Vote on Bond B

Oct 14, 2020

The November 2020 Election will be crucial for academic libraries across the state of New Mexico. Senate Bill #207 passed unanimously in both the Senate and House. Governor Lujan Grisham completed her review of legislation passed by the 2020 session of the New Mexico Legislature. She signed SB #207—2020 Capital Projects GO Bond Act (Munoz, Neville, Smith)—which has bond issues to be considered by voters on the November 3, 2020 general election ballot.

Library Bond Issue B will provide $9.5 million, which includes $3 million each for public, academic, and public school libraries, and $500,000 for tribal libraries. If Bond B is approved by voters, academic libraries will receive much needed funding to support the success of college and university students in New Mexico by providing 24/7 access to quality resources and information.

For IAIA, Bond B allotment will buy:

  • Our eBook Collection, which is crucial to support online learning,
  • Crucial Databases to support research by students, faculty, and staff, and
  • Technology upgrades, which in the past have included new computers in the library and the ability for students to have off-campus access to our collections.

For more information, contact IAIA Library Director Sara Quimby at sara.quimby@iaia.edu.