Coming soon! Programming Committee Page

The READS Programming Committee Wants You!

READS is once again looking for individuals to join the Programming Committee. This committee typically organizes 3-4 Roundtables, the Annual READS Fall Conference, and occasional event collaborations with other sections. Responsibilities include arranging for speakers, choosing venues and caterers, and reviewing surveys. The approximate time commitment is 2-3 hours per month.

Please contact Eileen Gilbert, Programming Committee Chair, at for more information or if interested.

Mission Statement

Past Roundtables and Conference Topics

Links to handouts from conferences and roundtable events, as available from speakers and colleagues in attendance:

NHLA Spring Conferences:


READS Fall Conferences:

Upcoming Topics

READS Event Calendar

READS Fall Conference 2023

Mark your calendars for the READS Fall Conference! Join us on Friday, October 13th, at the Common Man in Plymouth, NH, for an insightful day of professional development that delves into the vital role of libraries in facing political and social challenges head-on. In an increasingly divided world, libraries have become centers of community conversation and controversy. We aim to equip librarians and library staff with practical strategies to handle these challenges candidly, respectfully, and effectively.

We can't wait to see you there!

Register Here!

Programming Committee Members

Eileen Gilbert, Belmont Public Library

Kristen Lindsay, Manchester Community College Library
Matthew Gunby, Meredith Public Library

Meeting Minutes