Archive for January, 2012


Student Chapter of the Year Award Committee Seeks Nominations

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:47 pm by nmrtsecretary

In the spirit of ALA‘s NMRT, the Student Chapter of the Year Award is presented in recognition of a chapter’s outstanding contributions to the American Library Association, their school, and the profession. The purpose of the award is to increase student involvement in ALA through student chapters, and to recognize future leaders in the profession.


The Student Chapter winner will receive $1,000 to help defray travel expenses to ALA Annual; the winning chapter and the runner up will each receive a certificate. Both will be recognized at the NMRT Student Reception at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA.

The six categories of Student Chapter of the Year Award criteria include:

  • Membership Engagement and Programs
  • Communications
  • Leadership
  • Financial
  • Awards and Honors
  • Student Chapter Advisor Statement


All ALA Student Chapters in good standing are eligible to receive the ALA Student Chapter of the Year Award. There is no limit on the number of times a student chapter may win the award. Any ALA Student Chapter advisor, Student Chapter officer or member, or ALAmember may nominate a Student Chapter, and self-nominations are encouraged.

For more information, contact the committee chair, Michelle Chronister at


Please e-mail the completed form and any supporting documents in either Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to the committee chair, Michelle Chronister at michelle.chronister @ Completed nomination forms must be received by March 2, 2012 at 11:59pm Eastern for consideration. All nominations will be acknowledged upon receipt.

Download the 2012 Student Chapter of the Year Award nomination form (PDF format)

Past Student Chapter of the Year Award winners and runners-up include the 2011 winners:  the ALA student chapter at Indiana University and the ALA student chapter at San Jose State University (respectively).

For more information, view the the full call for nominations on ALA Connect:


NMRT Career Mentoring Program Seeks Mentors and Mentees

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:21 pm by nmrtsecretary

Have you been a librarian for 5 years or more?

Do you like to help others and want to give back to your profession?

The New Members Round Table (NMRT) Career Mentoring Program offers you the chance to meet a new librarian and guide them as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship!

The Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up “newbie librarians” with “seasoned vets” as part of a year-long mentoring program that will last from  February 2012 to July 2012. Conference attendance is not required. Membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.

Applications are due January 27, 2012 with the goal of notifying the matching pairs by the middle of February.

For more information and to apply, visit:


Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.


The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee


February Issue of Footnotes Seeking Headliners Submissions

Posted in Publications at 8:33 am 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?   

The Headliners column for the February issue of Footnotes is seeking submissions!
Email Heidi Steiner at hmsteiner @ by Monday, January 30th to have your announcement in the February issue. Please include “Headliners” in the subject line.
Thank you!