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2020 Federal Budget proposes to eliminate library funding

Once again, the 2020 federal budget has proposed to eliminate library funding such as IMLS. While we in New Hampshire are very fortunate in having our Congressional Representatives support public libraries, but they still need to hear from us regularly. Whether to ask for their continued support or to thank them for their continued support of funding libraries, reach out to them today! Continue reading …  

 


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NH State Library 2017 Statistics Report 

Library statistics are collected annually by the New Hampshire State Library. The data provides holdings, services, programs, income, expenditures and personnel information. This information is useful to compare services with libraries of similar size, population, funding, etc. The report is now available for download from the NHSL website.
 


NHLTA Circulating Video Collection

Four videos that were recorded at NHLTA Annual Conference sessions are available for circulation from the Manchester City Library.

For more information and circulation instructions,
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       WINTER 2018-19 Newsletter   

        

Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 


SCHOLARSHIPS
NHLTA believes that continuing education is the prime factor in providing the highest quality of library services. The Mildred P. McKay Scholarship Fund has been granting scholarships for over fifty years. Criteria and application form available for download on the Scholarship Page.
 


GET CONNECTED!

Join the NHLTA LISTSERV® just for Trustees.
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Now trustees have their own means of communicating and sharing. You are not alone—there are over 1200 other trustees in NH—join and get connected!
 


               Library Trustees Manual
               
 

One copy of the revised NHLTA Trustee Manual was distributed to every New Hampshire Public Library. Click on the cover page (above right image) to open, download, and/or search the electronic version or go to the Manual Page of the website.
 



EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

April 12, 2019
NHLTA Trustee Orientation Workshop

Concord
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May 29, 2019

NHLTA Annual Conference
Manchester


Details and online registration HERE for both events.
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Regional Trustee Meeting
Regional trustee meetings offer an opportunity for new trustees to learn more about their responsibilities and compare notes with other trustees in the area. Some meetings will also include a concurrent discussion group for Friends of the Library group members. Continue reading ...
 
April 17 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Epsom Library

 

May 1 • 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Pillsbury Free Library

 

2019 Annual Conference Sponsorship
 
The NHLTA Spring Conference & Annual Meeting is the premier education event for library trustees in the state. More than 300 trustees and library directors from throughout New Hampshire have attended the program the past four years, and we expect to match or exceed that turnout in 2019. More information about the conference. 
 
Although the Premier and Keynote sponsorships have already been reserved by last year’s sponsors, there remain great opportunities to support public libraries and, at the same time, showcase your company’s products and services to library leaders in New Hampshire.
 
We are now accepting sponsorship registrations. Download the SPONSORSHIP FLYER for details and REGISTER online.

 
NEW NHLTA ORIENTATION WEBINARS

NHLTA presents a three-part webinar series that covers the main elements of the orientation workshop. Watch each session in consecutive order — approximately 90 minutes total — or separately as time allows. For best results, watch as a group so that you can discuss the information.

Part 1: NH Laws Governing Libraries; Trustee responsibilities; Policies; Library Advocacy
(22 minutes). 
(Please excuse the 15 second audio gap with the second slide.PRINT handout
 
Part 2: Budgeting; Meetings and the Right-to-Know Law
(37 minutes, 25 seconds). PRINT handout
 
Part 3: Personnel Management including Job Descriptions, Hiring, and Evaluating Staff (33 minutes, 16 seconds).
PRINT handout

 
NHLTA WEBINAR

"The Other Money" 
Presented by Terry Knowles
 
Navigating the different sources of money received by a public library can be confusing. In this webinar you will learn how to legally accept, administer, and expend all private and non-tax categories of money given to your library, and how those funds relate to the annual budgeting process. Links to WEBINAR and to PDF of PowerPoint slides.
 
Terry Knowles is the recognized expert on libraries and funding issues. She is the Assistant Director of Charitable Trusts, NH DOJ, Attorney General’s Office.