Archive for October, 2010


2010 President’s Program article

Posted in Annual, Conference at 5:53 pm by nmrtsecretary

The article “What can you do, here and now, to broaden your scope of potential employers?” about my NMRT President’s Program was posted today on the ALA Student Membership Blog.


Call for Endnotes Proposals

Posted in Publications at 6:59 pm by nmrtsecretary

The 2010-11 NMRT Endnotes (formerly Scholarship, Research, and Writing) Committee invites you to submit an article for publication in spring 2011.

The publication, Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round Table, is dedicated to providing an opportunity for new librarians to get published and to make an impact as library professionals. Along with the publication opportunity, authors will gain experience with the peer-review and editing process. New librarians from all types of libraries are encouraged to submit proposals.

The publication will also include scholarly reviews of recently published books and web reviews on topics relevant to new librarians. We are also accepting applications to be considered for the pool of book reviewers.

Please submit a proposal describing your article topic and research methodology in less than 250 words.  Remember to include your name, job title, contact information and ALA member number. Authors are required to be NMRT members at the time of proposal submission.

Proposals or questions should be submitted to NMRTEndnotes @ gmail. com by close of business on November 30, 2010. The tentative deadline for first drafts of accepted proposals is January 30, 2011.

Book and Web reviewer application guidelines:

Please submit a resume, brief statement of qualifications and interest in the position, and writing sample. A sample book review is preferred, but other writing samples will be accepted. Remember to include your name, job title, contact information and ALA member number. Authors are required to be NMRT members at the time of application.

Applications or questions should be submitted electronically to NMRTEndnotes @ gmail .com by close of business on November 15, 2010.

Reviewers will receive review copies in mid-December, with reviews due in mid-January.

Thank you,

Endnotes Committee


Call for submissions for Headliners Column

Posted in Publications at 2:49 pm by nmrtsecretary

Do you have a new job?  Have you been published? Have you presented at a recent conference? Have you received a promotion or an award? Please send your submissions by Monday, October 18th to have your announcement included in the November issue. Please include “Headliners” in the subject line.  Email sarahjneubauer @ gmail . com with your news and updates.

Thank you,
Sarah Jo Neubauer
NMRT Footnotes Editor, 2010-2011

Applicants Sought for 3M/NMRT Professional Grant

Posted in Uncategorized at 2:46 pm by nmrtsecretary

Deadline: 15 December 2010

We are excited to announce that members of ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT) can apply to receive a grant, sponsored by 3M Library Systems, which will cover expenses to attend the ALA Annual Conference, June 23 – 28, 2011 in New Orleans, LA.

Want to read about the ALA experiences of last year’s winners? Take a look at the August 2010 issue of Footnotes.
You will see how professionally rewarding attending an ALA conference can be.

The application form and further information about the grant is available on the NMRT website. You must be a current member of NMRT in order to apply. To join NMRT, visit the ALA website and follow the “Join ALA” link to add NMRT to your ALA membership.

For further information about the grant, please contact:

Susan L. Jennings
Chair, 3M/NMRT Professional Development Grant Committee
Phone: 828.262.2782
Email: Jenningssl @ appstate .edu