Happy Valentine's Day! We are half way through February, although with all the snow days it seems like we have not been in school much.
At the end of January I attended ALA's Mid-Winter Conference in Philadelphia. It is always wonderful to be able to meet and listen to authors and vendors, but what I love most about these conferences is the opportunity to go to sessions led by fellow librarians. There were two sessions that really resonated with me; one was Library Marketing and Advocacy with Social Media and the other was Libraries and Voter Engagement. Both topics are so important to our profession this year, if anyone would like information on the sessions I attended please reach out to me. Both had wonderful resources for libraries to use.
Have you signed up for NHSLMA's Building Bridges 2020 conference? We have an amazing line up of speakers: Tom Bober, Ann Braden, Adib Khorran and Jason Chin. We hope to see you all there March 26 & 27 at the Grappone Center in Concord. Please see the link attached to register.
Do you have a champion of your library? The Impact Award is given to a non-NHSLMA member who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of school librarianship in the State of New Hampshire. The recipient fosters the use and importance of the school library media center and advocates for school librarianship as an essential component for all schools. If you would like to nominate someone for the 2020 Impact Award, please contact Rachael Bowman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See you in March!
Karen Abraham, NHSLMA President