Date: October 11, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
The New Mexico State University Library will benefit from passage of a bond issue that will appear on the ballot in New Mexico’s November General Election.
GO Bond B is one of three bond issues in Senate Bill SB 66, the General Obligation Bond Bill, signed March 7 by Governor Susana Martinez.
If passed, GO Bond B will provide $9 million ($3 million each to public, academic and school libraries statewide) for the acquisition of library materials, and $700,000 to tribal libraries for the purchase of library materials and construction.
“The NMSU Library relies on bond funds in order to maintain its collection. We encourage New Mexicans to get out and vote on November 6,” said NMSU Library Dean Elizabeth A. Titus.
Governor Martinez also signed the Severance Tax Bond Project bill. Among the five projects funded by this bill are $5 million dollars to support NMSU’s College of Business Institute for Public Policy and the Library’s Domenici Archives building project, which includes renovation and new construction.
Severance tax bonds do not require voter approval, and these bonds will go up for sale shortly.
The statewide Bonds for Libraries Special Interest Group of the New Mexico Library Association is conducting an informational campaign to assist library supporters in providing voter information about GO Bond B. For more information, visit the group’s Web site at http://www.bondsforlibraries.org/.