NM Library Foundation Receives Generous Donation from AISTI
The New Mexico Library Foundation (NMLF), a nonprofit grant funding organization supporting New Mexico libraries, has been the beneficiary of a very generous donation from the Alliance for Information Science and Technology Innovation (AISTI). The $139,000.00 donation is the largest in the Foundation’s history and represents a significant gift to New Mexico libraries.
“The Foundation is honored and humbled by this extremely generous gift from AISTI,” said Carol Hoover, Chair of the NMLF Board of Trustees. “This donation will allow us to greatly enhance our support for library programs and services to help libraries improve and sustain the services they provide for their communities.”
AISTI has decided to wind down their 15 years of activity supporting library-related innovation, which began in the early days of electronic services. "As AISTI makes way for new organizations and emerging leadership roles in our wonderfully complex New Mexico library community, we thought the New Mexico Library Foundation would be the perfect group to move our legacy forward. We hope this gift will have a positive impact for NMLF and further their ability to support libraries who want to promote innovative services in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)," said Miriam Blake, Chair of the AISTI Board of Directors.
Throughout the coming year, NMLF will be announcing various funding and grant opportunities made possible through this generous contribution.