NHLTA 2021 Virtual Annual Conference
Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13
9:30 am – 2:45 pm

Virtual (online) using Whova

Embrace Change!

In 2020 we endured the ongoing global pandemic — New Hampshire public libraries closed their doors for weeks or even months; frantically learned safety precautions and technological adaptations for every service or task, eventually reopening to function in ways entirely different and more complex than ever before. In addition, we confronted difficult questions about what George Floyd’s death, police brutality and Black Lives Matter protests mean for the predominantly white field of librarianship in the overwhelmingly white state of New Hampshire. After a year of uncomfortable conversations and transformations, 2021’s NHLTA conference theme is “Embrace Change!”


We are using a virtual event conference platform called Whova. Whova has both a mobile app and web app that can be used to view the conference. We strongly recommend that you join via the web app on your computer for the best experience. The Whova NHLTA conference web app should be accessed through Chrome or Firefox. It will not open in Internet Explorer. More information regarding how to access and navigate the Whova platform, will be coming in the following weeks.


Sheerr McCrystal Palson Architecture Inc

Concord, NH


2019 Conference

Conference Comments:

"The content of this NHLTA conference was the best I have seen in many years, thank you for bringing in fresh presenters and topics."
"Thank you for all of the work that goes into putting on such a huge event! Meeting everyone's needs must be impossible. Very organized, well executed. Thank you for all of your efforts!"
"Always look forward to and enjoy this annual conference as a library director. It's nice to have my trustees learn more about libraries and how they function."

Roundtable Session                                                 Photo by Katrinka Pellecchia