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The vision of the NMCL is that all New Mexico adults can read and write.

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Statewide Programs

A listing of statewide programs that aid the development and delivery of literacy services in New Mexico.

Home Education Livelihood Program (HELP)

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CONTACTS: Ernest Ortega
Rita Garcia McManus
FAX: (505) 265-5412
WEBSITE: www.helpnm.com
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 5101 Copper NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
TYPE OF PROGRAM: Community-based organization serving economically disadvantaged youth and adults in various New Mexico communities.
SERVICES OFFERED: Some HELP offices offer classes in Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and GED preparation; labor market orientation and work experience or on-the-job training.

Other HELP Offices:

LAS CRUCES: 2801 Missouri #25, Las Cruces, NM 88011
PROGRAM PHONE: (575) 526-2402
LAS VEGAS: 1212 National Avenue, Las Vegas, NM 87701
PROGRAM PHONE: (505) 425-9307
ROSWELL: 2110 S. Main, Roswell, NM 88201
PROGRAM PHONE: (575) 625-1369
SPRINGER: P.O. Box 442, Springer, NM 87747
PROGRAM PHONE: (575) 483-5927
SPECIAL FEATURES: HELP operates Head Start Centers in the following communities: Alamogordo, Lordsburg, Animas, Deming, La Luz, Truth or Consequences, Las Cruces, and Tularosa.

Independent Living Program

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CONTACT: Jennifer Rios
CONTACT PHONE: (505) 841-8844 Ext. 32243
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 2200 Yale Blvd. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
TYPE OF PROGRAM: Helps consumers live inde

New Mexico Coalition for Literacy

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CONTACT: Heather Heunermund, Executive Director
Amy Jo Sandoval, Financial Manager
Ellen Gallegos, Office Manager/Events Coordinator
PROGRAM PHONE: 800-233-7587 or (505) 982-3997
FAX: (505) 982-4095
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WEBSITE: http://www.nmcl.org
ADDRESS: 3209 Mercantile Court Ste. B, Santa Fe, NM 87507
TYPE OF PROGRAM: Private, non-profit organization.
SERVICES OFFERED: Operating assistance to literacy programs, instructional materials, grant programs for literacy projects throughout the state, orientation to literacy services and issues, New Mexico Resource Center special lending library, literacy tutor, board, and administrator training, technical assistance for local programs and their boards, Professional Program Directors' Association, publications and reports, regional workshop conferences and annual meeting, recognition of students, tutors, and board members, networking for literacy programs, resource development, and public awareness.
COMMUNITIES SERVED: All of New Mexico.

New Mexico Public Education Department

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CONTACT: Dr. Melissa Lomax, Chief
Career, Technical, Workforce Education Bureau  
CONTACT PHONE: (505) 827-1808
OFFICE PHONE: (505) 827-1800
FAX: (505) 827-1820
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ADDRESS: 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501
TYPE OF PROGRAM: Vocational Education.
SERVICES OFFERED: Apprenticeships, Federal Vocational Act Administration, in-plant training, post secondary education support, and secondary education support.
COMMUNITIES SERVED: All communities within the state of New Mexico.

New Mexico State Library

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CONTACT: Devon Skeele, State Librarian
PHONE (505) 476-9700
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OTHER CONTACTS: Joy Poole, Deputy State Librarian
(505) 476-9761; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Angela Soliz, Executive Assistant/Human Resources Officer
(505) 476-9783; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Reference Services: (505) 476-9702 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
GENERAL FAX: (505) 476-9761
WEBSITE: http://www.stlib.state.nm.us
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: NM State Library, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507-5166
SERVICES OFFERED: New Mexico State Library supports New Mexico's public libraries, state employees and individuals seeking research and information about the history, culture and government of New Mexico. Specialized collections are developed and maintained in the following areas: State and federal government documents, library science, Southwest history and culture, and foundation and grant research. The library also provides statewide and in-house access to a number of online databases.
Services for the General Public: Residents of New Mexico who come into the State Library can use their Driver's Licenses to borrow circulating materials for 30 days. Alternatively, individuals can ask their local libraries to borrow materials from the State Library on InterLibrary Loan, and they pick up the books at the local library.
Services for Government Employees: Government employees can borrow materials directly from the State Library or from other libraries in and out of NM using interlibrary loan.
Services for New Mexico Libraries: New Mexico Libraries can borrow materials from the State Library through interlibrary loan. The State library offers two online database systems to all types of libraries in the state, including full-text articles of popular and scholarly periodicals for all ages (including periodicals in Spanish), that patrons can access within the libraries and electronically from off-site locations. In addition, the State library provides training, resources, and consulting support for NM public and tribal libraries, and coordinates the annual statewide Summer Reading Program for all ages.
COMMUNITIES SERVED: All of New Mexico.

NM Higher Education Department – Adult Basic Education Division

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CONTACT: Frances Bannowsky, Director of Adult Education
CONTACT PHONE: (505) 476-8437
OFFICE PHONE: (505) 827-8400
MAILING ADDRESS: P.O. Box 2048 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505-2100
WEBSITE: http://hed.state.nm.us
TYPE OF PROGRAM: Services for all New Mexicans who are pursuing the following: Adult Basic Education, GED, English as a Second Language, College and Career Transition.
SERVICES OFFERED: Instructional Services in Literacy, English as a Second Language, GED Preparation, College Readiness, Life and Employability Skills, and Workplace Competencies. Support Services in addressing barriers to education, transition to college and careers, advisement and testing.
All services are FREE of charge.
COMMUNITIES SERVED: All of New Mexico.

NM Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

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CONTACT: John Mugford, Regional Librarian
PHONE: 800-456-5515 or (505) 476-9770
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FAX: (505) 476-9776
MAILING ADDRESS: New Mexico State Library, 1209 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM 87507-5166.

NM Supreme Court Law Library

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CONTACT: Michael Poulson
PHONE: (505) 827-4850
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FAX: (505) 827-4852
WEBSITE: http://www.supremecourtlawlibrary.com
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 237 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501
MAILING ADDRESS: PO Drawer L, Santa Fe, NM 87504    
TYPE OF PROGRAM: State, nonprofit.
SERVICES OFFERED: Provides relevant law related information on statutes, administrative code, rules, forms, and past cases to the state of New Mexico, the New Mexico Supreme Court, and the general public. The library also provides free access, on site, to the legal databases, WESTLAW and LEXIS.   
COMMUNITIES SERVED: All communities within the state of New Mexico.

Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

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CONTACT: Carilyn Alarid, President
PHONE: (505) 255-8234
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WEBSITE: http://www.southwestida.com
MAILING ADDRESS: 3915 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
TYPE OF PROGRAM: Founded in 1949 as a non-profit organization, The International Dyslexia Association was established to continue Dr. Samuel T. Orton’s work in the study, prevention, and treatment of the specific language disability known as dyslexia.  The Association and its branches address the diverse issues related to individuals with reading and writing disabilities.  In addition, they are engaged in a comprehensive effort to uncover the cause of dyslexia and its treatment.  
SERVICES OFFERED: SWIDA maintains a tutor/diagnostic referral service, a video tape library, a twenty-four hour telephone hotline, an annual conference with nationally and locally known experts in the field, a quarterly newsletter, and multi sensory workshops in various Orton-Gillingham phonetic based instructional programs such as Alphabetic Phonics, Project Read, Spalding, Recipe for Reading, etc.  The Branch awards an annual scholarship to a qualified post secondary dyslexic student, and scholarships are available for the annual conference as well as for the teacher training programs.  
COMMUNITIES SERVED: New Mexico and West Texas.

Vision – Plus Program – NM Optometric Association

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CONTACT: Richard Montoya
PHONE: (575) 751-7242
PHYSICAL ADDRESS: PMB #241, 1008 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, NM 87571
TYPE OF PROGRAM: Reduced fee eye care for literacy students sponsored by NM Optometric Association.
SERVICES OFFERED: Free vision screening, eye examination and glasses (sliding scale fee based on income), workshops on vision, and learning in local communities.