Date: March 16, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
New Mexico State University Library staff member Luci Ortiz has been awarded a $1,000 College Scholarship by the New Mexico Library Association. The award will be presented at the Association’s annual conference in Ruidoso in April.
A native New Mexican and single mother, Ortiz has worked as a Library Specialist II in the Government Documents and Maps Unit at the NMSU Library since 2008. She does retrospective cataloging and documents reference.
Ortiz earned an associate’s degree in library science from Doña Ana Community College in 2008, and she is now working on a bachelor’s degree in history at NMSU. She plans to study library science at the graduate level in the future.
Ortiz has always loved learning and reading, and she thinks that a library job is perfect for her. She said, “Helping students and faculty with their research needs is what I like doing best. I learn new things every time I look for research materials for those who request them.”
The New Mexico Library Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the support and promotion of libraries and the development of library personnel. Its scholarships and continuing education grants have provided educational opportunities for generations of New Mexicans.
For more information, contact Ortiz at (575) 646-1286.