Enjoy! And don’t forget to fill out the Conference Evaluation if you attended!
Thank you, Gail Bourn and Beth Strauss, for the informative presentation on Common Core and the School-Library connection!
Here’s the presentation: Common Core Presentation
At the fall CHILIS business meeting, I reported on the Fundraising Committee’s plans for the coming year. I explained how we have submitted on grant to provide mini-grants. We hope to submit additional grants and to solicit gifts from businesses and individuals. You can help us write compelling appeals by sharing your ideas and stories by filling out this short survey.
Here is a link to the survey:
Thank you for your assistance!
CHILIS’s greatest strengths lie in its energetic, committed, and generous members.
During this exciting yet challenging time for libraries, CHILIS is leading New Hampshire Youth Librarians to quality library service to children and their families.
Our achievements this year include three excellent readers choice lists for youth, two stimulating one-day conferences, an exciting summer reading program, and the selection of inspiring and accomplished Debbie Lafford from the Pelham Public Library as the CHILIS Children’s Librarian of the Year. These accomplishments are built on commitment to quality library service to youth and our beliefs that:
Only the best is good enough for children.
Meetings should be full of the gift of laughter.
An exchange of ideas is a basic ingredient of any meeting.
Libraries are changing fast. It seems that every day there is something new device or service for youth librarians to buy and incorporate. Just as we anticipate and embrace the innovations of the future, CHILIS nurtures the traditional initiatives like summer reading programs and state readers choice awards that have helped to define us and continue to express our quality and core values. In the coming years, with shrinking resources and greater demands in our communities, the role of CHILIS in developing and supporting competencies cannot help but increase. Excellence and hard work of member volunteers will lead us into a bright and interesting future. I eagerly anticipate it, and thank you for the opportunity to lead CHILIS on this part of the path.
CHILIS Past President
Terrific FALL conference!!
There were some really great ideas for STEM programs shared at the conference, and we invite anyone and everyone to post their ideas and successes here in the comments section.
Pictures and speakers’ notes will be posted as soon as we receive them.
Here’s the handout for the Roman Arch project.
The GSF committee has provided book talks for the 2013-2014 list of nominees. These can be found under the “Awards” link at the top of the page… select “Great Stone Face” then “2013-2014 Nominees” and then “Committee Book Talks”. Or click on the link below.
If your library conducted a summer reading program for adults during the summer of 2013, please take a moment to complete the online evaluation. Your feedback is important, and we make use of all of the statistics!
The 2013 CHILIS Fall Conference will be held on Thursday, October 17 at The Center at Eastman, in Grantham, NH.
The conference will include panel discussions/presentations on Common Core Connections and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) programs, as well as presentations by authors Michael Rex and Jason Chin.
Registration form, directions, and conference agenda are available here.
Hope to see you there!
Now that summer reading programs are winding down, please remember to complete the Summer Reading Evaluation Form. We are collecting data on program enrollment, books/time read, etc. so that we can report this information to grant funders, CSLP and federal agencies.
Submit your evaluation form online after your program is completed and before September 30, 2013.
Thank you! And enjoy the rest of the summer.