Archive for January, 2011


2011 NMRT Online Candidate Forum

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:26 am by nmrtsecretary

The 2011 ALA elections are rapidly approaching and the Nominating Committee would like to announce the schedule for this year’s Online Candidate Forum. The forum will allow candidates to discuss their candidacy and answer questions while providing NMRT members an opportunity to hear directly about the issues that matter most to them.

* February 13-19, Vice-President/President Elect
Janel White

* February 20-26, Secretary
Shana Harrington
Rebecca Miller

* February 27-March 5, Director (Member Services and Leadership)
Damon Campbell
Coral Sheldon-Hess
Megan Hodge

* March 6-12, Councilor
Susan Jennings
Jacob Sherman

Additionally, one video response per candidate will be posted on YouTube. Links to these videos will be provided in the candidates’ Online Candidate Forum posts.

As interested members in NMRT, if you have a question you would like the Nominating Committee to consider, please send it to at least two weeks before the scheduled forum.  Final questions will be chosen by the Nominating Committee.

All candidate responses to each question will be collected by the Nominating Committee, then posted to NMRT-L.

Megan Hodge

Chair, NMRT Nominating Committee 2010-2011

Call for Endnote Proposals – Summer 2011

Posted in Publications at 10:25 am by nmrtsecretary

The 2010-11 NMRT Endnotes Committee invites you to submit an article for publication in summer 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 site reviews on topics relevant to new librarians. We are also accepting applications to be considered for the pool of book reviewers.

Article proposal guidelines:

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 by close of business on Friday, March 31st, 2011. The tentative deadline for first drafts of accepted proposals is July 1st, 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 by close of business on March 15th, 2011. Reviewers will receive review copies in mid-April, with reviews tentatively due in mid-May.

Thank you,

Endnotes Committee

ALA Election Reminder – Check Your Membership Status

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:21 am by nmrtsecretary

A reminder that one’s dues must be current as of Jan 31st to vote in the 2011 ALA Election.

Everyone with a 2010 anniversary date must be renewed by next Monday, January 31, 2011, to vote.

Also, if you’re running for an elected position, your membership should be current as well.

Information on individual membership dues are available here


Call for Committee Volunteers for 2011-2012

Posted in Uncategorized at 1:53 pm by nmrtsecretary

Vice President Linda Crook is looking for volunteers to appoint to NMRT Committees for 2011/2012.

Committee members will begin serving at the conclusion of the 2011 Annual meeting in New Orleans (June 28, 2011) and will continue through the 2012 Annual meeting in Anaheim. You must be a dues paying member of NMRT to serve on a committee.

* 2012 Midwinter Meeting, Dallas, TX: January 20–24, 2012

* 2012 Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA: June 21–26, 2012

Many NMRT committees do not require conference attendance, but please note that, for some committees, attendance at the Midwinter and/or Annual Conferences is expected. Committee information can be found here.

If you are interested in serving, please complete the NMRT volunteer form. As some committees fill up quickly, we recommend selecting all committees you are interested in being appointed to. If you are interested in multiple committees, please rank the committees in order of your preference.

Offers to serve as member or chair of committees will not go out until May. Many thanks in advance for your patience.

Please contact Linda directly (lcrook @ wsu. edu) if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest in and support of NMRT!