Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NH Library Association Conference Review

Thanks to the planners of this year's conference that was held last Thursday and Friday in Manchester. It was fun and informative!

The READS-TO-GO committee led a roundtable discussion: "Read Any Good Books Lately?" Each of the five committee members brought a list of four titles to recommend to the attendees. We didn't even get through the list! And, we barely had time to discuss participants favorites. As that tee-shirt saying goes, "So many books, so little time."

The complete list of recommendations is included as a PDF under Reproducibles for Libraries, which is found on the right-hand side of the blog.

The RTG committee also put together a "Bag-o-Books" raffle for the READS table. It consisted of a bag filled with gently-used books, a coffee mug and a bag of coffee.

The committee has applied for a grant to fund 10 new kits. We asked people filling out raffle tickets to note if their libraries were willing to host a kit. We got 26 tickets that indicated a library was definitely interested in hosting, 25 indicated "may be," and 13 that were not interested. (Quite a number of these said that their libraries were already hosting a kit--for future reference, a library can host more than one kit if the ILL librarian is willing to handle the extra work. My library, is currently hosting three.)

Congratulations to our winner--Mystery Woman! The drawing was held at lunch. I didn't have a pen at hand to write down the winner's name and library, so that information is now lost to me, sorry.


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