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#1552 For Librarians in New Mexico June 7, 2004 high-tech classrooms and a 280-seat lecture auditorium, with plans to construct more building as funding be- NEW IAIA LIBRARY comes available. The Institute for American Indian Arts (IAIA) has a new $10 million library located on its campus BRIEFINGS south of Santa Fe. Dedicated on Saturday, May 15, the new facility of 55,700 square-feet will house a collec- Dancing with wolves in Roswell. The Roswell Public tion of 27,000 volumes in an architectural design meant Library and Friends of the Library attracted interest to reﬂect environmentally progressive features. for the library by hosting a two-day program presented Constructed in concrete and glass, it employs by Academy Award winning, best selling author Mi- a light shelf that runs along the library’s windows to chael Blake. Best known as the author of Dances With reﬂect natural light into the interior, tube skylights using Wolves and for the movie screenplay, Mr. Blake gave “ﬂy-eye” lenses that multiply sunlight and automatically a family program, “Like a Running Dog ,” on Friday, adjusts electric lighting to keep the brightness in the June 4, about his experiences writing both the book and room stable, and rainwater catchments to funnel water screenplay of Dances With Wolves and explored the from the entire roof into cisterns. It uses recycled low- links between literature and movies. A lively question toxic carpet tiles and low-toxic paint. BPLW Architects and answer session followed with a book signing. & Engineers of Albuquerque designed and built the On Saturday there was a special screening of facility. The funding came from government, business, “Dances With Wolves” which won the Academy Award tribal, and private sources. Best Picture in 1990, at the Del Norte Twin Theater. IAIA was established in 1962. It has offered Mr. Blake introduced the movie and also donated associate degrees since 1975 and bachelor degrees signed copies of all ﬁve of his books and a special DVD since 2001. It focuses on traditional Indian art, ﬁne art, edition of the movie starring Kevin Costner as rafﬂe history, and culture. It serves all students but cater to prizes. All proceeds from Mr. Blake’s generosity ben- American Indian tribes, including Alaskan, Canadian, eﬁted the Friends of the Library. and South American natives. For 38 years it has been Mr. Blake’s visit was arranged through the housed in temporary facilities, ﬁrst at the Santa Fe In- Friends of the Library USA. Michael Blake had stayed dian School and then at the College of Santa Fe before in the Roswell area during earlier parts of his life, and moving to the new location on 140 acres of land south is traveling to libraries with a grant from Friends of the of the Santa Fe Community College. Library USA. School administrators and designers are build- ing the new campus with American Indian symbolism Placitas’ new library. The doors of a new Placitas in mind, like a sunken circular courtyard that opens to Community Library are open in temporary quarters in the four directions, creating a wall along the summer- what used to be a garage facing the Merc shopping cen- solstice axis and adding talking circles as meeting places ter. Placitas realtor Peppy Strahl donated the building throughout the campus. So far, the school has eight for the library to use until it can ﬁnd a permanent loca- The Hitchhiker is available upon request on computer The HITCHHIKER is published weekly by the New Mexico State Library, a division of the Ofﬁce of Cultural disc, cassette tape, in braille, or in large print. It may Affairs, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87505. also be seen on the State Library WEB site: http: Send news items to Robert Upton, EDITOR. ☎ 505-476- 9764, FAX 505-476-9761. //www.stlib.state.nm.us. tion. Sue Strasia, president of the Placitas Community Congress has a duty to provide oversight, she said, Library Inc. explained that Strahl gave the library one urging that “there should not be a rush to preempt that room to start with, but increased that when the library process.” needed storage. That increased as well until the library ALA is also opposing the Anti-Terrorism In- ﬁlled the whole building. It has a main library, a com- telligence Tools Improvement Act, a bill (H.R. 3179) puter room with high-speed Internet connections, a kids’ introduced in September 2003 that would permit crimi- reading room, and a storage room for extra books. nal penalties of up to ﬁve years in prison for recipients “Everything has been donated,” Strasia ex- of national security letters who fail to comply with the plained at the dedication on May 19. A construction gag-order provision in section 505 of the Patriot Act. company even donated a large picture window to re- Currently, compliance with the provision is mandatory, place the garage door. but no speciﬁc penalty is stipulated. Recipients of such letters should “be able to challenge the gag provision Library added to National Register. The Lordsburg- in a court of law, and should be permitted to contact Hidalgo Library was listed in February on the National an attorney, congressional committee, or the Justice Register of Historic Places. Built during the Great De- Department’s Inspector General without fear of being pression by the WPA, the library features New Mexico’s criminally prosecuted for violating the gag provision,” signature Aztec-Pueblo architecture. McDermott said. In 2003, the library received a unanimous vote to include it into the New Mexico State Register of Cul- tural Properties. The Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library is one of only two county libraries in the state. ANNOUNCEMENTS Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Works 4th conference on information skills. Juárez Univer- Projects Administration (WPA) in 1935 in response to sity Libraries invite librarians, educators, library prod- high rate of unemployment during the Great Depres- ucts and services suppliers, and professionals involved sion. The program was phased out in 1943 after over in the facilitation of information literacy competencies 100,000 building and 78,000 bridges, as well as count- to participate in its fourth international conference. This less art projects, had been completed during the eight- conference on “Information Competencies: Toward Pro- year project. gram Implementation,” will be in Ciudad Juárez, Chi- huahua, México, on October 21-23. The Universidad Patriot Act news. The May 28 issue of American Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez hopes to attract attendees Library News reports that the American Civil Liber- and presenters, especially from New Mexico. Please ties Union and the American Library Association have consider: voiced strong opposition to legislation (S. 2476) intro- duced May 21 by Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) that would Submitting a paper; make permanent the 16 portions of the USA Patriot Reporting on a user education program experi- Act. The Patriot Act is set to expire at the end of 2005. ence exhibiting/demonstrating user education “Congress had the foresight to make temporary some materials; provisions of the hastily enacted Patriot Act,” ACLU Taking part in discussion groups. Legislative Counsel Timothy Edgar said in a May 24 release. “It is extremely premature to make these provi- For more information, please see the Conference’s web sions permanent when Congress has not conducted thor- site at http://www.uacj.mx/dhi or contact the organizers ough oversight on how the Act has been used and what via e-mail: Jesús Cortés at email@example.com or Jesús safeguards can be included to protect civil liberties.” Lau at firstname.lastname@example.org. “The sunset provisions were built in as a safe- guard,” ALA Ofﬁce of Government Relations Deputy Library classes from Amigos. The following courses Director Patrice McDermott told American Libraries. are sponsored by Amigos Library Services. Each course 2 will have a fee and to register you will need to go to September 16 the Amigos website at http://www.amigos.org/learning/ FirstSearch Interlibrary Loan Options calendar or contact Chris Brown toll-free at 1-800-843- – Early Bird Registration Deadline: 8/25/ 8482, ext. 2829, e-mail email@example.com. 2004 Full public libraries should remember that they get a $1,000 continuing education grant from the State At the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque Library to use to pay for these classes. July 26 At the New Mexico State Library in Santa Fe: Preservation of Photographic Materi- als – Early Bird Registration Deadline: July 20 7/5/2004 Ready Reference on the Internet (AM) – Early Bird Registration Deadline: 6/28/ September 14 2004 Grant Proposal Writing – Early Bird Kids Stuff on the Internet (PM) – Early Registration Deadline: 8/24/2004 Bird Registration Deadline: 6/28/2004 October 25 July 21 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials Business Information on the Internet – Early Bird Registration Deadline: 10/4/ (AM) – Early Bird Registration Dead- 2004 line: 6/29/2004 Science/Math Resources on the Internet December 15 (PM) – Early Bird Registration Deadline: OCLC Connexion - Using the Browser 6/29/2004 Interface – Early Bird Registration Dead- line: 11/23/2004 July 22 OCLC FirstSearch: Elements of Search- For the most up-to-date training schedule, a ing – Early Bird Registration Deadline: complete list of courses, descriptions, and a convenient 6/30/2004 online registration form, visit http://www.amigos.org/ learning/calendar or contact Chris Brown at the address September 14 given above. OCLC Interlibrary Loan for New Us- You can participate in Amigos instructor-led ers – Early Bird Registration Deadline: training at your computer with live online learning 8/23/2004 from Learning @ Amigos.Org without the expense and inconvenience of travel. Visit http://www.amigos.org/ September 15 learning/calendar/alt_index.php?format=2 for a com- Intermediate OCLC Interlibrary Loans plete live online training schedule, course descriptions, – Early Bird Registration Deadline: 8/24/ technical requirements, and online registration form, 2004 or contact Chris Brown. Learning @ Amigos.Org also has self-paced courses in cataloging, interlibrary loan, web publishing, and preservation. For more details, visit http://www.amigos.org/learning/description.html. 3 Hitchhiker Non-Proﬁt Org. New Mexico State Library U.S. Postage 1209 Camino Carlos Rey Santa Fe, NM 87505 PAID SANTA FE Permit No. 375 4 PEOPLE NOTES Pam Schwarz joined the staff of the Silver City Public Library as children’s librarian in March. She graduated from Grand Canyon University to receive an Arizona teaching certiﬁcate in 1980 and taught in elementary and secondary public and private schools. She has been a resident of Silver City for 13 years. JOBS Librarian. New Mexico Highlands University’s Donnelly Library has an opening for an Interim Librarian to assist with database maintenance and cleanup. Experience in cataloging and automated systems required. The position is full-time (although part-time will be considered); schedule may be ﬂexible. Annual salary is $43,000. Please call Allen Schwartz at (505) 454-3408 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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