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Thank you all for a successful conference!


June 5, 2024

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

Thank you to our sponsors. NHLTA appreciates your continued support.

The complete list of sponsors is on the Conference News page.



Winners of NHLTA Conference crossword puzzle

First $100: Miranda Myhre, Milton Free Public Library 

Second $75: Theresa Sousoures, Ossipee Public Library

Third $25: Ron Routhier, Elkins Public Library, Canterbury

Fourth $25: Rachel Ratay, Olive G Pettis Library, Goshen


Registration CLOSED - venue at capacity


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


Please go to the MEMBERSHIP page for information about how to access your membership portal, update your trustees' information and to register for NHLTA events. Please share this information with your other board members and your library director.

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.      


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.

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Back Issue Archive Pages HERE>


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".

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

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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.


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