New Hampshire Library Trustees Association
Contact the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association

Thank you all for a successful conference!

2024 NHLTA CONFERENCE

June 5, 2024

Presentation slides and handouts will be available on the Conference Resources page within the next two weeks.

DOWNLOAD Conference Program

Thank you to our sponsors: PREMIER: Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law, Manchester, NH • KEYNOTE: SMP Architecture, Concord, NH • BREAKFAST: Tappé Architects, Boston, MA • LUNCH: Milestone Construction, Concord, NH

Complete list of sponsors on Conference News page.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR MEMBERSHIP

We’re pleased to announce that NHLTA has a new way to communicate and handle memberships:

https://nhlta.wildapricot.org/

Please go to this page: MEMBERSHIP> for information about how to log in to your membership portal and to register for NHLTA evants. Please share this information with your other board members and your library director.

NHLTA WORKSHOP

Budgeting and Finance for Library Trustees

Tuesday, July 16, 2024

10 am – 2 pm

Location: Center at Triangle Park

25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord

MORE info and registration link.

Talk to us!

If you are passionate about libraries and
want to make a difference — talk to us.
Email Marcia McLaughlin

TRUSTEE 101
NHLTA has compiled a package of materials for the newly elected trustee as an introduction to understanding the position. The package contains a description of the Library Trustee Board, Code of Ethics, Trustee Job Description and Qualifications, a chart identifying the delegation of responsibilities between the library director and the board, description of Friends of the Library, list of RSAs applicable to libraries and additional resources. More In-depth information can be found in the NHLTA Trustee Manual.      


PROTECT YOUR LIBRARY

Library trustees are authorized to govern the library per RSA 202-A:2, II and RSA 202-A:11, I and to adopt bylaws, rules and regulations. Protect your library from censorship by adopting the policies recommended on our RESOURCES page.

image of page 1 of Spring newsletter

SPRING 2024 NEWSLETTER

 

Back Issue Archive Pages HERE>

VOLUNTEERS

Best Practices for NH Libraries

"Volunteers are an integral part of many New Hampshire libraries. Besides undertaking tasks to assist librarians with ongoing library activities, volunteers are a major source of community support for libraries at annual Town Meetings and during the budget process."

NOTE: Links have been updated in the 3/2024 version.  Thank you to the NH State Library. Download PDF


New Hampshire State Library Resources

NH State Library "LibGuides". Censorship Guidance and Resources
Policy samples and guidance related to book and program challenges, as well as information about "divisive concepts".

Facebook logo and link to NHLTA Facebook pageGET CONNECTED

Check us out on Facebook

 

Join the NHLTA LISTSERV® just for Trustees.

Subscribe Here. If you are already a subscriber, post your message HERE. NHLTA will keep you informed of all the news that is important to you, your library, your community.

You are not alone—there are over 1200 other trustees in NH—join and get connected! Email: listserv@nhlta.org if you have questions about how the NHLTA LISTSERV® works or about your subscription to the NHLTA LISTSERV®.

image of NHLTA award

2024 NHLTA Annual Awards nominations are open.

More information HERE>.

 

McKay Scholarships: Applications for conferences, workshops (including virtual attendance) and other virtual courses should be submitted approximately one month before the event.
 
Criteria for scholarship eligibility and a scholarship application can be found HERE.

 

Peterborough Town Library

Madbury Public Library

Gilman Library, Alton

Keene Public Library

Wolfeboro Public Library