Lillian Chavez

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Lillian Chavez
Mescalero Community Library


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  • Tribal

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    Lillian Chavez is the Library Director at Mescalero Community Library with the responsibility of all operations of the Mescalero Community Library. She also serves as Chair of ASCLA Tribal Librarians Interest Group; where she is responsible for informative and productive sessions on Tribal Librarians nationwide. Lillian Chavez is outspoken, open minded, fun and loves to laugh and listen to music. Lillian Chavez earned her Master degree from NMSU, Las Cruces New Mexico and is a certified librarian with the New Mexico State Library. Lillian Chavez has developed the first tribal public library in the Southwest of New Mexico for her tribe in Mescalero, New Mexico. Prior to her work with the Mescalero Community Library, Lillian Chavez worked as the elementary librarian at the Mescalero Apache School for 10 years. Lillian Chavez is a Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache; she is direct decedent to Victorio and Shanta Boy and has lived all her life on the Mescalero Apache reservation. Lillian Chavez is proud to serve her fellow tribal members and her neighboring communities as well through her work as a Librarian; Lillian loves her job as librarian and strives every day to build more resources for her community.


    Associate of Arts, Education, 1998
    New Mexico State University

    Bachelor of University Studies, Social Stuides, 2002
    Eastern New Mexico University

    Master of Arts Education, Education, 2010
    New Mexico State University