Monadnock Regional Trustee Meeting
Friday, September 21 • 12:00–2:00 pm
Davis Public Library
1391 NH Route 123 North, Stoddard

Attention area trustees! Join this group of dedicated trustees for an afternoon of discussion and sharing. Originally organized by Adele Knight from Dublin, the group has been meeting for over 10 years and draws attendees from the far reaches of the Monadnock area. Survey results indicate the top items of interest are: seeking community input; reaching specific patron populations (teens, seniors, etc.); long range/strategic planning; and technology developments and issues.

Please RSVP 
to NHLTA director Connie Kirwin


Seacoast Regional Trustee Meeting
Thursday, October 11 • 6:00 p.m.

Rye Public Library
581 Washington Road, Rye

Calling all area trustees within a comfortable driving distance from Rye Public Library! Join us for an hour or two of lively discussion and sharing troubling issues and major successes. To date, survey results indicate that seacoast libraries want information about planning for a building project, seeking community input, fundraising for big projects and library foundations.

Please RSVP to NHLTA director Conrad Moses.


Lakes Region Trustee Meeting
Wednesday, November 7 • 5:00 pm
Gilford Public Library
31 Potter Hill Road
                                                            5:00 – Library tour
                                                            5:30 – Supper provided by the Gilford Friends group.

Bring a "Friend"! This meeting will be split into two discussion groups: emerging technology and other topics for Trustees and updates on Friends groups—new ideas, successes, failures, etc. for Friends. The separate groups will reconvene for a final review before adjourning.
Contact NHLTA director Bert Saul with your RSVP.


NHLTA Workshop:  Trustee/Library Director Relationship
Tuesday, November 13 • 10:00 – 1:00
NH Municipal Association Building
25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord

Online registration available by 9/21.
One of the most important responsibilities of trustees is the selection of the right person to serve as the library director. Developing and maintaining a productive working relationship is critical to a well-run library. This workshop with explore all aspects of this important task. Highlights include the following:
  • development (or updating) the director’s job description and the evaluation
  • the process of hiring a new director
  • tips on search committees; posting the job announcement
  • sample interview questions and checking references
  • developing and maintaining a productive working relationship with the director
  • understanding roles and boundaries for both the director and trustees.
The workshop will be presented by Deb Caplan, MLS, of Debra Caplan Career Counseling. Deb is also a trustee of the Peterborough Town Library. She will be joined by a panel of experienced trustees who have recently participated in hiring a library director.