This year we’re looking to fill two Board positions: Vice President / President-Elect and Treasurer.
Responsibilities for the two positions are as follows:
Vice President/President-Elect’s Duties:
1. Substitutes for the President in President’s absence.
2. Becomes Acting President upon death, resignation, or other incapacity of the President.
3. Presides upon request of President if President wishes to step down from the chair.
4. Serves as a member of the Administrative Committee, Executive Board and Finance Committee.
5. As Chair of the annual conference is in charge of Conference Planning Committee (responsible to the Executive Board).
1. Serves as a member of the Administrative Committee, Executive Board and chairs the Finance Committee.
2. Presents budget for approval by Executive Board at the first Executive Board meeting of the calendar year.
3. Presents financial reports Administrator at the annual business meeting / Fall Conference.
4. Submits accounts for annual audit to NHLA Treasurer.
5. Transfers funds from checking account to savings instruments in federally-approved agency on approval of Executive Board.
6. Treasurer should be prepared to discuss with the incoming Executive Board its fiscal responsibilities.
7. In the second year of each term, reviews Dues Schedule with Executive Board.
8. Collects YALS Conference registrations in years when a YALS Conference is held.
The Treasurer serves a two-year term.
The Vice President commits to serving one year as Vice President, one year as President, and one year as Past President.
The time goes quickly, and the positions are not particularly taxing, long descriptions notwithstanding.
We will vote at our Fall Meeting. If you have someone in mind, or are interested in the position yourself, please notify YALS Past President Kirsten Rundquist Corbett: firstname.lastname@example.org or YALS President, Sylvie Brikiatis: email@example.com.
From: Kirsten Rundquist Corbett, YALS Past President, 2014
The New Hampshire Library Association (NHLA) is seeking nominations for THREE (3) voting positions on the executive board:
Vice President/President Elect (three year commitment)
Secretary (one year commitment)
Treasurer (two year commitment)
Nominees must be current members of NHLA, and enthusiastic about the organization’s mission to promote advocacy, professional development, and communication on a wide range of library-related issues. Serving on the NHLA board is a great way to network with other librarians and to have a positive impact on librarianship outside of your town’s library.
If you are interested in one of the positions, or if you know of someone who would be a good candidate for a position, please respond to this e-mail by July 1st. Elections occur in September/October by ballot, and are announced at the NHLA Fall Conference in November. New board members take their position on the board at the December 17, 2013 meeting.
For more information about the duties of the positions or about the executive board, please read the NHLA constitution and bylaws at http://nhlibrarians.org/about/governance/.
Are you interested in helping READS continue to provide great professional development opportunities for library staff serving adults?
The READS executive board is looking for candidates to run for our upcoming vacancy for Vice President/President Elect. This position is a three-year commitment–one year as Vice President, one year as President, and a year as Past President. The board meets six times per year. The new Vice President’s term will start after the READS Fall Conference.
The position of Secretary is also open for nominations. This is a two-year position.
If you are interested in running or would like to nominate another READS member as a candidate, please contact Linda Taggart, Nominating Committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will be accepted until August 1; elections will be held starting August 8.
Position descriptions are available in the READS handbook, online at http://www.nhlibrarians.org/reads/handbook.html.
It’s a great way to participate in your NH library community, so please consider joining us!
I am pleased to announce that the NHLA Executive Board at its February meeting moved to donate $3,000 to the Kids, Books and the Arts 2009 Project. This is the second year that NHLA has donated money to the project. Kids, Books and the Arts is a project of the New Hampshire State Library in cooperation with CHILIS. The objectives of the project are to 1) encourage arts programming in communities that have offered limited or no arts programs, 2) introduce library audiences to a variety of art forms, 3) encourage artists to adapt their art form to a thematic program of interest to children, and 4) strengthen the partnership between the arts community and public libraries.
To learn more about this terrific program and to learn how to apply for a Kids, Books and the Arts grant, visit this page, http://www.nh.gov/nhsl/services/librarians/kids_books.html, in the New Hampshire State Library website.
If you aren’t a children’s librarian at a public library, please be sure to contact a children’s librarian at your local public library and make sure that she/he is aware of this program.
Hope to see you all tomorrow in Nashua. Thanks to Steve Butzel for all the hardwork putting this meeting together.
Thanks to the assistance of two NHLA members in particular, Elise Daniel of the New Hampshire Institute of Art and Danielle Fortin of the Chesley Memorial Library, I should be able to produce a NH Library Use Value Calculator fairly soon. Quite frankly, you can already use the one Danielle put together for her library here, http://worldpath.net/~chesley1/Library%20Use%20Calculator.html. Once I have the page created on the NHLA site, I will let you know. Also, once it is up and running, I encourage other libraries to link to that page from their own sites.
Thanks also goes to Ann Hoey and Tom Ladd, both at the State Library, for suggesting this project!
Want to help justify libraries in NH? Do you feel libraries are undervalued by funding agencies? Here’s your chance to make a difference. The NHLA Executive Board is looking for volunteers to help implement a web-based NH Library Use Value Calculator, similar to this one published by the Vermont Library Association, http://www.vermontlibraries.org/library-use-value-calculator. You don’t need to have web development skills, just a few hours to assist with some background research. Please contact me by email at skbutzel at lib.cityofportsmouth.com if you’d be willing to contribute. We’d really appreciate it!
NHLA Report to the Executive Committee
June 17, 2008
The Academics Section is in the process of reorganizing, after an initial meeting held at UNH-Manchester in January, 2008, and a Brown Bag session held during the annual NHLA conference in Concord in May, 2008. There were approximately 20 people present at the May meeting, resulting in a commitment to reactivate the group.
The group elected Catherine Ryan from New England College (email@example.com), and Betsy (Elizabeth) Holmes from Saint Anselm College (firstname.lastname@example.org) as co-chairs, with Sondra VanderPloeg from Colby-Sawyer as chair-elect (email@example.com).
The new officers will be meeting on Thursday, June 19, to tabulate the results of a survey taken during the May meeting; review the bylaws of the Academics Section; create a Yahoo Group for the section (and/or develop an email list); plan for a section social event to take place in September or October; and discuss a possible project for the section to take on for NHLA (developing an NHLA archive, perhaps).
Additionally, Catherine and Betsy will determine who will represent the section at Executive and Conference committees. Each committee will be advised who will represent Academics once this has been established.
We are looking forward to getting the Academics Section more involved in NHLA, and welcome any suggestions that members can provide.
Elizabeth L. Holmes
Collection and User Services Librarian
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102