Archive for June, 2011

06.11.11

Ready for Annual Conference?

Posted in Annual, Conference at 9:28 am by nmrtsecretary

As you are looking over the conference event schedule and preparing for your travel to New Orleans, don’t forget these NMRT events and activities to complete your conference experience!

Friday, June 24

Conference 101, 1:00-3:30 pm, Morial Convention Center, room 293-296

Mentoring Social, 7:30-8:30 pm, Doubletree Hotel, room Rosedown A

Saturday, June 25

Conference Orientation, 8:00-10:00 am, Morial Convention Center, room 271-273

Resume Review Service, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Morial Convention Center, Hall J

Job hunting? Applying for a promotion? Just want to get your resume in shape? The NMRT Resume Review Service is for you! Librarians from all types of libraries, with various specializations have volunteered to help you make your resume shine!

Walk ins are welcome but this year, we are encouraging advanced registrations for individuals who wish to have their resumes reviewed.

Executive Board Meeting, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm, Morial Convention Center, room 239

President’s Program, Seizing Opportunities to Serve: Professional Involvement, Local to National, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Morial Convention Center, room 265-268

LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group, 4:00 – 5:30 pm, Morial Convention Center, room 271- 273

The LLAMA/NMRT New Leaders Discussion Group is an exciting new joint venture between LLAMA and NMRT. This newly created discussion group is designed to provide opportunities for discussion and networking among new librarians, new members of LLAMA and/or NMRT, librarians who are making career shifts, experienced leaders, and anyone interested in developing leadership skills.

We are excited to have lined up three presentations (eight minutes each) for the first part of the program:
1. “How to Be a Library Leader Even If You’re in School or Underemployed” – Megan Hodge, Circulation Supervisor, Randolph-Macon College.

2. “Developing Leadership Skills in Difficult Economic Times: From Leadership Student to Staff to Librarian” – Rachel Besara, Assessment Librarian, Florida State Univeristy.

3. “Getting Past ‘We’ve Always Done it This Way’: Dealing with Tradition and Transition when Developing New Leaders for Today’s Libraries” – Mary Nino, Associate Dean, San Jose State University Library, and Bernd Becker, Senior Assistant Librarian, San Jose State University Library.

After the presentations, we will break into rotating discussion groups for the remaining hour to maximize networking and discussion opportunities. The presenters will be facilitators for some of the discussions.

The New Leaders Discussion Group is intended to be informal in nature, and attendees are encouraged to share their thoughts and experience, offer advice, and network during the discussion phase of the program.

Sunday, June 26

Resume Review Service, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Morial Convention Center, Hall J

Job hunting? Applying for a promotion? Just want to get your resume in shape? The NMRT Resume Review Service is for you! Librarians from all types of libraries, with various specializations have volunteered to help you make your resume shine!

Walk ins are welcome but this year, we are encouraging advanced registrations for individuals who wish to have their resumes reviewed.

Membership, Networking & Committee Interest Meeting, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Marriott at Convention Center, room RiverBend 1

Student Reception, 6:30 – 7:30 pm, Hilton Riverside, room Rosedown

Don’t forget to vote for the video that you like!  Winners will be announced at the Student Reception!

Joint Merritt Fund/NMRT Awards Reception, 7:30 – 10:00 pm, L’Entreport Gallery at 527 Julia Street