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Call for nominations to the NETSL Executive Board

Want to get more involved with technical services librarianship?

 Join the NETSL Executive Board!

More information can be found on our website.

The nomination deadline is Friday 7/28/2017.

Amy Dumouchel Dittman
​Outreach Officer,
New England Technical Services Librarians
amy.dumouchel@bc.edu

Summer Reading All-Stars Program

The NH Fishercats minor league baseball team and Grappone Automotive Group have partnered to find some reading All-Stars this summer! Kids can read 5 books to earn 2 free tickets to a Fishercats game on specific dates, courtesy of Grappone. Participating students with also receive a free pass to Canterbury Shaker Village. Forms must be submitted two weeks prior to the selected game. Find the form here.

To see ourselves as other see us: a conversation (at one remove) between trustees and directors

When I talked with George Needham at the recent Trustee Association Conference, I asked him if he was planning to share the words to trustees he had solicited at the NHLA Spring Conference. He said not only that, but that he would be asking the trustees to share as well. He wrote up the comments for us:

“In May 2017 I had the honor of speaking at both the New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) and the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association (NHLTA) conferences.

My keynote at the NHLA conference on May 5th ran a little short. At the end of my remarks, I said that I’d be speaking at NHLTA later in the month, and was there anything that the public librarians would like to share with their trustees? The floodgates opened…” Read on.

 

Summer Reading Program Ideas?

Do you have something really awesome planned for your summer reading program?

Do you have a tried and true program that always brings out the teens?

PLEASE share!

Click on Programming Ideas to submit a program idea.

 

Check out this free Driver’s Education program

Teens and adults can access practice tests through this program.  You can add this free program to your library website.

http://driving-tests.org/library/

They are currently running an incentive award program for new library partners: five of them will each  receive $500. Have you tried this program? If not, this may be a good time to check them out: http://driving-tests.org/library-award/ (The incentive award program ends 31 August 2017.)

Here is another site to add for your patrons.

DMV Permit tests

Ann Geisel Award of Merit is now accepting applications

Nominate! It’s time to recognize those colleagues who stand out from the crowd for their dedication, inspiration, innovation…

Please take a moment to submit a nomination for the Ann Geisel Award of Merit. Individuals, libraries, and organizations are all eligible for this award.

If you know a person (or library, or organization) who has made a significant contribution to library service, now’s the time to recognize that contribution! The award will be presented at the NHLA annual business meeting.

For details, please see: http://nhlibrarians.org/awards/geisel/

Deadline for nominations: June 30

Submit to:

Jenn Hosking, NHLA Past President
jenn.hosking@nashualibrary.org
c/o Nashua Public Library
2 Court St.
Nashua, NH 03060
(603) 589-4621

READS Award of Excellence

It’s time to celebrate excellence!

Let’s show our appreciation for dedication, creativity and hard work by paying tribute to library staff members who provide outstanding library service to adults.

Nominate a library colleague for the
2017 READS Award of Excellence

Deadline for nominations: June 30, 2017
extended to August 31, 2017

The winner of the READS Award of Excellence will receive a plaque, gift card and a year’s paid membership to NHLA and READS.

Details and nomination form are available at:                                                    http://reads.nhlibrarians.org/award-of-excellence/

Great Stone Face 2017 Award Winner!

And the winner is…

Roller Girl, by Victoria Jamieson! Click on Awards in the menu above and select Great Stone Face to get your copies of the new bookmarks, the brochure of the 2017-18 nominees, and more. Congratulations to Ms. Jamieson from the CHILIS-NHLA Board and our heartfelt thanks to Sarah Hydorn and the Great Stone Face Award Committee! Click on the cover image for the full kidsreads.com review!

READS Roundtables Spring 2017

Thank you to all who planned, contributed to, and attended the READS Roundtables this year! This year’s theme was “Programming around Books”. We talked all things book group, exchanged suggestions for community reads and outreach events, and compiled lists of things that really worked in our individual libraries.

Here are links to :

Save the date! The READS Fall Conference is October 10, 2017 at the McLane Center in Concord.

Job Website for Teens

A college professor has created a resource that would be very helpful for teenagers who visit the library, or a library website. It’s focused specifically on helping teenagers find jobs and it’s 100% free to use. It has very useful information including work permit information, labor laws, jobs for teens by city/state, non-traditional job ideas, and more.

You can find it here: JobsForTeensHQ.