Archive for May, 2012
Save the date! NMRT Awards Reception @ the 2012 ALA Annual Conference
NMRT Awards Reception
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Hyatt Regency – Royal Ballroom A
1999 Harbor Blvd
The ALA New Members Round Table (NMRT) is pleased to invite you to NMRT Annual Awards Reception at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim!
The NMRT Awards Reception will take place on Sunday, June 24, 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Royal Ballroom A, 1999 Harbor Blvd. Everyone is welcome to attend; refreshments will be provided.
NMRT will be honoring the NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award recipient, Kirby McCurtis, and the NMRT Professional Development Grant recipient, Amy Honisett. These awards provide financial assistance for ALA NMRT members to attend the annual conference in order to encourage and support professional development and participation in ALA and NMRT activities.
For information about the ALA New Members Round Table, please visit www.ala.org/nmrt
The NMRT Resume Review Service seeks resume reviewers, volunteers, and conference attendees who need their resumes reviewed!
Want to volunteer as a reviewer or greeter?
TheÂ ResumeÂ ReviewÂ Service Booth will be part of the ALA Joblist Placement Center. Our services will be available from 9 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 2012.
Volunteers usually work one or two hour shifts. You will be asked to greet and sign-up ALA members interested in getting their resumes reviewed. For more information see the Volunteer Guidelines:nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com/Conference+VolunteersÂ or feel free to contactÂ email@example.comÂ for more information.
To volunteer, please fill out either theÂ ResumeÂ Reviewer form atÂ http://bitly.com/rLtCsDÂ or the Booth Greeter volunteer formÂ http://bitly.com/tYH1Bp. We hope to have at least two greeters and fourÂ resumeÂ reviewers per shift.
The schedules ofÂ ResumeÂ Reviewers and Booth Greeters are available on the Committee’s Wiki:Â nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com.
This is a fun way to meet, talk, and network with people from all over the country!
Want to get your resume reviewed?
The NMRTÂ ResumeÂ ReviewÂ Service will be available from 9 am – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24, 2012 at the ALA Joblist Placement Center.Â This service is free and open to all conference attendees, regardless of their affiliation with NMRT.Â
Walk ins are welcome, but we strongly encourage advanced registrations for individuals who wish to have their resumes reviewed. To request an appointment, please fill out the Advanced Registration form at:Â http://bit.ly/wbvqf5.
Want more details on the RRS & what we do? Please visit us at the NMRTÂ ResumeÂ ReviewÂ Service Web Site:
http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/resreview/resumereviewÂ orÂ nmrtrrs.wikispaces.com.
Endnotes: The Journal of the New Members Round TableÂ is seeking submissions for upcoming issues. While submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, to ensure consideration for the next issue please submit articles by August 15, 2012 toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the submission process, please seeÂ http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/schresÂ or contact the editors atÂ email@example.com.
Can’t go to Anaheim this year for Annual? Â Can’t wait that long to get new ideas that you can start using right away? Â Join NMRT’s Annual Program Committee for an online program on June 7, 2012!
This program has been orginized for current and future NMRT members, in particular those who won’t be able to attend the 2012 ALA Annual Meeting. The NMRT Annual Program committee will also provide a handout and the summary of professional networking tips and resources after the program to maximize the benefit of the program for attendees.
We have great speakers who will share their networking experience and tips with new librarians.
Please submit your questions during the program either through the online chat or Twitter hashtagsÂ #ala12 and #networking.
After the program, there will be an opportunity for participants to complete a brief survey.
- Time/Date:Â Thurs. June 7, 2012 at Noon (12:00 PM) EST (US time)
- Place:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â http://connectpro72403849.adobeconnect.com/nmrt/
- Speakers: Â Â (See below for speaker bios)
- Courtney L YoungÂ Â Â Â Â (“On the Where of Professional Networking”)
- JP PorcaroÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (“On the With Whom of Professional Networking”)
- Loida Garcia Febo Â Â Â (“On the How of Professional Networking”)
- Ned PotterÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (“On the What and Why of Professional Networking”)
- Pat HawthorneÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (“On the When of Professional Networking”
- Evaluation Survey:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â http://connectpro72403849.adobeconnect.com/nmrt/
2011-2012 NMRT Annual Program Commttie
Alyse Ergood, Ava Iuliano (Co-Chair), Breanne Kirsch, Bohyun Kim (Co-Chair), Christy Shorey, Jared Harmon
Courtney L YoungÂ Â is currently Head Librarian and Associate Professor of Womenâ€™s Studies and Penn State Greater Allegheny. She is an active leader in the American Library Association (ALA), serving on the ALA Executive Board and as a past President of the New Members Round Table. In 2011, Courtney was named a Library Journal â€œMover & Shakerâ€, recognized as a Change Agent for her ability to successfully make connections among a diversity of duties in her library, on campus, and in the profession. Courtney frequently presents and publishes on issues related to academic librarianship, diversity, African American studies, womenâ€™s studies, virtual reference, and professional development. She graduated from the College of Wooster in Ohio with a B.A. in English and minors in Black Studies and Womenâ€™s Studies, and received her M.S. in Library Science from Simmons College. Follow her on twitter @librarycourtney
JP Porcaro is currently head of acquisitions at New Jersey City Universityâ€™s Guarini Library and a 2010Â ALA Emerging Leader.Â He played a major role in creating the Games and Gaming Round Table (GameRT), “a forum for librarians to discuss building, maintaining, and supporting library game collections.” In 2012, JP was named a Library Journal â€œMover & Shakerâ€Â as a Comunity Builder. Follow him on twitter @8bitlibrary
Loida Garcia-FeboÂ speaks, writes and researches internationally about human rights, access to information, advocacy, services to diverse populations, and professional development. She has published about her international work with new professionals on Feliciter, Canadian Library Association magazine, Incite, Australian Library and Information Association magazine, and the Australian Library Journal. She received the ALA 2010 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award for her work with international new librarians, and was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal. Currently, she is ALA Councilor-at-Large and chairs the ALA Committee on Membership Meetings. Loida is a former President of REFORMA, was chair of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table and is a former secretary of IFLAâ€™s Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Committee where she currently is an Expert Resource Person. Loida co-established and advises IFLAâ€™s New Professionals SIG. She is Coordinator, New Americans Program, Queens Library. Follow her on twitter @loidagarciafebo
Ned PotterÂ works as an Academic Liaison Librarian for the University of York Library. He has been named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, is the author of the forthcoming bookÂ The Library Marketing Toolkit. He created LISNPN, the New Professionals Network, whose librarian members come from over 40 countries around the world. Follow him on twitter @theREALwikiman
Pat HawthorneÂ is currently the Director of Library Organizational Development & Human Resources for Emory University Libraries and previously served as Director of Library Human Resources for the UCLA Library for 8 years. She is currently serving as Vice-President/President-Elect for the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), one of the 11 divisions of the American Library Association.
Here are the NMRT events scheduled during the 2012 ALA Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CAÂ from June 21-26, 2012. Â A quick description of the hotel abbreviations is available here.
Friday, June 22
- Conference 101, 1:00-3:00 p.m. (HIL-California A)
- Mentoring Social, 7:30-8:30 p.m. (HYATT-Barcelona)
Saturday, June 23
- NMRT Conference Orientation, 8:00-10:00 a.m. (MAR-Grand Salon A-C)
- Executive Board Meeting, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (HYATT-Royal Ballroom C)
- President’s Program: Â Networking: Â What Works?, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (MAR-Grand Salon A-C)
Sunday, June 24
- NMRT/LLAMA New Leaders Discussion Group, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (ACC-205 B)
- Association Options Fair, 1:30-3:30 p.m. (Anaheim Marriott-Salons E and F)
- Student Reception, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (HYATT-Royal Ballroom B)
- Awards Reception, 7:30-9:00 p.m. (HYATT-Royal Ballroom A)
Use the ALA 2012 Conference SchedulerÂ to add these, and other, events to your schedule! Â We look forward to seeing you in Anaheim!
In the spirit ofÂ ALA’s New Members Round Table (NMRT),Â this award fosters active involvement in ALA through various special events at the Annual Conference.Â The award provides professional development and networking opportunities toÂ NMRTÂ members byÂ providing a ticket to attend the event of their choice.
Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the ALA New Member Round Table:
- Emily Anne Prathers-Rodgers, VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT (2012-2013)
- Jonathan Lu, TREASURER (2012-2015)
- Jessica Paulette Pryde, SECRETARY (2012-2013)
- Barbara Lewis, NETWORKING DIRECTOR (2012-2014)
- Bohyun Kim, OUTREACH DIRECTOR (2012-2014)
View the full election results from the 2012 ALA election here
The newly elected board members will join continuing board members serving two and three year terms. Â The complete NMRT Executive Board for 2012-2013, officially taking office at the end of the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA, is:
- Janel White, PRESIDENT
- Emily Anne Prathers-Rodgers, VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT
- Linda Crook, PAST PRESIDENT
- Jonathan Lu, TREASURER
- Jessica Paulette Pryde, SECRETARY
- Barbara Lewis, NETWORKING DIRECTOR
- Bohyun Kim, OUTREACH DIRECTOR
- Megan Hodge, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
- Coral Sheldon-Hess, MEMBER SERVICES DIRECTOR
- Susan L. Jennings, COUNCILOR
- Curtis Brundy, FUNDRAISING COORDINATOR
You can read about the responsibilities, duties, and privileges of serving on the NMRT Executive Board in the NMRT Handbook.
Outgoing board members who will complete their terms of service during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference include:
- Deana Groves, PAST PRESIDENT
- Rebecca Kate Miller, SECRETARY
- Julie Kane, NETWORKING DIRECTOR
- Cory Lambert, OUTREACH DIRECTOR
NMRT would like to extend a special congratulations to the NMRT members and alumni who were elected as Councilors-at-Large in this year’s election:
- Aaron W. Dobbs
- Courtney L. Young
For all board members, both incoming and outgoing, we thank you for your service and contributions to NMRT and the American Library Association. Â Your commitment to the profession and to NMRT’s mission to support new and emerging information professionals is to be commended. Â We look forward to continuing to work with all of the outgoing board members as they take on new and exciting roles within other divisions, sections, and round tables within the American Library Association.