NMLA 2016 – “Ideas, Insights, Transform Innovation”
November 2-4, 2016
Marriot Pyramid North
Thank you all for attending the NMLA Annual Conference in Albuquerque! I appreciated the many programs and workshops that focused on this year’s theme “Ideas; Insights; Transform; Innovation”. We were honored to have Julie Todaro, ALA President as our opening speaker who focused on the need to transform our libraries through a variety of innovative and insightful community focused programs. Our annual awards banquet recognized Mary Harron, Library Amigo; Pat Garrett, Community Achievement, and Mr. Don Tripp Legislator of the Year. All our award winners were in attendance and it was great to be able to hand them their award! I am also happy to note that this year we had a banquet speaker, Siobhan Reardon, Director of the Philadelphia Free Public Library. Siobhan shared her experiences in transforming her library system to meet the many needs of the citizens of Philadelphia including the “book bicycle”, which delivers books within neighborhoods.
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 President
2017 Annual Conference
November 1-3, 2017
Marriott Pyramid North
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