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Bandelier elementary school
in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
34. two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Chamiza
elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
37. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Chelwood
elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
40. one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) to purchase and install
library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Cibola
high school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
63. ninety-five thousand dollars ($95,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Ernie Pyle
middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
86. eighty-five thousand dollars ($85,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Inez elementary
school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
92. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install library equipment,
furniture, information technology and infrastructure at James Monroe middle school
in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
145. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install equipment, furniture
and information technology, including related infrastructure, at the library in the
Reginald Chavez elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in
Bernalillo county;
168. twenty thousand dollars ($20,00
0) to purchase and install library equipment,
furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Taft middle school in the
Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
175. twenty-six thousand dollars ($26,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Truman middle
school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
181. thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to purchase and install library equipment,
furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Van Buren middle school in
the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
185. fifty-six thousand dollars ($56,000) to purchase and install library
equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at West Mesa high
school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;
201. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for an air conditioning system in the
library at East Mountain high school in Sandia Park in Bernalillo county;
 SECTION 19. INDIAN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.-
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon
certification by the Indian affairs department that the need exists for the
issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the Indian affairs
department for the following purposes:
36. fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to renovate and equip the Cochiti library and
cultural building at the Pueblo of Cochiti in Sandoval county;
39. one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to plan, design and construct the
renovation of the library building, including an addition, in the Pueblo of Jemez
in Sandoval county;
SECTION 22. LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND
ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon
certification by the local government division of the department of finance and
administration that the need exists for the issuance of the bonds, the following
amounts are appropriated to the local government division of the department of
finance and administration for the following purposes:
8. forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to purchase and install information technology,
including related equipment, furniture and infrastructure, at the North Valley
library in Bernalillo county;
24. three hundred thirty-five thousand dollars ($335,000) to acquire rights of way
for and to plan, design, construct, furnish and equip a library serving southwest
and northwest areas of Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
32. forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to repair and replace furniture at the
Erna Fergusson library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
33. thirty-eight thousand dollars ($38,000) to purchase and install digital
cameras, security and fire system upgrades at the Erna Fergusson library in
Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
34. seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) for renovation and improvements at the Ernie
Pyle library building in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
40. thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to design and construct improvements to
meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 at the Juan
Tabo library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
41. seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to plan, design, construct, renovate,
expand, landscape and furnish the Juan Tabo library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo
county;
43. forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to renovate the exterior program area and
install turf at the Lomas Tramway library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
44. eighty-eight thousand dollars ($88,000) for improvements and repairs at the
Lomas Tramway library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
54. fifteen thousand six hundred dollars ($15,600) to replace blinds in the
children’s area at Taylor Ranch library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
55. forty-three thousand dollars ($43,000) to resurface and make related
improvements to the parking lot at Taylor Ranch library in Albuquerque in
Bernalillo county;
57. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to plan, design and construct heating,
ventilation and air conditioning improvements at the Tony Hillerman library in
Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
58. forty-nine thousand dollars ($49,000) to purchase and install digital cameras,
a security system and a fire suppression system at the Tony Hillerman library in
Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
63. one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to plan, design, construct and equip
improvements, including the purchase and installation of information technology and
related infrastructure, for the public library in the Westgate community of
Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
135. two hundred thirteen thousand dollars ($213,000) to plan, design, construct,
renovate, equip and furnish the community center, including improvements for a
library, in Carrizozo in Lincoln county;
152. one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to plan, design, construct,
furnish and equip a community center and library in Cloudcroft in Otero county;
181. seventy-five thousand five hundred dollars ($75,500) to design and construct
irrigation and utility infrastructure improvements and equip park and library
facilities at La Entrada park in Corrales in Sandoval county;
193. ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for improvements, equipment and infrastructure
related to the expansion of the Vista Grande library in Eldorado in Santa Fe
county;
SECTION 45. NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PROJECTS–APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND.–
The following appropriations are from the unexpended proceeds of taxable
supplemental severance tax bonds that are no longer needed for the projects for
which the bonds were issued.
1. four million one hundred sixteen thousand nine hundred ninety-three dollars
($4,116,993) to plan, design, construct, renovate, equip and furnish the Ditzler
auditorium and recreation center and the library building, including demolition of
the Bert Reeves learning center, and to make other infrastructure improvements
campus wide at the New Mexico school for the blind and visually impaired in
Alamogordo in Otero county;
Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee
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NMLA Library Legislative Bulletin #7

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Governor today signed SB 53, the General Obligation Bond Bill, and HB 55, the
the 2014 WORK NM ACT-SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS bill. She did not line-item veto any of the library projects in HB 55.

Below is the text from Legislative Bulletin # 6, which gives details about the bond issue and the capital outlay projects.

LIBRARY BOND BILL SIGNED

SB 53 will put three separate bond issues on the November General Election ballot:

A. $17 million to fund 189 separate projects at senior centers around the state.

B. $11 million to fund public, tribal, academic and school libraries statewide.

C. $141 million for 30 higher education and special school projects statewide, including projects at ENMU Golden Library and UNM Gallup Zollinger Library

There was no change from the original bill in the amounts allocated to the four types of library:

B. for library acquisitions at public libraries, public school libraries, academic libraries and tribal libraries statewide:
(1) to the cultural affairs department:

(a) three million dollars ($3,000,000) for equipment and supplemental library resource acquisitions,including print, non-print and electronic resources, for nontribal public libraries statewide; and
(b) eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000) for equipment and supplemental library resource acquisitions, including print, non-print and electronic resources, at tribal libraries statewide;

(2) to the higher education department, three million five hundred thousand dollars

($3,500,000) for supplemental library resource acquisitions, including books, equipment, electronic resources and collaborative library resources and information technology projects, for academic libraries statewide; and

(3) to the public education department, three million five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000) for library resource acquisitions, including library books, at public school libraries statewide;
Capital Outlay Funding:

The following library-related projects have received funding in the 2014 WORK NM ACT-SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS bill, House Bill 55, as amended. This bill, appropriating around $230 million from the Severance Tax Bond Fund for several hundred individual projects statewide, was signed by the Governor today.

These items are taken from the bill text and summary chart by county, found at http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/14%20regular/capitaloutlays/2014%20STB%20Capital

%20Projects%20HB55%20by%20County.pdf
There are 39 library-related projects in the Severance Tax Bond bill:
HB 55 2014 WORK NM ACT- SEVERANCE TAX BOND PROJECTS Jim R. Trujillo
SECTION 6. CAPITAL PROGRAM FUND PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon certification by the facilities management division of the general services department that the need exists for the issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the capital program fund for the following purposes:

1. one hundred sixty thousand dollars ($160,000) to plan, design and construct offices, a civil rights museum and library for the Martin Luther King, Jr. commission in Bernalillo or Sandoval county;

SECTION 7. CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon certification by the cultural affairs department that the need exists for the issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the cultural affairs department for the following purposes:

5. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to purchase, design and construct a bookmobile vehicle for the New Mexico state library.

SECTION 13. PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon certification by the public education department that the need exists for the issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the public education department for the following purposes:

26. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Bandelier elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

34. two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Chamiza elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

37. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Chelwood elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

40. one hundred twenty-five thousand dollars ($125,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Cibola high school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

63. ninety-five thousand dollars ($95,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Ernie Pyle middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

86. eighty-five thousand dollars ($85,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Inez elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

92. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at James Monroe middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

145. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install equipment, furniture and information technology, including related infrastructure, at the library in the Reginald Chavez elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

168. twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Taft middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

175. twenty-six thousand dollars ($26,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Truman middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

181. thirty thousand dollars ($30,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at Van Buren middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

185. fifty-six thousand dollars ($56,000) to purchase and install library equipment, furniture, information technology and infrastructure at West Mesa high school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county;

201. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) for an air conditioning system in the library at East Mountain high school in Sandia Park in Bernalillo county;

SECTION 19. INDIAN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.-
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon certification by the Indian affairs department that the need exists for the issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the Indian affairs department for the following purposes:

36. fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to renovate and equip the Cochiti library and cultural building at the Pueblo of Cochiti in Sandoval county;

39. one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to plan, design and construct the renovation of the library building, including an addition, in the Pueblo of Jemez in Sandoval county;

SECTION 22. LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND

ADMINISTRATION PROJECTS–SEVERANCE TAX BONDS.–
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 2 of the 2014 Work New Mexico Act, upon certification by the local government division of the department of finance and administration that the need exists for the issuance of the bonds, the following amounts are appropriated to the local government division of the department of finance and administration for the following purposes:

8. forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to purchase and install information technology, including related equipment, furniture and infrastructure, at the North Valley library in Bernalillo county;

24. three hundred thirty-five thousand dollars ($335,000) to acquire rights of way for and to plan, design, construct, furnish and equip a library serving southwest and northwest areas of Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

26. five thousand dollars ($5,000) to purchase and install a digital security camera at the Cherry Hills library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

32. forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) to repair and replace furniture at the Erna Fergusson library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

33. thirty-eight thousand dollars ($38,000) to purchase and install digital cameras, security and fire system upgrades at the Erna Fergusson library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

34. seventy thousand dollars ($70,000) for renovation and improvements at the Ernie Pyle library building in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

40. thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to design and construct improvements to meet the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 at the Juan Tabo library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

41. seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000) to plan, design, construct, renovate, expand, landscape and furnish the Juan Tabo library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

43. forty thousand dollars ($40,000) to renovate the exterior program area and install turf at the Lomas Tramway library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

44. eighty-eight thousand dollars ($88,000) for improvements and repairs at the Lomas Tramway library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

50. fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) to acquire land for and to plan, design and construct a library facility to replace the San Pedro branch library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

54. fifteen thousand six hundred dollars ($15,600) to replace blinds in the children’s area at Taylor Ranch library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;
55. forty-three thousand dollars ($43,000) to resurface and make related improvements to the parking lot at Taylor Ranch library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

57. twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) to plan, design and construct heating, ventilation and air conditioning improvements at the Tony Hillerman library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

58. forty-nine thousand dollars ($49,000) to purchase and install digital cameras, a security system and a fire suppression system at the Tony Hillerman library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

63. one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) to plan, design, construct and equip improvements, including the purchase and installation of information technology and related infrastructure, for the public library in the Westgate community of Albuquerque in Bernalillo county;

135. two hundred thirteen thousand dollars ($213,000) to plan, design, construct, renovate, equip and furnish the community center, including improvements for a library, in Carrizozo in Lincoln county;

152. one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) to plan, design, construct, furnish and equip a community center and library in Cloudcroft in Otero county;
181. seventy-five thousand five hundred dollars ($75,500) to design and construct irrigation and utility infrastructure improvements and equip park and library facilities at La Entrada park in Corrales in Sandoval county;

193. ten thousand dollars ($10,000) for improvements, equipment and infrastructure related to the expansion of the Vista Grande library in Eldorado in Santa Fe county;

SECTION 45. NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED PROJECTS–

APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY FUND.–
The following appropriations are from the unexpended proceeds of taxable supplemental severance tax bonds that are no longer needed for the projects for which the bonds were issued.

1. four million one hundred sixteen thousand nine hundred ninety-three dollars ($4,116,993) to plan, design, construct, renovate, equip and furnish the Ditzler auditorium and recreation center and the library building, including demolition of the Bert Reeves learning center, and to make other infrastructure improvements campus wide at the New Mexico school for the blind and visually impaired in Alamogordo in Otero county;
Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair

NMLA Legislation Committee

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Battle of the Books 2014

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

April 5th at Western New Mexico University – Silver City, NM

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April Mini Conference Cancellation

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

March 3, 2014

To: The NMLA Membership

On behalf of the NMLA Board, it is with regret that I write to inform you that we have made the decision to cancel the April 3rd and 4th Mini-Conference at Laguna.  The organization and the board are in a state of transition and reorganization.  The uncertainty about the Bylaws and calendar changes produced unanticipated delays in distributing pre-conference information.  Given this situation, we decided that it was inappropriate to proceed.

We will soon have the results of the latest membership vote on revision of the Bylaws and on election of new officers.  If the membership votes to approve the Bylaws change there will be the annual conference in Ruidoso in October 2014.  If membership does not approve the Bylaws change, then we will plan for a Mini-Conference in October 2014 according to the current Bylaws calendar.

I would like to acknowledge the exceptional effort of the conference program and local arrangements committees who worked extremely hard on the April Mini-Conference.

Thank you for your understanding.

 

Mary Ellen Pellington, President

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