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