The Fall 2013 READS conference “Bookmarks of Professionalism” was held at Spagnuolo Hall, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, on October 25, 2013 from 9am – 3pm. The Annual Award of Excellence was presented at the conference. Download conference brochure and registration form.
10:00 – 12:00 Paralibrarian education
Gerry Deyermond, co-chair of the Massachusetts Library Association’s (MLA) Paralibrarian Section, along with Karen Horn and Lori Salotto of the Paralibrarian Career Development Committee will describe the voluntary program they developed to formally recognize paralibrarians who go above and beyond their regular duties.
The Massachusetts program has been operating since 2006. Not everyone wants to (or is able to) obtain an advanced degree to further their library career. This presentation will outline the process used by MLA to implement such a program. The two hour program will feature a presentation, a panel discussion and a question & answer period.
1:00 – 2:00 The Balancing Act
Denise van Zanten, Library Director, Manchester City Library. The program will focus on dealing with the many relationships library staff need to juggle to keep staff, coworkers, trustees and patrons happy! Be prepared for an interactive question and answer session as part of the presentation to share “your” challenges and learn some pointers.
2:10 – 2:40 Rapid Reviews: 30 books in 30 minutes
This popular presentation covers new books, new books, old books, fiction, and non-fiction. The reviewers focus on a particular genre and as the title suggests, each book is reviewed in one minute. Created and presented by Mary H. White, Director of the Howe Library, Hanover, NH and two colleagues Heather Backman, Programming and Outreach Librarian; and Gary Burton, Youth Services Assistant provide this lively program.
Contact Carol Roberts for more information.