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The University of New Mexico's University Libraries ranked ninth in the latest Special Libraries Association (SLA) survey of the top universities in the U.S. in terms of the number of papers its librarians published over the previous five years in a standardized assortment of 14 library journals. 

The ranking, based on a survey titled “The 2016 Rankings: The Top 25 U.S. Universities Publishing Articles that Advanced Subject Specialized Librarianship 2011-2015,” was conducted by Amy Hardin and Tony Stankus.

From 2011-2015, librarians from 261 U.S. universities published 1,667 papers of research or professional commentary. Every five years at the Special Libraries Association's annual convention awards are presented to the top ranked libraries. UNM librarians have often ranked in the top 25 over the years.

University Libraries has 26 faculty members publishing in a wide range of areas including disaster planning for libraries, threshold concepts of learning, information literacy, Latin American special collections and digital preservation.

Find out more about what library faculty members are writing about on the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences website.