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Current Trends in E-journals, August 18th, Boston

The Serials and Electronic Resources Interest Group (SERIG) of ACRL/New England Chapter invites you to join your Serials/E-Resources Colleagues from the New England area for a half-day program on “Current Trends in E-Journals” with three guest speakers at:

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Griffin Building (6th Floor)
670 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

The program will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2011, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (continental breakfast and networking 9-9:30, program begins at 9:30).


Lois Bacon, Director, Publisher Services at EBSCO
E-Journals: The Vendor & Publisher Perspective

Deborah Lenares, Manager, Acquisitions & Resources-Sharing, Wellesley College
Alternatives to Subscriptions: Trial and Error at Wellesley College

Janet Belanger Morrow, Head, Resource Management, Northeastern University Libraries
Trends in Licensing and Related Copyright: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

There is no charge for this program but we ask that you register because space is limited and we need to know how many people to expect.

Full information about the program, directions, transportation, parking, and registration:

We hope to see you there!

SERIG Co-Chairs: Helen Aiello, Wesleyan University and Margaret Lourie, Lourie Library Consulting

Program Host: Joanne Doucette, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

A thank-you letter from Avi

Avi, winner of the 2011 Great Stone Face Award for Murder at Midnight, sent a very kind letter of thanks to the committee and to the children of New Hampshire:

A thank-you letter from Avi

Handouts from the Summer Reading Kickoff

The kickoff for the “One World, Many Stories” summer reading program was held at the NHLA Spring Conference on May 6th. The presenters have submitted handouts from the program, to help you plan for the summer:

Book Awards 2011

The 2011 winners of the Great Stone Face and Isinglass book awards were announced at the New Hampshire Library Association’s annual spring conference on May 5th and 6th.  These awards are sponsored by CHILIS, and are chosen by youth from across the state.  The Great Stone Face Book Award winner, chosen by kids in grades 4 to 6, is Murder at Midnight by Avi.  The winner of the Isinglass Teen Read Award, chosen by teens in grades 7 and 8, is The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  Visit the Great Stone Face and Isinglass websites for information about the 2011-2012 nominees.

GSF and Isinglass Winners

CHILIS Librarian of the Year 2011

Congratulations to Gail Zachariah from Keene Public Library, recipient of the 2011 CHILIS Librarian of the Year award.  Gail was selected by the CHILIS board after considering many worthy nominees, and the award was presented at the spring conference in March.

Her colleagues wrote:

“Gail is at the heart of the library.  We are so proud of her.  She has served on the Newbery committee and other ALA committees.  Although hampered by ubiquitous budget constraints, Gail refuses to take no for an answer.  She overcomes obstacles whether this means finding volunteers to supplement staff hours or money to launch projects—she always achieves her goal.  She works tirelessly fueled only by her ever present cup of coffee.  She is deeply, deeply committed to the idea of intellectual freedom and especially committed to the youth of our community.  She is their advocate and support.  She is intuitive to their needs and concerns, she knows hundreds of our teens and children intimately and they are moved by her compassion and care for them.”

Gail Zachariah - Librarian of the Year

Congratulations, Gail!

Register Now for the Spring Conference

The New Hampshire Library Association welcomes librarians from libraries of all types and sizes in New Hampshire and surrounding areas to the 2011 Annual Spring Conference on May 5th and 6th in Manchester, NH at the Center of New Hampshire Conference Center.

At our opening session on May 5th, this year’s Catherine Redden Lecture will be delivered by David Macaulay, author, illustrator, and Caldecott Medal winner for his book, Black and White.  With an additional 39 sessions ranging from youth book awards to tech tips to management strategies, there is a lot to learn and share.  Whether you work in academic, public, school, or special libraries, you will find programs of interest.  Administration, adult, young adult, children’s and technical services are all represented in the assortment of programs planned.

Please visit the conference website for the program schedule and registration form.

New Feed Address

The NHLA blog feed recently changed without notice.  Your reader may be a few posts behind.  This is the new address:

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Spring Conference Registration is Open

The CHILIS Spring Conference information and registration form are now available!  The Conference, which will be held on Thursday, March 17th at Southern NH University in Manchester, will feature the Kids, Books and the Arts Showcase, Rapid Reviews of Children’s and Teen Titles, and the CHILIS Librarian of the Year presentation.  The deadline to submit your registrations is March 7, 2011.

Librarian of the Year Award

The CHILIS Board is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Librarian of the Year Award.  Please consider nominating someone you know who has provided outstanding library service to youth in New Hampshire.  Each year, CHILIS recognizes an exceptional youth librarian who helps to contribute to enriching library service for children and/or teens.  The Librarian of the Year is announced at the CHILIS Spring Conference, which will be held on March 17, 2011 at Southern NH University in Manchester.

If you would like to nominate an individual for this award, please visit the award page for full criteria and the nomination form.  Nominations should be postmarked no later than January 28th.  Questions about the award may be directed to any member of the CHILIS board.

Teen Video Challenge

The Young Adult Librarians of NH (YALS) are sponsoring a 2011 Teen Video Challenge promoting the Teen Summer Reading Program theme “You are Here.”  Check out the YALS website for more information.

You Are Here