Preparing Your Paralibrarian Certification Application Information Session Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hooksett Public Library 31 Mount St Mary’s Way Hooksett NH
Please join Lee Ann Chase, Amanda Alwyn and Julie Spokane to gain confidence in applying for your Certification under the new guidelines. Lee Ann Chase is a Level IV Certificate holder and has been serving on the Application Review Board since its inception. Amanda Alwyn is a Level III Certificate holder and is currently serving on the Paralibrarian Section Board as it’s Secretary. Julie Spokane is a Level IV Certificate Holder and is the Section Treasurer. Lee Ann and Julie have conducted information sessions in the past. The Guidelines have been updated and the changes will be reviewed. Attendees will also be provided with a sample application to take with them as a guide with real examples of write-ups. This session is not eligible for Paralibrarian Certification credit and is free. REGISTER
Canva for Paralibrarians
Friday, September 20, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Hall Memorial Library, 18 Park St, Northfield, NH 03276
Canva is a graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012. It uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics. Teacher: Brittany Shanahan
Cataloging & Classification I, Short Course
Monday, September 23, 2019, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Peterborough Town Library 2 Concord Street Peterborough
Cataloging and classification can be daunting to those unfamiliar with its conventions and terminology. The purpose of this course is to make the user more comfortable with both. The student will learn the concepts behind cataloging, so day-to-day operations make sense. Common cataloging vocabulary will be explained. Basic history, concepts, and rules of thumb will be described and illustrated. Students will gain familiarity with tools and authorities necessary for cataloging, particularly the Sears List of Subject Headings and the Dewey Decimal Classification schedule. (This will include State Library recommendations and guidelines.) Classes are in a part lecture, part workshop format. Students should bring any subject heading and Dewey classification tools they use in daily work, or that they can borrow. One hour break at noon. Pack your lunch or visit downtown Peterborough.
Library Management: the nuts and bolts
Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lane Memorial Library Hampton NH
Taught by Amanda Reynolds Cooper. Covering areas such as reporting to the board of trustees, budgeting, staff evaluations, and more.
Local History for Paralibrarians
Monday, October 28, 2019 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM Portsmouth Public Library 175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, NH
Nicole Luongo Cloutier, Reference and Special Collections Supervisor, will give a brief overview about the ins and outs of creating and/or maintaining a local history collection for your community. She will discuss Portsmouth’s creation of well attended local history and genealogy workshops, the importance of developing community collaboration where possible, as well as the importance of primary materials to make real connections to the past. Nicole has been at the Portsmouth Public library for 19 years. Prior to her current supervisory position, she was the Special Collections Librarian. Previously, she was the Visual Archives Manager at the Museum of Fine Arts. MLIS from Simmons College.
Volunteers in Public Libraries
Monday, November 04, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Hooksett Public Library 31 Mount St Mary’s Way, Hooksett, NH 03106
The NH Volunteers in Public Libraries Best Practices document has been revised and updated! The new document includes expanded information on youth volunteers, a new section on background checks, expanded information on volunteers and privacy, and an additional resources section that includes policy and form examples. This workshop will review best practices regarding volunteers, and includes an interactive segment with small group discussion/scenarios. Bring your volunteer questions!
Registration ends two weeks before the event date. Registration can be paid online. Checks should be made out to NHLA-Paralibrarian Section, sent to Julie Spokane (via van- Brookline Public Library) or US Mail to 12 Mosher Drive, Brookline, NH 03033. All payments need to be RECEIVED prior to the start of the class. Registration questions should be addressed to Eileen Gilbert, Belmont Public Library. Please refer to the NHLA Cancellation Policy.