Librarian: Thomas Fortson
Caretaker: Cecilia Lopez
Bookkeeper: Evangeline Martinez
Cataloging and Acquisitions: Lallie Scott
Lallie was born in Hot Springs, NM, just before the name changed to Truth or Consequences. She moved to El Rito, NM, in September 2011, to be closer to her siblings in Farmington, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces. Lallie taught physical geography for 25 years: as a teaching fellow at the University of Utah, where she received her PhD in 1992, at Western Washington University, and at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK, where she retired as Professor Emeritus of Geography in 2010. Her travels have taken her to Central and South America and to East Asia. In 2006 she led a National Geographic Society sponsored teachers’ field study of volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis in Japan, China, and Indonesia. Her many trips to China included one semester of teaching at Southwest University of Science and Technology in Mianyang, Sichuan Province, where she experienced the 2008 8.0 magnitude Wenchuan earthquake. In El Rito, she spends her time reading, gardening, and hiking in the forest with her two dogs.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Judith M. Uhrich
After living for 30 years in Denver, I moved to El Rito 3 plus years ago, planning to retire in a peaceful community, after working with the angst of adolescence my entire career. It is such a pleasure to enjoy my first cup of coffee in the morning out in a lawn chair, listening to the birds chirping and smelling the aroma of my dog being skunked the night before. I love the whole package. When I moved here, I was delighted to learn there is a library right here in town! Reading is one of my favorite pastimes, so finding interesting and fun materials five minutes away seemed a great stroke of luck. I feel blessed to be a participant in the furtherance of the mission of El Rito Library and happily donate whatever skills I possess to that end.
Vice President: Ted Harsha
Secretary: Gloria Martinez
Member: Elizabeth (Liz) Lucero
Member: Cecilia Lopez
Previous Director: Christine Trujillo
Christine Trujillo is a native of El Rito. She was born and raised in El Rito. She went to Placitas Elementary, El Rito Elementary, graduated from Mesa Vista High School the same year she received a certificate of "Clerk Steno" from the Technical Vocational School in El Rito. She had a career in state government for almost 27 years. She served the El Rito Community as Library Director from November of 2002 until March 2015.
Ex-Officio: Previous Board Presidents: Kolleen Martinsen-Grenier, Roberta Orona-Cordova, Jim Harford, Terry Moffitt (Deceased), John Caster, Janice Snellman, Tracy McBride, and Robert (Bob) Snow