Advocacy for NM School Libraries

Special Interest Group Advocating for Excellence in New Mexico School Libraries

Advocacy Tools


Click here for info on GO Bond

Click here for a GO Bond customizable letter for your school 2010-2011SchoolLibrariesReportGOBondFundingGenericversion

Click here to see the Steering Committee Request to Sec. Skandera to support standards

ASL-SIG legislative day handout jan2011

Talking Points from Scholastic School Libraries Work!

New Mexico Study by Keith Curry Lance  NMStudyforDistribution

National Center for Educational Statistics Study 2002 Selected Statistics from the Longitudinal StudyNCES 2002

 Scholastic Paper Updated 2008; includes highlights of all state studies by Lance Scholastic Research Foundation Paper

 National Commission on Libraries and Information Science; WHY CARE ABOUT SCHOOL LIBRARIES

What is a PLN

Doug Johnson’s PLN Bill of Rights and Responsibilities

What Every New Media Specialist Needs to Know

Keulen E-Learning Toolkit

Online Databases Nov 2010

Learn360 Video Streaming

 Discovery Education Video Streaming

AverMedia Document Cameras

Talking Avatars 

Mash-up Videos

Word clouds


Food for Thought:

Making a Case for School Libraries


For Go Bond Bookmarks, click here

GO Bond 2010 Five W’s bookmarks

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Statement of Purpose:  Our purpose is to promote the achievement of excellence in New Mexico school libraries

Objectives as related to Goals of the Association

  1. Provide leadership to initiate, maintain, and enhance library legislation and act on political issues affecting school library interests.
  2. Provide and support educational opportunities for school library personnel.
  3. Communicate the role and value of school libraries and librarian-teachers.
  4. Support and improve networking among school librarians in New Mexico.
  5. Support and promote literacy initiatives for youth including, but not limited to, the Land of Enchantment.

Join the ASL-SIG!


Chair: Lorie Mitchell, Carlsbad High School/Carlsbad Municipal Schools Librarian
Vice-Chair: Heather Christiansen, Portales High School Librarian
Past-Chair: Linda Keulen

Leadership Committee

Ken Holmes, Los Alamos
Jackie Dean, Las Cruces
Kyla Johnson, Farmington
Marian Royal-Vigil, Albuquerque
Rachel Altobelli, Albuquerque
Kim Baranay, Las Cruces