2023 Annual Award Winners
Honoring Those Special Contributors Who Connect the Library with the Community!

Library of the Year
Fuller Public Library, Hillsborough

Lillian Edelmann Trustee of the Year
(two winners)
Eula Kozma, Tracy Memorial Library, New London
Liz McConnell, Mary E. Bartlett Memorial Library, Brentwood

Library Director of the Year
Susan Sinnott, Madbury Public Library
Special Library Service Contribution Award
Jeanne Palleiko, Newbury Public Library

Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a "Friends of the Library" Group
Friends of the Goffstown Public Library

Dorothy M. Little Award
Connie Kirwin, (J.A. Tuttle Library) Antrim

Download the list of winners from 1988–2022.
CRITERIA for the awards.



The NHLTA Board of Directors believes that continuing education is the prime factor in providing the highest quality library services. In 1965, the NHLTA Board of Directors established the Mildred McKay scholarship fund in honor of the former NH State Librarian. The New Hampshire Charitable Trust manages the perpetual endowment and distributes funds to NHLTA to be awarded as scholarships on an annual basis. History of the Mildred McKay Scholarship.

There are four categories:
NHLTA Conference Scholarships
Library Workshops Scholarships
Workshops for Consortiums, Co-op Groups
Educational Assistance for Graduate Studies

             Submission Deadlines for Graduate Studies
          Spring Semester • November 1
          Summer Semester • April 1
          Fall Semester • July 1

Categories and criteria were revised October 2021. Download these DETAILS. The application form is available in two formats: Fill & Sign PDF and MSWord docx. Please download the application to your computer. Email your application to NHLTASCHOLARSHIP@nhlta.org or mail to the address on the application. Please email inquiries to the NHLTA Scholarship Committee Chair: NHLTASCHOLARSHIP@nhlta.org.