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Resources for Librarians

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Contact the Library Services staff at (505) 848-8889 for any help you might need with your library.

Guidelines for Library Operations

Information about Circulation, Deleting Lost Materials, weeding, Destiny Guides, Ordering and other  library management guidelines are now available in the "Librarians" Google Team Drive. Also, for general information on school librarianship, see How to Be A School Librarian.



Online Resources


Library, Media, and Information Literacy Best Practices Guidance Document

The Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group of the New Mexico Library Association has endorsed the following set of best practices, and NMPED has approved them for distribution. APS Library Services recommends that librarian-teachers use this guidance document to help develop strong, standards-based, curriculum-aligned programming, instruction, and collection development.

Read the Library Best Practices Guidance Document

APS Policies and Procedural Directives

Although this is not a comprehensive list, below are links to some of the most commonly referenced policies and procedural directives in the school libraries.


New Mexico Standards for School Library Programming, Collection, and Staffing

These standards were revised in 2004 by the New Mexico School Library Task Force. They are in need of some revision due to changes in technology and educational practices, but provide a good guideline/starting point for collection, equipment, and staffing decisions.

Read the NM School Library Task Force Standards for Programming, Collection, and Staffing

Library Services News
ARTS Center Joins Unified Resource Library
The ARTS Center and Unified Resource Library have joined together to create the Unified ARTS Resource Library. Visit them in their beautiful brand-new location in the M Building at 912A Oak Street SE, next to Graphics. Hours: Monday 8:00 - 4:30, Tuesday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00.
APS Librarian Receives a 2016 DENny Award
Susan Bowdoin, the librarian at Mitchell Elementary, was honored by the Discovery Educator’s Network for her commitment to the education community. This is Susan’s 3rd DENny award.
APS Librarian Honored at White House
Kennedy Middle School Librarian Sara Attleson has been invited to the White House to be recognized during Teacher Appreciation Week.