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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.

NETSL Annual Spring Conference

Mark your calendars for the NETSL Annual Spring Conference Program 2011

2020 Vision:  A New Decade for Technical Services

When:  Friday, April 8, 2011
Where:  College of Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Keynote speaker:

Brad Eden, Associate University Librarian for Technical Services and Scholarly Communication at the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Author of More Innovative Redesign and Reorganization of Library Technical Services and a recent article titled “The New User Environment: The End of Technical Services?”

A second Keynote speaker to be announced.

Watch for announcements with further program information and registration details coming soon.

Questions, suggestions, or other feedback?  Contact Amira Aaron, NETSL President, at or

NETSL: New England Technical Services Librarians is a section of the New England Library Association.  For more information about NETSL see

NHLA Fall Conference / Business Meeting – Nov. 4

It’s not too late to register!    Download file

Nov. 4 annual business meeting/conference – REGISTRATION FORM

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Here’s the conference brochure and registration form.  Everyone is welcome!  Please join us.

Mary White, Director

Howe Library, Hanover

NHLA Vice-President/President-Elect

Save the date! NHLA Annual Fall Business Meeting / Conference

  • Thursday, November 4
  • Local Government Center, Concord, NH
  • 9:00 – 3:15
  • Speakers:  Beth Gallaway (Teen MisBehavior 101); Jessamyn West (Rural Librarianship & A Day in the Life of Jessamyn); John Stadler (Children’s book author and illustrator)
  • $25 for NHLA members / $30 for non-members   INCLUDES LUNCH

By early October you will receive a program and registration form.  See you there!

Mary White, Director / Howe Library, Hanover

Summer Reading Evaluations / Fall Conference

Well, we made it to August!  As your reading programs wind down and wrap up, please take a few minutes to fill out our 2010 summer reading evaluation questionnaire.  All evaluation forms received by September 24th will be entered into a special raffle happening at the CHILIS fall conference.  (You don’t have to be present at the conference to win the raffle.)

Speaking of the fall conference, it will be taking place on Thursday, October 28th from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in Somersworth, NH.  The morning session will be “Merchandising and Marketing Your Public Library Space,” presented by Michael F. Roche of the Vermont Department of Libraries.  In the afternoon, Rick Van Wickler, Superintendent for the Cheshire County Department of Corrections, will present “Dealing with Difficult/Aggressive Patrons.”  For more information, see our agenda and registration form.

NHLA Conference

Thanks to all the conference planners and those who manned the tables and kept things running smoothly.  The READS-TO-GO committee enjoyed our discussion roundtable: Read Any Good Books Lately?  And, from the conference evaluations it seems that the participants did too!

 On the blog we have summarized our part in last week’s conference.  Check it out, and check back over the next week or so when we’ll be announcing the newest kit titles!

Raffle Basket Donations for Spring Conference

The spring conference raffle is scheduled for both days, so thank you to everyone who is contributing to the raffle – and be ready to buy those raffle tickets!

Sean/NHLA Ways and Means

ALA 2010 Virtual Conference Registration Now Open!

From ALA…

"Budget tight? Can’t attend the ALA 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, DC? Going to DC and ready for more? Not a problem-just register for the ALA Virtual Conference, July 7 and 8, 2010.

A full series of 11 interactive one-hour Web sessions right at your own computer! The sessions are listed at Each interactive program session focuses on some aspect of how to do your job better, and you will learn creative solutions for working smarter in this economy. You will have the opportunity to interact with speakers and other attendees during each session…"

Learn more here,

Small Libraries Summit a Big Hit

Just a quick note to let everyone know how well the Small Libraries Summit went yesterday. We had a full room of over 70 attendees who participated in lively discussions throughout the day. All three sessions went well, and everyone enjoyed the children’s book review, the book swap and even the food! Most importantly, the attendees unanimously expressed their hope that the event would happen again in the future.

I created a few pages on the NHLA wiki that contain my notes from the sessions and links to a number of the online resources that were mentioned. Here are links to the three pages.

Thanks again to everyone on the Summit Committee and to all our presenters!