Annual Conference History

Annual Conference Historical Information – The “Theme” will link you to the Official Conference Program, if available

Conf No Date Location Theme Conference Chair The Numbers
92 2014   Attendance, including speakers: – Events:Vendors, including free tables:
91 2013, April 17-19 Albuquerque Sheraton Uptown, Connecting New Mexico & the Global CommunityMary Ellen Pellington – Octavia Fellin Public Library, Gallup

Conference Presentations

Attendance, including speakers: - EventsVendors, including free tables:
90 2012, April 11-13 Las Cruces Convention Center, Linking New Mexico’s Past with the Future Libraries the Next 100 YearsTina Glatz – Onate High School, Las Cruces Attendance, including speakers: 244(51 academic, 71 public, 90 school, 11 special, 21 other) (169 members, 75 non) (61 pre-con, 207 full, 13 Thurs only, 16 Fri only), Events:  Springtini – 72 Youth Lunch – 83, Vendors, including free tables:  46 booths, 18 tables
89 2011, April 27-29 Albuquerque Convention Center Colorful New Mexico, Colorful People, Colorful LibrariesMary Alice Tsosie, UNM University Libraries Attendance, including speakers: 389(75 academic, 117 public, 105 school, 27 special,10 retired, 4 student, 51 other), Events: Awards Dinner: 78 Youth Lunch: 104, Vendors, including free tables:  44 booths, 29 tables
87 2010, April 7-10 Ruidoso Convention Center, 
Evolve, Enrich, Empower – Libraries Transform
Dr. Barbara Lovato, University of New Mexico – Los Lunas
Attendance, including speakers:270 (47 academic, 102 public, 78 school, 27 special, 16 other), Events: Awards Dinner: 87, Youth Lunch: 89, Vendors, including free tables:  43 booths, 24 tables
86 2009, April 22-24 Albuquerque Convention Center Sharing Ideas, Building CommunitiesDan Kammer, NMSU-Alamogordo Attendance, including speakers: 487 (59 academic, 172 public, 213 school, 22 special, 49 other), Events: Awards Dinner: 143, Youth Lunch: 169, Vendors, including free tables:Unique Exhibitors: Spaces Filled:
85 2008, April 9-11 Las Cruces, Corbett Center, Seek – Learn – InspireCassandra Osterloh, Queen of Heaven Elementary, Albuquerque Attendance, including speakers: 366 (83 academic, 96 public, 125 school, 25 special, 37 other), Events: Awards Dinner: 150, Youth Lunch: 175, Vendors, including free tables: Unique Exhibitors: 51, Spaces Filled: 65 (45 booths, 20 tables)
84 2007, March 14-16 Albuquerque Convention Center, Joint conference with Mountain Plains Library Association (MPLA), Libraries: Launching the Future, Louise Hoffmann, San Juan Community College, Farmington Attendance, including speakers: 696 (118 academic, 298 public, 170 school, 45 special, 65 other) [MPLA Members 161, NMLA Members 287, Members of both 23, non-members 246] Out of State Attendees: 213, Events: Awards Dinner: 203, Youth Lunch: 139, R. Anaya Lunch: 88, J. Bauer Breakfast: 59, J. Lindskold Lunch: 40, Vendors, including free tables:Unique Exhibitors: 85, Spaces Filled: 101 (71 booths, 30 tables)
83 2006, April 19-21 Farmington Civic Center & San Juan College, Enriching the Lives and Lifelong Learning of all New Mexicans, Anne Lefkofsky, NM State Library, Santa Fe Attendance, including speakers: 394 (59 academic, 163 public, 121 school, 31 special, 20 other), Events: Awards Dinner: 162, Youth Lunch: 141, Vendors, including free tables: Unique Exhibitors: 58, Spaces Filled: 47 booths, 23 tables
82 2005, March 30 – April 1 Albuquerque Convention Center, Libraries Lend a HandKathy Matter, John Baker Elementary, Albuquerque Attendance: 478 (92 academic, 174 public, 153 school, 38 special, 21 other) - Events: Awards Dinner: 114, Youth Lunch: 160 - Vendors, including free tables:Unique Exhibitors: 62, Spaces Filled: 79 (46 booths, 33 tables)Conference Evaluations CommentsConference Program EvaluationsConference Registration Form, Conference Ad Form, Exhibitor Confirmation, Exhibitor Contract, Exhibitor Letter 1, Exhibitor Letter 2, Exhibitor Solicitation List, Exhibitors, Exhibitor Welcome, Registration Desk Procedures, Attendees, Volunteer Schedule
81 2004, April 21-23 Las Cruces, Corbett Center Libraries: the WOW! FactorHeather Gallegos-Rex, NM State Library, Santa Fe Attendance: 425, Vendors: 67
80 2003, April 23-25 Convention Center, Albuquerque The Future is Now, Eileen Longsworth, ABQ/Bernalillo County Libraries
Attendance: 511, Vendors: 68
79 2002, April 17-20 Las Cruces, Corbett Center Libraries: The Human Factor, Kay Krehbiel, NM Tech Skeen Library, Socorro Attendance:”400+”
78 2001, April 17-21 Albuquerque Convention Center, Library Odyssey, 2001, Laurie Macrae, Taos Public Library Attendance: 529
77 2000, April 26-29 Taos, Civic Plaza and Convention Center Free People Read Freely, Charlene Greenwood, Retired, Albuquerque Attendance: 433, Vendors: 57
76 1999, April 28 – May 1 Carlsbad, Pecos River Village Conference Center From One Millennium to the Next, Ellanie Sampson, Truth or Consequences Public Library Attendance: 311
75 1998, April 22-24 Albuquerque Convention Center 75 Sparkling Years, Betty Long, Roswell Public Library Attendance: 408
74 1997, April 8-11 Santa Fe, Sweeney Convention Center People @ Libraries, Jennifer Minter, Dona Ana Branch Comm. Coll., Las Cruces Attendance: 332
73 1996, March 3-5 Las Cruces, Oñate High School Just Say Know, Kathy Flanary, NM School for the Visually Handicapped Attendance: 400
72 1995, April 26-28 Ruidoso Convention Center, An Enhanced Vision: New Mexico’s Libraries Working Together, Barbara Billey, San Juan College, Farmington Attendance: 324
71 1994, April 27-30 Albuquerque Convention Center Vision for New Mexico/Planning for the Future, Alison Almquist, Wherry Elementary, Albuquerque Attendance: 411
70 1993, March 17-20 Las Vegas, NM Highlands University Share the Vision: New Mexico’s Libraries Working Together, Drew Harrington, Albuquerque Academy Attendance: 418
69 1992, April 29 – May 1 Farmington, The Inn, Through the Eyes of the Patron, Daryl Black, Santa Fe Public Library, La Farge Branch Attendance: 312
68 1991, April 17-19 Roswell, Sally Port Inn Making Connections: Libraries and the Total Community, Chuck Baldonado, Albuquerque T-VI Attendance: 305
67 1990, April 18-20 Albuquerque Convention Center, In Celebration of Reading, Gloria Trujillo, Fairview Elementary, Española Attendance: 425
66 1989, April 26-28 Santa Fe, Sweeney Convention Center Libraries: Meeting the Needs of the 90s, Karen Watkins, NM State Library, Santa Fe Attendance: 500
65 1988, April 13-15 Holiday Inn de Las Cruces Beyond Library Walls: Forces that Shape Us, Harris Richard, San Juan College Library, Farmington Attendance: 488
64 1987, April 1-3 Ruidoso, Inn of the Mountain Gods New Mexico Libraries – High-Tech – User-Friendly, Cherrill Whitlow, Rio Grande High, Albuquerque Attendance: 428 (per 1987 Newsletter)Vendors: 77
63 1986, April 23-25 Albuquerque, Clarion Four Seasons, Technology and Mythology, Marcy Litzenberg, Santa Fe Public Library Attendance: 375Vendors: 67 paid for spaces
62 1985, April 17-19 Santa Fe, Sweeney Convention Center Blazing New Trails Cheryl Wilson, NM State University, Las Cruces Attendance: 451
61 1984, April 25-27 Albuquerque Four Seasons Communications: the Librarian’s Connection, Linda Erickson, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque Attendance: 503
60 1983, April 6-8 Santa Fe, Sweeney Convention Center Perspectives on PublishingBen Wakashige, Zuni High School, Zuni Attendance: 418
59 1982, April 14-17 Holiday Inn de Las Cruces New Mexico Librarians Meeting Challenges, Jeanne Winkles, Lovington Public Library Attendance: 490
58 1981, April 29 – May 1 Albuquerque Convention Center New Mexico Libraries – Shaping the Eighties, Joe Sabatini, Special Collections Branch, Albuquerque Attendance: 421
57 1980, April 16-18 Roswell, Sally Port Inn Libraries Responding, Mary Penland, Los Alamos High School Attendance: 594
56 1979, March 28-31 Farmington Civic Center, New Mexico Libraries in Transition, Lois Godfrey, Los Alamos Scientific Labs Attendance: 604
55 1978, March 29 – April 1 Albuquerque Convention Center Focus on Resources in New Mexico, Vida Hollis, Northeastern Regional Library, Cimarron Attendance: 625
54 1977, April 13-16 El Paso Civic Center, joint conference with Texas Library Association, In Search of Learning, Elinor McCloskey, Albuquerque Public Schools Attendance: 650
53 1976, March 31 – April 3 Santa Fe, Hilton Century III, Christine Buder, NM State University, Las Cruces Attendance: 508
52 1975, March 13-15 Socorro Hilton, Mt. Carmel School Continuing Education in Libraries – Exploration and Communications Kathleen Puffer, Veterans Administration Library, Albuquerque Attendance: 500
51 1974, March 28-31 Albuquerque, Four Seasons Motor Inn Library Service in New Mexico – A Needs AssessmentDonald Dresp, Thomas Branigan Me morial Library, Las Cruces Attendance: 407
50 1973, March 29 – April 1 Las Cruces, Palms Motor Hote lNew Mexico Libraries – 50 Years of Service Midlred Neal, Carlsbad High School Attendance: 415
49 1972, April 26-29 Albuquerque, Four Seasons, How to Meet the Challenge of C.L.S. for New Mexico, Program Peggy Tozer, Eastern NM University, Portales Attendance: 356, Exhibitors: 38
48 1971, April 14-16 Roswell, Roswell Inn, A Coordinated Library System for New Mexico Program Calla Ann Crepin, Sandia Laboratory, Albuquerque Attendance: 373
47 1970, April 15-17 Program Helen B.Melton, Carlsbad Public Library Attendance: 300
46 1969, April 16-18 Hobbs, Holiday Inn, Services for Citizens – Imaginative! Dynamic! Effective!Helen Ketola, Pueblo Junior High, Los Alamos Attendance: 339
45 1968, March 27-29 Albuquerque Hilton, A Pause for PerspectiveMildred Barreft, NM State University, Las Cruces Attendance: 425
44 1967, March 29-31 Santa Fe, La Fonda Hotel Program Federal Legislation: Opportunities for New Mexico Libraries, Lee Parman, Sandia Corporation, Albuquerque Attendance: 349
43 1966, March 30 – April 1 Carlsbad, Motor Inn La Caverna Public Library Relations Program Hester Miller, Albuquerque Public Library Attendance: 287
42 1965, March 31 – April 2 Portales, Eastern NM University New Mexico Libraries Explore the New Technology Mildred Breiland, Albuquerque High School Attendance: 242
41 1964, April 23-24 Santa Fe, La Fonda Hotel  The Library & the Challenge of Modern Education David Otis Kelley, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Attendance: 207
40 1963, April 3-6 Albuquerque, Alvarado Hotel Program Sophronia Willis Dewey, Farmington Public Library Attendance: 202
39 1962, May 2-5 Albuquerque, Alvarado Hotel Quality vs. Quantity in Library Service Carolyn Marshall, Deming Public Library Attendance: 179
38 1961, April 12-15 El Paso, El Cortez Hotel, joint conference with Texas and Louisiana Filling the Wide Open Spaces Conference Chair from Texas Library Association Attendance: 182
37 1960, April 29-30 Roswell Women’s Club The Measure of Library Service Helen Saunders, Valley High School, Albuquerque Attendance: 188
36 1959, April 10-12 Alamogordo High School Program James P. Dyke, Eastern New Mexico University Attendance: 219
35 1958, April 17-19 Silver City, Western NM College Cooperation & Effort Equals Books for All Edward C. Werner, New Mexico Western College Attendance: 153
34 1957, April 26-27 Socorro, New Mexico Institute of Mines Program W.M. Speare, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Attendance: 158
33 1956, April 26-28 Carlsbad Public Library Program Elizabeth Miller, Roswell Senior High School Attendance: 177
32 1955, April 21-23 Los Alamos Scientific Labs Program Edward Werner, NM Western College, Silver City Attendance: 124
31 1954, April 23-25 Phoenix, joint conference with Arizona ProgramFrances Fleming, Arizona Librarian Attendance: 95
30 1953, April 9-11 Portales, Eastern New Mexico University ProgramJames P. Dyke, Eastern New Mexico University, Portales Attendance: 120
29 1952, April 17-19 Las Cruces, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, joint conference with Arizona ProgramElsa Smith Thompson, Albuquerque Public Library Attendance: 159
28 1951, April 12-14 Albuquerque Hilton Charlotte Gaylord, NM Military Institute, Roswell Attendance: 95
27 1950, October 4-6 Las Vegas, Carnegie Public Library, Kathleen Blakely, St. Joseph’s College, Albuquerque Attendance: 103
26 1949, November 11-12 Santa Fe Public Library, Ruth Russell, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Attendance: 91
25 1948, October 15-16 Albuquerque Hilton ProgramEvelyn Shuler, Raton Public Library Attendance: 55
24 1947,October 31 – November 1 Las Cruces, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Arthur McAnally, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Attendance: 87
23 1946, November 15-16 Raton, A. Johnson Memorial Library Lillian Swenson, NM State College of A & MA, Las Cruces Attendance: 64
22 1945, November 16-17 Silver City, Western NM College Salome Anthony, Santa Fe Public Library Attendance:
21 1944, November 18 Albuquerque, University of New Mexico, Mary Brindley Ferguson, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Attendance:
  1943 NO CONFERENCE  
20 1942, October 2-3 Las Cruces, Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Arie Poldervaart, Supreme Court Law Library, Santa Fe Attendance:
19 1941, November 28-29 Santa Fe Public Library Arie Poldervaart, Supreme Court Law Library, Santa Fe Attendance:
18 1940, October 2-5 Albuquerque Hilton, joint meeting with Southwestern Library Association, Freda Conrad, Albuquerque Public Library Attendance:
17 1939, October 26-28 Albuquerque High School, held with NM Education Association, Agnes Tysee, NM State College of A & MA, Las Cruces Attendance: 43
16 1938, October 26-27 Roswell Public Library,held with NM Education Association, Elizabeth McCoy, NM State College of A & MA, Las Cruces Attendance:
15 1937, November 4-5 Albuquerque High School, held with NM Education Association, Lucille Merriwether Gray, NM State Teacher’s College, Silver City Attendance:
14 1936, October 29-30 Albuquerque High School, held with NM Education Association, Kenneth Brough, Eastern New Mexico Junior College, Portales Attendance:
13 1935, October 31 – November 1 Santa Fe Public Library, held with NM Education Association, Wilma Loy Shelton, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Attendance:
12 1934, November 1-2 Albuquerque High School, held with NM Education Association, Salome Anthony, Santa Fe Public Library Attendance:
11 1933, November 2-3 Albuquerque High School, held with NM Education Association, Salome Anthony, Santa Fe Public Library Attendance:
10 1932, November 3-4 Roswell Junior High, held with NM Education Association, Myrtle Whitehill, NM State Teacher’s College, Silver City Attendance:
9 1931, November 5-6 Santa Fe Fine Arts Museum, held with NM Education Association, Myrtle Whitehill, NM State Teacher’s College, Silver City Attendance:
8 1930, November 6-7 Albuquerque High School, held with NM Education Association, Corinne Whitney, Roswell Public Library Attendance: 12
7 1929, October 31 – November 1 Albuquerque, University of New Mexico, held with NM Education Association, Corinne Whitney, Roswell Public Library Attendance: 25
6 1928, November 1-2 Albuquerque High School, held with NM Education Association, Wilma Loy Shelton, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Attendance: 36
5 1927, November 4-5 Albuquerque Public Library held with NM Education Association, Wilma Loy Shelton, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque Attendance: 36
4 1926, November 5 Santa Fe Public Library, held with NM Education Association, Edwina Sue Goree, Santa Fe Public Library Attendance:
3 1925, November 7 Albuquerque, Washington Junior High, held with NM Education Association, Ella M. LaBar, Albuquerque High School Attendance:
2 1924, November 8 Albuquerque High School, held with NM Education Association, Edwina Sue Goree, Santa Fe Public Library Attendance:
1 1924, August 30 Santa Fe, St. Francis Auditorium, joint meeting with Southwestern Library Association, Evelyn Shuler, Raton Public Library Attendance: 68, Notes on the First New Mexico Library Association Meeting by Jerome Dean Simpson