May 16, 2022

Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer Named Director of New Mexico State Library

From the New Mexico State Library:

Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer has been appointed by Secretary of Cultural Affairs Veronica Gonzales to lead the New Mexico State Library. Ms. Moeller-Peiffer will commence her duties as State Library Director beginning in early June. The Governor-approved appointment is the result of a national search conducted by an appointed search committee. The Committee recommended top finalists to Secretary Gonzales and Governor Susana Martinez for their consideration.

Ms. Moeller-Peiffer brings 37 years of experience in Library and Information Science, most recently serving as New Jersey’s Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning. She has spent the past 11 years at the New Jersey State Library in programming, management, administration, and budgeting for 300 public libraries.


“I am eager to assume the role of director of the New Mexico State Library,” Moeller-Peiffer said.  “I understand the complexity of a State Library administrative agency and look forward to making the very best library services available to the residents of New Mexico. My hope for the immediate future is to meet with library associations, organizations, and individual library leaders throughout New Mexico to understand both the successes and challenges of delivering library service in our state. I also want the New Mexico State Library to be in a leadership role for public libraries in terms of ‘best practices’ in library and information services,” Moeller-Peiffer said.

Ms. Moeller-Peiffer has a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Carolina.

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