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Librarians' Toolkit

The Librarians' Toolkit brings together resources that can inform your approach to everyday management tasks. Best practices form the basic "tools" in this kit, and include information about planning, policies, job descriptions, ethics, professional organizations and networking -- and more!

  1. Advocacy for Libraries -- telling your story to media, elected officials and funders
  2. Acronyms and Abbreviations for Libraries
  3. American Indian Library Association
  4. Annual Report & State Grants-in-Aid Application for New Mexico Public Libraries
  5. Basic Reference Resources
  6. Books by Mail
  7. Consulting Services
  8. Continuing Education
  9. Copyright for Libraries
  10. Core Competencies
  11. Directory of New Mexico Libraries
  12. Electronic Discussion Lists for Librarians
  13. E-Rate
  14. Ethical Responsibilities
  15. Funding for Libraries
  16. GO Bonds
  17. Hitchhiker Blog / Hitchhiker Archives
  18. Institute of Library and Information Services (IMLS)
  19. Interlibrary Loan
  20. Interviewing Suggestions
  21. Library Foundations Guide
  22. Library Laws of New Mexico
  23. Library Bill of Rights
  24. Library Board Fundamentals
  25. Library Calculator -- Value of the Library
  26. Library Construction and Renovation Projects
  27. Library for the Blind & Print Disabled (LBPD)
  28. Library Job Descriptions
  29. New Mexico Administrative Codes (NMAC) -- 4.5.2 NMAC / 4.5.8 NMAC / 4.5.9 NMAC
  30. NewsBank
  31. Patron Privacy
  32. Photos -- Using Photos Taken at Your Library
  33. Plans and Policies
  34. Professional Organizations
  35. Programs and Services for New Mexico Libraries
  36. Public Library Director 101 Series
  37. Public Performance Rights for Films
  38. Questionnaires & Surveys
  39. Research Assistance
  40. Small & Rural Libraries -- Resources
  41. State Grants-in-Aid
  42. Subject Guide to NM Government Resources
  43. State Approved Vendors
  44. USA Patriot Act in the Library
  45. Youth Services

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Ask A Librarian

Got a burning question about Zozobra? Wondering what in the world is a wikiup? Curious about Chaco Canyon? Ask a librarian! The New Mexico State Library E-mail Reference Desk responds to questions within 2 business days or less. Post your puzzles using our online form.