Radio Report: How Independent Public Libraries in New Mexico Have “Transformed Their Communities”
In New Mexico, public libraries are funded by municipalities. That means, if you live in an unincorporated town, there’s no funding stream for a local public library. That isn’t the case everywhere. Some states, like Colorado, have library districts — like school districts – that fund libraries in rural as well as urban areas. Nevertheless, in northern New Mexico, residents in several towns have joined together to create independent libraries that have transformed their communities.
Listen to the Report on the KSFR Web Site
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.