ORIENTATION WORKSHOP
Friday, April 12, 2019

10 am – 2 pm
 
LOCATION: NHMA Offices Building
25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord
 
Orientation Makes for a Well-Prepared Trustee
 
Trustees generally run for office because they value their public library and want to support the role it plays in their community. Rarely does a prospective trustee have any knowledge of state library laws or a full understanding of the responsibilities of a trustee.
 
NHLTA works to help new trustees get off to a solid start. This workshop is a comprehensive overview of trusteeship and will provide you with the tools and information you need to be an effective library leader. The workshop is valuable to new trustees as well as a great refresher for seasoned trustees, who will also have the opportunity to share their experience with others. The last hour will focus on personnel management skills, including hiring, evaluations, and the role of volunteers.
 

The following topics will be presented. There will be Q&A time available.
  • NH Laws Relative to Public Libraries
  • Library Trustees – A Job Description
  • Establishing Library Policies
  • The Budget Process: Managing Funds
  • Trustee Meetings and the Right to Know Law
  • Trustees as Employers, Personnel Management
  • Advocating for your Library 
​Deadline to register is Friday, April 5. This workshop is FREE with mid-morning refreshments provided — please plan to bring lunch with you. ONLINE REGISTRATION required. 
 
If you are unable to attend this workshop, there will also be an orientation highlights workshop at the upcoming NHLTA Spring Conference on May 29, as well as other workshops specifically recommended for new trustees. More information about the conference — including downloadable descriptive brochure and registration form will be available in February.
 
If you have questions, please contact Susan Gaudiello.
 


REGIONAL MEETINGS

NHLTA started facilitating regional meetings of trustees several years ago and these sessions have proven to be very popular. They are intended to offer an opportunity for trustees to learn from one another, compare notes on specific topics, and share successes and not-so-successful experiences.
 
Last fall we experimented with a new format, inviting members of Friends groups to join the gathering. Friends met separately from trustees, then the groups reconvened at the end of the evening to share highlights of their discussions. All found the event stimulating and informative. We’ve decided to invite Friends to the next two meetings in Epsom and Warner, along with trustees.
 
For trustees, the initial focus of the discussion will be the working relationship between trustees and staff, as well as sharing the results of any specific library warrant articles at the March Town Meeting votes. Trustees can raise any other topics they wish during the meeting. Friends will share fundraising ideas and tips, and discuss strategies they’ve employed to grow their membership.
 
Regional trustees meetings offer an opportunity for new trustees to learn more about their responsibilities and compare notes with other trustees in the region. Some meetings will also include a concurrent discussion group for Friends of the Library members.

MEETING SCHEDULE
April 17 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Epsom Library, 1606 Dover Rd, Epsom
Trustees and Friends Groups members
Email Susan Gaudiello if you plan to attend
 
May 1 • 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Pillsbury Free Library, 18 E Main St, Warner
Email Bert Saul if you plan to attend

 

NHLTA 2019 Spring Conference
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8 am – 3 pm

Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
(formerly Radisson Hotel Downtown Manchester)
 

Libraries Transform
Today’s libraries have moved beyond loaning books and this conference will focus on sharing the message that
while today’s libraries still loan books, they also transform both individuals and communities.

 
Plenary Session: Advocacy Bootcamp

Marci Merola is the Director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy, providing advocacy resources, tools and support to librarians, staff and advocates. She speaks nationall and internationally on library advocacy.  

James LaRue, is the CEO of LaRue and Associates and author of The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges. He is the former Director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation.
 
Workshops: Fundraising; Personnel Management; Strategic Planning; Running Effective Meetings including Right to Know; Library RSA’s; Attracting and Serving Teens; Safety Issues in Libraries ... and more! New this year: networking roundtables focusing on NHLTA member-requested topics.
 
Download the Conference flyer and Registration form. ONLINE REGISTRATION is recommended.




PREMIER SPONSOR                             PLENARY SESSION
Charter Trust Company, Concord                    Sheerr McCrystal Palson Architecture, Concord

                       

                                                                                 
BREAKFAST SPONSOR                                 
North Branch Construction, Concord                 
 
                        
 
LUNCH SPONSOR
L
avallee|Brensinger Architects, Manchester                                             TD Bank, Manchester

          

WORKSHOPS
Bauen Corporation, Meredith                                     
Dennis Mires The Architects, Manchester   
                                  

Milestone, Concord


Tucker Library Interiors, Bedford


ADVERTISERS and SUPPORTERS
Christopher P. Williams Architects, PLLC  Meredith
Geo. M. Stevens & Son Insurance  Littleton