READS-To-Go and KitKeeper

READS is very excited to announce a new service designed to facilitate our popular READS-To-Go book club kit lending service. The new service is called KitKeeper and it is a product of Plymouth Rocket, the well-known Massachusetts online calendar vendor.

KitKeeper will allow NH Librarians to view kit availability, place kit requests, and manage the tracking of kits online. The easy-to-use service will improve communication and cooperation by libraries to create a seamless lending experience.

For more information visit READS-To-Go’s blog.

 

READS Fall Conference 2016

READS Fall Conference September 23, 2016

Registration

READS Fall Conference brochure 2016

READS Logo Contest

Be the winner of a $100 Amazon gift card!  All librarians and library patrons are invited to help us develop a logo for the Reference and Adult Services section of the NH Library Association.  A camera-ready, vector image would be terrific, but is not necessary. The intent is to create a symbol or design that will be easily associated with READS.

What does READS do?  The objective of the Reference and Adult Services Section is to disseminate information and advocate for matters pertaining to work in the following:

  • reference
  • adult services
  • circulation
  • technical services
  • interlibrary loan
  • readers’ advisory
  • collection development and
  • adult programming

Send questions or submissions to our Secretary, Kersten Matera.  Please include your name, contact information and your library affiliation (if not employed by a library, where are you a member?).  All participants will be entered in a raffle for a $25 gift certificate to The Common Man restaurants.  The Logo Contest winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card.  Deadline is December 15th, 2016.

Good resources for logo design are available online, and these are some of the most important:

  • Design fonts and colors should complement our brand message
  • Should not incorporate things like gradients or shadows that won’t reproduce well on different media
  • Must be unique
  • Should clearly represent what READS does

We plan on unveiling our Logo in 2017 (New Year = New Logo).

Nominations for READS Award of Excellence

The READS Board is looking for nominations for the READS Award of Excellence.  This award is to recognize the contributions by an individual who has been instrumental in improving library services to adults.   The nominee may be a librarian, or a  library support staff member, who is currently employed in a NH library. 

The entire nomination can be done online or it can be downloaded to print for mailing at:

http://reads.nhlibrarians.org/award-of-excellence/nomination-form/

The deadline is July 15, so don’t wait too long!  Give the recognition to that staff member that has gone above and beyond – there are a lot of them out there.