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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 27, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • HealthTrust - 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH 03302

    Fall Conference 2018


    25 Triangle Park Drive

    Concord, NH

    September 27th, 2018 

    9:30- 10:00 Breakfast and Registration

    10:00-10:15 Business meeting and Voting for new officers

    10:30 -11:15 Sexual Violence Survivor’s Panel –Erin Moulton (Things We Haven’t Said: Sexual Violence Survivors Speak Out) and teen sexual violence survivors – A conversation about how libraries can provide safe spaces and information for victims of Sexual Violence, suggested reading list provided

    11:30- 11:45 Isinglass and Flume Update- Justine Fafara (Flume Chair) and Katherine Bollenbach (Isinglass Chair) will discuss the changes that have been made with the Isinglass and Flume teen reads awards and website

    11:45 – 12:20 School Shootings & Active Shooters, How to Keep Your Teens Safe Panel TBA

    12:20 – 1:00 Lunch Break

    12:30-1:00 Featured Speaker- Kwame Alexander Author of over 21 books including The Crossover , which won the 2015 Newbery Medal . Kwame ‘s has two books published in 2018, Rebound was published in April of this year and Swing, which Kwame co-authored with Mary Rand Hess ,will be hitting shelves on October 2nd.

    1:00- 1:20 Social Networking Time & Advocacy Tools Petting Zoo- Touch base with your colleagues as you explore hands activates like button making, apps for publishing eye-catching posters & handouts, learn how the YALSA website can improve your services to teens, and discover other resources to help you inexpensively improve how you advocate for your teens.

    1:30 -2:15 Steam in a Box with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Edward Cormier (Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Recruiting & STEM Outreach Coordinator discusses how your library can team up with the Department of Defense to bring free STEAM programming or teacher training to your library.

    2:15 – 2:45 - Steam Programming Share Get a hands on look at the STEAM program you can bring to your library.

    2:45 Raffle- Raffle tickets will be available throughout the day. We will be raffling off two items, a $50 gift card to Amazon & a $50 gift card to Target.

    3:00 End Conference

    *Please read the NHLA Cancellation policy before registering.

    • Tuesday, October 02, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dover Public Library 73 Locust Street Dover NH
    • 7

    Take your Excel skills to the next level. Learn about conditional, text, date and numeric functions. Learn how to create charts and graphs, and how to make them look the way you want. Create formulas that refer to values on other worksheets. Learn to use filters. Prerequisites for this class: Introduction to Excel or equivalent knowledge

    • Friday, October 05, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Pease Public Library 1 Russell Street Plymouth NH
    • 7
    Christine Friese is the Assistant Director and Head of Adult Services at the Portsmouth Public Library. As part of her role she oversees Collection Development throughout the library, though thankfully does not weed it all!

      The 3-hour class will be divided into 2 parts, the first an overview of weeding best practices and how it fits into collection development, the second a discussion program including the homework assignment you will bring to class. 

    · A homework assignment will be sent to you 2 weeks before the class

    · Please bring a copy of CREW : A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries (2012 edition) with you, whether in paper or electronic format. It can be found and downloaded at: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/sites/default/files/public/tslac/ld/ld/pubs/crew/crewmethod12.pdf

    · Most importantly: bring your experience and curiosity

    • Friday, October 12, 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Beane Conference Center 35 Blueberry Lane Laconia NH

    Fall Conference 2018: Library Spaces

    9:30am Registration and breakfast

    10am Community Spaces panel

    In this open forum panel, we will hear from librarians who have run successful community outreach programs, and talk about ways to bring resources and programs outside of the library, into the community.

    Carol Eyman, Outreach Coordinator, Nashua Public
    Joyce White, Supervisor, Children’s Services, Goodwin Library (Farmington, NH)
    Nicole Schulze, Adult Services & Outreach Coordinator, Concord Public Library

    11:15am Break

    11:30am Digital Spaces

    Making the best use of the library’s digital resources

    Lichen J. Rancourt, Library Director, Jackson Public Library
    Bobbi Slossar, Technology Resources Librarian, New Hampshire State Library

    12:30pm Lunch and Maker Space slideshow

    1:30pm READS Business meeting and presentation of 2018 READS Award of Excellence

    2pm Using Existing Library Spaces

    Ron has more than 25 years’ experience in the visioning, planning, programming, and design of educational places and spaces.

    Ron Lamarre Design Principal, Lavallee Brensinger Architects

    Registration can be paid with a credit card or PayPal.

    If paying by check, make it payable to NHLA and send to Eileen Gilbert, Belmont Public Library PO Box 308 Belmont NH 03220 (van stop: Belmont).

    Register before October 5, 2018.  Please refer to the  NHLA Cancellation Policy.

    • Monday, October 15, 2018
    • Monday, October 29, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Kilton Library 80 Main Street West Lebanon
    • 5

    Description: Cataloging and classification can be daunting to those unfamiliar with its conventions and terminology. The purpose of this course is to make the user more comfortable with both. The student will learn the concepts behind cataloging, so day-to-day operations make sense. Common cataloging vocabulary will be explained. Basic history, concepts, and rules of thumb will be described and illustrated. Students will gain familiarity with tools and authorities necessary for cataloging, particularly the Sears List of Subject Headings and the Dewey Decimal Classification schedule. (This will include State Library recommendations and guidelines.) Classes are in a part lecture, part workshop format. Students should bring any subject heading and Dewey classification tools they use in daily work, or that they can borrow.

    • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 8

    Sometimes you need to split the data in a cell into multiple columns - learn how with Text-to-Columns. Find out how to use VLookup and Index Match lets you merge data. You've heard of Pivot Tables - find out how to use them to summarize your data. Prerequisites for this class: Intermediate Excel or solid experience with functions Teacher: Peggy Thrasher

    • Thursday, October 18, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • The Oaks Grandview Ballroom, 100 Hideaway Place, Somersworth NH 03878
    • 39

      CLNH Fall Conference 2018       Thursday October 18

                  The Oaks Grandview Ballroom (at The Oaks Golf Links)                       100 Hideaway Place, Somersworth NH 03878

    DIRECTIONS: http://candiaoaks.com/the-oaks-course/contact/

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 8, 2018

    All attendees MUST register online via Wild Apricot by October 8

                             CLNH Members $55                                          Nonmembers $65                

                 Payment can be made with a credit card or PayPal.                   Purchase orders cannot be accepted. 

    If you need to pay by check you must first register online by October 8. Make check payable to NHLA-CLNH. Be sure to include your library's name and the FULL NAME(s) of all registrants with your check. Send to Susan Laun by van to Portsmouth Public Library or mail to Portsmouth Public Library 175 Parrott Ave. Portsmouth NH 03801.

    Wear something "out of this world" (i.e., outer-space/science-y) for a free raffle ticket!

    Children's Librarians of NH (CLNH)



    8:30-9:15 am - Sign in

    ~ Morning Refreshments ~ Raffle Sales ~

    9:15-9:45 am - CLNH Business Meeting

    9:45-10:30 am - NH Astronomical Society

    10:30-10:45 am - Break & Raffle Sales

                               10:45-11:45 am - "A Universe of Science"                                 Presented by The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

    11:45-12:30 am - Stem Panel

    12:30-1:30 pm - Lunch

    1:30-1:45 pm - Raffle

    1:45-4:15 pm - Kids, Books & The Arts Roster Presentations

    4:15-4:30 pm - Kids, Books & The Arts Raffle and Meet the Presenters





    • Friday, November 02, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Common Man, Plymouth NH; 231 Main St, Plymouth, NH 03264
    • 100

      Diversity and Equity 

    Friday, November 2, 2018

    Common Man, Plymouth NH

    Jody Gray, Director of The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. Jody is responsible for oversight and administration of the Office's activities and budget; serves as primary staff liaison for ALA Committees, the Affiliated Ethnic Caucuses and related groups; and guides the Office in its efforts to provide active consultation, facilitation and training on diversity, literacy and outreach services.


    Members $50. Non-members $65.

    Registration can be paid with a credit card or PayPal.

    If paying by check, make it payable to NHLA and send to Marilyn Borgendale, NHLA Past President, GMILCS, Inc. 31 Mt. St. Mary's Way, Hooksett NH 03106 (van stop: Hooksett).

    Register soon, but before October 18, 2018.  Please refer to the  NHLA Cancellation Policy.

    9:00 Coffee and Registration
    9:30 Keynote address

    10:30 Coffee break and networking
    10:45 Business Meeting. Sylvie Birkatis, NHLA President
    11:15 Panel Discussion
    12:00 Lunch

    12:45 Awards and Recognitions
    1:00 Workshop
    2:30 Raffles & Wrap-Up

    Details on speakers & presentations at:


    Click here to register

    Questions? Contact Christine Friese, NHLA Vice President, ccfriese@cityofportsmouth.com

    • Thursday, May 09, 2019
    • Friday, May 10, 2019
    • Mill Falls, Meredith NH

    The NHLA Conference Committee is excited about our 2019 Spring Conference to be held May 9th and 10th, 2019 at Mill Falls in Meredith, NH.  We are working hard to plan a conference that will educate, inform, inspire, and motivate our colleagues. We would like to invite you to be a part of our efforts and appreciate your support of New Hampshire libraries. 

     Your participation will allow attendees to have access to your services and products during our designated vendor breaks.  We hope you will sign up for a table or consider being a conference sponsor for our lunchtime Keynote Speakers or for our Cocktail reception to be held the evening of May 9th.  

     Vendor Hall Table $600:

     The rate includes a table with linens and skirt in the designated vendor hall, exclusive vendor times in the conference schedule, inclusion in the conference program, wireless Internet access, electricity (if needed), meals for one vendor representative and on-site parking.

     Sponsorships $3500:

     The rate includes a table with linens and skirt in the designated vendor hall, exclusive vendor times in the conference schedule, recognition as a conference sponsor during all food breaks, displaying of banner (if provided), your business logo on conference promotional materials, inclusion in the conference program as a sponsor, wireless Internet access, electricity (if needed), meals for one vendor representative and on-site parking.

     Please contact Denise van Zanten, Conference Co-Chair, for more information at dvanzant@manchesternh.gov.  You will be sent a vendor exhibitor agreement for completion.  Formal notification will be sent, along with your table assignment, when the completed agreement is received and reviewed. Payment in full is due by January 1, 2019.

Past events

Monday, September 24, 2018 Social Media Workshop & Discussion
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Introduction to Excel
Friday, September 14, 2018 Intoduction to G Suite for Libraries
Friday, May 25, 2018 Paralibrarian Internet Self-Defense for Librarians
Friday, May 18, 2018 Paralibrarian Advanced Cataloging
Thursday, May 17, 2018 CLNH Spring Conference 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018 READS/ ITS Joint Event
Thursday, April 26, 2018 NHLA 2018 Small Libraries Summit
Friday, April 20, 2018 READS Roundtables Programs from Idea to Implentation
Thursday, April 12, 2018 READS Roundtables Programs from Idea to Implementation
Friday, April 06, 2018 READS Roundtable Programs from Ideas to Implementation
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 READS Roundtable - Programs from idea to implementation
Monday, March 12, 2018 NHLA Advocacy Bootcamp
Friday, November 03, 2017 NHLA 2017 Fall Conference and Business Meeting
Thursday, October 19, 2017 CHILIS Fall 2017 Conference
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 READS Fall Conference
Thursday, September 28, 2017 YALS Fall Conference 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Library Administration One Day Class - Bethlehem Library
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Library Management One Day Class - Hooksett Library
Friday, May 05, 2017 NHSLMS Afternoon Session
Thursday, May 04, 2017 NHLA Spring Conference: A Sea of Change (registration)
Thursday, April 13, 2017 READS Spring Roundtable
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 READS Spring Roundtable
Monday, April 03, 2017 READS Spring Roundtable
Thursday, March 30, 2017 CHILIS Spring Conference 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017 READS Spring Roundtable
Thursday, November 03, 2016 NHLA 2016 Fall Conference and Business Meeting
Thursday, October 27, 2016 CHILIS Fall Conference 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016 YALS Fall Conference
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Library Administration One Day Class - Littleton Library Location
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Library Administration One Day Class - Hooksett Library Location
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Library Administration
Thursday, May 07, 2015 YALS Spring Conference
Friday, November 07, 2014 NHLA Fall Conference and Business Meeting

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