The General Obligation Bond B for libraries passed unanimously in both the House of Representatives and Senate during the 2016 New Mexico Legislative Session. Gov. Susana Martinez signed the bill and now, the Library GO Bond is on the Nov. 8 ballot.
If passed in the upcoming election, it will allocate $3,250,000 to New Mexico academic libraries. University Libraries will receive $797,637 and the Health Sciences and Informatics Library Center will receive $33,438.
“This funding is essential for the success of all academic libraries in New Mexico,” said Dean of Libraries Richard W. Clement. “At UNM we have used this funding to fill gaps in our regular budget to provide essential journals and books for student and faculty research, but also to purchase essential pieces of equipment for digitization that bring the riches of the Center for Southwest Research to the people of New Mexico. This funding provides the edge that enables success.”