NM State Employees Programs & Service

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AWE Special Grant application

AWE Grant application

New Mexico FamilyPass

Click HERE for FamilyPass Patron Survey

 

The New Mexico State Library, in partnership with local public libraries in New Mexico and the museums and historic sites of the Department of Cultural Affairs is excited to offer the New Mexico FamilyPass to library card holders throughout the state.

The FamilyPass provides free admission for up to six people to any of the Department of Cultural Affairs museums and historic sites.  Patrons borrow the pass, which circulates like other library materials. The sites are:

How to get and use the FamilyPass

  • Passes are available at any of the 120+ public libraries and their branches in New Mexico.   
  • The FamilyPass will circulate to library cardholders in good standing with the library.
  • Each pass will admit up to six people.
  • Passes may be used by community groups such as senior centers, after school clubs, summer camps, arts councils, and more!

FamilyPass Resources for Public Libraries

Digital Project Grants - LSTA 2010

The New Mexico State Library is pleased to announce the availability of LSTA Grants for Digital Project Grants for Public Libraries. The purpose of the grant opportunity is to provide public library staff access to the skills needed to complete digital projects in their library.

Grants Awarded

  • Los Lunas Public Library $300 

Forms for Grantees

Application

The following documents must be completed in the grant application.

Grant Timeline:

  • Applications due from libraries: March 11, 2011 (electronic version acceptable, original with signatures must be received before grant agreement can be signed)

  • State Library announces grant awards: by March 18, 2011

  • Expenditures period begins: April 1, 2011

  • All Reimbursements Requests must be submitted: by June 30, 2011

  • Final Project Report due: by September 30, 2011

El Día de los Libros

 

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), known as Día, is an everyday celebration of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. It emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Día is an enhancement of Children’s Day, which began in 1925. Children’s Day was designated as a day to bring attention to the importance and well-being of children. In 1996, acclaimed children’s book author and New Mexico native Pat Mora proposed linking the celebration of children with literacy to found Día.

How can my library celebrate Día?

Día programs can range from a single story time to a citywide celebration. Be sure to start any Día program by talking about Día and why it matters.
Here are just a few programming ideas (see the list of Día resources below for many more):

  • Start small- it’s easy to encourage regular visitors to your library to celebrate Día by reading the books they check out (or have at home) to someone special in their life.
  • You can celebrate Día as simply as offering a bilingual story time. Add related bilingual songs, finger plays, snacks, a craft, and/or a fun felt board story to the books for an inexpensive, engaging celebration. This can be in any 2 languages, tailor it to what fits your community.
  • Get the whole family involved- encourage children and parents to spend the day reading to someone special.
  • Ask Friends groups or community organizations to donate books so participants can go home with a book to keep, to start their own at-home library.
  • Create a display of bilingual books and books in languages common in your community. Consider including folktales from different cultures as well. Add bibliographies of those and other books in your collection and have them available printed in your library as well as on your website. In addition, encourage local bookstores to create bilingual book displays.
  • Host a multicultural food program. If you have a kitchen area, this may include a cooking demonstration by a local chef or home cook. Otherwise, ask chefs and community members to bring in foods native to their ancestral cultures to share at the library; have them include information on that culture and the foods common to it.
  • Offer a program featuring traditional crafts from a variety of cultures. Ask for community members to explain crafts from their cultures and assist children in making them.
  • Similarly, have a program featuring dance from different cultures. This can include demonstrations and/or classes.
  • Multicultural music is always popular and relevant to Día. Invite one or more musicians to give a short concert.
  • Involve families in bilingual writing projects such as family stories and local histories, including oral histories.
  • Assist young people in writing and illustrating bilingual books and presenting bilingual plays or readers theater.
  • Take the opportunity to increase your bilingual collection.
  • Host a children’s writing or art contest, with the winner announced at a Día program.
  • Invite families to share their traditions at a program on family and community traditions.
  • Invite a local author to give a talk on his/her book and explain its cultural foundation.
  • Collaborate with local schools and preschools, Head Start programs, and other family-oriented organizations to create larger joint programs.
  • Día also provides a great opportunity to teach the community in general about multiculturalism, so consider programs for adults as well as children and families. Many of the ideas above could work for all ages.
  • Download free posters, graphics from the ALA Día website
    http://dia.ala.org/content/free-program-downloads
  • Register your program on the ALA Día website http://dia.ala.org/
  • Search #dia17alsc on various social networking sites to see how other libraries are celebrating (or search #dia16alsc to see past programs).
  • Join the DÍAPALOOZA virtual celebration of El día de los niños, El día de los libros/Children’s Day, Book Day: http://www.patmora.com/blog/

Día resources for more info and lots of program and promotion ideas:

Día Videos to Share

 

Directory of New Mexico Federal Depository Libraries

Santa Fe
Albuquerque

Farmington
Hobbs
                                                                      
Las Cruces

Las Vegas

Portales

Silver City
Socorro

 

Santa Fe

New Mexico State Library
Large Depository Collection, Designated 1960, Shared Regional
Open to the public - 10:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday
1209 Camino Carlos Rey
Santa Fe, NM 87507-5166
Public Service: (505) 476-9702
Reference: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Government Documents Librarian: Laura Calderone, (505) 476-9763, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Federal Regional Depository Coordinator: Lori Thornton, (505) 476-9717, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Library Web Site:  http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/
Online catalog: SALSA
Documents published before 1976, maps, and other specialized materials might not be included in the online catalog. Contact public service or reference for assistance with locating Federal publications.
 
New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library
Small Depository Collection - Legal Focus
Open to the public - 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday
237 Don Gaspar Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Public Service: (505) 827-4850
Reference: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Documents Librarian: Stephanie Wilson, (505) 827-4357,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Library Web Site: http://www.supremecourtlawlibrary.org/
Online catalog: OPAC Discovery
Documents might not be included in the online catalog. Contact public service or reference for assistance with locating information.
 
Institute of American Indian Arts - Library
Digital Depository Collection, Designated 2015
Open to the public - http://www.iaia.edu/academics/library/
83 Avan Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Public Service: (505) 424-5715
Reference: Have a Question?
Documents Librarian: Valerie Nye, (505) 424-2397, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depository Web Site: http://www.iaia.edu/academics/library/
Online catalog: WorldCat IAIA
 

Albuquerque

University of New Mexico - Zimmerman Library
Large Comprehensive Depository Collection, Designated 1896, Shared Regional
Open to the public - Hours 
Government Information Department
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Public Service: (505) 277-9100
Reference: Ask a Librarian
Federal Regional Depository Coordinator: Monica Dorame, (505) 277-7180, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depository Web Site: Government Information
Online catalog: WorldCat Discovery
Documents published before 1976, maps, and other specialized materials might not be included in the online catalog. Contact public service or reference for assistance with locating Federal information.
 
University of New Mexico - School of Law Library
Small Depository Collection - Legal Focus
Open to the public - Hours & Directions
1117 Stanford Drive NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1441
Public Service: (505) 277-0935
Reference: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Documents Librarian:  Sherri Nicole Thomas, (505) 277-2228, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Library Web Site: lawlibrary.unm.edu/
Online catalog: UNM Law Library Catalog

Farmington

Farmington Public Library
Small Depository Collection, Designated 1997
Open to the public - Hours and Closures
2101 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, NM 87401
Public Service: (505) 599-1272
Reference: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Documents Librarian: Betty Decker, (505) 566-2203, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depository Web Site: Government Information
Government publications are not included in the online catalog, contact public service for assistance with locating government information.
 

Hobbs

New Mexico Junior College - Pannell Library
Medium Depository Collection, Designated 1969
Open to the public - Library Hours of Operation
5317 Lovington Highway
Hobbs, NM 88240-9121
Public Service: (575) 492-2871
Reference: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depository Web Site: Government Information
Online catalog: Estacado Library Information Network  and select the Pannell Library
Some Federal Publications are not included in the online catalog. Call public service or email reference for assistance with locating government information.
 

Las Cruces

New Mexico State University - Branson Library
Large Depository Collection, Designated 1907, Shared Regional
Open to the public - NMSU Library Hours and Locations
1305 Frenger & Williams Streets
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006
Public Service: 575-646-5791
Reference:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Regional Depository Coordinator: Stephanie Carter, (575) 646-7481, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depository Web Site: Government Documents & Maps
Online catalog: NMSU Library Catalog
Documents published before 1976, maps, and other specialized materials might not be included in the online catalog. Contact public service or reference for assistance with locating Federal information.
 

Las Vegas

New Mexico Highlands University - Thomas C. Donnelly Library
Medium Depository Collection, Designated 1913
Open to the public - Hours
802 National 
Las Vegas, NM 87701-4073
Public Service: (505) 454-3401
Reference: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Documents Librarian: Josephine Sena, (505) 454-3411, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depository Web Site: none
Online Catalog:  NMHU Libraries
Federal Documents are included in the online catalog. Contact public service or reference for assistance with locating government information.
 

Portales 

Eastern New Mexico University - Golden Library
Medium Depository Collection, Designated 1963
Open to the public - Library Hours
1500 South Avenue K & University
Portales, NM 88130-7402
Public Service: (575) 562-2638
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Documents Librarian: Mr. David Falkowski, (575) 562-2650,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depository Web Site: Government Documents
Online catalog: Welcome to Golden Library
 

Silver City

Western New Mexico University - J. Cloyd Miller Library
Small Depository Collection, Designated 1972
Open to the public - WNMU Miller Library Hours
1000 West College Street
Silver City, NM 88062-0680
Public Service: (575) 538-6359
Reference: Ask Us!
Documents Librarian: Gilda Baeza Ortego, (505) 538-6358,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depository Web Site: Federal Government Information
Online catalog: Research

Socorro

New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology Library
Medium Depository Collection, Designated 1984
Open to the public - Hours
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, NM 87801-4696
Public Service: (575) 835-5614
Reference: Contact Us
Documents Librarian: Lucinda Whitehorse, 575) 835-6504, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Depository Web Site: Government Publications
Online catalog: http://nmt.worldcat.org/
Some Federal Publications are not included in the online catalog.  Contact public service or reference for assistance with locating government information.