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
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.
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-
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
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
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
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.
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
July 21 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
Business Information on the Internet – Early Bird Registration Deadline: 10/4/
(AM) – Early Bird Registration Dead- 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-
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
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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.
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.