Monday June 13, 2022

10 am – 2 pm
LOCATION: Center at Triangle Park (Health Trust/NHMA Bldg)
25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord
This workshop is a comprehensive overview of trustee duties, responsibilities and RSA authority and will provide you with the tools and information you need to be an effective library leader. The workshop is valuable to new trustees as well as a great refresher for seasoned trustees, who will also have the opportunity to share their experience with us. The last hour will focus on personnel management skills, including hiring, evaluations, and the role of volunteers. There will be ample time for your questions.
The following topics will be presented.
  • NH Laws Relative to Public Libraries
  • Library Trustees — A Job Description
  • Establishing Policies for the Library
  • Budgeting and Management of Funds
  • Trustee Meetings and the Right to Know Law
  • The Trustee as Library Advocate
  • Personnel Responsibilities and Management — Trustees as employers
Marcia McLaughlin, trustee of the Weeks Public Library, Greenland and current President of the NHLTA.

Susan Gaudiello, trustee of the Barrington Public Library and past President of the NHLTA.

Online registration only HERE. Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

This workshop is FREE. Please bring a bag lunch. NHLTA will provide dessert and beverages. If you have questions, please contact Marcia McLaughlin

COVID INFORMATION: The workshop classroom is large enough for social distancing therefore masking is not required however it is optional. You will receive notification if there is any change in this policy.


Virtual Roundtable for Trustees

NHLTA Roundtable for Trustees
Links to resources referenced at the
virtual meeting on November 10, 2021.

American Library Association (ALA)
   • Listing of RECORDED TRAINING on a variety of HR topics

Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL)

New England Library Association (NELA)
   • Leadership Symposium (NELLS)

PRIMEX Supervisors' Academy

Trustee/Director Relationships Workshop
By the Book: Best Practices for a Successful Trustee/ Director Relationship

The first step in achieving a successful trustee/director relationship is for all players to  understand their roles and responsibilities as outlined in the NH Library Statutes. Then the trustees and their library director must determine how to carry out those responsibilities as a team, with the ultimate goal of delivering great service to their communities. Mutual respect, open communications and agreement on goals and objectives are key to ultimate success. This workshop explored all these elements and then applied them through discussion of real-life scenarios. The workshop was held November 5, 2019. Download SLIDES and HANDOUT.