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Call For Entries:   Libraries Transform New Mexico  –  Show Us How!

You’ve heard about the New Mexico Libraries Assessment happening this year to identify the current state of the New Mexico school, public, tribal, academic and special library sectors. The goal of this assessment is to identify and communicate (our) current and future needs to a broad audience of policy makers at the statewide conference on November 2nd. The conference, Libraries Transform New Mexico, provides an exciting and critical opportunity to showcase the accomplishments of New Mexican libraries and, more importantly, to identify ways libraries can further expand as collaborative partners with educational institutions, cultural organizations, government services and private enterprise.

You can contribute to the conference’s success by submitting a paragraph beginning with “New Mexico libraries transform…..” and an image of your library in action (similar to the “I love my library…” campaigns).  Encourage your staff, patrons, and collaborators to submit stories of how libraries have transformed their lives or the community;  share inspiring photos from your program archives.  The stronger our message is, the more change we will create.

Send your story and image(s) by September 30, 2016 to Gale Hannigan, Program Co-Chair ghannigan@salud.unm.edu   

We will display the stories at the conference to inspire our leaders into action that improves libraries throughout NM. It is important that we hear from a wide spectrum of New Mexico libraries to create meaningful connections with attendees who can influence change.   We will provide a summary of the day’s events to you online and will have a program (with our “Libraries Transform” stories on display!) at the NMLA conference, which starts the next day. Learn more on our website. https://sites.google.com/site/librariestransformnm/

Thank you for your assistance and support for this important event!

About Deanne Dekle

Deanne is the Youth Services Consultant for the New Mexico State Library.

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