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May 29, 2019
NHLTA Annual Conference

2018 Conference "Refresh & Refocus"

“It was the best NHLTA conference I've attended in seven years. All of my board came away inspired and feeling they had acquired some new perspectives. The presenters were very well prepared and professional. Just keep up the good work of this conference, and you'll be fine.”

... these conferences provide a lot of food for thought and action.
“This [workshop—I Didn’t Know Libraries Did THAT!] was a good way to end the day with sharing of ideas about all the ways library serve their communities outside our traditional role!”
“There were some great ideas in this workshop [Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces] and a few of them might even work for our small library.

Thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors, and supporters:
Charter Trust Company, SMP Architecture, Lavallee|Brensinger Architects, Tennant Goucher Architects, Milestone Engineering & Construction, Tucker Library Interiors, Christopher P. Williams Architects, Warrenstreet Architects, Samyn D'elia Architects, USDA Rural Development, North Branch Construction, ReVision Energy, David King Architects, Geo. M. Stevens & Son Insurance.



Good Governance = Great Libraries = Fantastic 2017 Conference
About 300 trustees, alternates, library directors, and friends enjoyed a full-day immersion into all things “library related”. Attendees left the conference with ‘value added.’ A sampling of comments included “Timely offering on solar power.” “Lots of practical information for including older adults—our fastest growing demographic.” “I came away with even more information about the Right-to-Know law.” Praise was also given about the presenters: “An absolutely excellent speaker and it is obvious she knows library RSAs.”
Comments and feedback, including suggestions for future workshop are valuable towards future conference planning. Thank you to all who attended and thanks the sponsors. Their support enables us to present a quality conference while keeping our registration fees low.  


2016 Annual Conference
Over 300 attendees enjoyed a day of enlightenment and camaraderie. Keynote speaker Edie Clark reflected on the theme of LIBRARIES IN TRANSITION: Past, Present, Future. As one participant noted about Edie’s memories, “I think it is very effective—hearing about the challenges of the past, how far we've come; what's to be done—from the view of a person who has been through it all. Thank you.” 
All workshop sessions were filled to capacity and trustees appreciated the contact with exhibitors and sponsors who offered information about their companies and the services they offer to libraries. Thank you to our library community and our generous sponsors who added to the success of the conference with their support and participation.


2015 Annual Conference
A record number of attendees enjoyed a day of enrichment and networking at the 2015 Conference. Workshop sessions were filled to capacity. "This was the best conference I've attended...I learned so much."

Thank you to all participants and to our sponsors for their support.


Candid Photos of the 2014 Annual Conference

Conference Planning Committee                                                 Workshop
                                                                                     Photos by Marty Davis

2013 Annual Conference
Lillian Edelmann was recognized for her decades of work as the driving force behind the NHLTA. She has retired from the Board but was appointed Emeritus Director and will continue to be an active mentor. Lillian will always have that "Fire in the Belly” love for libraries.

Conference Workshop Presentations
Downloadable PDFs of PowerPoint slides are available on the Conference/Resources page.