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Committees

READS members interested in serving on a committee should contact the Committee Chair.

Nominating Committee

An ad hoc committee consisting of the Past President and two other READS members, appointed by the READS President. Committee recruits candidates for READS elected executive board positions and for READS committee leadership positions.

Program Committee

Plans and carries out two READS programs every year:

  • The annual Fall Program (October), an all day program that includes lunch, annual READS Business Meeting, and elections as well as the presentation of the READS Award of Excellence.
  • A series of Spring roundtable discussions (around the 4th week in March) on a topic of interest to New Hampshire librarians.

Program Committee Members:
Kate Thomas, chairperson, Fitzwilliam Town Library
Eileen Gilbert, Belmont Public Library
Cary Jardine, Keene Public Library
Tricia Quinn, Rye Public Library

READS-To-Go READS-To-Go Committee

Provides book discussion groups around the state of New Hampshire with complete packages of highly discussable books and discussion leader resources.

READS-TO-GO committee members:
Diane Mayr, chairperson, Nesmith Library, Windham
Judith Haskell, unaffiliated
Brianna Hemmah, Hooksett Public Library
Elizabeth Herold, North Hampton Public Library
Claudia Mayr, unaffiliated
Elizabeth Nerbonne, Rochester Public Library
Jennifer Rafferty, Pelham Public Library
Tricia Ryden, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham
Martha Simmons, Hooksett Public Library

Award Selection Committee

Coordinates the annual presentation of the READS Award of Excellence.

Conference Committee Liaison

Represents READS at NHLA Conference Committee meetings, to plan READS programs for NHLA conferences.