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Reference and Adult Services Section

Spring Roundtables

Constant change and challenge from without and within can tire a library worker and make it hard to be at your best in the workplace. Those same forces are acting on your colleagues and patrons. The READS Roundtables this year focus on advancing workplace mental health. Join us in sharing ideas and practical solutions to avoiding work-related burnout at our Spring Roundtables. This year's roundtables will be held both virtually and in-person. Register below to attend this year's roundtables!

Register HERE for Tuesday, March 14th at 10:30 AM (Virtual)

Register HERE for Tuesday, March 21st at 10:30 AM at the Newbury Public Library.

Register HERE for Wednesday, March 29th at 10:30 AM at the Rye Public Library. 

Renew Your READS Membership

Renew your READS membership in the New Year!

You won’t want to miss out on these great benefits of being a READS member:

  • Bi-Monthly newsletter featuring news, programming ideas, reference resources, editorials, and event reminders!
  • Member-discounted rates for BOTH the READS Spring Roundtable and Fall Conference!
  • Networking opportunities to serve on READS Committees and the Executive Board!
  • Specially curated event reminder and announcement emails!
  • A dedicated and knowledgeable group of librarians and library staff who are ready to share ideas!

For just $5, you'll get another fun year of adult services related news, highlights, and events. Renew both your NHLA and READS memberships HERE! Thank you for continuing to be a part of our READS family!

The READS Programming Committee Wants You!

READS is once again looking for individuals to join the Programming Committee. This committee typically organizes 3-4 Roundtables, the Annual READS Fall Conference, and occasional event collaborations with other sections. Responsibilities include arranging for speakers, choosing venues and caterers, and reviewing surveys. The approximate time commitment is 2-3 hours per month.

Please contact Eileen Gilbert, Programming Committee Chair, at director@belmontpubliclibrary.org for more information or if interested.

Board Members and Committee Chairs

To find out more about READS, please feel free to contact any of the members of the executive board.

President 2023-2024:
Sue Harmon, Manchester City Library
(603) 624-6550

Vice President/President-elect 2023-2024:
Brianna Hemmah, Laconia Public Library
(603) 524-4775

Past President/Award of Excellence 2023-2024:
Natalie Moser, Laconia Public Library
(603) 524-4775

Secretary 2022-2024:
Matthew Gunby, Meredith Public Library
(603) 279-4303

Treasurer (interim):
Tanya Griffith, Hollis Social Library
(603) 465-7721

Membership 2022-Present:
Liz Ryan, Derry Public Library
(603) 432-6140

Programming 2017-Present:
Eileen Gilbert, Belmont Public Library
(603) 267-8331

Public Relations 2021-Present:
Jane Martina, Wadleigh Memorial Library
(603) 249-0645

READS-to-Go 2023-Present:
Gail Zachariah, Keene Public Library
(603) 352-0157

Website Coordinator 2019-Present:
Alexa Moore, Amherst Town Library
(603) 673-2288