NHLA Executive Board Reports
June 17th, 2008
Thanks to the Conference Committee for all their hard work planning and running the Spring Conference, you should be proud of what you accomplished.
Becky Clerkin, Rob Sargent and myself continue to work on our “Going Paperless” announcement which will include a postcard mailing, announcements on the blog and NHAIS list, and hopefully visits to the COOPs. These announcements will include instructions on how to get to the blog and how to sign up for the email updates and feeds.
DATE: Monday, June 09, 2008
MEMO TO: NHLA Executive Board
FROM: Carl Heidenblad
Phone: (603) 432-7154 FAX: (603) 537-0097
I am attaching:
– Balance sheet for 5-31-08
Balance Sheet 5-31-08 Bank Statement 5-31-08
READS 3565.26 READS 3565.26
URBANS 2715.75 URBANS 2715.75
CHILIS 37523.22 CHILIS 37523.22
NHLA (2884) 142458.06 NHLA (2884) 142458.06
(1524) 176.64* (1524) 1663.95
Total 186,438.93 187,926.24
* Reconciles with the bank statement. There were $1487.31 in checks that had not cleared as of 5-31-08, most of which were conference expenses.
4:15 PMNew Hampshire Library Association
Cash BasisAs of May 31, 2008
1110 · Chkng- 1524
1120 · Unrestricted
1122 · Operating
1126 · CHILIS
1128 · Urban
Total 1120 · Unrestricted
Total 1110 · Chkng- 1524
1200 · Svngs -2884
1210 · Unrestricted OPERATING NHLA
1220 · Restricted
1222 · WINCHELL
1224 · NORRIS
1226 · MACDONALD &nbs
1228 · Legislative Public Relations
1229 · GEISEL
Total 1220 · Restricted
1200 · Svngs -2884 – Other
Total 1200 · Svngs -2884
1250 · Svngs-READ-9668
1255 · Unrestricted READS
Total 1250 · Svngs-READ-9668
1300 · Svngs-URBN-1649
1310 · Unrestricted URBAN
Total 1300 · Svngs-URBN-1649
1410 · Svngs-CHIL-6937
1415 · Unrestricted CHILIS
Total 1410 · Svngs-CHIL-6937
Other Current Assets
1500 · Loan Receivable
Total Other Current Assets
Total Current Assets
LIABILITIES & EQUITY
p; 3120 · Restricted Net Assets
3900 · Net Assets
3940 · Unrestricted Net Assets
TOTAL LIABILITIES & EQUITY
The 2008 Annual Conference will be held in Anaheim, CA, from June 26–July 2, 2008.
NELA has accepted the resignation of Peter Blaisdell as Executive Secretary and Mary Ann Rupert expressed interest in assuming his duties and growing her position as Conference Manager into Executive Manager for NELA. The Executive Board feels that it has to put out an RFP for such a position to maintain institutional transparency but has asked Mary Ann to serve as interim Executive Manager through December, 2008.
The NELA membership chair is forming a committee to activate a mentoring program throughout the states and to investigate $10 rewards for recruiting new members.
NELLS will be held at Rolling Ridge Conference Center in North Andover from July 28th through August 1st.
The NELA conference committee has a list of 40 programs that will be offered in Manchester at its annual conference Taking Charge of Change at the Radisson Hotel October 19th through 21st. I heard from Mary Ann Rupert that the NELA Games will be some sort of “Trivial Pursuit”.
Next NELA meeting is scheduled for July 18th, 2008.
NHLA Spring Conference– READS had a presence this year at the NHLA Spring Conference. A table in the registration area displayed READS-to-Go materials, posters advertising READS activities and READS pads and pens. A raffle open to anyone who suggested new titles for READS-to-Go offered a book as the prize. Three sessions on the program were arranged by READS. Diane Arrato-Gavrish organized and moderated a panel, “Adults Read During the Summer, Too!”. “Verbal Judo” presented by Weare Deputy Chief Bill Quigley explained how taking sides with the patron and other conflict reducing techniques can bring better service results and avoid no-win confrontations. A panel consisting of Portsmouth Library Director Mary Ann List, Audubon Society of NH President Richard Minard, Jr., and NH DES Commissioner Tom Burack discussed “High Performance Buildings: Why Go Green?” The latter workshop had little discussion time, but the audience unanimously wanted a networked discussion to go on around the year as various libraries plan for growth. This is a topic READS will look at and possibly facilitate discussion.
READS-to-Go under the chairmanship of Diane Mayr has gone a long way already. New kits are being added and as they are cataloged, updates to the website are making titles available to reading groups. Steve Butzel has been of invaluable assistance in creating and updating the READS-to-Go website. He is working with the committee to finalize some of the work he began. From there, Jon Kinneman of Nichols Library will take over more routine responsibilities for this and the READS page.
READS Nominating Committee is actively seeking candidates. This year we are looking for the next treasurer, and a vice-president/president-elect. There will be a vacancy on the Membership Committee, which may already be filled. It is our hope to recruit someone representing the state’s smaller libraries, which READS would like to include in more activities.
READS Award of Excellence postcards are in print, and will soon be sent out to N.H. libraries. They are reminders that we may nominate someone who has shown outstanding professional qualities in adult services to receive an award at the October 24 fall meeting. Nominations should be submitted by August 1.
A READS handbook is about half complete. The Executive Board has gone over a handbook started by Past President Sarah Leonardi, enlarging job descriptions and updating as necessary. All executive positions and committees will be described in the handbook, which will be posted on the website. Again, we hope to reach out to libraries that haven’t been active, in hopes that greater participation will give a voice to their needs and strengths.
The READS Program Committee meets regularly and is in the midst of planning “What’s a Librarian to Do: How Best to Serve Your Disabled Population.” This day of discussions [Oct. 24] will be highlighted by keynote speaker Carol Nedau from The Governor’s Commission on Disabilities. Brochures will go out the first week in September.
The Urbans group met in April to discuss the NHLA programs that they were presenting and sharing ideas from the programs they attended at PLA.
Tracey is working on strategies to increase membership.
The Scholarship Committee has awarded a $1000 Rosalie Norris Scholarship to Lisa Richards of Bow. Lisa is currently a Nutrition Consultant for the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Services, Bureau of Prevention Services. Lisa is attending University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. After completing the program she hopes to work in an academic or medical library.
The next deadline for scholarship and loan applications is September 1, 2008
Ways and Means
Center for the Book
NH State Library
NH State Library Advisory Council