Libraries Shine in 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 Session Two Program


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


Attracting Customers with a Great DVD Collection

Charlie Matthews, Music, Art & Media Librarian, Nashua Public Library

Public libraries everywhere are fast becoming serious competition for NetFlix and Blockbuster as communities discover them as a source for a wide selection of films on DVD. Charlie Matthews, Music, Art & Media Librarian, will present how the Nashua Public Library is using DVDs to increase circulation, attract new customers, and support the community with free access to visual entertainment in these hard economic times. Charlie will discuss collection development, security, and marketing techniques, as well as the MPAA ratings brouhaha which seems to plague media collection much more than print.

Resource List

Digital Recording

Below you can listen to Charlie'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 Charlie and is fairly quiet, but just be patient. When Charlie begins speaking, you will hear him loud and clear.


Guest Author

Kristen Laine

Kristen will discuss her process and research for her nonfiction work, American Band: Music, Dreams, and Coming of Age in the Heartland, winner of the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award for Nonfiction.

Thirty years after she marched in an Indiana high school band, Kristen Laine returned to the state, moving her family from New Hamphshire to Elkhart to immerse herself in the story of the Concord High School Marching Minutement. She is an award–winning journalist whose commentaries can be heard on Vermont Public Radio. (book jacket, author info)


Serving Patrons with Special Support Needs

David Jadlocki, CBS State Director, Easter Seals NH
Derek Edge, Clinical Director, Easter Seals NH

Join Easter Seals personnel for a panel discusson on how libraries can best serve patrons with developmental disabilities. What are the challenges? How can library staff and caregivers work together to provide a positive experience for all?

Digital Recording

Below you can listen to the presentation by either clicking on the play button or the title link. Be forewarned, the first minute of the recording includes introductions of the speakers and is fairly quiet, but just be patient. When the presenters begin speaking, you will hear them loud and clear.


Research, Write, and Publish Your Town's History

Linda Taggart, Supervisor General Adult Services, Nashua Public Library
Alison Zaya, Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library
Carol Luers Eyman, Outreach and Community Services Coordinator, Nashua Public Library

Linda Taggart, Alison Zaya, and Carol Luers Eyman share the process and challenges of writing and publishing a local history, including how they went about selecting topics; establishing a timetable; finding funding; involving the community; researching, writing, and editing; working with a publisher; and selling the end result.

Taggart and Zaya are Reference Librarians at the Nashua Public Library and co-authors, with Steven Butzel, of The Nashua Experience: A Three-Decade Upgrade, 1978–2008. Eyman is the Nashua Public Library's Outreach and Community Services Coordinator.

Presentation
Handouts
Book Proposal

Digital Recording

Below you can listen to the presentation by either clicking on the play button or the title link. Be forewarned, the first minute of the recording includes introductions of the speakers and is fairly quiet, but just be patient. When the presenters begin speaking, you will hear them loud and clear.


Teen Advisory Groups

Jenn Jasinksi, Supervisor Young Adult Services, Nashua Public Library
Sharon Taylor, Assistant Director/Teen Librarian, Weeks Public Library

Learn from two teen librarians how you can start a successful teen advisory group at your library. Discussion will include recruitment techniques, activity ideas, as well as challenges you may face.

TAG PowerPoint presentation
TAG resources handout


Summer Reading Program Kick-off

Chris Tarrio, Children's Librarian, Stephenson Memorial Library
Kelly Finemore, Children's Librarian, Hall Memorial Library
Gail Drucker, Children's Librarian, Laconia Public Library

Help kick off "Summertime…and the Reading is Easy" – the 2009 NH Summer Reading Program. We will share promotional and craft ideas and have fun as we get ready for another summer of reading adventures.