Did you know that there are valuable resources on the Friends page?
Pew Research on Libraries March 13, 2014
"More than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries."
examining the spectrum of Americans' relationships with public libraries.
Join the NHLTA LISTSERV just for Trustees.
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! If you have any questions, contact Dave Hallenbeck (administrator of the LISTSERV) at email@example.com
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.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Interview
Part of a series of interviews of state librarians,
this post features NH State Librarian Michael York and LSTA (Library Services
& Technology Act) Coordinator Janet Eklund discussing how they see the
needs of library users in NH changing and evolving. Continue reading: IMLS blog
Successful Annual Conference
John Chrastka had everyone's rapt attention
during his workshop "Planning a Warrant Article".
More photos and thank you to our sponsors, exhibitors,
and contributors on Conference News
Libraries are dying? Think again!Read the entire article at CNN online: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/14/travel/irpt-library-fascination-travel/
"Libraries are NOT dying in NH."
Check out these statistics: there are 57 NH Library Construction Projects (2005–2018), both completed and in the active planning/constructions stages. Our thanks to Christie Sarles, Co-Director, Tuftonboro Free Library, for compiling this invaluable LIST
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"Libraries reflect who we are. They are vital part of a community's ecosystem."
—— & ——Read about Keene Public Library's celebration of National Library Week from the Monadnock Shopper News: http://www.shoppernews.com/week0/p06.pdf
"Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.”