Archive for September, 2010


Call for Nominations: 2011 NMRT Executive Board

Posted in Uncategorized at 12:57 pm by nmrtsecretary

Help lead NMRT into an exciting future! The NMRT Nominating Committee seeks candidates to run for the following positions:

Vice-President/President-Elect (3 years, 2011-2014)
Secretary (1 year, 2011-2012)
Leadership Director (2 years, 2011-2013)
Member Services Director (2 years, 2011-2013)
Councilor (3 years, 2011-2014)

Elections will take place in March/April 2011. Nominations and self-nominations are encouraged!

Nominees must be current NMRT members. For more information on each position, visit the NMRT Handbook

Send your nominations by November 15 to:

Megan Hodge <mlhodge @>, Nominating Committee Chair
Courtney Young <cly11 @>, NMRT Past-President
Deana Groves <deana.groves @>, NMRT President


Call for Mentors & Mentees

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:03 pm by nmrtsecretary

NMRT Mentoring Committee is looking for participants in this year’s Career Mentoring Program lasting from October 2010 to July 2011.

Conference attendance is not required. Membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged. Applications are due September 30, 2010, with the goal of notifying the matching pairs by the middle of October.

If you are interested in additional information or would like to be paired with a mentor, please complete the online application.


Job Search Tips and Skills Guide for Librarians

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:36 am by nmrtsecretary

Over the past couple of days the LITA listserv has been very active discussing advice for people considering getting an MLS.  NMRT’s  Online Discussion Committee has been leading a discussion about advice for new librarian right out of school.

Find a job right now – either your first or a new opportunity – is challenging.  This morning I saw a link to a blog post by Bobbi Newman (@librarianbyday) come across on Twitter.  She pulled together advice from across the web related to the MLS degree, job search in the library world, general professional advice and skills that a librarian might needed.
So You Want to be a Librarian? A Guide For Those Considering an MLS, Current Students and Library Job Seekers

What resources that you have referenced during your job search?  What skills have found useful to have at your current job?