Archive for March, 2013


May Footnotes Call for Submissions: Reviews and Feature Articles

Posted in Uncategorized at 8:24 am by nmrtsecretary

The NMRT Footnotes Committee seeks articles and reviews for the May 2013 issue.

Feature Articles
Footnotes can always use more 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!

Interested in Submitting?
Please review the Submission guidelines on the Footnotes webpage for more ideas and examples from past issues, as well as instructions for formatting and submitting your article. If you are interested in writing an article, book or website review, please contact Heidi ( with your idea by Friday, April 12th. Submissions will be due by Friday, April 26th.


Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award

Posted in Annual, Conference at 10:55 am by nmrtsecretary

Chicago- The New Member Roundtable (NMRT) announces the Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award.

NMRT members are invited to submit an essay to win a ticket to attend a ticketed event of their choice at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The essay contest is open to all NMRT members who are not currently serving on the Annual Conference Professional Development Award Committee.

To apply for the award, fill out the application form.

The application requires an essay of approximately 250 words about why you would like to attend a ticketed event at Annual Conference and how it would benefit you professionally.

Applications are due April 16, 2013. Winners will be notified by May 7, 2013. The committee does not consider geographic location, age, sex, religion, race or national origin in the award selection process.

For more information, contact the committee chair, Maureen Cropper, at

NMRT is an organization for people with fewer than 10 years of membership in ALA. Our mission is to help those who have been association members less than ten years become actively involved in the association and the profession.