Help Select Titles for the Flume Award List

If you would like to help choose the final ten titles for the next Flume Award list, please join us at the selection meeting on Tuesday, March 17 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm at Merrimack Public Library. We welcome those new to the Flume and anyone else interested in teen reading!

Please let Ann Hoey know if you can attend.

Flume Readers

If you are a teen librarian or someone who enjoys reading teen books, please consider becoming a “Flume reader.” “Flume readers” are those who are willing to read books on the nominated list of Flume Award titles and who are then willing to add comments about the books on the Flume wiki. The Flume selection committee uses feedback on the wiki to develop the final list of nominations. If you are interested in reading nominated books to help us select the final list, please visit the Flume wiki at http://flumeaward.wikispaces.com/, sign up to join the wiki, and then add your comments.

We are looking to develop the final list by March 17, so we need all comments by then. Thanks!

If you have any questions, contact:
Ann Hoey
Youth Services Coordinator, NH State Library
Ann.Hoey@dcr.nh.gov

Registration is open for READS 2015 Spring Roundtables

READS Roundtables 2015 logoJoin READS for their Spring 2015 Round Table Discussions, taking place in four locations around the state in March and April. Registration deadline is March 2.

Learn more and find registration info.

 

Seeking More Flume Nominations

We are looking for more nominations for the next Flume Award! Please encourage teens to submit their nominations of their favorite titles by Friday, January 30. Teens can enter their nominations using the online form link on the following page:
http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/

Thanks for supporting this NH award.
If you have questions, contact:.

Ann Hoey
Youth Services Coordinator
NH State Library

Join YALS!

Have you thought about joining YALS?  It’s very easy to do.  When you renew your NHLA membership, just check off the box next to YALS.  It only adds $5 to your overall cost.

Your $5 –

  • Gives you voting privileges for elections and other policy decisions.
  • Invites you to attend bimonthly meetings (no meeting in summer) to discuss issues in teen services, programming ideas, and new materials and network with other library staff serving teens.
  • Gives you discount registration fees for YALS conferences and workshops.
  • Gives you the opportunity to serve as YALS delegate to other library associations (NERTL, YALSA, NHSLMA).

Join us, we are a fun group. Connect and Engage!

Barb Ballou, Children’s Librarian
Whipple Free Library, New Boston
YALS President

CHILIS Spring Conference: March 5, 2015

Please join colleagues and friends at the CHILIS Spring Conference, which will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Southern NH University in Manchester.

The morning offers programs about graphic novels and the nuts and bolts of summer reading as well as the presentation of the CHILIS Librarian of the Year Award. The afternoon features the Kids, Books and the Arts Showcase.

We are asking you to complete both an online registration as well as a brief printed form to be sent with your registration check.  Register online at http://tinyurl.com/2015CHILISSpringConfreg, then fill out this form to send with your check.

Conference Schedule and Directions to SNHU can be found here.

The conference registration deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015.

Spring2015ConferenceInfo Spring2015ConferenceForm

Flume Nominations Due This Month!

Nominations will be accepted until January 23, 2015.

Internet Privacy for Library Patrons Workshop

Internet Privacy for Library Patrons Workshop with Alison Macrina, Presenter, Kade Crockford, Devon Chaffee, and Gilles Bissonnette – Co-Presenters
Friday, January 16th from 1-4pm @ the Hooksett Library

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Alison Macrina, will facilitate a free workshop, co-hosted by the Hooksett Library and NHLA-ITS, on how to promote internet privacy for patrons using our libraries.

Alison is an IT librarian at the Watertown Free Public Library in Massachusetts and patron privacy specialist. She has been conducting patron privacy workshops in conjunction with the ACLU throughout the Northeast. She has also been teaching patron computer classes about online privacy and has organized a series of workshops for Massachusetts librarians to get up to speed on the ins and outs of digital surveillance.

Also presenting will be:

Kade Crockford, ACLU of Massachusetts:  An introduction to current issues of surveillance and privacy, focusing on government and corporate surveillance. Kade will address how privacy rights fit into the greater mission of libraries as democratic institutions committed to intellectual freedom, and how surveillance threatens the core values of librarianship defined by the ALA Library Bill of Rights.

Devon Chaffee and Gilles Bissonnette, ACLU of New Hampshire: A privacy rights primer for librarians covering federal, state, and local laws, and including tips on what to do in real-life library situations where privacy rights are threatened (eg receipt of a National Security Letter, police demanding search or seizure of library computers, etc).

Intended for all library personnel, including Directors, Library assistants and even pages, this workshop will take place on Friday, January 16th, from 1-4pm @ the Hooksett Library.

For more on Alison’s work…
http://boingboing.net/2014/09/13/radical-librarianship-how-nin.html

Please register for this workshop @…
http://goo.gl/forms/1WpkiODrkv

 

2016 Flume Award Nominations Now Being Accepted

It’s time to ask teens in grades 9-12 to consider nominating a title for the 2016 Flume Award list (even as they are now reading books on the 2015 list!).

Titles can be fiction or nonfiction books, with appeal to teens in grades 9-12. They must have a publication date within the last two years (no older than 2012). If the book is part of a series, it must be able to stand alone, meaning a reader doesn’t have to read the other books in the series to understand what’s going on.

Teens can submit their suggestions online by visiting the Flume page:

http://yals.nhlibrarians.org/book-awards/flume/

We will be accepting nominations until January 23, 2015.

Thank you for promoting the Flume Award!

Ann

NH Libraries Connect Communities