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   SUMMER 2016 Newsletter


Back issues are available on the Newsletter page. 

Dear Curmudgeon . . .

             Have you Read your
         Library Trustees Manual?
The NHLTA Trustee Manual was revised in 2011 and distributed to all NHLTA members. Click on the Manual
cover above for an electronic version which is available for download and can be accessed online or go to the Manual Page of the website.  
The manual was compiled as a resource for the use of all trustees. The directors on the NHLTA Board are available to help if you can't find the answers in the manual.

Join the NHLTA LISTSERV® just for Trustees.
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Now trustees have their own means of communicating and sharing. You are not alone—there are over 1200 other trustees in NH—join and get connected!

Who will be the special contributors who connect the library with the community? Who are those individuals or groups that have given exemplary library service to their communities? Start thinking of your nominees for the NHLTA Annual Awards now!
Entry deadline is July 31, 2016. 
More information HERE.
NHLTA makes the following awards:
Library of the Year Award

Lilian Edelmann Trustee of the Year Award

Library Director of the Year Award

Special Library Service Contribution Award

Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a “Friends of the Library Group”

Dorothy M. Little Award

Susan Young Gaudiello
At the June 1, 2016 Board meeting, the directors elected Susan Young Gaudiello, President of the association, effective as of July 1 for the 2016-17 term. Since her election to the Board in 2012, Susan has been a very active director, serving as Chair of the Education Committee which included the management and organization of the Annual Conference and other workshops throughout the year. She also developed and implemented the Conference Sponsorships program. As a member of the Legislative Committee, Susan advocated on many issues that would have potentially affected NH libraries and drafted the NHLTA Legislative Advocacy Guide (page link).

CONTINUE READING her biography in the Summer issue of the newsletter.

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Please check frequently for workshops. We will post the information as it becomes available.

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.