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Nominate a colleague for the READS Award of Excellence!

The Award of Excellence is presented to a library staff member who provides outstanding service in the reference or adult services area. The award will be given at the READS Fall Meeting on October 26, 2012. Deadline for nominations is June 1, 2012.

Award of Excellence Criteria

Award of Excellence Nomination Form

2011 READS Award of Excellence winner announced

The READS Award of Excellence Committee along with the READS Executive Board is very pleased to announce that Thelma Tracy of the Weare Public Library is the winner of the 2011 Award of Excellence.

Tracy, currently the Assistant Librarian at Weare Public Library, previously worked at the Concord Public Library and the Tucker Free Library in Henniker.  An excerpt from Tracy’s nomination, which was read at the READS fall conference on October 7th, included the following: “Thelma is the adult services go-to- person…she is a tireless advocate for the library, her performance always goes beyond what’s expected, she gets along well with staff and the public, and in spite of her awareness of the limitations imposed by the size and financial status of the library, she provides traditional and electronic service to patrons.”

For the past 7 years, the READS Award of Excellence has recognized outstanding contributions by a library staff member who has been instrumental in improving library service to adults. Nomination materials for the 2012 Award will be available in late Winter.  For more information, please http://www.nhlibrarians.org/reads/index.html.

READS past president Linda Taggart (left), supervisor of reference services at the Nashua Public Library, presents Weare Assistant Librarian Thelma Tracy with the 2011 READS Award of Excellence.

READS Award of Excellence nominees

This year we have a terrific group of nominees for the READS Award of Excellence. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by an individual who has been instrumental in improving library service to adults.

The nominees are:

  • Amy Bain, Library Assistant— Interlibrary Loan Coordinator, Baker Free Library
  • Kirsten Corbett, Reference Librarian, Lane Memorial Library
  • Lee Gilmore, Library Assistant II—Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Merrimack Public Library
  • Thelma Tracy, Assistant Librarian, Weare Public Library

Thank you to all who took the time to submit a nomination. We look forward to announcing the winner at the annual READS fall conference, Friday, October 7 at the Grappone Center in Concord.

It’s not too early to start thinking about nominations for next year. Nominating someone takes just a few minutes, but it’s a great way to recognize your colleagues’ hard work and successes. Anyone can submit a nomination—you don’t have to be a director or supervisor to support an amazing coworker. See the READS website for selection criteria or contact a READS board member for more information. See you in Concord!

2011 Award of Excellence nominations are open

The Reference and Adult Services Section (READS) of the New Hampshire Library Association is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Award of Excellence.  The Award of Excellence is presented to a New Hampshire library staff member who provides direct or indirect service to library users in the reference or adult services area.  The award recipient is recognized at the READS Annual Fall Conference.  Nominations will be accepted through June 1, 2011.  A list of criteria and the nomination application are available on the READS web site at http://www.nhlibrarians.org/reads/.  For additional information, please contact Linda Taggart, Past President of READS, at linda.taggart@nashualibrary.org.

Please consider nominating a colleague or staff person from your organization – this is a terrific way to recognize, state-wide, our often unsung heroes who provide excellent reference and adult services.  Plus it makes your library look good – and who can’t use that in these days of tight budgets!

READS Award of Excellence

Lois Freeston (left), librarian at the Nesmith Library in Windham, is the 2010 recipient of the READS Award of Excellence. Presenting the award to Lois is Amy Lapointe, READS Past President and Director of the Amherst Town Library. The  is awarded each year at the READS fall conference to recognize outstanding contributions by an individual who has been instrumental in improving library service to adults.

READS Fall Conference Program and Registration Form

As you all hopefully know, the READS Annual Fall Program and Business Meeting is taking place on October 26, 2007 at the New Hampshire Local Government Center, and the theme is “People, Places and Things:  Security in Today’s Library.”  And now, you can download the schedule of events and the registration form here.  How convenient!  So why not download the form, print it out, fill it in, and send it back to the Local Government Center right away!  You are sure to get your money’s worth.

Want another reason to attend?  You will get to see the presentation of the 3rd annual READS Award of Excellence.

Deadline Extended for READS Award of Excellence Nominations

The deadline to submit nominations for the READS Award of Excellence has been extended to Friday, August 31st.

Several busy librarians have requested extensions, so we’re pushing the deadline back to the end of the month.

The READS Award of Excellence is given once a year and recognizes outstanding service to library users.  The award recipient will be recognized at the READS Annual Fall Program.  For more information and to download the nomination form, please visit http://www.nhlibrarians.org/reads/award.html

Call for READS Award of Excellence Nominations

READS Award

It’s not too late to nominate a library colleague for the READS Award of Excellence.  Someone you know deserves recognition!

This award is presented to a library staff member who provides outstanding direct or indirect service to library users in the reference or adult services area.

The award recipient will be recognized at the READS Annual Fall Program.  For more information and to download the nomination form, please visit http://www.nhlibrarians.org/reads/award.html

Deadline:  August 1, 2007