Mini Conference


When:  April 9-10, 2015
Where: K’awaika Center, Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico

The New Mexico Library Association’s 2015 Spring Mini-Conference will focus on how information professionals can emphasize our common mission, goals, passions, and other similarities in the work that we do for our communities.  This conference is an opportunity to showcase initiatives, software, programs, and services — all of the creative ways in which different libraries are meeting the shared challenge of serving communities throughout New Mexico.  The Mini-Conference traditionally provides an opportunity for us to travel to smaller communities within the state and collaborate with libraries and library staff in those areas.

Directions to the K’awaika Center

Parking for the Mini Conference

For Exhibitors

Exhibitor Contract (PDF)

Exhibitor Contract (Doc)

Please send Exhibitor Contract and the Sponsorship Opportunities form via mail or email as a PDF to  With these forms, you must submit a check or purchase order, or you can pay on the NMLA Store with credit card or PayPal.

Contract must be received by March 27, 2015 to be included in the Mini-Conference Program.  Full payment must be received by April 3, 2015.

For Attendees

Final Program


 Make plans to join your colleagues in Laguna. Register online now! $45 for NMLA members and $75 for non-members. Or fill out and mail the follows forms:

Registration Form (PDF)

Registration Form (Doc)


Route 66 Casino Hotel (30 miles away) = $79.  Amenities include WiFi, indoor pool, workout room, entertainment, casino, bingo, KidsQuest play area.  Call the hotel at 866-711-STAY (7829) and mention the group “NMLA Mini-Conference Room Block” to receive our discount. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card, and credit card is required upon check in.  Make your reservation by April 4, 2015, to obtain the special rate.

Sky City Casino/Hotel = $59 + room tax of 12%. Breakfast is included. Amenities include casino, buffet, entertainment, fitness room, and arcade. Call the hotel at 888-SKY-CITY (888-759-2489) and mention the group “NMLA Mini-Conference” to receive our discount. Make your reservation by April 2, 2015, to obtain the special rate. 

Conference Schedule

Conference will be held Thursday-Friday at the K’awaika Center: 22 Bay Tree Rd., Paraje, NM 87007.
Opening reception!  Refreshments and lunch included with registration. Visit with vendors!

THURSDAY April 9, 2015 (Schedule is subject to change)

10:00-1:00pm – Tour of Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum Pueblo

1:00-4:00pm – NMLA Board Meeting at the K’awaika Center

5:00-7:00pm – Opening Reception at the K’awaika Center

Dinner is on your own, but here are some options:

  • Sky City Restaurant (Acoma)
  • McDonalds (Acoma)
  • Dancing Eagle Restaurant (Laguna)
  • Dairy Queen (Laguna)
  • Burger Barn (Acoma)
  • Laguna Pit Stop and Supermarket – Laguna Burger (Laguna)
  • Thunder Road Steakhouse & Cantina (Route 66 Casino)
  • Johnny Rockets (Route 66 Casino)
  • More options

FRIDAY April 10, 2015

(Schedule is subject to change)

Libraries United!                                                      

Programs 8:00-5:00

Lunch with vendors

Morning & afternoon refreshments

 Vendors may purchase an exhibit table in the main hall.  Please submit Exhibitor Contract and image for inclusion in the Program by March 27, 2015.   Contact us @


Contact if you have any questions.