17 March 2010

Supporters of the Albuquerque Special Collections Library

The following announcement is meant for informational purposes only, and is not officially sponsored by the New Mexico Genealogical Society.

Concerned Citizens Supporting
The Albuquerque Special Collections Library

Organizational meeting

Time and Date
1 PM,
Saturday March 20, 2010

Center for the Book
Albuquerque Special Collections Library
423 Central Ave. NE
(NW corner of Central and Edith)
Albuquerque, NM

The meeting is free and open to the public.

In the next few months, the Special Collections Library of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System will be undergoing renovation. At that time, the library system is intending to move most of the collections of the Special Collections Library to the Main Albuquerque Library on 501 Copper Ave. NE. While many of us patrons understand the need for renovation of the library, we are apprehensive about the move. Specifically:

· Are the renovations going to be done in a timely manner? If the renovations take many months or even more than a year, it could be detrimental to genealogy and history researchers of the area.

· Will the collections be moved quickly to the Main Library and be accessible immediately so that there are no lapses in service?

· Is the move itself necessary? Could we have the library open during portions of the renovation?

· Most importantly, will we have a guarantee from the library system that once the renovation is done, that the Special Collections Library continue the same services as before? Namely, that the library will continue to house its vast and varied research collections on genealogy and New Mexico history and culture, and having these collections easily accessible and that library will be open for at the very least the same hours of operation as before?

Supporters of the library must have our voices heard! We must be clear as to what we want done, and we must let those who are making the decisions know what we want. If you are concerned about these issues, please attend our organizational meeting in the Center for the Book at the Albuquerque Special Collection Library, at 1 PM on Saturday, March 20, 2010.

For more information about the library, follow this link to its official website.

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