This year, the New Mexico Library Foundation funded an assessment of the current state of libraries in New Mexico. Data and analysis resulting from the assessment will be used to inform a statewide conference, to be held on November 1, 2016 in Albuquerque. As we have sent “save the date” notices to community leaders and policy makers, we’ve discovered that some are passing on the announcements to librarians. Among the task force for the assessment and the conference planning committee, we already have good representation from librarians. Our goal is to have the majority of attendees be non-librarian stakeholders. So, if you receive invitations via administrators or other contacts, please let them know that the invitation is specifically for them and encourage them to attend. It is important that we hear from a wide spectrum of members of the community who can influence change.
Thank you for your assistance and support for this important event!
Gale Hannigan, Conference Program Co-Chair