The Education Committee is responsible for publicizing available scholarships and grants and selecting the recipients of any scholarship and grants offered by NMLA. The committee coordinates, sponsors, co-sponsors or participates with the many groups that engage in continuing education in New Mexico; create and maintain an awareness and sense of need for continuing education of library staff members on the part of individuals, employers and professional associations; and sponsor/carry out a recruiting program in New Mexico. They work closely with the New Mexico State Library in planning and publicizing continuing education programs, not only in New Mexico, but wherever opportunities for New Mexico library staff members may exist.
Scholarship recipients are recognized at the Awards Banquet at the Annual Conference. The Education Chair needs to coordinate with the Awards Chair before the end of January to make sure of Awards Banquet program deadlines.
Past Education Committee Chairs:
2011-13: Keven Comerford, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
2001-02: Cindy Watkins
1987-88: Sandra Jean White, Portales Public Library
1986-87: Alana McGrattan, Santa Fe Indian School Library
1984-85: Karen Watkins
1983-84: Marsha Dreier