ABOUT GO BONDS IN NEW MEXICO
General Obligation Bond funds aid Academic, Public, School and Tribal Libraries
Since 2002, New Mexico voters have passed eight statewide bond issues totaling $90,583,110, helping school, public, academic and tribal libraries to meet increasing demands for materials and electronic services.
G O BONDS 2018
By Omar Durant, Chair
This November 6th, New Mexico citizens will vote on General Obligation Bond Issue B, which if passed, will provide publically funded New Mexico libraries with a total of $12,750,000.00.
This GO Bond will provide $4 Million each for Higher Education libraries, Public libraries and Public School libraries. It will provide $750,000 for NM Tribal libraries.
Thanks to funding from the New Mexico Library Association and the Friends of the Albuquerque Public Library organization, the Bonds for Libraries Special Interest Group (SIG) is working on several ways to promote public awareness for the 2018 GO Bond Issue B.
NEW Bonds for Libraries Website: We have a new website, nmbondsforlibraries.org that will provide you, your parent organizations and your communities with current information about the upcoming GO Bond election in November.
Banners – The SIG currently has two banners, to help visibility of the library bond. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to request a banner for use at a public function in your area. Each banner is 60" by 30", and says "Support New Mexico Libraries. G O Bond B."
Brochures and Bookmarks – Access this year’s brochure and bookmark designs online at nmbondsforlibraries.org. Updated resources will be available soon.
New Suggestions: If you have an idea for a resource that would help you “sell” the GO Bond B in your area please let us know by writing to email@example.com and we will try to help.
What Can You Do?
Local Projects - Librarians, library staff and supporters are encouraged to develop local projects.
Join the SIG, or a Subcommittee – The Bonds for Libraries SIG welcomes new members. Attend general meetings, create flyers, or propose another area in which you would like to contribute. This could provide a great professional development opportunity for graduate students and new professionals.
Creative Local Marketing – Assist the SIG by educating your library patrons in creative ways. New Mexico libraries have deployed book displays, identified bond-funded computers and other technology, and used book plates to bring attention to the resources made available through Bond B.
Share your Library Photos – Photos of your libraries, resources, services, staff and patrons are always welcome. They help the SIG promote the Bond via the website, and on social media. If you send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org we will post them on our BondsforLibraries website.
If we all work together we will have another successful Library GO Bond B election.