2021 ANNUAL AWARDS

Submission deadline: July 31, 2021
Honor Those Special Contributors Who Connect the Library with the Community

 
Each year NHLTA is pleased to recognize the individuals and groups who have contributed to the excellence of New Hampshire public libraries. This year, the submission deadline is July 31.

DOWNLOAD criteria and nominating instructions.


If you have any questions, please email Marcia McLaughlin, NHLTA President.

 

The Mildred P. McKay Scholarship Fund

The NHLTA Board of Directors believes that continuing education is the prime factor in providing the highest quality library services. The Mildred McKay Scholarship Fund provides a way to improve library services within the state.

In 1965, the NHLTA Board of Directors established the Mildred McKay scholarship fund in honor of the former NH State Librarian. The New Hampshire Charitable Trust manages the perpetual endowment and distributes funds to NHLTA to be awarded as scholarships on an annual basis.

There are four categories:
NHLTA Conference Scholarships
Library Workshops Scholarships
Workshops for Consortiums, Co-op Groups
Educational Assistance for Graduate Studies


Categories and criteria were revised June 2021. Download these DETAILS.

The application form is available in two formats: Fill & Sign PDF and MSWord docx. Please download the application to your computer. Email your application to NHLTASCHOLARSHIP@nhlta.org or mail to the address on the application.

Please email inquiries to the NHLTA Scholarship Committee Chair: NHLTASCHOLARSHIP@nhlta.org.


Read the History of the Mildred McKay Scholarship that was written by Mark Branoff for the Spring 2014 NHLTA newsletter.
 

NHLTA 2020 Annual Awards

"Honoring Those Special Contributors Who Connect the Library to the Community"
 
Library Director of the Year (two winners)
Corinne Chronopoulous                Julie Perrin (with Trustee Chair, John Stone)
Peterborough Town Library           Jaffrey Public Library

        

Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a “Friends of the Library” Group
Friends of the Library of Windham


Library of the Year
Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford

 
Betsy Solon (Library Director), Katrinka Pellecchia (NHLTA President), Kathryn Parenti (Trustee Board Chair)

Dorothy M. Little Award
Lori Fisher, New Hampshire State Library




2020 NHLTA AWARDS WINNERS
Lillian Edelmann Trustee of the Year: Sally Miller, Thayer Trustee, Keene Public Library
Library of the Year: Wadleigh Memorial Library, Milford
Library Director of the Year: (two awards)
     Corinne Chronopoulos, Peterborough Town Library
     and

     Julie Perrin, Jaffrey Public Library
Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a “Friends of the Library” Group: Friends of the Library of Windham
Dorothy M. Little Award: Lori Fisher, New Hampshire State Library

2019 NHLTA AWARDS WINNERS
Lillian Edelmann Trustee of the Year: Tammy Hooker, Hooksett Public Library
Library of the Year: Goffstown Public Library
Library Director of the Year: Donna Dunlap, Hopkinton Town Library
Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a “Friends of the Library” Group:
Friends of the Lincoln Library

Special Library Service Contribution Award: Carolee Davidson, Chichester Library
 

Download the list of winners to date since 1988.