Award Recipients

New Mexico Academic Librarian of the Year Award

This prestigious award is given annually to a member of NMCAL in recognition of significant accomplishments in academic librarianship.

2023 Barbara Lovato University of New Mexico – Valencia
2022 Samantha Villa Southeast New Mexico College
2021 April Kent New Mexico Highlands University
2020 Poppy Johnson-Renvall Central New Mexico College
2019 Cecelia Stafford University of New Mexico – Gallup
2018 Sharon Jenkins New Mexico State University – Alamogordo
2017 Kathleen Knoth University of New Mexico – Taos
2016 Chris Schipper San Juan College
2015 Valerie Nye Institute of American Indian Arts
2014 Peg Johnson Santa Fe Community College
2013 Ruben Aragon Thomas C. Donnelly Library New Mexico Highlands University
2012 Dennis Davies-Wilson University of New Mexico – Los Alamos
2011 Melveta Walker Golden Library Eastern New Mexico University
Nomination Form – (For use by librarians at NMCAL libraries only)