Advocacy for NM School Libraries

Special Interest Group Advocating for Excellence in New Mexico School Libraries



ASL-SIG sponsors an annual award for outstanding school libraries.    Deadline for application is February 14, 2014, with awards given at the New Mexico Library Association Conference in Laguna NM  in April 2014.

Click here for the award flyer

Click here for the application in Word format award application 2014  or in PDF  award application 2014

Click here for a copy of the Program  Standards

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Linda Keulen, Award Chair

(505) 281-3316 x39

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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