New Mexico Library Foundation

Since 1992, NMLF has helped New Mexico libraries foster lifelong learning and ensure relevance to the communities they serve.


​  Email: board@newmexicolibraryfoundation.org

  New Mexico Library Foundation
P.O. Box 30572
Albuquerque, NM 87190-0572

Our Mission

The New Mexico Library Foundation supports identified needs of New Mexico libraries. We do this by providing grants to libraries to build and maintain their collections, update information access technology, and enhance library programs.

Strategic Goals

  • Community Engagement – Strengthen relationships through mission review, evaluation, and partnerships.
  • Fundraising – Revise strategy with new initiatives, clear goals, and increased donor engagement.
  • Organizational Health – Continue to refine and strengthen operations.
  • Public Relations & Marketing – Refresh our presence by highlighting opportunities and sharing our stories, thus increasing our impact across New Mexico.

Click on the files to read the full strategic plan and 2020 update:

2020 Strategic Planning Review and Update

2019 Strategic Planning Summary Report

Board of Trustees

Trustees of the New Mexico Library Foundation act as voting members of the Board with full authority and responsibility to develop policies, procedures, and regulations for the operation of the Foundation. They monitor the financial health of the Foundation, award grant funds, and work collectively to ensure the Foundation’s overall efficiency and effectiveness. The Trustees bring a wealth and variety of personal and professional experiences to the Board, including knowledge in the areas of fundraising, libraries and museums, business management, or work with non-profit organizations in general. While not a requirement, the majority of Trustees possess direct library experience within the state or region. The twelve Trustees are nominated and elected by the Board for staggered 3-year terms and the President of the New Mexico Library Association and the State Librarian serve as Ex-Officio, non-voting Trustees.

Our Trustees


  • Gilda Baeza-Ortego, Chair. Silver City, NM
  • Paul Moore, Secretary, Clovis, NM
  • Heather O’Daniel, Treasurer. Rio Rancho, NM
  • Lori Thornton, Grants Administrator. Santa Fe, NM
  • April Kent, Archivist. Las Vegas, NM
  • Sharon Amastae, Trustee. Lincoln, NM
  • Miguel de La Cruz, Las Cruces, NM
  • Heather Frankland, Trustee. Silver City, NM
  • Tamara Sandia, Trustee. Jemez Pueblo, NM
  • Flo Trujillo, Trustee. Farmington, NM.
  • Samantha Villa, Trustee. Carlsbad, NM
  • Eli Guinnee, Ex Officio, New Mexico State Librarian. Santa Fe, NM
  • Kate Alderete, Ex Officio, New Mexico Library Association President. Santa Fe, NM
  • Ruben Aragon, Ex Officio, Las Vegas, NM

The New Mexico Library Foundation is a New Mexico 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. NMLF supports libraries in New Mexico by allocating funds to libraries of all types and to non-profit organizations that directly benefit libraries.

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