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NMLA Annual Conference Exhibitor Registration

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

To reserve your space, please complete and return the Exhibitor Registration  to:     or    PO Box 26074,  Albuquerque, NM  87125.

Exhibitor Registration (.doc)

Exhibitor Registration (pdf)

For more information, see the Exhibitor Registration page

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Job Opening: Reference Librarian – New Mexico Junior College

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Reference Librarian is responsible for helping students and faculty learn how to find information in an effective way. The librarian visits classes to teach information literacy, and is adept with the art of the reference interview. The Reference Librarian is also comfortable learning new technologies and implementing those technologies in online and real environments. The Reference Librarian teaches students and faculty how to use article databases and other tools that will help them with their information needs. The Reference Librarian interacts with students, faculty, and the public quite often, and is an essential member of the library team. The Reference Librarian reports to the Director of Library Services.

Please visit the NMJC Employment page for more information and to apply!

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Job Opening: Librarian II – Esther Bone Library, City of Rio Rancho

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Under the general direction of library management, the Librarian II performs a variety of professional library work such as: develops, maintains, and markets library collections and other materials; selecting/purchasing library. Provides professional library reference assistance; Designs, plans/coordinates, promotes, and present various library programs and services to meet the needs of library patrons. The Librarian II assists Supervisors in supervising lower level library staff and volunteers, planning, coordinating the operations and activities of an assigned branch or department, as needed. This position is accountable for the opening and closing of the library including maintaining and securing the building and grounds. A Librarian-II is distinguished from a Librarian-I by the requirement for a Master’s Degree in Library Science.

To apply please use this link:

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Job Opening: Adult Services Librarian – City of Farmington

| June 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

PAY GRADE: J – Exempt
HIRING RANGE: $45,000-$48,000 / Annual
TYPE OF POSITION: Regular, Full-Time
WORK LOCATION: Farmington Public Library


Works under the guidance and direction of the Adult Services Coordinator.
May monitor the work of Adult Services staff for specific projects, as assigned.
Provides general and in-depth reference assistance and reader advisory, using a variety of print and online resources.
Analyzes and interprets data and reports related to various department functions, and makes recommendations to the Adult Services Coordinator.
Participates in the development and maintenance of library collections including, but not limited to, books, periodicals, online databases, and media.
Maintains and applies a current knowledge of books, authors, and trends in library services and programs.

For more information and to apply, please see 

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NLA-MPLA Joint Conference – Call for Proposals

| May 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s time to turn up the volume on innovation!

* Delivering new models of information literacy and lifelong education

* Engaging with listeners, learners, and makers of all ages and backgrounds

* Advocating the impact of libraries and intellectual freedom

Be Part of the Conversation —

Submit a Presentation Proposal !

Deadline: Tuesday, May 31st, 2017


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Volunteer Opportunity: Wheels Museum

| May 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Wheels Museum Development Office is seeking volunteers with library, clerical, and related skills. We are located on the old stream locomotive repair facility at 1100 2nd St. SW in Albuquerque and are a 501(c)3 organization. We are a developing a museum about the transportation history of the west.  If interested, please call Leba Freed at 505-243-6269 for more information.

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PLA Presentation on Outcome Measurement Made Easy with Project Outcome

| April 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Emily Plagman from the Public Library Association visited New Mexico last week.  Check out her slides from her presentation on Outcome Measurement Made Easy with Project Outcome.

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Library Legislative Bulletin #10

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

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

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


Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
Legislation Committee

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

| March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments


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


For the full job description visit: 47327/


To apply visit: employment/

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Library Legislative Bulletin #9

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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