Archive for May, 2010


Seeking Resume Reviewers for ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC

Posted in Annual, Conference at 3:51 pm by nmrtsecretary

Ready to give back? Volunteer to be a Reviewer for NMRT’s Resume Review
Service and make a difference in a librarian’s career!

We are seeking librarians with significant experience in human resources, the hiring process or search committees to review resumes & cover letters. This service is sponsored by NMRT to assist all job seekers, especially those new to the profession.

Who may apply to be a reviewer?
Librarians in any area (cataloging, reference, management, technical services, etc.) and in any setting (public, academic, school, special, archives, vendor, etc.) with significant experience in human resources, the hiring process, or search committees.

How does it work?
Reviewers meet with a job seeker for 30 minutes and give constructive advice on how to improve his or her resume and/or cover letter. Reviewers comment on overall presentation, layout, organization, content and spelling/grammar issues. More information is available on our page.

Where will the service take place?
The ALA Placement Center in Hall C, Lower Level 2 of the Washington Convention Center.

When will the service take place?
Saturday, June 26, 2010: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday, June 27, 2010: 9 am – 5 pm

Reviewers are scheduled for one-hour time slots. We welcome you to volunteer for both days and/or multiple time-slots or if you are available to help us fill in schedule gaps.

How do I volunteer to be a resume reviewer?
Send your name, title, current employer (if applicable), area of expertise, and preferred date and time to Haiyun Cao, Please include a few sentences about your experience with hiring, search committees, or human resources.

Thank you!

NMRT Resume Review Service Committee


Slough wins Shirley Olofson Memorial Award

Posted in Annual, Conference at 12:47 pm by nmrtsecretary

The NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee is pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s award is Rachel Slough of Indiana University. Congratulations, Rachel!

We would also like to thank all of our applicants — your applications were all very impressive.

The Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is presented annually in honor of Shirley
Olofson, a well-respected former NMRT President, who died during her term in
office. The award, which is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA
Annual Conference, will be presented in the form of a check for $1,000 during
the 2010 Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. For more information on NMRT-sponsored awards, please visit the NMRT website.


ALA 2010 Annual Conference Preliminary Program

Posted in Conference at 3:25 pm by nmrtsecretary

Start planning for Washington, D.C. using the Pre-Conference Cognotes.


Call for Participants – NMRT Members’ Program

Posted in Conference at 5:08 pm by nmrtsecretary

The NMRT Annual Program committee invites members to submit any and all materials (blog posts, videos, Web pages, presentations on Slide share, Wikis, etc.) for contribution to the round table’s 2010 Annual Program, The Members’ Program.

Ideas for submissions include but are not limited to:  posts about a program you are interested in attending, a brief presentation that you are interested in giving, a topic you feel needs to be covered as part of an ALA conference, perhaps some information about Washington, D.C, and more.

All content will be accessible electronically during the Annual ALA conference. Members are invited to contribute submissions starting May 1, 2010. Submissions will be submitted until the end of the Annual Conference on June 29 for those that may wish to add content to the NMRT Members’ Program while attending the conference in DC.

Please limit video submissions to ten minutes. Blog posts of any length are welcome. Your content should be accessible on the internet, NMRT cannot host your submission.

Submissions will be aggregated and posted to ALA Connect and the NMRT web page.

Please submit materials to