READS has two new members on the Executive Board: Vice President/President-Elect Corinne Chronopoulos (Director, Pelham Public Library), who will serve a three year term: one year as VP, one year as President, and one year as Past President. Rebekka Mateyk (Director, Pease Public Library, Plymouth) begins a two-year term as Secretary. Welcome Corinne and Rebekka!
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READS Past President Myra Emmons (left) congratulates Janet Arden (center), recipient of the 2013 READS Award of Excellence. Debra Hiatt, Director of the Hampstead Public Library (right) nominated Janet for the award, which was presented at the READS Annual Fall Conference on October 25, 2013.
Janet serves as a part-time library assistant at Hampstead Public Library and was nominated by her director, Deb Hiatt. Her innovative work with the senior population is an inspiration, and it was an honor to present her with this Award.
The READS Annual Business Meeting will take place on Friday, October 25, 2013 from 9:30 to 10:00 am as part of the READS Fall Conference. Please come at 9 am for coffee and breakfast and join us for the meeting.
Take a moment to review these two items, which will be on the Annual Meeting Agenda:
The 2013 READS Fall Conference is taking place on Friday, October 25 at Franklin Pierce University.
Directions to Franklin Pierce University, Spagnuolo Hall, and parking information.
Directions begin at the intersection of NH Rte 101 and Rte 202 in Peterborough, NH
From the intersection of 101 and 202 in Peterborough, NH – turn onto Rte 202 South/West toward Jaffrey.
Continue on Rte 202 South/West through Jaffrey, NH and continue to the 4 way intersection of Route 119 & 202 (This will take about 12 minutes).
Take a right at the light at this intersection onto Route 119 West
Travel 1 ½ miles to the University (entrance will be on your right at the blinking yellow light)
FPU will post signs for parking and for the location of Spagnuolo Hall.
Questions? Contact Carol Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org
There is still time to register for the READS Fall conference. Registration has been extended to October 16.
The READS Conference will be held at Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, on October 25, 2013. Check in begins at 8:30. Enjoy the continental breakfast beginning at 8:30.
What if there was a way to improve your library skills, work towards a certificate in librarianship and perhaps earn more money doing what you love to do? Come find out how at the READS Conference to be held at Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, on October 25, 2013. Registration check in begins at 8:30. Enjoy the continental breakfast beginning at 8:30.
The Massachusetts program has been operating since 2006. Not everyone wants to (or is able to) obtain an advanced degree to further their library career. This presentation will outline the process used by MLA to implement such a program. The two hour program will feature a presentation, a panel discussion and a question & answer period.
After the presentation, you will be given an anonymous survey about starting such a program in NH. Be on the ground level as we explore library certification in New Hampshire! This is not just for library administration. We want to hear from all library staff at all levels.
After lunch Denise van Zanten, Library Director at Manchester City Library will present a program that focuses on dealing with the many relationships library staff need to juggle to keep staff, coworkers, trustees and patrons happy! Be prepared for an interactive question and answer session as part of the presentation to share “your” challenges and learn some pointers.
And we will wrap it all up with the FAMOUS 30 books in 30 minutes presented by Mary H. White, Director of the Howe Library, Hanover, NH and two colleagues Heather Backman, Programming and Outreach Librarian; and Gary Burton, Youth Services Assistant. Get some great ideas for your book group’s next book!
Ballots for electing officers for the READS Executive Board were sent to all current READS members on August 26, 2013. Ballots were sent to most members via email. For members who opted for paper only communication when joining NHLA and READS, ballots were mailed on August 26. If you did not receive a ballot, please contact READS Secretary Mary Cronin at email@example.com, or at the Madison Library, 367-8545.
The deadline for voting is Friday, October 4. Results will be announced at the READS Annual Meeting, the first item of business at READS Fall Conference on October 25, 2013.
Here are bios of the two candidates running for office this year:
Corinne Chronopoulos, for VP/Pres Elect:
Corinne Chronopoulos is the Director of the Pelham Public Library. A graduate from the MLS program at Simmons College, she has a background in corporate libraries and an unhealthy love of resume help reference questions. Chronopoulos is passionate about creating community partnership opportunities for her public library and lives in Hudson, NH with her husband and son.
Rebekka Mateyk, for Secretary:
Rebekka Mateyk is the director of the Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH. She received her MLS from Rutgers University. She started her library career in New Jersey at Merck, and has worked in public libraries for 14 years. She enjoys music and kayaking, and just learned how to row a quad on Squam Lake.
The ballot also includes the option to write in a candidate for each office.
Plan to join us on Friday, October 25 at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge for the READS annual meeting and fall conference. Program descriptions and registration information can be found at http://reads.nhlibrarians.org/events/fall-conference/.
For READS Members attending the Fall Conference and Annual Meeting on Friday, October 26 at Plymouth State University, please review these documents for the Annual Business Meeting, scheduled for 9:30 to 10 am.
Ballots for electing officers for the READS Executive Board were sent to all current READS members on August 27. Ballots were sent to members via email using Ballotbin.com online election tool. For members who opted for paper communication when joining NHLA and READS, ballots were mailed on August 27 to members who provided a home address, and sent via NHSL van to those who provided a library address.
The deadline for voting is Friday, September 28. Results will be announced at the Annual Meeting, the first item of business at READS Fall Conference on October 26.
Also on the agenda for the READS Annual Meeting are two proposed Bylaws changes.
Here are bios of the two candidates running for office this year:
Vice President/President-Elect: Katherine Dormody
Katherine Dormody has worked in libraries for the last 18 years. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a M.L.I.S. from Dominican University in River Forest, Il. Originally an academic librarian, Katherine quickly realized that her real passion lay in public libraries. Since that time, she’s worked as a children’s librarian, a technical services librarian, an assistant director and finally as the director of the Gilford Public Library, where she has been for the last twelve years. Some of her favorite projects at the Gilford Public Library include the building and opening of the new library in 2008, and the ongoing ‘rethinking Dewey’ classification system for nonfiction titles. As a librarian, she enjoys offering a center for all community members.
Treasurer: Deann Hunter
For the past nine years, I have worked as a Librarian at the Laconia Public Library in Adult Services. My responsibilities include maintaining the adult nonfiction and reference collections, implementing adult programming, assisting patrons with their reference needs, serving at the circulation desk, and preparing monthly statistical reports as well as the NH Public Library Annual Report. Before coming to Laconia I worked for two years as the Children’s Librarian at the Pillsbury Free Library in Warner and as the Teen Librarian at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. I hold a B.A. in English from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and received my M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island in 2004. I have been a member of NHLA since my career in Librarianship began and have served as the Treasurer of READS for the past four years.
The ballot includes the option to write in a candidate for each office.