Libraries Shine in 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Session One Program


Please consult the program brochure provided for you on the day of the conference for final program details.


Omeka: An Open Source Web-based Publishing Platform for Digital Exhibits and More

Tom Scheinfeldt, Managing Director, George Mason University

Come learn about Omeka, a free and open source collections–based, web–based publishing platform for scholars, librarians, archivists, museum professionals, educators, and cultural enthusiasts. Hear from Tom Scheinfeldt, Managing Director of the Center for History and New Media and the Executive Producer of Omeka, and Robyn Murphy, Reference Librarian at the Portsmouth Public Library. Scheinfeldt will speak about the history of the project and review some examples of Omeka-based websites. Murphy will give an overview of her Omeka project experience at Portsmouth.

Digital Recording

Below you can listen to Tom's presentation by either clicking on the play button or the title link. Be forewarned, the first minute of the recording includes the introduction of Tom and is very quiet, but just be patient, and when Tom begins speaking, you will hear him loud and clear.

Title Size
Omeka 66.0MB


Guest Author

Donald Pease

Due to unforeseen circumstances this session has been cancelled.

Dartmouth professor and Dr. Seuss expert will discuss the life and times of Theodor Geisel, focusing on his time as a Dartmouth student.

Donald E. Pease is Avalon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English at Dartmouth College. He is the author of Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Culture Context and editor of a number of books including Mariners, Renegades and Castaways: The Story of Herman Melville and the World We Live In, and National Identities and Post–Americanist Narratives.


READS–TO–GO Wants to Know

Claudia Mayer, Circulation Librarian, Manchester City Library
Diane Mayr, Adult Services Librarian/Assistant Director, Nesmith Library

The READS–TO–GO book kit program has been in operation for two years — it's time to evaluate! Join members of the R–T–G committee for a facilitated discussion. We will discuss procedures — what works, what doesn't, suggestions for changes, the kit title vetting process, etc. This is of particular interest to R–T–G kit hosts, but all are invited to attend to learn more about READS–TO–GO.


How to Be Ready When Law Enforcement Comes Knocking

Gail Weymouth, Director, Sherburne Memorial Library

You never think it will happen to you, law enforcement demanding computers or records. But no library is immune, so be prepared. Real stories from Vermont libraries will be the foundation of this session with policies, procedures, ample court orders, and survival skills learned from libraries.

Digital Recording

Below you can listen to Gail's presentation by either clicking on the play button or the title link. Be forewarned, the first 25 seconds of the recording includes the introduction of Gail and is very quiet, but just be patient, and when Gail begins speaking, you will hear her loud and clear.



Meet the Summer Reading Program 2009 Artist

Karel Hayes, Author

Award-winning author and illustrator, Karel Hayes, will talk about the process she goes through from the first idea of a story to the final page of artwork.

Digital Recording

Below you can listen to Karel's presentation by either clicking on the play button or the title link. Be forewarned, the first 55 seconds of the recording includes the introduction of Karel and is very quiet, but just be patient, and when Karel begins speaking, you will hear her loud and clear.



NH Labor Laws

Cynthia Flynn, Administrator, New Hampshire Department of Labor

What NH librarians need to know about NH Labor Laws.