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by Mildred P. McKay
State Librarian, 1942–1964

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       SUMMER 2017 Newsletter   

Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 

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The Mildred P. McKay Scholarship Fund has been providing scholarships to improve library services within the state for over fifty years. Criteria and application form available for download on Scholarship Page.

                            2016 Revised
                  Library Trustees Manual

One copy of the 2016 revised NHLTA Trustee Manual was recently distributed to every New Hampshire Public Library. Click on the cover page (above right image) to open, download, and/or search the electronic version or go to the Manual Page of the website.

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Trustee Orientation and Personnel Management
October 21  •  11 a.m. –3 p.m.
This workshop is a two-part comprehensive overview of trusteeship and will provide you with the information and tools needed to be an effective library leader. More information and online registration HERE.
September 21 • 6:30 pm

Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson

September 28 • 6:30 pm
Moultonborough Public Library

October 12 • 6:00 pm (library tour at 5:30 pm)
Durham Public Library

October 25 • 7:00 pm
Epsom Public Library

Since June, NHLTA has sponsored a series of informal meetings at library across the  state, the purpose of which is to fulfill requests for education on a variety of topics such as strategic planning, hiring a library director, creating and updating policies, technology, fundraising methods, recruiting new trustees and much more. Continue Reading for more information about a meeting near you.  

Millennials and Library Usage
New analysis of Pew Research Center survey data indicates that 53% of Millennials (those ages 18 to 35) in America are more likely to have visited a public library in the past year than any other adult generation. Continue reading
Federal Funding for Libraries UPDATE from Jim Neal, President, (ALA) American Library Association

Stay informed and keep current with the latest from Washington, DC.

Save Library Funding
New Hampshire libraries will be hurt if funding for libraries is cut from the federal budget. Your support and action is needed to protect library services in New Hampshire. Read More

NH State Library Celebrates
All year long the NH State Library is celebrating the 300th Anniversary of its founding. Follow monthly postings on their 300th Anniversary webpage. Read the timely op-ed for June titled "Calculating the Value of Libraries" by Michael York, State Librarian, posted on the State Library website