New Mexico Library Association

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Share your NMLA Memories

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

In anticipation of the Centennial Conference, NMLA has put together a list of past conferences, themes, locations, attendance and NMLA Presidents. It is a great portrait of how NMLA has evolved over the century. Some fun facts; three of the association's Presidents have the first name "Mildred". Seventy six of NMLA's presidents are women, eighteen are men. Before 1950, two women served three separate terms as President (Wilma Loy Shelton from the University of New Mexico and Salome Anthony from Santa Fe Public Library). Three women and one man served two separate terms.

This forum is an opportunity to share your memories and experiences of NMLA as we celebrate 100 years of library advocacy and collaboration in New Mexico. Congratulations to the membership!


  • Tuesday, September 12, 2023 12:35 PM | Anonymous member
    Attended my first conference in Santa Fe in 1983. My last in ABQ in 2013. I still have my pin from NMLA’s 75th anniversary. As a rural public library director NMLA conferences gave me so many opportunities to learn, train, and network. From attending my first conference session on Intellectual Freedom, to serving as a Board member, and networking my way
    into a better job, I thank you.
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    • Tuesday, November 21, 2023 6:46 PM | Anonymous member
      Did you used to be the director at the Carlsbad Public Library back in the 1990s? I have worked at the Carlsbad Public Library from 2008-2019 as a page, then returned in 2021 as an information specialist.
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