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   SPRING 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

Service Animals in Public Libraries
Tues. June 7 • 9:00 a.m.–12 noon
Hooksett Public Library
31 Mount Saint Marys Way
FREE workshop sponsored by the NH Law Library

Attorney Francesca Broderick from the Disability Rights Center will answer questions on service animals in public libraries. The issue is frequently discussed when trustees and staff deal with specific instances that occur at the library. Clarification is needed to create policy and procedures. This is an important workshop for both trustees and staff. Register online HERE.
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Annual Seminar on Trust Fund Administration
Wed. June 15  •  8:30–12:30 am
Holiday Inn
172 North Main Street, Concord

The 31st Annual Seminar on Trust Fund Administration, presented by Terry Knowles, Assistant Director, Charitable Trusts Unit, NH DOJ.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn all about Trust Fund Administration and Statutory Filing Requirements from the experts. For more information and registration form,
click HERE.
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NHLTA Trustee Orientation 
Saturday June 18  •  10:00 am–1:00 pm

Hooksett Public Library
31 Mount Saint Marys Way, Hooksett

A comprehensive overview of trusteeship that will provide you with the tools and information you need to be an effective library leader. Continue reading...

Online registration required.


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.