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CLNH Librarian of the Year Award Nominations

It’s that time of year again! Please help us honor your amazing children’s librarian colleagues by nominating them for CLNH Librarian of the Year! Nominees for the CLNH Librarian of the Year Award must:

  • Be currently employed in NH as either a librarian or a library support staff member
  • Be a current CLNH member
  • NOT be a current CLNH Board member
  • NOT be a past recipient of the award.

Nominations must be received by April 2nd. The winner will be announced at the CLNH Spring Conference in May!

Please fill out the form below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0AZkYyVdC4au0lDOLmqq3vF-olJd6yeb_9SYJfpiXUBblvw/viewform

Questions?

Contact CLNH Vice President, Sam Lucius, sam@wigginml.org

2018 READS Roundtables Programming Ideas to Implementation

2018 READS Roundtables

To register: $10 READS member/ $15 NHLA member/guest

Registration for each roundtable ends one week before the event date. If paying by check, make it payable to NHLA and send to Eileen Gilbert, Belmont Public Library (PO Box 308 Belmont 03220; van stop Belmont/Belmont Public. Please refer to the  NHLA Cancellation Policy.

April 4 Community-wide programs 
April 6 Crafty programs
April 12 Partnerships and Programming Resources
April 20 Technology programs

 

NHLA Advocacy Bootcamp- Registration opens 2/1/18

NHLA Advocacy Bootcamp

Register here!

Monday, March 12, 2018

1-4:30pm @

Hooksett Public Library

Cost: $25.00 NHLA Members, $30.00 Non-Members

Registration can be paid with a credit card or PayPal.

If paying by check, make it payable to NHLA and send to Marilyn Borgendale, NHLA Past President,

GMILCS, Inc. ,31 Mount St Mary’s Way, Hooksett, NH 03106  (van stop:Hooksett Public Library).

Register soon, but before March 2, 2018.  Please refer to the  NHLA Cancellation Policy.

Carpooling is strongly encouraged as parking is limited.

NHLA’s Advocacy Committee is excited to announce that we are offering ALA’s Advocacy Bootcamp to New Hampshire librarians and trustees on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 1:00 to 4:30 pm at the Hooksett Public Library in Hooksett, NH!

This workshop, presented jointly by James LaRue (Director of ALA’s  Office of Intellectual Freedom) and Marci Merola (Director of ALA’s Office for Library Advocacy), will show attendees how to re-think library advocacy, re-define the library community, and expand the way we have been advocating for libraries.  Each attendee will receive an Advocacy Bootcamp workbook, and we strongly encourage each library to send one library employee and one trustee.  Advocacy is a joint effort that can only be successful if carried out by both employees and trustees, and this workshop will provide the tools for increasing advocacy in your community.

Questions? Contact Lori Fisher, NHLA Advocacy Chair, lori@bakerfreelib.org , 603-224-7113

 

Upcoming Conferences

  • Advocacy Bootcamp March 12th, Hooksett Public Library, 31 Mt. St. Mary’s Way, Hooksett, NH
  • Small Libraries Summit April 26th, New Hampshire Municipal Association, 3 Triangle Way, Concord, NH

YALS January meeting

You are  invited to the YALS meeting happening Thursday, January 25 from 10:00 am – Noon.
Due to an anonymous donation, we will hold our next meeting at Escape Room Concord New Hampshire! Following the meeting we will be treated to an Escape Room event at noon.
Our Secretary, Lisa Harling, had to resign recently. So we are looking for nominations to fill the position. If interested in helping out with this , please contact Julia Lanter.
We hope to vote on this at this meeting.
How to find the Escape Room:

CHILIS is now CLNH!

From Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire President Letty Goerner:

At our Fall Conference, we asked for suggestions for a new name for our organization, which you were all absolutely wonderful about giving!  Out of the many stellar options, we have chosen one that really speaks to what we stand for as an organization.  We will be starting the process of changing from CHILIS to CLNH- Children’s Librarians of New Hampshire.  We will keep you updated as the changes happen.  Thank you all so much for being such an involved and wonderful membership!

The CHILIS website will be more formally changed to reflect the CLNH name change during a future website upgrade next year. Until then, our website will remain chilis.nhlibrarians.org.

2017 NHLA Accomplishments

Posted by Marilyn Borgendale, Immediate Past President

NHLA is committed to networking, professional growth, and advocating for the future of New Hampshire Libraries.

For the Annual Membership Meeting on November 3, 2017, I summed up the NHLA accomplishments for the year.

  • #SaveIMLS and ALA’s Fight for Libraries—The Advocacy and Legislative Committees worked together to develop an NH advocacy plan and the membership took up the campaign.
  • On behalf of NHLA, the Executive Board submitted a comment for Net Neutrality.
  • Following a successful Spring Conference, NHLA has committed to a 2019 conference with the expectation of one in 2021. May 9-10, 2019 at Mill Falls in Meredith.
  • Adopted a tagline summarizing our mission and purpose. (see the header)
  • Secured places and support for eight NELLS (New England Library Leadership Symposium) participants.
  • Enacted policies to formalize our organization: Document Retention and Destruction, Conflict of Interest and Conference Cancellation.
  • Executive Board put measures in place for greater fiscal responsibility for the budget, continuing education and scholarship funds.
  • The officers began meeting every other month both for administrative discussions and as the new Finance Committee.
  • Shored up the committees, recruiting new people so that every committee has at least three members.
  • Implemented a joint ALA/NHLA student membership.
  • Recruited a social media coordinator to increase NHLA’s presence on Facebook. IFC is committed to a weekly posting and Advocacy and READS are making plans.
  • Recruited an archivist who has begun curating the NHLA archives.

These accomplishments are, of course, in addition to the great networking, professional growth and advocacy opportunities that CHILIS, READS, ParaLibrarians, ULAC, YALS, ITS and IFC have provided for NHLA members.

Congratulations! It was my pleasure to serve as your president.

Accomplishments of NHLA in 2017

Posted by Marilyn Borgendale, Immediate Past President

NHLA is committed to networking, professional growth, and advocating for the future of New Hampshire Libraries.

For the Annual Membership Meeting on November 3, 2017, I summed up the NHLA accomplishments for the year.

  • #SaveIMLS and ALA’s Fight for Libraries—The Advocacy and Legislative Committees worked together to develop an NH advocacy plan and the membership took up the campaign.
  • On behalf of NHLA, the Executive Board submitted a comment for Net Neutrality.
  • Following a successful Spring Conference, NHLA has committed to a 2019 conference with the expectation of one in 2021. May 9-10, 2019 at Mill Falls in Meredith.
  • Adopted a tagline summarizing our mission and purpose. (see the header)
  • Secured places and support for eight NELLS (New England Library Leadership Symposium) participants.
  • Enacted policies to formalize our organization: Document Retention and Destruction, Conflict of Interest and Conference Cancellation.
  • Executive Board put measures in place for greater fiscal responsibility for the budget, continuing education and scholarship funds.
  • The officers began meeting every other month both for administrative discussions and as the new Finance Committee.
  • Shored up the committees, recruiting new people so that every committee has at least three members.
  • Implemented a joint ALA/NHLA student membership.
  • Recruited a social media coordinator to increase NHLA’s presence on Facebook. IFC is committed to a weekly posting and Advocacy and READS are making plans.
  • Recruited an archivist who has begun curating the NHLA archives.

These accomplishments are, of course, in addition to the great networking, professional growth and advocacy opportunities that CHILIS, READS, ParaLibrarians, ULAC, YALS, ITS and IFC have provided for NHLA members.

Congratulations! It was my pleasure to serve as your president.

FYI: Call for Proposals: ACRL/NEC 2018, “Failing Forward”

New Hampshire academic librarians or school/public librarians collaborating with colleges or universities are invited to submit proposals to ACRL New England’s Annual Conference.

Call for Proposals

“Failing Forward: Experimentation and Creativity in Libraries”

2018 ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference
Friday, May 4, 2018
Hotel 1620 Plymouth Harbor
Plymouth, Massachusetts
https://acrlnec.org/annual-conference/call-for-proposals
#acrlnec18

We often talk at conferences about projects that went well. In contrast, we rarely discuss initiatives that failed, or unexpected obstacles that forced us to find another route to success. In our 2018 Annual Conference, the ACRL New England chapter is highlighting experimentation and creativity in college and research libraries by acknowledging that missteps and roadblocks are all part of the process. Join us in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in May 2018 to talk about “failing forward.”

We want to hear about your innovative ideas that went bust; your project development blunders; your event planning faux pas! Tell us how failure has helped you and your library to learn and grow. Give us insight into the missteps that have led you to unanticipated success. How has expanding your capacity for failure helped you to take risks and experience breakthroughs?

Staff, faculty, administrators, and students in all areas of librarianship are encouraged to submit proposals by January 19, 2018.

See the full call for proposals, including session formats, submission requirements, and the link to submit a proposal, on the conference website: https://acrlnec.org/annual-conference/call-for-proposals

Questions? Email the 2018 Conference Planning Committee at acrlnec2018@gmail.com.

Highlights from the Fall 2017 CHILIS Conference

On October 19, CHILIS gathered at the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon and gave a warm farewell to Ann Hoey as she retired from the New Hampshire State Library. Best wishes were extended by outgoing CHILIS President Amber Coughlin (Lebanon Libraries) and Carol Sanborn (Hampton Falls) of the Seacoast Children’s Librarians. With gratitude, we gave a standing ovation to our longtime friend and advocate, Ann.

We welcomed new members into our fold and Amber handed over the gavel to our new President, Letty Goerner of Wadleigh Memorial Library (Gilford). To see the complete slate of officers and committee members, click HERE.

Saroj Ghoting, early literacy expert, provided outstanding training with her excellent presentation, “Storytimes and Early Literacy: Playful Learning for All.”

More to come!