Friday, April 12, 2019

10 am – 2 pm
LOCATION: NHMA Offices Building
25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord
Orientation Makes for a Well-Prepared Trustee
Trustees generally run for office because they value their public library and want to support the role it plays in their community. Rarely does a prospective trustee have any knowledge of state library laws or a full understanding of the responsibilities of a trustee.
NHLTA works to help new trustees get off to a solid start. This workshop is a comprehensive overview of trusteeship and will provide you with the tools and information you need to be an effective library leader. The workshop is valuable to new trustees as well as a great refresher for seasoned trustees, who will also have the opportunity to share their experience with others. The last hour will focus on personnel management skills, including hiring, evaluations, and the role of volunteers.

The following topics will be presented. There will be Q&A time available.
  •  NH Laws Relative to Public Libraries
  • Library Trustees – A Job Description
  • Establishing Library Policies
  • The Budget Process: Managing Funds
  • Trustee Meetings and the Right to Know Law
  • Trustees as Employers, Personnel Management
  • Advocating for your Library 
​Deadline to register is Friday, April 5. This workshop is FREE with mid-morning refreshments provided — please plan to bring lunch with you. ONLINE REGISTRATION required. 
If you are unable to attend this workshop, there will also be an orientation highlights workshop at the upcoming NHLTA Spring Conference on May 29, as well as other workshops specifically recommended for new trustees. More information about the conference — including downloadable descriptive brochure and registration form will be available in February.
If you have questions, please contact Susan Gaudiello.

Save the Date!
NHLTA 2019 Spring Conference
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
8 am – 3 pm

Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Downtown
(formerly Radisson Hotel Downtown Manchester)
Libraries Transform
Today’s libraries have moved beyond loaning books and this conference will focus on sharing the message that while today’s libraries still loan books, they also transform both individuals and communities.
Keynote and Plenary Session: Advocacy Bootcamp
Marci Merola is the Director of the ALA Office for Library Advocacy
James LaRue, CEO of LaRue and Associates, was the former Director of the ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom
Workshops: Fundraising; Personnel Management; Strategic Planning; Running Effective Meetings including Right to Know; Library RSA’s; Attracting and Serving Teens; Issues in Libraries ... and more!
New This Year: networking roundtables focusing on NHLTA member-requested topics.
More information and online registration coming soon!

PREMIER SPONSOR                                      KEYNOTE and ADVOCACY PLENARY SESSION
Charter Trust Company, Concord                    Sheerr McCrystal Palson Architecture, Concord


BREAKFAST SPONSOR                                 
North Branch Construction, Concord                 
Lavallee|Brensinger Architects, Manchester 


TD Bank

Bauen Corporation, Meredith