Libraries Shine in 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Session Four Program


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


Roundtable: Assistant Directors

Steve Butzel, Assistant Director, Portsmouth Public Library
Mariam Johnson, Assistant Director, Bedford Public Library
Sean Fleming, Deputy Director, Lebanon Public Libraries

Discussion group for Assistant Library Directors. A chance to see what they share in common and how best to define their work.


Generation 4.0

Erin Logsdon, Consultant, NELINET, Inc.

This session provides an overview of the four generations (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gerneration X, and Generation Y) that are currently working in our libraries (and utilizing our services!) We will examine the challenges and benefits of a multi-generational workforce – who we are, what we want out of a job, and why we don't always understand each other. We will also examine our own assumptions, learn that generations may not be based solely on dates, and explore ways to work better together.


Connecting with Seniors: Innovative Programs for All Libraries

Mary Ahlgren, Director, Hall Memorial Library
Isabel Danforth, Library Patron

Join our discussion featuring librarians, seniors and specialists who are providing unique services to baby boomers and seniors of all ages. In–house programs, as well as outreach options will be explored. Audience participation will be encouraged.

Digital Recording

If the volume level is low at first, don't worry. Once the introductions are over and the speakers begin talking, the volume increases.

Title Size
Connecting With Seniors 47.0 MB

Amazon Kindles @ the Library & Implementing a Museum Pass Program with Plymouth Rocket, TixKeeper

Mary White, Director, Howe Library
Pamela Soren Smith, Systems Librarian, Howe Library

In October 2008, Howe Library purchased three Amazon Kindles to circulate to library patrons. This service was made possible through a generous donation from the Sunup Foundation. Mary White and Pamela Soren Smith will discuss the features of the Kindle and their experience with this new technology.

In July 2008, Howe Library launched a Museum Pass program using TixKeeper software to manage the passes. They will discuss their process of planning, software review, and implementation.

Digital Recording

If the volume level is low at first, don't worry. Once the introductions are over and the speakers begin talking, the volume increases.

Title Size
Amazon Kindles 39.7 MB

Records Retention in Libraries

Brian Nelson Burford, State Records Manager, New Hampshire State Library

Brian Nelson Burford will provide a brief review of the principles of records management and some ideas on how they might be applied to libraries. He will also discuss how various state and federal laws effect the management of records in a public environment.

Presentation
Handouts

Digital Recording

If the volume level is low at first, don't worry. Once the introductions are over and the speakers begin talking, the volume increases.

Title Size
Records Retention 67.6 MB

New Children's Literature 2008-2009

Chris Rose, Teacher & Bookseller

This session will provide a lively overview of some terrific new children's literature. Both recently published and forthcoming titles will be highlighted. The session will include new books from all genres, as well as a range of reading levels, especially grades K to 4. See – and hear – the latest books by your favorite authors; discover new talent. Create a personal list for your summer reading. Find "the" book to recommentd to a particular young reader. This will be an enjoyable and informative presentation! A complete booklist is provided.

Digital Recording

If the volume level is low at first, don't worry. Once the introductions are over and the speakers begin talking, the volume increases.

Title Size
New Children's Literature 63.5 MB