New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS)

Left to right: Dianne Hathaway, Goffstown Public Library, NH Mentor; Betsey Mahoney, Baker Free Library, Bow; Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy; Sophie Smith, Nashua Public Library; and Chelsea Hanrahan, New England College.

Left to right: Dianne Hathaway, Goffstown Public Library, NH Mentor; Betsey Mahoney, Baker Free Library, Bow; Catherine Callegari, Gay-Kimball Library, Troy; Sophie Smith, Nashua Public Library; and Chelsea Hanrahan, New England College.

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The New England Library Association is proud to announce that four librarians from New Hampshire have been chosen to attend the 2013 New England Library Leadership Symposium (NELLS.)  Founded in 2002, NELLS is an intensive one week symposium for early to mid-career librarians, library staff members, Friends and Trustees.  This year’s program will be held July 29-August 2 at the Rolling Ridge Conference and Retreat Center in North Andover, MA.  As in past years the Symposium will be led by nationally-known library leadership trainer and the Immediate Past President of the American Library Association, Maureen Sullivan

New Hampshire participants are:

Catherine Callegari, Director of the Gay-Kimball Library in Troy, NH.

Chelsea Hanrahan,  Distance Services Librarian/Assistant Professor at the New England College in Henniker, NH.

Betsy Mahoney,  Library Assistant at the Baker Free Library  in Bow, NH.

Sophie Smith,  Supervisor of Teen Services at the Nashua Public Library.

Each year a Mentor Librarian is chosen from each participating state, and for 2013 the New Hampshire Mentor will be Dianne Hathaway, Director of the Goffstown Public Library, and a former member of the NELA Executive Board.    

The New Hampshire Library Association has been a partner with NELA throughout the history of the NELLS program.  NHLA supports the Symposium with contributions and works with NELA to promote the program and select participants.

This year’s NELLS is the fifth time the Symposium has been held; previous classes have occurred in 2003, 2005, 2008 and 2011. 

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