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Shipment out for May!

Greetings Depositories!

Spring has sprung and here is a new batch of state docs!

There are some big docs in this batch including the executive budget recommendation in 2 volumes- one brief and one detailed.

The Annual Report from the Interstate Stream Commission has 2 inserts. We are not sure exactly where they go in the document which is why they are in the front.

Annual Report of the Commission on the Status of Women is in this batch and it is in color! An interesting part of this document deals with help for displaced homemakers. The formatting of this document does not make it an easy read.

There are also the April and May issue of New Mexico Magazine- yes we got one out as soon as it came in!
 

February's shipment

Memo to State Publication Program Libraries
February 20, 2009

Greetings Depositories!

In this shipment we have documents from an agency which we had not previously collected- the Office of African American Affairs. More documents from this agency will be forthcoming.

Another interesting item in this shipment is the inclusion of a set of 3 maps which show the locations of New Deal era art located throughout New Mexico. These are being sent unclassed as they are not State Documents; however, we felt that they would be of interest to many of the depository libraries. Feel free to contact the National New Deal Preservation Association – NM Chapter for additional copies.

Other items of interest include Matachines! (a publication from New Mexico Arts). This nice publication has great images and essays on these dances which occur around New Mexico.

Please feel free to contact us with any cataloging or other documents questions. We love hearing from you!
 

Shiplist December 2008

 

Memo to State Publication Program Libraries
December
 
Happy Holidays Depositories!
 
Thank you to all of you who were able to make it to the annual meeting last month. We are already looking for ideas for next years meeting!   For those of you who were not able to come we have included handouts and other information from the meeting. Please contact us if you have any questions.
 
This shipment has some long awaited material including the new Bluebook. This document is library staple for New Mexico history and information about different segments of government. Check out the Secretary of State website to see the online version and listen to the state song in English and Spanish, http://www.sos.state.nm.us/sos-bluebook.html .
 
One of the big topics in the news right now is employment- take a look at the Facts & Figures from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions for a look at industry in New Mexico, then check out the Workforce Reports and compare the number in the 2007 Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages to see how changes in the economy are effecting jobs in our state.  
 
One of our flashiest publications in this shipment is the 2007 Annual Report from the Commissioner of Public Lands. The section on Renewable Energy and the grafts depicting how much revenue is coming from oil and gas are interesting and surprisingly attractive.
 

Raton, Our Last Site Visit

Monica and I had the pleasure of making our last site visit to the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library in Raton. At first glance you can tell that this library is something special. The current building was once the post office and has some beautiful stonework over the entrance and some fun Halloween decorations inside (seasonal of course). When you walk in you automatically feel that this is a building seeped in history. It almost feels like you are walking into a cozy home, if it were not for the books. They have done a wonderful job of utilizing the space, including a recent renovation which created more room on the second floor for mystery and books of supernatural adventure. That section has had a lot of use according to librarianThayla Wright and I’m not surprised as there are some great authors on the shelf. They even have the new Terry Pratchett book ‘Nation’ as well!

Thayla Wright is in charge of the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library and is a great lady – and I’m not just writing that because we have similar taste in authors. This is a librarian who is working hard for her community, trying to get another building as an annex for meetings and performances, and has a library blog going.

Of course we had to ask about the library treasures, and we were not disappointed! This library has a fantastic art collection! The WPA art is inside and outside of the library. The building was built during the New Deal, and inside there are WPA paintings, and works by other well known artists. Works include a painting by Chiricahua Apache artist, Allan Houser, Brent Phillips, Charles Berninghaus and many others. They have a fantastic DVD you can buy with images of the artwork.

If you have a chance drop by the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library!

Arthur Johnson Memorial Library
244 Cook Avenue
Raton, NM 87740
455-9711
http://arthurjohnsonmemoriallibrary.blogspot.com/