New Hampshire Library Trustees Association
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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

10 am – 2 pm

LOCATION: Center at Triangle Park (NHMA Bldg)

25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord


One of the most important responsibilities of public library trustees and directors is financial. Most trustees have the fiduciary responsibility to establish a financial system, propose an annual budget to their constituents and manage the library’s finances. This workshop will cover the nuts and bolts of creating a budget; advocating for that budget; and expending, tracking, and reporting expenditures. Presenters Adam Shlager and Brittany Durgin will discuss incorporating strategic goals and stakeholder input into a budget, presenting budget requests, building relationships with town and city officials and establishing a Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). This workshop will be interactive with the opportunity
to ask questions on operating budgets and trustee-managed funds.

Brittany Durgin is the library director at Moultonborough Public Library. During her years as a library director in New Hampshire she has helped craft and oversee library budgets in small and rural communities, led and executed strategic planning initiatives and participated in statewide advocacy efforts.

Adam Shlager is the library director at the Weeks Public Library in Greenland. After careers in restaurant management and the healthcare industry, Adam turned to libraries: working his way from page to technology librarian to director while getting his MLIS. He has advised on finance, budgets, policy, strategic planning, space planning, information technology, and commercial construction.

This workshop is FREE. There will be a brief lunch break. Please bring a bag lunch and beverages.

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Registration Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024

Questions? please contact Rosemary D’Arcy at