Are you a member of NMRT and another ALA unit or library organization? Are you looking for a way to be more involved? Then our liaison program is for you! We are looking for liaisons to a variety of ALA units and organizations. If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer form at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/rts/nmrt/popularresources/getinvolved/liaison.cfm
Please note: All liaisons must be dues paying members of NMRT.
Questions? Email Amy Harris, Liaison Coordination and Support Committee chair: aharrishouk(at)gmail(dot)com.
The August 2009 issue of Footnotes is now available! We are starting off Volume 39 with a lot of terrific content that I hope many of you will enjoy and learn from. There are a number of articles ALA Annual 2009 events. Thank you to the authors for submitting such terrific articles!
Be on the lookout for a call for authors for the November issue. Start thinking now about what you would like to contribute!
Have you been a librarian for 5 years or less? Do you sometimes feel you have professional questions to ask and no one to direct them to? Do you find yourself wondering, in the midst of hardcore budget season, or in that massive collection development strategy meeting…What are they talking about? Well, through NMRT’s Mentoring Committee, help has arrived! Here’s your chance to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to ask all those questions you can’t really ask!
The NMRT Mentoring Committee will pair up “newbie librarians” with “seasoned vets” as part of our Career Mentoring program. The program will last from October 2009 to July 2010. Conference attendance is not required. Membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged. Applications are due September 25, 2009, with the goal of notifying the matching pairs byÂ mid-October.
NMRT Mentoring Committee
Have you been a librarian for 5 years or more? Do you have a handle on all those professional questions that come up from day to day?Â Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Do you find yourself wondering to whom you can impart all this hard-fought knowledge?
In that case, we have just the person!
Here is your chance to participate in a program from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship!
The NMRT Mentoring Committee’s Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up “newbie librarians” with “seasoned vets” as part of a year-long mentoring program. If you are interested in finding a mentee and in charting new territory with our new program, please read all the details and fine print below.
The NMRT Career Mentoring program will last from October 2009 to July 2010. Conference attendance is not required. Membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged. Applications are due September 25, 2009, with the goal of notifying the matching pairs by the middle of October.
Each pair will have a member of the NMRT Mentoring Committee assigned to them. This committee member will notify the mentor and mentee of their pairing, and send them monthly discussion topics via email. Mentors and mentees are of course free to discuss whatever they want, whenever and however they would like. These topics are merely guidelines. The committee member will also serve as a troubleshooter if any problems come up, for example if you stop hearing from your partner or never make contact.
For further information and to apply, visit the Mentoring Program WebÂ Site.