Archive for June, 2012


Footnotes Call for Submissions: August 2012 Issue

Posted in Publications at 11:38 am by nmrtsecretary

The NMRT Footnotes Committee is seeking articles and reviews for the August 2012 issue.

Headed to Anaheim for the ALA Annual Conference?
We especially need members to write articles about their experience at Annual, as well as recaps of NMRT events. Find the NMRT schedule here: You can see examples of such pieces in previous August issues.

Feature Articles
We are always looking for feature articles. If you want to share a project, aspect of your job or interest, we want your article! Footnotes is a great opportunity to get your feet wet with professional writing. Give it a try!

Book and Website Reviews
Recently read a book that would appeal to other new librarians and want to share your thoughts? Have a favorite website or set of web resources for a particular topic? Consider writing a book or website review!

Please email me at hmsteiner @ if you are interested in writing an article, book review, Web site review, or a piece on the Annual Conference. If you plan to write a recap article of an NMRT event at Annual, please let me know which one in your message. Ideas by next Wednesday, June 19th would be much appreciated.

All articles and reviews will be due by July 13, 2012.

View previous issues of NMRT Footnotes, the official newsletter of the New Members Round Table, here:


Call for ALA NMRT Liaisons

Posted in Uncategorized at 7:34 am by nmrtsecretary

Are you looking for a way to be more involved in the library profession? Being an ALA-NMRT Liaison is a good opportunity if you are an NMRT member and a member of another library section, roundtable, division, or organization. NMRT liaisons play a key role in increasing awareness of information and ideas of mutual interest to NMRT and liaison unit members with a minimal time commitment.

General liaison responsibilities are listed below. We are just beginning recruitment for next term, so if you see your organization on the list below, please consider volunteering! If you are interested, please fill out the volunteer form:

OR Contact me off-list to express your interest in volunteering as a liaison

Charlene Hsu Gross, MSLIS
NMRT Liaison Coordination & Support Committee, Chair, 2011-2012
charlene.hsu.gross @

You can volunteer for more than one and will be assigned to no more than three units. Your assignment will be for one year beginning July 1, 2012. Conference attendance is not required (see note for ALA Legislative Assembly***).

Liaison Responsibilities
NMRT-L and unit communication tools (listservs, blogs, wikis, ALA Connect, etc.) as well as conference attendance are appropriate ways to carry out these responsibilities.

The responsibilities of the liaisons are to:
1. Join appropriate listservs, including NMRT-L and their unit list-serv. Monitor publications of the liaison unit.
2. Submit committee meeting dates and program information for their liaison unit to NMRT-L. Publicize information concerning the unit including relevant program invitations, announcements and other information.
3. Keep their units informed of NMRT activities that would be of interest, such as the programs sponsored by the Student and Student Chapter Outreach Committee, the Student Reception, Mentoring, etc.
4. Invite unit representatives to attend functions including NMRT Orientation and the Student Reception at Annual Conference.
5. Report on discussions, policies, and action of their units that are relevant to NMRT.
6. Report on discussions, policies, and actions of NMRT that are relevant to their unit.
7. Identify and alert NMRT of unit programs which NMRT may wish to co-sponsor, either from unit breakout sessions, listservs, or other means.

Units in Need of 2012-13 Liaisons:
American Assoc of School Librarians (AASL)
American Library Assoc-Allied Professional Assoc (ALA-APA)
American Library Assoc Legislative Assembly (ALA-LA)*** This position requires attendance at Legislative Assembly meetings at Annual Conference 2013***
American Library Assoc Membership Meetings
Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA)
Asian Pacific American Library Association (APALA)
ACRL Science & Technology Section (ACRL-STS)
ACRL Women’s Studies Section (ACRL-WSS)
Assoc Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), 2 members
Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)
Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF)
Assoc Specialized & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
Beta Phi Mu
California Library Association
Canadian Library Association
Chinese American Library Assoc (CALA)
Connecticut Library Assoc
Federal Library & Information Center (FLICC) “NewFeds” Group
Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF)
Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgener Roundtable (GLBT-RT)
Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT)
Illinois Library Association
Intellectual Freedom Roundtable (IFRT)
International Relations Roundtable (IRRT)
Iowa Library Association
Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC)
Kansas Library Association
Kentucky Library Association
Learning Roundtable (LRT)
Library Information & Technology Assoc (LITA)
Library Instruction Roundtable (LIRT)
Library Leadership & Mgt Assoc (LLAMA)
Library Support Staff Interest Roundtable (LSSIRT)
Maryland Library Association
Medical Library Association
Mountain Plains Library Association
Nassau County Library Association
New York Library Association
North Carolina Library Association
North Dakota Library Association
Office for Information Technology Policy Advisory Committee (OITP)
Pacific Northwest Library Assoc
Pennsylvania Library Assoc
Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT)
South Dakota Library Association
Staff Organizations Roundtable (SORT)
Tennesee Library Assoc
Texas Library Assoc
Theatre Library Assoc
Video Round Table
Virginia Library Assoc
Wyoming Library Association
Young Adult Library Services Assoc (YALSA)


2012 NMRT President’s Program and Membership Meeting

Posted in Annual, Conference at 10:54 am by nmrtsecretary

Networking: What Works?

Looking for new/dream jobs?
Pondering how to reach out to your network?
Trying to learn how job search networks operate?

Come and join us to discover what happens behind the closed doors of a library search committee – and how your professional (and personal) networks can make or break your prospects. Then learn how other librarians navigated the networking maze to land plum positions. With the insider scoop, practical pointers, and the opportunity to connect with new contacts, you’ll be able to put your network to work for you.

The president’s program will take place at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, California after a brief NMRT membership meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Time: Saturday, June 23, 2012
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Place: Anaheim Convention Center (Room MAR-Grand Salon A-C)

  • Courtney Young:  Head Librarian, Penn State Greater Allegheny and the ALA NMRT President 2009-2010. Courtney will discuss how networking can affect job and career prospects, using her experience as a hiring manager and a job seeker.  Her discussion will be followed by a Pecha Kucha style series of presentations by the following speakers:
  • Ashley Dupuy: Librarian and Coordinator of Undergraduate Library Instruction, Kennesaw State University
  • Naomi Doessel: Information Literacy Librarian, Griffith University
  • Megan Hodge: Assistant Branch Manager, Chesterfield County Public Library
  • Patrick Sweeney: Branch Manager, San Mateo County Library
  • Alison Coltin: Document Delivery Supervisor, University of Southern California

We look forward to seeing you there!
NMRT President’s Program Committee