Event Registration

CHILIS Spring Conference 2017

  • Thursday, March 30, 2017
  • 8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Derryfield School Performing Arts Auditorium, Manchester, NH
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and join your colleagues at the
CHILIS Spring Conference

Thursday, March 30, 2017 

Registration deadline: March 16, 2017

The Derryfield School 

Performing Arts Auditorium

2108 River Road

Manchester, NH 03104 

phone: 603-669-4524

CHILIS Members $45 | Nonmembers $55

Registration fees can be paid with a credit card or PayPal.

If you need to pay by check, please make it payable to NHLA/CHILIS and either van it to Portsmouth Public Library attn: Susan Laun or mail it to Susan Laun c/o Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801.

8:45-9:15  Registration and Morning Refreshments

9:15-9:45  CHILIS Business Meeting and CHILIS Librarian of the Year Award

9:45-10:40 Advocating for Library Services: Whether you are asking for a better budget to add a teen librarian, preparing for a capital campaign, or just practicing continual advocacy for local support, there are some skills you need to hone. Christine Friese, Assistant Director at the Portsmouth Public Library and a trainer for the PLA advocacy series “Turning the Page,” will bring it down to realistic goals and practices for even the busiest librarian. Do not wait for a budget cut threat; let’s work on advocacy today.        

10:40–10:55  Break

10:55–11:45  Breakout Sessions: Join a smaller group to discuss Summer Reading Best Practices, School Collaborations, or Advocating for your Programs.

11:45-12:45  Lunch

1:00-1:15   Raffle Drawing (Wear something “construction-like” to receive a discount)

1:20-4:15  Kids, Books and the Arts Showcase

4:15-4:30  Kids, Books and the Arts presenter time followed by KBA Raffle Drawing        

For directions to the conference please visit


 Please park in parking lots to the right of the main entrance. Handicapped parking spaces are available in the rear of the performing arts building. 

No parking is allowed on River Road.


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